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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi-binding
  • Publication: 01 February 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217589
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £17.99
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The Innovative Artist: Drawing Dramatic Landscapes

£17.99

New ideas and innovative techniques using mixed media by Robert Dutton

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Book Description

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. The author, Robert Dutton, works in a loose style and combines media such as liquid graphite, inks, metallic inks, charcoal and water-soluble painting and drawing pastels. He 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 artists of all abilities.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Inspiration
Exploring and developing creativity
Before you begin
Working with graphite
Working with charcoal
Working en plein air
Collage drawing
Towards abstraction
Index

About the Author

About Robert Dutton

For 30 years Robert had an extensive career as a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator working for many companies such as KPMG and PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC).

Robert now works as a self employed fine artist and tutor winning regular art awards for his distinctive and expressive style of work in numerous international competitions.

Robert’s drawings are regularly exhibited with Nitram Charcoal (from Canada) at Art World International in Frankfurt where his work has received much critical acclaim and attention from a wide range of international fine art businesses. He's a training partner for several leading UK art businesses and art holiday companies throughout the UK including Higham Hall and Rydal Hall in the Lake District and HF Holidays.

As a leading Canson Ambassador in the UK, he regularly teaches workshops promoting their fine art papers at many different popular events such as Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival near Nottingham and Ilkley Art show in West Yorkshire, amongst others. 

He exhibits throughout the UK with 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. He regularly contributes to The Artist magazine. To see more of Roberts work visit www.rdcreative.co.uk

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