Drawing (Paperback)

Trees with William F. Powell: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

By William F. Powell

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633227798, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

List Price: 10.95*
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Discover how to draw majestic trees in realistic detail, step by easy step, with Drawing: Trees with William Powell.
The qualities we most admire in trees are also what we value in ourselves or other people—strength, dignity, and perseverance. Perhaps this is why we’re naturally drawn to them as artistic subjects. From basic shapes to final details, this book teaches the step-by-step process of drawing a wide variety of trees. With just a little practice, you can create many different types of trees, each with its own unique qualities and elegance.

With tips on drawing root patterns, branches, fallen trees, and bark and simple techniques for rendering cast shadows and ground foliage, Drawing: Trees with William F. Powell teaches artists how to draw a wide variety of trees in graphite pencil, from basic shapes to final details. Learn about basic tree shapes and leaf types, as well as the fundamentals of shading, composition, and perspective.

Some of the step-by-step lessons included in this book are:
  • Tree Trunks
  • Branches & Boughs
  • Root Patterns
  • Foliage Textures
  • Fallen Trees
  • Majestic Oak
  • Sierra Pines
  • Sycamore Lane
The How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Trees with William F. Powell allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.

About the Author

William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.