Teach Yourself Drawing, Fourth Edition

Overview

Discover the artist within you

Teach Yourself Drawing is a user-friendly and comprehensive guide that will prove indispensible whether you're a complete beginner or you have some drawing experience. Clearly structured with both black-and-white and color illustrations, you will be guided step-by-step through every aspect of the creative process, from the practicalities of materials to the technicalities of perspective and the creative impulse itself. Featuring sample projects ...

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Overview

Discover the artist within you

Teach Yourself Drawing is a user-friendly and comprehensive guide that will prove indispensible whether you're a complete beginner or you have some drawing experience. Clearly structured with both black-and-white and color illustrations, you will be guided step-by-step through every aspect of the creative process, from the practicalities of materials to the technicalities of perspective and the creative impulse itself. Featuring sample projects broken down into their composition stages, with exercises to tackle, and plenty of advice on line, tone, texture and composition, this is a combination of practicality and inspiration in a portable yet comprehensive format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071625814
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Arts & Crafts Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,314,965
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Capon is a freelance art journalist and author. He has written for a variety of publications and has written 27 books on art and craft subjects.

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Table of Contents

TEACH YOURSELF DRAWING, 4th edition
Ch 1: What is drawing?
Ch 2: Materials and equipment
Ch 3: Making a start
Ch 4: Light and dark
Ch 5: Drawing in color
Ch 6: Observation and interpretation
Ch 7: Keeping a sketchbook
Ch 8: Planning your drawing
Ch 9: Design principles
Ch 10: Subject matter
Ch 11: Developing your ability
Ch 12: Framing and presentation
Glossary
Taking it Further
Index

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