Drawing in Black & White (Paperback)

Creative Exercises, Art Techniques, and Explorations in Positive and Negative Design

By Deborah Velasquez

Quarry Books, 9781631592805, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2016

List Price: 22.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Hone your drawing skills and you eye for design by learning to draw in black and white.

Working with only positive and negative lines and shapes keeps the focus on the basics: composition, balance, and harmony. And using white and black gel, ink, and paint pens on black, tan, and gray papers allows you to experience drawing in a whole new way! Drawing in Black & White is a clever drawing and design book that contains 36 inspiring exercises, a gallery of artwork, and 16 black, gray, and tan sheets for drawing, doodling, and experimenting. You'll find lessons on drawing, pattern drawing, drawing with cut paper, and simple collage. Learn to see your drawings a new way by drawing in black and white!

About the Author

Deborah Velasquez is an artist-designer and blogger who creates paintings, prints, ceramics, cards, textiles and mobiles. She loves the mix of design, words, art and craft. She studied graphic design and textile and fashion design and has a millinery certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She shows her work in galleries, is active on Etsy and on multiple social media platforms, and ran a successful Kickstarter project to get funding to create a larger art print and textile collection using silkscreen equipment. A Brooklyn original, she now lives the creative life in wooded hills of Pleasant Valley, CT with her husband and two sons.