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5-Minute Sketching - People

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5-Minute Sketching - People by Pete Scully takes you through some super-quick drawing and sketching techniques that will help you create amazing drawings in just 5 minutes! This book is great for beginners who are looking to draw people and portraits.

5-Minute Sketching - People is great for artists who love sketching on the go and capturing the characters they see. This handbook is simple and approachable, making it a great choice for complete novices or lapsed sketchers who are looking to improve their drawing and sketching skills. Full of bite-sized tips, this book offers expert guidance on deconstructing figures and faces quickly and creating mood and environment in your sketches. With Pete Scully's step-by-step instruction you'll be able to capture people of all shapes and sizes and come to relish the challenge of capturing a loved one's smile or the energy of a crowd.

128 page paperback. 170x220 mm

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  • Chapter 1: How to see
    • Outline simple shapes, Basic proportion: faces, Basic proportion: bodies, Basic arms and legs, Easy facial features, Hair in a hurry, Quick composition, Fast backgrounds, Play with perspective, Focus on foreshortening, Catch negative space
  • Chapter 2: Quick on the draw
    • Quick direct portrait, speedy selfies, Easy profiles, Playing with posture, Simple seated poses, Speed up with, dynamic poses, Draw the verb, Capture motion: dance, Capture motion: sports, Include speech, Capture conversation, Catch the passers-by, Crowds made easy, Clothes done quick, Focus on the emotion, Sketch commuters, Drawing children, Showing age
  • Chapter 3: Time-saving techniques
    • Use minimal lines, Fast and loose lines, Try tight lines, Try thick lines, Contour drawing, Fast texture, Speedy scribbling, Hasty hatching, Shade quickly, Catch the light, Simple tonal values, Play with contrast, Sketch over colour, Quick colour values
  • Chapter 4: Speedy supplies
    • Quick ink, Quick coloured pencils, Quick markers, Quick paint, Quick pastels and charcoal, Sketch first, colour second, Play with paper, Go digital for speed, Sketch off page
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Pete Scully is originally from London, UK but now lives in California. He has drawn endlessly ever since he first picked up a pen. He is an urban sketcher and avid keeper of sketchbooks.
He received a bachelor’s degree in drama and French at Queen Mary University, as well as a master’s degree in medieval English at King’s College, London. While living in the south of France in 2002, he met and married a Californian woman and moved to Davis, California in 2005. During his first summer in Davis, he began drawing incessantly as a way to record his new home, posting the results on a sketchblog. Pete drew his inspiration from other online sketchers, and in 2008 he became a charter member of the now internationally popular website, Urban Sketchers. His work can be viewed on Instagram: @pwscully

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5-Minute Sketching - People Product Code: 9781782219989
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