Guide to Drawing

ISBN-10: 0495006947

ISBN-13: 9780495006947

Edition: 7th 2007

Authors: Daniel M. Mendelowitz, David L. Faber, Duane A. Wakeham

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The best-seller for the introduction to drawing course, A GUIDE TO DRAWING provides an excellent balance of classic, historical examples from around the world coupled with the most current images that reflect the state of the art of drawing. The text provides a systematic and sound course of instruction, beginning with an introduction to the nature of drawing, an invitation into the initial experiences of drawing, both underscored by an emphasis on the importance of learning how to see and see deeply. The text moves through chapters on art elements, drawing media and subject matter, concluding with more advanced topics that can be used in subsequent courses, encouraging students to keep this text as a reference through their program and on into their careers as artists.
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List price: $259.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.772

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The Nature of Drawing
Seeing Deeply
What Is Drawing?
Types of Drawings
Expressive Drawing
The Role of Drawing Today
Initial Experiences
Initial Experiences
Making Drawings
Looking at Drawings
Beginner's Media
Presentation of Drawings
Learning to See Deeply
Identifying Sight Skills
Perspective, Foreshortening
Mechanical Aids to Perception
Defining Forms with Negative Space
Modular Analysis
Seeing-More than Physical Sight
Copying, Sketching, and the Power of Influences
The Tradition of Copying
The Tradition of Sketching
The Art Elements
Line and Its Expression
The Gesture Line
The Contour Line
Contour and Line Variation
Lost and Found Edges
The Searching Line
The Modeled Line
Hatching, Cross-Hatching, and Scribbled Tones
The Calligraphic Line
Experiencing Different Line Qualities
Value and Color
The Value Scale
Form Defined by Light
Qualities of Light
Form and Space
Range of Values and Expressive Use of Value
Value Contrasts for Emphasis
Color Schemes
Drawing in Color
Texture and Expression
Familiar Surfaces
Rendering Textures
Textures of the Artist's Media
Actual and Uniform Texture
Invented or Synthetic Texture
Expressive Use of Texture
Selecting Format
Closed and Open Composition
Directional Lines
Repetition-Unity; Multiplicity-Pattern
Point of View
Perspective and Forms in Space
Fixed Viewpoint and Cone of Vision
Picture Plane
Horizontal Line, Ground Plane
Central Line of Vision, Central Vanishing Point
One-Point Perspective
Two-Point Perspective
Three-Point Perspective
Circles in Perspective
Drawing Designs in Perspective
Seeing and Using Perspective
Drawing Media
Dry Media
Drawing Media
Wet Media
Pen and Ink
Brush, Pen, and Ink
Brush and Ink
Wash Drawing
Drawing and Monotype
Traditional Areas
Still Life and Composition
Advantages of Still Life
Still-Life Forms and Value Studies
Schematic Form
Composition and Treatment
Transparency and Reflective Surfaces
Expanded Subject Matter
Landscape, Atmosphere, and Space
Landscape Imagery
Needs of the Landscapist
Texture and Pattern
Spatial Relationships in Nature
Landscape Imagery
Rural Villages and Cityscapes
The Human Figure
Anatomical Drawings
Life Drawing-The Nude Model
Gesture Drawing
The Figure in Action
Drawing the Clothed Figure
Temperament and the Human Figure
Imagination and the Figure
The Portrait
Form and Proportion
The Features
The Self-Portrait
The Objective Approach
The Idealized Portrait
The Psychological Portrait
Synthesis in Drawing
Illustration and Drawing
Illustration and Fine Art
Types of Illustration
Art Directors
Research Resources
Preparing a Portfolio
Expressive Drawing
Representation and Abstraction
Professional Artist or Dilettante
Responding Subjectively
Making Choices
Art Is More than Technique
Visual Metaphor
Imagination and Expression
Mastery of Craft
Expanding Expressive Awareness
Mixed Media and Its Expression
Drawing, Creativity, and Imagination
Tools and Surfaces within a Landscape of Mixed Media
Collage, Multiplicities, and Compositional Tensions
Expressionism and Media Considerations
Leonardo and Media of Previous Centuries
Economy of Mark-Past and Present
Fusions of Dry Media and Surface Variations
Fusions of Dry and Wet Media and Surface Variations
Clarity of Surface and Visual Statement
Directness and Indirectness of Materials
Visual Order
Illustration Credits
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