Trees with William F. Powell: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint)
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
Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633227798, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
About the Author
William F. Powell was an internationally recognized artist and one of America’s foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student’s Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He was professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor included oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel—with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. He also authored a number of art instruction books, including several popular Walter Foster titles. As a renowned master of color, Bill conducted numerous “Color Mixing and Theory” workshops in various cities throughout the U.S. His expertise in color theory also led him to author and illustrate several articles and an educational series of 11 articles entitled “Color in Perspective” for a national art magazine. Additionally, he performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist’s paint manufacturers. Bill’s work also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mockup programs. He produced instructional painting, color mixing, and drawing art videos.