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The Innovative Artist: Drawing Dramatic Landscapes

New Ideas and Innovative Techniques Using Mixed Media

Explore exciting new ways of using graphite, charcoal and mixed media to create dramatic landscape drawings, under the expert tutelage of Robert Dutton.



The Innovative Artist series provides a unique insight into the methods and materials used by leading contemporary artists who are pushing the boundaries of their art. Les mer
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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.



The Innovative Artist series provides a unique insight into the methods and materials used by leading contemporary artists who are pushing the boundaries of their art. Through numerous examples of the author's work alongside practical demonstrations, each book provides a fascinating exploration of the artist's creative process that will inspire the reader to move forward on their own artistic journey.



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.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction 6

Materials and tools 8

Expressive drawing 24

'The exhilaration of the summits' 26

Working en plein air

Drawing with graphite 30

Landscapes in graphite 42

Drawing with charcoal 52

Landscapes in charcoal 60

Developing your personal language 66

Inspiration 68

Order from chaos 70

Expressive drawing with liquid graphite and pastels

Fast foundations 80

Expressive drawing with liquid graphite and ink

Breathing space 82

Developing confidence and vision

Set in Stone 84

Step-by-step project

Resolving your drawings 94

Proper preparation 96

Developing work in the studio

Instant atmospherics 98

Expressive drawing media in harmony

Heading Out to Sea 100

Step-by-step project

Strength in Flexibility 106

Using liquid charcoal, graphite and pastel

Trust the process 108

Working in charcoal, pastel and inks

The freedom of ink 114

Autumn Sun and Shadows 116

Step-by-step project

calculated risks 122

Charcoal, pastel, inks and paints

A celebration of nature 126

Mixed media and pastel paper

On the edge 132

Creating sharpness

Showers, Sun and Shadow 138

Step-by-step project

Towards abstraction 146

Changing direction 148

Revisiting a composition

Surface and light 150

Textured drawing

Next steps 168



Index 160

Acknowledgements

Om forfatteren

Robert Dutton is one of the UK's best-known and respected contemporary fine artists. He has a 30-year track record in the creative industries, including an extensive career as a professional graphic designer and illustrator.



Robert now works as a self-employed fine artist and tutor and wins regular awards in numerous international competitions for his distinctive and expressive style of work. He also acts as a training partner for several leading art businesses and art holiday companies, which have a strong student following.



As a leading Canson ambassador in the UK, Robert regularly teaches workshops at several leading art events such as Patchings Festival near Nottingham and the Ilkley Art Show in West Yorkshire, among others. He is also an ardent ambassador for Nitram charcoal products.



Robert exhibits in a wide range of prestigious galleries including Mall Galleries. His work can also be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Robert also makes regular contributions to The Artist magazine.



This is Robert's first book for Search Press.