Artists of all skill levels will find much to inspire them in this detailed and practical guide. Margaret Eggleton takes us through easy to follow drawing stages, and includes advice on using sketchbooks, line and tone, perspective and more. She shows how to draw elements of the landscape such as trees and foliage, hills and mountains, skies, water and buildings, including step by step exercises throughout. There are then 6 beautiful step by step projects. Suitable for beginners wanting to build up their confidence and more seasoned artists seeking inspiration, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to draw landscapes in a variety of media.
Margaret Eggleton has been drawing and painting almost all her life and now enjoys working in various media. All her art work has a strong emphasis on drawing. She was a school teacher for many years and now teaches adult classes. She has exhibited locally in Surrey and in London for more than twenty years. She is a member of the Society of Women Artists, the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Society of Graphic Fine Art (The Drawing Society), of which she is a council member. She also demonstrates and critiques for local art groups. Margaret lives in Cheam, Surrey.
Introduction - 6 The history of landscape drawing - 8 Materials - 10 How to start - 20 Line and tone - 28 What makes a good landscape - 30 Perspective - 32 Trees and foliage - 34 Hills and mountains - 40 Moors and meadows - 44 Skies - 48 Flowers in the landscape - 52 Water - 56 Manmade structures - 62 Figures - 68 LANDSCAPES - 70 The Way to the Woods - 70 Step by step Canon's Farm Barn - 74 Step by step Mountains - 78 Lake District Bridge - 82 Step by step Rocamadour - 86 Step by step Cottage Garden - 90 Step by step Index - 96