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Foolproof Sketching & Painting: Techniques For Beginners

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By Tomoko Kuramae

An inspiring guide to sketching and painting the world around you!

Packed with practical tips and advice, this book shows you how to fill your sketchbook or watercolor pad with a variety of everyday items that catch your eye, such as:

  • Kitchen items like cups, teapots and silverware
  • Toys like Rubik's Cubes and model cars
  • Tea sandwiches and roll cakes
  • Colorful bottles and containers
  • Household items like umbrellas, bottles and candles
  • Clothing and acessories including shirts, hats and umbrellas
  • And so much more!

Author Tomoko Kuramae provides clear step-by-step instructions on the proportions and perspective of basic objects and clearly explains how to draw dozens of items based on cubes, cylinders and flat shapes from a variety of angles. She then shows you how to bring your finished sketches alive with the use of brilliant transparent watercolors.

About the Author:
Tomoko Kuramae is a Joshibi University of Art and Design graduate who opened Studio Pittoresco in 2001 and currently works as an illustrator and craft designer--creating watercolor illustrations, cards and prints for a variety of clients. She is an art instructor for children and adults who has taught sketching and design at many locations around Japan, and also holds creative workshops for kids where they learn to make use of natural materials. Her work is frequently exhibited in various venues around Japan.

Published by Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804856225