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Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier

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The practice of drawing…distilled to its essential elements.
 
In this elegant and inspiring primer, master contemporary artist and author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; introduces time-tested principles and techniques that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic ...

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Overview

The practice of drawing…distilled to its essential elements.
 
In this elegant and inspiring primer, master contemporary artist and author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; introduces time-tested principles and techniques that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings.
 
The companion DVD enclosed inside, beautifully filmed in Florence, Italy, provides real-time drawing lessons so that any gaps in the learning process are filled in with live instruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823006595
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 183,775
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

JULIETTE ARISTIDES studied at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and various private ateliers. She is currently the instructor of the Aristides Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. In 2003, Juliette was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. Her work can be seen at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco and the Art Renewal Center Living Masters Gallery, www.ArtRenewal.com.
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Buy this book!

    This book is a must have if you're serious about drawing and being an artist. I own Juliette's other two books and find them invaluable if you desire classic instruction and don't have access to public studios or teaching of this caliber. The included DVD (1hr 20min) is very well done and shows close-up instruction of Juliette doing actual drawings of still lifes and live models from many different angles.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    Living in an area where access to formal art instruction is very

    Living in an area where access to formal art instruction is very limited I have had to rely on books. This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn how to draw. Juliette Aristides walks you step by step through the drawing process. This book focuses on classical drawing techniques. I have several drawing books that promised that I would be able to draw after following their techniques. While I did see some improvement in my finished drawings, I'm still struggling through the drawing process. This book explains the entire drawing process-how to see things like an artist, how to start a drawing and measurements for accuracy.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Best comprehensive drawing book on the market.

    I purchased this book after taking some Figure Drawing classes at my local Art Students League. I found it to be both inspirational and enlightening. "Classical" is the operative word here and rather than reinvent the wheel, you will learn to think about drawing like the masters did. It is oriented mostly toward figure drawing and there is a lot of depth to the information contained in this book, so it is one I plan to read again and again. It is a book to grow with. By this, I mean that, as your drawing abilities improve, you will gain more insight with each reading. I don't think I could have understood many of the concepts and terminology in this book had I not taken some drawing classes first. But it is a fantastic learning companion for those who understand fundamental drawing concepts. I would say of all the books that I have read on the subject, this is the best and most comprehensive. In this book, Juliette Aristides, has completely captured the essentials of classical drawing. It is a must have for those interested in a classical approach to drawing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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