Everyone Should Draw

Everyone Should Draw

by Les Pardew
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Cengage Learning

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Everyone Should Draw

Viewing the world around you through the eyes of an artist can provide a richer, more meaningful experience to your day-to-day life. Suddenly, details that you have never noticed stand out clearly. Subtle shades of light and shadow catch your eye. Allowing yourself an outlet for artistic expression can mean that you no longer rush through life missing the subtle beauty of your surroundings. Drawing can provide the simplest form of artistic expression. You can begin with the most basic of materials-a pencil and a piece of paper. Everyone Should Draw is an introductory guide to developing the basic skills that are needed to take on the art of drawing. You don't need to be an aspiring artist with hidden talent. All you need is a desire to learn and to express yourself artistically. Within the pages of this book, you'll find the step-by-step instructions you need to develop perspective, vision, and creativity. You'll learn how to see light and how to conquer the basics of composition. This book holds firm to the belief that everyone possesses their own unique degree of creativity. You hold in your hands the power to let it out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598632569
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/12/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Artistic Vision: Why artists see what most people don't and how to start gaining that vision. 2. Drawing Benefits: How drawing helps teach vision. 3. A World of Light: How our eyes perceive light. 4. Seeing the Light: How light defines form. 5. Gaining perspective: How to put things where they belong in pictures and in life. 6. Composition: Taking charge of your drawing and your life. 7. Seeing People: Learning how to really see and understand people. 8. Freeing the Spirit: Using art for expression and fulfillment.

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