Framed Drawing Techniques : Mastering Ballpoint Pen, Graphite Pencil, and Digital Tools for Visual Storytelling
No matter what stage artists are in their careers, its necessary to look toward the future eager to learn and to be better every day, writes artist and best-selling author Marcos Mateu-Mestre (Framed Ink, Framed Perspective Vol. 1 & 2) in his latest book, Framed Drawing Techniques, which is packed with opportunities to do just that. In exquisite and thoughtful detail, Mateu-Mestre lays out distinct approaches to drawing in the books chaptersThe Ballpoint Pen, Graphite Pencil, The Digital Way, and The Gray Scaleoutlining the benefits and challenges of each, and specific digital editing techniques that can be applied to ones work in all the mediums to achieve the greatest results. Alongside his important technical lessons, on everything from depicting reflected light on a characters hair to how to add rain to dramatize a scene, is Mateu-Mestres awe-inspiring artwork, which serves to educate and motivate artists of all levels to discover what incredible storytelling is possible with a single pen or pencil (or tablet).