The Basics of Drawing

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This title enlightens beginning students on the variety of available drawing media, as well as specific paper textures used in drawing. It proceeds with instruction on rendering basic shapes-spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes, and the like—and incorporating these shapes into still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects for illustration. Students also learn how to produce the illusion of light and create contrasts, as well as how to produce three-dimensional effects by mastering the art of perspective. Titles in the ...

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Overview

This title enlightens beginning students on the variety of available drawing media, as well as specific paper textures used in drawing. It proceeds with instruction on rendering basic shapes-spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes, and the like—and incorporating these shapes into still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects for illustration. Students also learn how to produce the illusion of light and create contrasts, as well as how to produce three-dimensional effects by mastering the art of perspective. Titles in the new Drawing Academy series guide beginning students step-by-step through a highly detailed training course in the art of drawing. The books are profusely illustrated in color and black and white. They open with basic instruction, then proceed to analyze the details that make up a successfully executed drawing. Drawing Academy titles are fine self-instruction manuals and are also ideal as textbooks for use in formal art classes.

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These two volumes by Barron's introduce a new "Drawing Academy" series on drawing for beginners. If they are at all typical of future volumes, it will be a series to watch, perhaps even one to purchase in total. Designed and printed in Spain, the books provide a wide variety of exercises illustrated with fresh and exciting images and accompanied by a clear and straightforward text. Basics takes readers from materials and supports to controlling form, light and contrast, and the third dimension. The exercises are beautifully illustrated by eight artists. In Line and Shade, readers are instructed on various line-drawing techniques that include cross-hatching to create shadow effects and methods for suggesting an assortment of textures and surfaces-stone, wood, glass, and fabric. A fine team of artists displays the lush scope of what can be accomplished by adding the exploration of line and shade to the basics of drawing. Highly recommended. If small collections can afford to add only one book on drawing, the best is still Jenny Rodwell's comprehensive Drawing: A Complete Course. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764158629
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Drawing Academy Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.66 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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