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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi-binding
  • Publication: 01 July 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217589
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: $49.99

The Innovative Artist: Drawing Dramatic Landscapes


New ideas and innovative techniques using mixed media by Robert Dutton

Book Description

Bring a new level of innovation to your landscape drawings.

This book is aimed at artists who wish to explore new ways of using a variety of drawing media to create striking, dramatic landscapes. The author, Robert Dutton, works in a loose style and combines media such as liquid graphite, inks, metallic inks, charcoal and water-soluble painting and drawing pastels. He also experiments with collage work. 

Predominantly focusing on working in black and white, Drawing Dramatic Landscapes explores basic drawing techniques using a limited range of media, then introduces new techniques and products as the reader progresses. This is a highly-instructive guide to the techniques Robert himself uses, with numerous exercises and larger step-by-step projects throughout the book showing how he works. Alongside these will be numerous examples of the author’s finished artworks accompanied by informative captions explaining the methods used to create them, thereby providing both instruction and inspiration.

Robert works outdoors from life much of the time, later finishing his artworks in the studio. His work is both achievable and aspirational, making this a highly-attractive book for artists of all abilities.

Table of Contents

Exploring and developing creativity
Before you begin
Working with graphite
Working with charcoal
Working en plein air
Collage drawing
Towards abstraction

About the Author

About Robert Dutton

Robert Dutton is quickly becoming one of the UK’s best-known and respected contemporary fine artists.

Robert has a 30-year track record of professional creative activity, to include an extensive career as a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator working for many blue-chip companies and leading financial companies such as KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC).

Due to the demand for his popular painting style and tuition, Robert now works as a self employed fine artist and tutor winning regular fine art awards for his distinctive and expressive style of work in numerous international competitions.

Robert’s dynamic drawings are regularly exhibited with Nitram Charcoal (from Canada) at Art World International’ in Frankfurt where his work has received much critical acclaim and attention from a wide range of international fine art businesses.

He acts as a very popular training partner for several leading UK art businesses and art holiday companies throughout the UK to include Higham Hall and Rydal Hall in the Lake District, HF Holidays with a popular student following.

As a leading Canson Ambassador in the UK (Canson being the largest professional paper company in the world from France), he regularly teaches workshops at several leading art events promoting their popular fine art papers at many different prestigious events to include Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival near Nottingham, Ilkley Art show’ in West Yorkshire, amongst others. 

He exhibits throughout the UK with a wide range of prestigious galleries (to include the Mall Galleries) to keen and receptive audiences. His work can also be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Robert is also a highly respected artist with his regular contributions to UK creative art magazine The Artist’ with the readership for his informative reviews and dynamic painting style.

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