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Understanding Values Discover Your "Inner Artist" As You Explore the Basic Theories and Techniques of Pencil Drawing

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ISBN-10: 1560109963

ISBN-13: 9781560109969

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ken Goldman

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This essential book explores the importance of understanding the range of values of a subject, from light to dark and all the variations in between, and demonstrates the drawing techniques that can be used to render realistic forms. The step-by-step projects help artists develop their skills through shading, contrasting elements, studying composition, drawing white objects, using lighting effects, and more.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Ken Goldman teaches portrait, figure, and landscape painting at the Athenaeum School of Fine Art in La Jolla, California. He studied figure drawing and painting at the New York Studio School, National Academy of Design, and Art Students League in New York; portraiture and figure drawing with Vern Wilson of the Los Angeles Art Center; and watercolor painting with Liane Collot D'Herbois in Europe. Ken's art has been exhibited extensively and appeared in numerous magazines.

Getting Started
Understanding Value and Shape
Seeing Values
Placing Shapes Accurately
Drawing Values as Shapes
Depicting Form
Arranging Values
Establishing a Light Source
Working with Natural Light
Working with Artificial Light
Exploring Perspective in Shadows
Expressing Illumination
Creating Luminosity
Reinterpreting Values
Distributing Light Intensity
Using Contrast to Attract the Eye
Moving the Eye through the Art
Creating Depth
Capturing Light on Black-and-White
Learning by Copying the Masters
Combining the Elements of Design
Pulling It All Together
Closing Thoughts