Art of Responsive Drawing

Art of Responsive Drawing

by Nathan Goldstein

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This meaningful book provides a thorough understanding of the basic visual and expressive aspects of drawing, and centers around the belief that drawing well embraces the ability to feel as well as the ability to see, resulting in works whose expressive force is amplified by a sensitivity to visual dynamics and humanistic urgings.Offers an intensive examination of vital drawing processes and concepts, an in-depth analysis of exceptional drawings by old and contemporary artists, and suggested exercises to enhance users' grasp of important measurable and dynamic phenomena. Focuses on important drawing fundamentals, and covers topics not usually found together in a text of its kind, such as color, media and materials, and 'finding your way'. Includes a unique survey of common errors or 'pathologies' in drawing. Presents over 400 visuals, 25 new drawings, and nearly 30 quotes throughout to highlight important points and pique reader interest.For graphic designers and illustrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130482167
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 12/28/1991
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.33(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gestural Expression: Deduction through Feeling.
2. Shape: An Irony.
3. Line: The Indispensable Abstraction.
4. Value: Light, Local Tone, and Mood.
5. Perspective: The Foreshortened View.
6. Volume: The Sculptural Sense.
7. Color: The Transforming Element.
8. Media and Materials: The Tools of Drawing.
9. Visual Issues: The Forming of Order.
10. Expressive Issues: The Forming of Meaning.
11. Envisioned Images: Improvisations of Form and Space.
12. Pathologies of Drawing: Some Symptoms and Defects.
13. Finding Your Way: Options and Attitudes.

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