Secrets of Drawing - Start to Finish

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A must-have reference for anyone who draws!

This is your complete guide to drawing—packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets to rendering any subject, and quickly find the answers to common problems and questions so that you can get back to the drawing board. Secrets of Drawing, Start to Finish is a handy, ...

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Overview

A must-have reference for anyone who draws!

This is your complete guide to drawing—packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets to rendering any subject, and quickly find the answers to common problems and questions so that you can get back to the drawing board. Secrets of Drawing, Start to Finish is a handy, one-stop reference that beginners and experienced artists simply can't be without.

Learn how to:

  • Master essential line and tone techniques
  • Use proper perspective and proportions
  • Create everything from quick sketches to finished drawings
  • Draw in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastel and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440321566
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,369,256
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson teaches painting and drawing at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is Department Director of Fine Art. His clients include Capitol Records, Sony and MGM. He has won over two hundred awards of excellence, his works can be found in several galleries throughout the United States, and they continue to appear in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He resides in Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Materials and Mediums 8

Drawing Mediums and Drawing Tools 10

Graphite 12

Charcoal 14

Conte 16

Colored Pencils 18

Pastel 21

Drawing Pens 23

Ink 26

Drawing Surfaces y 29

Chapter 2 Line and Tone 34

Working With Line and Tone38 Hard-line Drawings 36

Soft-Line Drawings 40

Combining Hard and Soft Lines 41

Contour Lines 42

Descriptive Lines 44

Line Variations 46

Tone 48

Value 50

Using Value to Create Form 52

Postive and Negative Shapes 54

Understanding Light and Shadow 56

Lost and Found Edges 57

Adding Tonal Accents 58

Aesthetic Marks 59

Local Tone 60

Combining Line and Tone 61

Style and Intent 62

Chapter 3 Perspective and proportion 64

What is Perspective? 66

Point of View 67

Using Depth to Show Perspective 68

One-Point Perspective 69

Two-Point Perspective 70

Three-Point Perspective 71

What is Proportion? 72

Using Tick Marks 74

Using Size Relationships 75

Using a Grid 76

Using Visual Landmarks 78

Chapter 4 Drawing as Preliminary Studies and as Finished Art 80

Preliminary Studies and Sketches 82

Sketch to Solve Problems 83

Rough Sketches 84

Reference Sketches 85

Drawings as Finished Art 87

Refining a Drawing 88

Matting 90

Framing 92

Conclusion 94

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