Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work

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Overview

Drawing Inspiration is a one of a kind text for beginning illustrators. This book examines the relationship between academic and professional illustration through the ideas and first hand experiences of professional illustrators working in the field today. With hundreds of diverse hand-rendered and digital images, readers can explore a world of illustration that has no limits. While learning the fundamentals and basic principles of illustration, readers will also gain insight on how these concepts can be used in the professional world. Drawing Inspiration will not only educate readers, but it will also inspire them to reach their full artistic potential

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418052256
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/8/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Fleishman is Program Director and Associate Professor of Commerical Art at Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio. He has worked as an Art Instructor in public and private institutions, in-studio classes, on-site workshops and seminars in illustration, cartooning, computer graphics and fine art since 1973. Mr. Fleishman is on the Board of Directors of The Illustrators' Conference (ICON) and received the SOCHE Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.. Michael Fleishman has been a speaker and visiting professor at several conferences and colleges over the years, including the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, ICON4, NIS and DesignWorld. Mr. Fleishman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education (K-12) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master's Degree in Fine Art (Painting and Drawing).

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Intro: The Connections. 1. Ideas: Why We Draw. 2. Subject Matter: What We Draw. 3. Sketchbooks. 4. The Process. 5. Concept. 6. Composition. Section 2 Intro: The Tools. 7. Line. 8. Color. 9. Value. 10. Texture and Pattern. 11. Shape and Form. Section 3 Intro: At Work. 12. Drawing In Character. 13. Drawing Is Provocative. 14. Old School/New School. 15. Drawing Imagines. 16. Drawing Observes. 17. Drawing Takes Off. 18. Drawing Illustration. 19. It's Just Business. 20. Words and Pictures. 21. Drawn Together.

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