Drawing Masterclass

100 Creative Techniques of Great Artists

Author: Guy Noble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791383903

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Page: 288

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Gorgeously illustrated and practical, this guide to the art of drawing employs a close analysis of great works to reveal techniques and lessons that will help practitioners at every level. The art of drawing is an essential skill for any artist. This beautifully produced book uses 100 great works on paper as its lessons. Each spread features a reproduction of one work, and offers invaluable lessons about the approaches and techniques the artist used. Organized into chapters on nudes, figures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy, and abstraction, the book breaks down the featured works in different ways. For instance it explores how differences in tone and shadow bring life to a standing figure and how many different weights of line can be achieved with one crayon. In addition, readers can learn from the artist's own words in quotations drawn from interviews and archival materials. There is no better way to learn a skill than from the masters. Beginning and experienced artists can learn from masters as diverse as Kandinsky, Rubens, Monet, da Vinci, Basquiat, Beckman, and Miro, while professionals in the field will find great value in side-by-side comparisons of works from different genres and eras.

Drawing Masterclass?

Creative Techn

Author: Guy Nobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293393

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Page: 288

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Drawing Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world's great artists, describing how the images were created to allow you to weave some of this magic into your own drawings. The book is organized into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life and studies, heads, fantasy and abstraction. Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key drawings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the drawing was made: the materials and technique, as well as an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist's life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.

Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing

Author: Selwyn Leamy

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270542

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion. For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters

45th Anniversary Edition

Author: Robert Beverly Hale

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434754

Category: Art

Page: 272

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A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world. Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings—including works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and Rembrandt among others—Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, light and planes, mass, position and thrust, and anatomy. With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated. Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.

Art of the Pencil

A Revolutionary Look at Drawing, Painting, and the Pencil

Author: Sherry Wallerstein Camhy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780823013739

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Focuses on how pencil art can produce painterly tonal and textural effects. Topics include: graphite, carbon and charcoal; water-soluble, erasable and other coloured pencils; and pastels, crayons and other chalk- and wax-based media. A wide range of papers and alternative surfaces is discussed.

Master Drawings Close-up

Author: Julian Brooks

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060198

Category: Art

Page: 108

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The purpose of this volume is to introduce the reader to the pleasure of looking at master drawings. Through forty-five spectacular works of art, each shown in full and with an enlarged detail, the book simulates the experience of looking at a drawing through a magnifying glass: we can see the techniques and materials used and get close to the artist's creativity. They are roughly ordered by date and were chosen for inclusion because, in addition to yielding beautiful details, they encompass a wide variety of media and techniques. Accompanying short texts highlight particular aspects of each work; italicized technical terms are explained in an accessible and informative glossary at the back. Works by some of the greatest masters of the craft--Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Ingres, Goya, Seurat, and Van Gogh--are included. The reader will gain insights into why artists made drawings, how they used the media available to them--including red chalk, watercolor, pen and ink, and pastel--and their techniques, such as hatching, stumping, squaring, and heightening. This beautiful and unpretentious book will have a wide appeal and will be especially invaluable for art students, practicing artists, and those who study art and art history.

Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques

Author: Harry Borgman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142159

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Manual by acclaimed artist contains the best information available on pencil and ink techniques, including 28 step-by-step demonstrations — many of them in full color.

Learning to Draw

A Creative Approach

Author: Robert Kaupelis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137392

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Expert guide and teacher focuses on solving the problems common to many illustrators, among them perspective, form, modeling, and drawing from memory and projected images. 134 black-and-white illustrations.

Master Class in Figure Drawing

Author: Robert Beverly Hale

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823030149

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Explains how to make realistic drawings of the arms, legs, feet, hands, and other parts of the human body

Life Drawing

Author: Eddie Armer

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488186

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Provides ten step by step exercises and projects for drawing the human form, explains how to set up and light a life model, and offers tips and techniques for scribble drawing, using charcoal, and drawing faces.

Photography Masterclass?

Author: Paul Lowe,Simon Norfolk

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500544624

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Page: 288

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What makes some photographs stay in the memory forever? Sometimes it's the subject matter alone, but more often it's the skill of the artists who took them. The premise of this magnificent book is quite simple: take 100 leading examples of the work of the world's greatest photographers, and a distinguished academic will describe how they achieved their effects to allow you to recreate them yourself. Discover how to compose 'decisive moments' like Cartier-Bresson, use long exposures for landscapes like Simon Norfolk, and experiment with flash in daylight like Rineke Dijkstra.The images are arranged thematically, with engaging analysis of each image and a description of its technical make-up, along with a biography of each artist. The book showcases 100 of the greatest images in the history of the art and will provide an indispensable guide to the technicalities behind the well-known masterpieces and hidden gems in the world of photography. The photographers and their images were carefully selected by award winning photographer, educator and academic Paul Lowe, whose years of experience as a photojournalist and as a teacher gives unique and detailed insight into the working methods of these great image makers.

Lessons from Michelangelo

figure drawing based on techniques of the master

Author: Michael Burban

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Analyzes sixty-four of Michelangelo's best drawings, describes the principles of drawing they illustrate, and shows how to portray the human anatomy, as well as drapery and clothing

The Art of Creative Thinking

89 Ways to See Things Differently

Author: Rod Judkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Get ready to get inspired In short and engaging entries, this deceptively simple volume presents examples of creative thinkers from the worlds of writing, music, architecture, painting, technology, and more, shedding light on their process, and showing how each of us can learn from them to improve our lives and our work. Subjects range from the grueling practice schedule of the Beatles and the relentless revisions of Tolkien, Sondheim, and Picasso to the surprisingly slapdash creation of The Simpsons. You’ll learn about the most successful class in history (in which every student won a Nobel Prize), how frozen peas were invented, why J.K. Rowling likes to write in cafes, and how 95 percent of Apocalypse Now ended up on the cutting-room floor. Takeaways include: - Doubt everything all the time. - Plan to have more accidents. - Be mature enough to be childish. - Contradict yourself more often. - Be practically useless. - If it ain’t broke, break it. - Surprise yourself. - Look forward to disappointment. - Be as incompetent as possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy

Author: Francis Ames-Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300079814

Category: Art

Page: 196

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The book opens with a brief history of earlier drawings and a discussion of the various artistic problems which drawings could help to resolve. Through the works of the major fifteenth-century draughtsmen - Pisanello, Jacopo Bellini, Pollaiuolo, Ghirlandaio, Carpaccio and Leonardo da Vinci - Francis Ames-Lewis then explores new types of drawing evolved during the century: the free sketch contrasting with the frozen control of the model-book, the exploratory study of the nude, the preparatory compositional sketch and the cartoon. He considers the problems and possibilities of different techniques and investigates studio practice and the relation of the drawing to the final work of art." "This incisive introduction to the subject of early Renaissance drawings throws fresh light on one of the great centuries of Italian art, and by reflection illuminates further the activities of the masters of the High Renaissance.

Draw Like Da Vinci

Author: Susan Dorothea White

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781844034444

Category: Art

Page: 144

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The first book in an exciting new series! Many would-be artists are inspired by the works of the great masters—and Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings are among the most magnificent ever created. But how did he achieve his effects? Choose his materials? Define his approach? Susan Dorothea White, an internationally known artist and teacher, helps students gain an invaluable understanding of Da Vinci’s techniques for depicting the human form and dealing with perspective, line weight, light, shade, and character. With hundreds of images to illustrate her points, she discusses the tools he used; examines his creative techniques; analyzes some of his finest drawings in depth; and devises simple projects for practice. It’s a fantastic resource for any artist.

Perspective Sketching

Freehand and Digital Drawing Techniques for Artists & Designers

Author: Jorge Paricio

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1631590324

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Go beyond the horizon with Perspective Sketching. This book offers a command of the basic principles of perspective that is essential to creating dynamic, plausible compositions. With a user-friendly approach, this step-by-step guide will help you master the basics like scale drawing, contour line drawing, linear perspective, tone and texture, and more. Freehand skills like intuitive perspective and concept sketching help you to deepen your technique. Artist and designer Jorge Paricio also includes lessons on working with 3-D modeling in SketchUp and painting in Photoshop and provides a full chapter in blending traditional hand skills with digital media. This effective technique that draws on a broad sense of artistic qualities, coupled with mastering perspective, creates a sketching book unlike any other.

Expressive Figure Drawing

New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

Author: Bill Buchman

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823033147

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This is an inspiring must-have resource for artists seeking new approaches to drawing the human figure. It features more than 20 fundamental figure drawing exercises. It empowers students and artists of all levels to make progress with the figure beyond their expectations. Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist's education and at the centre of the art-making process. In Expressive Figure Drawing , innovative teacher and author, Bill Buchman, explores the idea that the way we draw is a direct expression of our emotions and perceptions.

Drawing and Painting

Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists

Author: Kate Wilson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500293164

Category: Drawing

Page: 288

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Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative 'category killer' approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists. The book's up-to-date approach is a far cry from the dry instructions and dated artwork that feature in more traditional art books. In contrast to other, largely project-orientated titles, Drawing and Painting places the emphasis on the techniques themselves, encompassing drawing, sketching and a range of painting styles. Covering everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics, specially commissioned photography and artwork accompanies step-bystep techniques, while profiles of contemporary artists provide insight into various working methods, materials and techniques. Acknowledging the growing interest in digital tools as a medium, information is provided throughout the book on how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.

Lines of Thought

Michelangelo to Bridget Riley: Drawings from the British Museum

Author: Bridget Riley,Hugo Chapman,Isabel Seligman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292785

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Page: 128

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A show touring US museums examines the process and practice of drawing, showcasing over 500 years of work from Michelangelo to the present day

Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to Awareness

Author: Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782402831

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Page: 144

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Wendy Ann Greenhalgh explores how drawing creates a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us, and is as natural to us as breathing. Through mindful creative exercises and personal anecdote, she reveals how artists can rediscover the playful pleasure of drawing, and doodlers can experience wellbeing through mark making. With fresh materials of perception, flow, and instinct, an insightful author shares how we can all experience the mindful joys of drawing.