Drawing from Observation : An Introduction to Perceptual Drawing

ISBN-10: 0073379182
ISBN-13: 9780073379180
Edition: 2nd 2009
Author(s): Brian Curtis
Description: Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. With an emphasis on progressive skill development,Drawing from Observationoffers a balanced  More...
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright Year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication Date: 12/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. With an emphasis on progressive skill development,Drawing from Observationoffers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing...

BRIAN CURTIS is the author of The Men of March: Inside the Lives of College Basketball Coaches. Formerly a features reporter and analyst for FOX Sports Net, he has twice been nominated for Emmy awards. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the United States Basketball Writers Association. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. From the Hardcover edition.

1. Getting Started 2. Materials 3. Drawing Mechanics 4. Intuitive Gesture 5. Intuitive Perspective 6. Positive/Negative Space 7. The Perceptual Grid 8. Proportion 9. The 'Golden Mean' 10. Cross-Contour 11. Foreshortened Circles 12. Biomorphic Form 13. Chiaroscuro 14. Historical Framework 15. Linear Perspective, 1 & 2 Point 16. Linear Perspective, 3 Point 17. Composition Appendix. Drawing Assignments Appendix. Bibliography and Works Cited

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