The key to creating a powerful drawing is to start with the right concept!
In this book, sketching and painting expert Masao Yamada provides dozens of examples showing you how to establish accurate guidelines and proportions for your initial pencil sketches--setting your drawings up to succeed right from the start. If your sketched perspective and proportions are right, your finished work will look crisp and beautiful. But if not, you'll have a frustrating time trying to correct the problem at a later stage--and the finished work will never look quite right. A Beginner's Guide to Sketching Buildings & Landscapes is here to help you avoid those frustrations and set up your composition for a finished piece that will make you proud.
The detailed step-by-step lessons in this indispensable guide teach you how to:
Establish a composition's point of view correctly
Locate the horizon line, dividing land and sky
Break down complicated scenes into simple component shapes
Create the right relationship between foreground and background
Express 3D imagery using 2-point and 3-point perspective
Experience the satisfaction of creating well-formed and well-balanced landscape and architectural illustrations of churches, castles, houses, mountains, bridges, waterways, gardens, and much more!