There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on drawing workshops and classes. For a fraction of the cost, this book offers all the fundamental information beginners need to kick off their creative pursuits in pencil! Inside,four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and helpful demonstrations that illustrate important art concepts and techniques. Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Basics features in-depth instruction on composition, value, creating textures, using and manipulating photo references, and more. Readers will also find an impressive and varied selection of step-by-step projects to re-create, from animal portraits and traditional still lifes to charming landscapes.
Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her passion for both realism and nature led her to start her professional art career working as a Natural Science Illustrator in New York City, where she specialized in medical and natural science illustrations. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. After studying portraiture with nationally acclaimed artists such as Nelson Shanks and John Sanden, commissioned portrait work soon became an important part of her artwork. She is a signature member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and has contributed writing for the organization's publications. Diane is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrator's Partnership of America.
Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher, and art juror. A recipient of numerous awards, Goldman has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions in The Netherlands, Paris, Italy, Greece, China, Colombia, Mexico, New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. In California, Goldman has shown at the Oceanside Museum of Art, USC Fisher Museum of Art, and Autry Museum of the American West. Recently (2012-2018), Ken's work has been exhibited throughout China at The Shanghai International Biennale, two Shenzhen International Biennales, and five universities: Jimei, Quanzhou, Tsinghua, Qingdao, and Shanghai. Please visit www.goldmanfineart.com for more information.
William F. Powel is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. He is the author of many art instructions books, including The Art of Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Drawing Made Easy: Dynamic Composition. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel—with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. As a renowned master of color, Bill has conducted numerous "Color Mixing and Theory" workshops in various cities throughout the US. Additionally, he has performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist's paint manufacturers. Bill's work has also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mockup programs. He also produces instructional painting, color mixing, and drawing art videos.
From an early age, Carol Rosinski could pick up a pencil and transform paper and pencil into a living scene with depth and texture. Since 1985, Carol has worked exclusively with graphite pencil, and she has more than 20 years of experience as both artist and teacher. Carol has worked as an illustrator and shown her artwork in galleries, and her drawings have appeared in a number of publications.