An Introduction to Drawing

An Introduction to Drawing

Book - 1998
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If you thought drawing meant only black-and-white sketches, think again! Colored oil pencils, crayons, even paints--they all work, as long as you see the world pictorially and understand the proper techniques. Master the marvelous art of drawing, applying a variety of mediums and styles. Try your hand at landscapes, still lifes, townscapes and buildings, nature, portraits and figures, animals, and the decorative arts--and tackle the individual challenges each one entails. See how to create perspective, picture plane, and tonal space, and examine how even a subtle change of composition can affect a drawing's appearance. Simple exercises will train your eye to notice detail and appraise the objects before you. Along the way, different drawing techniques are introduced, including continuous line drawing, cross-hatching, tonal effects, and pointillism. Hundreds of examples, both from famous painters such as Leonardo, Durer, and Seurat and from beginners like yourself, clearly illustrate exactly how the draw ings work. Often, highlighted sections of a drawing point to areas of particular interest. Bonus: A thorough review of materials and equipment, presentation, and framing round out this invaluable, richly illustrated guidebook. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 1998, c1991
ISBN: 9780806937830
0806937831
Branch Call Number: ANF 741.2 JAC
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm

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