This beginner's guide to drawing in graphite pencil uses step-by-step exercises to teach fundamental methods for rendering all aspects of the natural landscape, with additional lessons on using charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, and other media.
SUZANNE BROOKER has dedicated her life to art-making, both in studio practice and as an educator. She began her career as a teaching artist after receiving her MFA in figurative painting from California State University, Long Beach. She first began teaching at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle in 1999. Since 2013, she has focused her classes on landscape painting and drawing. She is the author of Portrait Painting Atelier and The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting.
"Suzanne Brooker's book Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing is extremely thoughtful and compressive, with beautiful examples of landscape drawings. She's written a wonderfully detailed book covering the various materials, applications, and approaches needed to execute successful landscape drawings." --Costa Vavagiakis, art instructor at The Art Students League of New York
This book does a beautiful job of translating the visual complexities of the natural world into tangible concepts for artists, providing readers with the tools and techniques needed to achieve personal expression. Written in a language that is inspiring and easy to understand, Brooker's teachings are essential for artists at all stages of their development. --Tamalin Baumgarten, professional artist and Master of Fine Arts