The Drawing Handbook

The Drawing Handbook

by Frank J. Lohan


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The Drawing Handbook by Frank J. Lohan

Designed for beginning and amateur artists, this guide to the essentials of drawing features comprehensive, easy-to-follow lessons and more than 500 detailed illustrations. Frank Lohan, a renowned artist and popular instructor, conducts readers through each step of the creative process, from grasping the concepts of perspective and proportion to producing lifelike drawings of a variety of subjects — landscapes, architecture, animals, flowers, and faces.
Step-by-step exercises focus on attaining the fundamentals of composition, visualizing the geometry of the subject, working with perspective, and mastering drawing techniques for both pencil and pen and ink. Each exercise includes gridded outline compositions to help students develop their drawing abilities. Suggestions for the selection and use of tools will assist in achieving professional-quality results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486481562
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Series: Dover Art Instruction
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 667,925
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A Detroit-based industrial electronics engineer, Frank Lohan turned his lifelong interest in sketching and painting into a career in teaching adult classes in art.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Basics
1. Composition
2. Basic Drawing Tools and Materials
3. SOMe Fundamentals
4. Seeing the Geometry of Things
5. Drawing Techniques

Part 2: Drawing Exercises
6. Landscapes
7. Architecture
8. Artifacts
9. Birds
10. Animals
11. Flowers
12. Faces and Clothing
13. On Your Own

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