Art of Drawing The Complete Course

ISBN-10: 1402709323
ISBN-13: 9781402709326
Edition: 2003
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Description: From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and color to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every skill a developing artist needs.  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and color to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every skill a developing artist needs. Inspiring and instructive images vividly reveal the intricacies of techniques such as shading, tone, contrasts, stumping, contouring; depth effects, and more. Guided drawings include a charcoal of a nude, landscape on gray tone paper, and still life with chiaroscuro.

Introduction
Knowing Your Materials
Drawing by Fiction
Graphite: Line, Control, and Properties
Charcoal: The Oldest Medium
Tone Techniques with Charcoal
Artists' Chalks: Warm and Opaque
Sanguine: A Classic Medium
The Blending Stump: Many Possibilities
The Eraser: A Very Versatile Tool
Colored Pencils: A Love for Detail
Pastels: Drawing or Painting?
Different Drawing Papers: Different Characteristics
Liquid Techniques: Brushes and Inks
The Wash: A Range of Tones
Brush Effects
Inks: Strokes and Effects
Washes: Effects and Techniques
Beginning Steps
Achieving a Professional Stroke
Training the Hand
Basic Strokes
Automatic Drawing
Techniques to Improve Pencil Control
Lines, Spirals, and Gradations
Creating Volume in Drawings
Hatching: Possibilities and Combinations
Rings: Three-Dimensional Forms
Pointillism: A Divisionist Technique
Gestural and Outline Drawing
Drawing Proportionately
Strokes and Profiles
A Linear Landscape: Controlling the Stroke
A Theme: Selection and Composition
Factors in Selecting a Theme
Composition and Blocking In Shadows
Using Perspective in the Preliminary Outline Sketch
Calculating Proportions
Drawing with Grids
The "Lorrain Method:" Harmony in the Composition
Point of View: Transformations in the Model
Composing Outline Sketches: Balancing the Image
Balance and Rhythm: A Visual Order
Light and Atmosphere
Tonal Techniques
Shading
How to Shade: Stains, Tones, and Hatchings
How to Control the Quality of a Shading
Dividing Areas: Controlling Shadows
The Importance of Tonal Gradation
Tonal Backgrounds: Drawing on Colored Paper
Contrasts and Volume Effects
Blocking In and Modeling
Light and Ambiance: Illuminating the Atmosphere
Chiaroscuro: Maximum Contrasts between Light and Shadow
Blending Techniques
Sfumato: Smooth Contours
How to Use a Paper's Texture
Correcting without Erasing
Depth Effects in Drawing
Perspective: Basic Notions
Drawing with Atmospheric Perspective
The Coulisse Effect: Successive Planes
A Contrasted Foreground
Color Drawing
Colored Pencil and Pastel Drawing
Conventional Techniques with Pastels
How to Mix Colors
Colored Pencil Techniques
Mixing with Hatching: The Optical Effects of Color
Feathering and Whitening Techniques
Scratching and Sgraffito
Step by Step
Drawing a Nude
A Still-life with Sanguine
Erasure Technique: Drawing Highlights
A Landscape on Gray Paper
An Interior with the White-on-White Technique
The "Three Color" Technique: Drawing with Pictorial Qualities
The Blending Stump Technique: Just a Blurred Stain
A Landscape with Chalk Powder
Sketching with a Charcoal Pencil
A Still-life with Chiaroscuro Effects
White Chalk Highlights: An Explosion of Light
A Landscape with Graphite
A Flower with Abundant Water, Fluidity, and Sinuosity
An Interior Patio in Wash
A Rural Landscape in Washes and Line
Metal Point Drawing: Texture and Hatching
The Reed Pen and Its Effects
Drawing on Colored Paper with White and Black Inks
A Still-life with Colored Inks
Controlling the Line: Hatching
A Dog with Colored Pencils
A Girl in Watercolor
The Dry Pastel Technique on a Tonal Background
An Urban View with Oil Pastels on a Tonal Background
Index

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