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It covers the basics of holding the pencil, applying different strokes, shading, perspective, and the rendering of different textures, as well as the finer points of pictorial composition and drawing from nature. Its thirty-six evocative sketches range from English castles to American bridges, with a few detailed close-ups showing how to surmount some of the problems of depicting rocks, roofs, standing water, or leafy tree branches.
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During the first half of the twentieth century, E. Koller wrote a series of art instruction books for home study, designed to simplify various techniques for beginning artists -- and help established artists polish their craft. The books are as relevant -- and the information as essential -- to artists today as it was then.
A classic in this series, Light, Shade and Shadow, shows how the study of light is a necessary foundation for creating an appealing work of art. But with this expert guide, every artist can learn how to use shadow to add visual dimension and drama to their work, and to.. Special Order. Special Order items are usually fulfilled in weeks. Cannot combine other item s in one order.
This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding , who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great Victorian art critic, John Ruskin.
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Generations of students have benefited from the teachings of this 19th-century master, who sought always to "produce as near a likeness to Nature, in every respect, as the instrument, or material employed, will admit of; not so much by bona fide imitation, as by reviving in the mind those ideas which are awakened by a contemplation of Nature. The renewal of those feelings constitutes the true purpose of Art. Restocking items are usually fulfilled in weeks.
Anatomy and Drawing. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches. Numerous illustrations depict various views of these structures, movements of the human figure, as well as changes in the r..
Perspective Drawing for Beginners. The amateur artist faces many challenges. To Len A. Doust, perspective is by far the most problematic. With his trademark humor, the author artist turns his expert eye toward that "dreaded, horrid word. On the Art of Drawing. With this helpful and informative guide, a leading American illustrator offers insights into how serious beginners can become sketch masters. It combines a focus on the nature and importance of technique with practical suggestions for developing drawing skills with a variety of tools, including felt pen, pencil, crayon, brush and ink, charcoal, casein, tempera, and wash.
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For every artist who longs to capture the beauty of nature on paper, here is clear, concise instruction on creating true-to-life drawings. Author Frank Lohan, an experienced teacher, stresses perceptive study and analysis. His numerous examples illustrate how to discover the underlying geometric shapes of natural subjects, and they show how to develop sketches that form the basis of realistic compositions.
Step-by-step methods, explained in simple terms, offer guidance on selecting tools and materials; cr.. Eric Sloane always asserted that "Drawing clouds and sky is an important part of art study," pointing out that nearly every great picture features sky space.
With this intelligent and insightful primer, he sets out to help art students master the art of painting the heavens. Before the sketching even begins, he describes various kinds of clouds -- cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and other formations -- and offers homespun techniques that add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. In this irreplaceable guide, award-winning artist and instructor John Pike shares with artists at all levels of experience the expertise gained through a lifetime of perfecting his craft.
All the information watercolorists could possibly want is here -- choosing a brush; selecting and composing subject matter; producing a variety of washes, brush strokes, and textures; making corrections; and discovering the properties of common watercolor papers. Readers are led from the simplest still-life exercises to a series of complex landscape pr.. Ways with Watercolor.
In simple, direct language, accompanied by purposeful illustrations, teacher and master watercolorist Ted Kautzky shows beginners how to handle the medium.
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Widely regarded as the author's best work, the book discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies; washes, strokes, and the use of accessories for special effects. Important chapters follow on the characteristics and techniques of handling limited and full palettes. Valuable instructions on composition and related subjects are interwoven throughout the text.
In addition to many demonstrations, there is also challenging practice material. Figure Sketching for Beginners.