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 Soceity of Graphic Fine Art (The Drawing Society), of which she is a council member. She also demonstrates and critiques for local art groups.
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