Drawing as Expression Techniques and Concepts

ISBN-10: 0130893137
ISBN-13: 9780130893130
Edition: 2002
Authors: Sandy Brooke
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Description: For an undergraduate course in Drawing I, Drawing Concepts or Creative Drawing. Incorporating over 400 professional art pieces, student drawings, and illustration throughout, this student-friendly instructional text covers all aspects of drawing  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.60
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

For an undergraduate course in Drawing I, Drawing Concepts or Creative Drawing. Incorporating over 400 professional art pieces, student drawings, and illustration throughout, this student-friendly instructional text covers all aspects of drawing from the Renaissance to present dayfrom basic skills and formal elements to introductory figure drawing and the advanced concepts of contemporary drawing. Teaching students on all drawing levels how to combine their critical thinking skills with intuition and technical knowledge to create a visual language through drawing, it covers key drawing techniques, the function of drawing, and the concepts associated with good drawing. It incorporates an abundance of student examples and drawing exercises in each chapter to reinforce concepts and hone newly acquired skills, and includes historical profiles of artists throughout with discussions on their unique direction, style, and use of drawing.

Introduction
A Brief History of Drawing
What is Drawing? Gender and Race Issues in Art
Profile of an Artist: Kathie Kollwitz
Left and Right Brain Thinking: Learning to See
Media
Drawing Tools
Wet and Dry Drawing Media: Media List
The Formal Elements
Gesture: Developing Visual Awareness and Beginning to Draw
Warming up to Gesture Drawing: Seeing Responses
Profile of an Artist: Willem deKooning
Choosing Drawing Tools for Gesture Drawing
Composing Drawings with Gesture
Time Required to make Gesture Drawings
Gesture Figure Drawing
Mass Gesture
Mass to Line
Gesture & Mass Gesture to Value Change
Gesture Line Drawing
Creating Space in Gesture Line Drawings
Subjects to Consider for Gesture Drawing
Major Points of Gesture Drawing
Sustained Gesture Drawing
Exercise
Line: The Formal Elements
Outline Drawings
Contour Line Drawing
Line Tone and Quality
Loose Contour Line and Value Exercise
Contour & Gesture with Value
Scribbled Line Drawing
Rhythm Drawings
Rhythm Drawing Exercise
Continuous Line Drawing
Cross Contour
Expressive and Calligraphic Lines
Blind Contour
Profile of an Artist: Honore Daumier
Implied Line
Value: The Formal Elements
Introduction to Value
Four Divisions of Light
Chiaroscuro
Applying Chiaroscuro to Form
Qualities of Light on Form: Planar Analysis
The Picture Plane
Qualities of Light in Space: Using Light and Dark to Create Space
Value Change Creates Form & Volume
Applying the Qualities of Light to a Drawing
Conte and Value
Profile of an Artist: Rembrandt Van Rijn
Value Creates Space: Reversed Charcoal Working from Dark to Light
Wet Charcoal
Line to Plane
Layering Value to Create Weight, Mass, and Volume
Cross Hatching: Pencil Drawing and Value
Rubbed and Erased Drawings to Pencil
Planar Analysis
Brush and Ink Wash
Wash Exercise
Pen, Line, and Ink Wash
Ink Wash by Plane
Profile of an Artist: Auguste Rodin
The Expressive Use of Value
Perspective: The Formal Elements
Introduction
Do We See in Perspective? Perspective: Cone of Vision
The Picture Plane
Baseline
Focal Point and Vanishing Point
Drawing Exercise
The Horizon
Ground Plane
Circles
Common Errors Drawing Circles in Perspective
Drawing a Circle in Perspective
One-Point Perspective
Sighting
Perspective Grid
Measuring Depth
Drawing Exercise
Figures in Space to Atmospheric Perspective and Value
Two-Point Perspective
Inclined Planes
Drawing Exercise
Foreshortening
Three-Point Perspective
Shadows
Landscape Light and Shadow
Texture and Pattern: The Formal Elements
Rubbing and Rendering
Invented Texture: The Media and The Mark Line, Stippling
Hatching
Wax, Ink, and Pattern
Tromp L'Oeil and Actual Texture
Visual Texture
Observing Texture
Surface Textures and Expression
Defining Space With Texture
Scribble Line Landscape
Pattern
Ambiguous Pattern
Profile of an Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Composition: Space, Plane, and Shape
Profile of an Artist: Alberto Giacometti
Exercise in Seeing
Positive and Negative Space
Balancing Light and Dark in Space
Positive and Negative Abstract Shapes
Ambiguous Space
Ambiguous Relationships
Composing in the Picture Plane and the Edge
Selecting the Format: Open and Closed
Placement
The Space of the Picture Plane
Balance
Revising a Drawing
Evaluating the Composition
Drawing Exercise in Revising
Organizing the Composition with the Grid
The Grid and Flattening the Picture Plane
Profile of an Artist: Richard Diebenkorn
Plane
Shape
Cross-Hatching Compositions
Drapery
Profile of an Artist: Antoine Watteau
Drawing Drapery
Cross-Hatching and Drapery

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