Drawn on the Way: A Guide to Capturing the Moment Through Live Sketching (Paperback)
  • Drawn on the Way: A Guide to Capturing the Moment Through Live Sketching (Paperback)

Drawn on the Way: A Guide to Capturing the Moment Through Live Sketching (Paperback)

Paperback 128 Pages
Published: 21/12/2021
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Learn to observe the world more deeply-with curiosity, empathy, and joy-as you sketch the stories unfolding all around you.

In Drawn on the Way, Sarah Nisbett shares her techniques for creating captivating line drawings that capture the moments and moods that you encounter on the train, in a cafe, outdoors, anywhere: a young woman lost in thought, a pair of hands clasped on a lap, a peppy beagle, a pair of jeans-clad crossed legs. Sarah invites you to see the people, animals, places, and objects you draw with compassionate curiosity-as more than a stranger or inanimate object, but as someone or something with a story worth knowing or imagining.

Even if you are inexperienced at drawing or don't consider yourself an artist, you can learn how to create sketches from start to finish employing techniques such as contour drawing, using line work to add texture, and adding spot color-and discover how each sketch tells a story. You'll begin to focus on important details that reveal something about the subject you're drawing: the graceful drape of a hand over a purse, the shy way someone tucks their feet underneath them.

As you unplug, set aside perfectionism, and explore the world through drawing, you'll learn:
How to translate what you see into a compelling drawing How to silence your inner critic and find joy in drawing what captures your interest Techniques for drawing figures and creating quick portraits How to find the emotion in objects by asking questions How to draw scenes and backgrounds without becoming overwhelmed How to quickly and expressively render the natural world, including plants and animals How key details can take a sketch from plain to captivating Ways to find the extraordinary in the everyday How to transform mistakes into likeable elements Tips for becoming a visual storyteller Life lessons learned from years of live drawing
We spend most of our lives on the way, rushing and running from place to place, task to task. When we have a spare minute, we usually reach for our phones and shut everything else out. The techniques, projects, and ideas in Drawn on the Way are designed to help you be more mindful about drawing, to capture the people, places, and things you encounter each day. By doing that, you'll connect with humanity in a deeper, more meaningful way-and discover a lot about yourself.

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc
ISBN: 9780760370728
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 254 x 216 mm

"Open Drawn On the Way and you'll swear you're getting a secret glimpse into an artist's sketchbook. Each page is embellished with sweet sketches and handwritten notes from author Sarah Nisbett and as a bonus, is rich with tips to start your own sketchbook. Nisbett offers wisdom from her sketching practice and gently encourages us to begin by centering curiosity, empathy, and wonder-qualities that will also serve our daily lives. She reminds us to follow joy, be kind to ourselves, and stay curious about the world and our place in it." * Mindful Magazine *
"My simple drawing practices have returned and so has my joy. Whatever your creative pursuit might be, Drawn On the Way will support you in developing your own style." * COLOR, A Colored Pencil Magazine *

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