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Series: The Innovative Artist

The Innovative Artist: Drawing Dramatic Landscapes


New ideas and innovative techniques using mixed media by Robert Dutton

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi-binding
  • Publication: 01 February 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217589
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $29.95
  • Series: The Innovative Artist
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Explore exciting new ways of using graphite, charcoal and mixed media to create dramatic landscape drawings, under the expert tutelage of Robert Dutton.

This book is aimed at artists who wish to explore new ways of using a variety of drawing media to create striking, dramatic landscapes. Author-artist Robert Dutton uses his expressive, loose style of drawing and painting to capture, with great emotion, the power and drama of the landscape. Robert combines media such as liquid graphite, inks, metallic inks, charcoal and water-soluble painting and drawing pastels, and 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 are 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 established artists who wish to gain insight into the work of their contemporaries who are experimenting with new and innovative techniques.

Table of Contents

Materials and tools
Expressive drawing
The exhilaration of the summits’
Working en plein air
Graphite drawing techniques
Landscapes in graphite
Charcoal drawing techniques
Landscapes in charcoal
Developing your personal language
Order from chaos
Expressive drawing with liquid graphite and pastels
Fast foundations
Expressive drawing with liquid graphite and ink
Breathing space 
Developing confidence and vision
Set in Stone: Step-by-step project
Resolving your drawings
Proper preparation
Developing work in the studio
Instant atmospherics
Expressive drawing media in harmony
Heading Out to Sea: Step-by-step project
Strength in flexibility
Using liquid charcoal, graphite and pastel 106
Trust the process
Working in charcoal, pastel and inks
The freedom of ink
Using ink for contrast
Autumn Sun and Shadows: Step-by-step project
Calculated risks
Charcoal, pastel, inks and paints
A celebration of nature
Mixed media and pastel paper
Crisp, clean paper
Creating sharpness
Showers, Sun and Shadow: Step-by-step project
A second time around
Revisiting compositions
Towards abstraction
The art of taking risks
Surface and light
Textured drawing
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