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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489794
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $14.99
  • Series: Art Handbooks
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Art Handbooks: Drawing Trees

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by Denis Naylor

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Book Description

Previously published as the hugely successful Leisure Arts, these Art Handbooks are being reissued in a handy format with beautiful new covers and the same high quality content. Learn how to draw trees, with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

Denis John-Naylor creates wonderful drawings of trees and their leaves and seeds. Here he describes the techniques he uses, such as shaping the pencil end to make the right mark, building up a pattern of lights and darks, sketching in pencil or ballpoint pen, measuring angles and proportions, impressing grooves and lifting out tone with a putty eraser. Four demonstrations show how to use these techniques to create tree drawings, from a detailed study of oak leaves to a huge sequoia.
Previously published as Step by Step Leisure Arts: Drawing Trees 978 1 903975 82 4

Expert drawing advice
Over 50 step by step photographs
Filled with beautiful drawings

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Tips and techniques 10
Getting started 12
Leaves and seeds: Oak Leaves and Acorn 22
Light and shade: Lombardy Poplars 30
Contrasts in scale: Sequoia 38
Trees in the landscape: Bankside Birches 42
Index 48

About the Author

About Denis Naylor

Denis John-Naylor studied Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth College of Art and Wildlife Painting at Swansea Institute. He is a self-employed consultant and a part-time teacher of watercolour, pencil, acrylic and oil painting in adult education. His hobbies include plein air painting, reading biographies and listening to music. 

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Cake Craft & Decoration

July 2015

The author creates wonderful drawings of trees, leaves and seeds. Here he describes the techniques used such as shaping the pencil end to make the right mark, building up a pattern of lights and darks, sketching in pencil or ballpoint pen, measuring angles and proportions, impressing grooves and lifting out tone with a putty eraser. Four demonstrations show how to use these techniques to create tree drawings, from a detailed study of ask leaves to a huge sequola


Library Journal, USA

September 2014

In this slim guide, John-Naylor (How To Draw Flowers & Trees in Simple Steps) demonstrates how to implement various pencil and ballpoint-pen techniques to render trees, leaves, and seeds realistically and in fine detail. After short discussions of materials, basic principles, and getting started, readers can follow the authors step-by-step exercises to produce their own drawings. Tree selections include poplar, oak, sequoia, and birch, with instructions for drawing them from close-up or within wider landscape views. A few of the authors unusual pencil technique tips are included. VERDICT This accessible guide is appropriate for artists of all skill levels.

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