Exploring Black and White: Drawing and Painting Techniques

Escandell, Victor


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Author: Escandell, Victor
Publication date: 01/04/2022
Imprint: Hoaki Books, SL
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9788417656492

In this book, renowned illustrator Victor Escandell offers a step-by-step explanation of a wide range of techniques and their variations, so that, through experimentation, apparently simple black and white drawings or paintings gain added depth and expressiveness. Now in paperback, this visually detailed book by renowned illustrator Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white. Traditional and modern materials, techniques and applications (Indian ink, pencil, pen, bamboo, water-soluble graphite, colored pencils, gouache, different types of felt-tip pens for various supports, grattage, etc.) are described clearly so that beginners and advanced artists alike can experiment with what they have learned and explore their creativity. Each chapter covers a specific technique and contains useful information such as the methods and materials used, illustrated examples and interesting anecdotes about the origin of each technique, tricks of the trade, many variations and references to other classic and contemporary authors. Each technique is demonstrated in additional detail by a short film the reader can access via QR code. Photographs display the final result and images of the process make sure readers don’t get lost along the way. Different black-and-white mixed techniques are also presented in a dedicated chapter, while the last chapter examines applications beyond paper (textiles, glass, vinyl, murals). In Escandell’s resourceful hands, the described tools take on new meaning while everyday products such as salt, bleach and even a hair dryer become essential companions on engaging artistic adventures. AUTHOR: Renowned illustrator Victor Escandell was born in Ibiza and graduated in Graphic Design from the prestigious Massana School of Barcelona (Spain). He has worked for international companies such as MacCann-Erickson, TBWA, Bassat & Ogilvy and most of the Spanish national newspapers. In 2007 his work was selected for the exhibition of Catalan illustrators at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He is the author of The Resourceful Artist. Exploring Mixed Media and Collage Techniques, A Wonderful World of Animals, Dinosaurs and Sweet Monsters of the World, all published by Promopress. SELLING POINTS: . Now in paperback, this image-rich book by renowned illustrator Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white . The author guides beginners and even experienced artists and illustrators through 10 chapters, each one describing a technique and its many possible variations and combinations, encouraging the reader to experiment and to break academic ‘rules’ . Each technique is explained step-by-step and illustrated by a short film brought up via QR code 200 b/w illustrations

ISBN: 9788417656492