Drawing from Life

Drawing from Life

by Clint Brown, Cheryl McLean
     
 

Intended as a supplement to studio experience, this textbook discusses the major elements of drawing the human figure, updating the material related to figure drawing in contemporary art. Chapters discuss proportions and perspectives, the use of line and value, and the understanding of the human anatomy. Also discussed is the use of the figure in contemporary art and… See more details below

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Intended as a supplement to studio experience, this textbook discusses the major elements of drawing the human figure, updating the material related to figure drawing in contemporary art. Chapters discuss proportions and perspectives, the use of line and value, and the understanding of the human anatomy. Also discussed is the use of the figure in contemporary art and the continuum between compositional and expressive approaches to figure drawing. Many examples of figure drawing from a wide range of artists are included. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"The textbook follows much of my thinking and beliefs so it helps to reinforce points in the classroom. I find the illustrations are wonderful, great examples of the concepts."

"The level of writing used in this text definitely meets the needs and abilities of my students. This book not only helps the students expand their vocabulary, but it also allows them to understand how the elements of art and the principles of design apply to figure drawing."

"I found the quotes in the chapter opening refreshing. It gives the reader an inspirational view of art...'In the Studio' provides the instructor with a wonderful recap of the lessons taught in the chapter and provides a step-by-step approach for the lesson."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030289347
Publisher:
Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
282

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