Drawing Essentials
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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2011-12-02
ISBN 10 : 9780199758944
Pages : 415 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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An exceptional, all-in-one resource on basic drawing (non-subject specific), figure drawing, and perspective, with more than 500 color and black-and-white illustrations by both students and professionals, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation thoroughly covers the drawing elements that are most important at the foundation level. Award-winning artist, teacher, and author Deborah Rockman explains clearly and in depth what is essential to depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface. Addressing and illustrating studio experiences that are not effectively dealt with in other drawing books, the text elucidates such fundamental (yet challenging) concepts and methods as sighting, scaling techniques, meaningful and descriptive line variation, observation and development of tonal structure, creation of interesting and instructive still lifes, the conceptual impact of still-life objects, the unique challenges of the human figure and portraiture, basic and advanced perspective systems, brainstorming and the generation of ideas, and the use of photographs as reference. Throughout, the author focuses on the cultivation of observational skills, increased sensitivity, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on color theory and color drawing (with nearly 50 full color illustrations), a division of the perspective chapter into two (the second covering more advanced techniques), new and updated illustrations throughout, 27 color additions to the gallery of contemporary drawings in the Appendix, and a new Glossary of Art Terms.

Drawing Essentials

by Deborah A. Rockman

An exceptional, all-in-one resource on basic drawing (non-subject specific), figure drawing, and perspective, with more than 500 color and black-and-white illustrations by both students and professionals, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation thoroughly covers the drawing elements that are most important at the foundation level. Award-winning artist, teacher, and author Deborah Rockman explains clearly and in depth what is essential to depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface. Addressing and illustrating studio experiences that are not effectively dealt

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Drawing from Observation  Reprint

by Brian Curtis, Professor

Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. With an emphasis on progressive skill development, Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing.

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Drawing from Observation

by Brian Curtis

Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing.

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Observational Drawing

by Joseph Podlesnik

Observational Drawing by Joseph Podlesnik is a practical guide to the basic language of drawing. Written in a clear style, this textbook explores both intuitive and analytical approaches to drawing. The book employs a highly visual design with numerous illustrations and contemporary drawings that connect theory with practice. Observational Drawing has been written for anyone interested in the essential role of drawing in the visual arts. The book provides useful insight for beginning students and practicing professionals alike. Drawing from

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Drawing Made Easy

by Robbie Lee

In the same easy to understand and fun to experience style as Perspective Made Easy, Robbie Lee shows readers, step by step, the basic drawing skills they need to build a successful base on which to build any style of drawing expertise. With a fun robot as their guide, readers will experience immediate success as they follow along with more than 20 step-by-step demonstrations and 30 lessons on topics such as the drawing process, perspective, drawing people, and drawing scenes. The book

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Drawing Essentials

by Chair of the Drawing and Printmaking Programs Deborah Rockman

Ideal for introductory studio art courses in drawing, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation, Fourth Edition, explains clearly and in depth the essentials of depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface, focusing on the cultivation of observational skills, increased sensitivity, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials. The text is appropriate for use in all levels of drawing classes, from introductory to advanced levels, as well as for figure and life drawing classes.

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Drawing  Seeing and Observation

by Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson's clear systematic approach to all aspects of drawing provides a comprehensive drawing course, ideal for both beginners and for those with considerable experience who want to re-examine the fundamentals. Illustrated, and with many suggestions for practical work, this book also offers teachers at all levels a ready-made instruction programme which progresses from basic drawing problems to the development of personal style.

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Observational Sketching

by Mariko Higaki

Learn to draw by sketching what surrounds you everyday. In Observational Sketching, author Mariko Higaki—an ISDA Gold Award–winning industrial designer based in Japan—teaches you how to practice and learn to sketch by using well-established observational techniques. Perspective, proportion, lines, shapes, shading, and many other techniques can be learned through everyday practice and observation of the items you come in contact with everyday, from a backpack to your sunglasses. This book addresses how to approach sketching a range

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Drawing the Nude

by Stuart Elliot

Drawing the Nude presents an exciting approach to drawing the human body. Divided into three parts, on structure, anatomy and observation, it introduces a set of principles and develops a treasury of ideas for the artist to follow. Whilst recognizing the importance of observation, it focuses more on a conceptual understanding of the construction of the body in anatomical terms. In doing so, it encourages the cultivation of more informed observation and accommodates those who work from memory, imagination and

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Mary Newcomb

by Tessa Newcomb,William Packer

On New Year's Day 1986, encouraged by her dealer Andras Kalman, artist Mary Newcomb, then aged 64, began to keep a diary. She wrote in its opening pages: "I wanted [...] to remind ourselves that--in our haste--in this century--we may not give time to pause and look--and may pass on our way unheeding." This beautiful new book, compiled by the artist's daughter and grandson, reveals Mary Newcomb as an acute observer of her surroundings, reproducing her copious sketches alongside more finished paintings and

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Keys to Drawing

by Bert Dodson

Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system—fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time. You'll learn how to: Restore, focus, map, and intensify Free your hand action, then learn to control it Convey the illusions of light, depth, and

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Learn to Draw from Observation with Dyslexia  While Still Being Your Creative Self

by Qona Rankin,Howard Riley

"A hands-on practical guide for dyslexic students to improve their observational drawing skills, working around the issues commonly reported by students with SLDs. Many creative and talented individuals with neurological differences report difficulties with short-term memory, co-ordination and planning ahead within a project, and a lack of specialised teaching may even dissuade them from pursuing art at school. This book addresses those challenges. The authors, who have many years' experience of teaching art to dyslexic and dyspraxic students, also include

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Drawing Essentials

by Deborah A. Rockman

Ideal for introductory through advanced studio art courses in drawing, Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, Third Edition, thoroughly addresses drawing techniques that are the most significant at the foundational level: basic drawing, figure drawing, and perspective drawing. Award-winning artist, teacher, and author Deborah Rockman explains clearly and in depth the essentials of depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface, focusing on the cultivation of observational skills, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials. Over 550 instructive illustrations

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Slow Looking

by Shari Tishman

Slow Looking provides a robust argument for the importance of slow looking in learning environments both general and specialized, formal and informal, and its connection to major concepts in teaching, learning, and knowledge. A museum-originated practice increasingly seen as holding wide educational benefits, slow looking contends that patient, immersive attention to content can produce active cognitive opportunities for meaning-making and critical thinking that may not be possible though high-speed means of information delivery. Addressing the multi-disciplinary applications of this purposeful

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Observation

by Charles Herbert Woodbury

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The Art of Noticing

by Rob Walker

"A handsome, beautifully produced compilation of meditations and exercises to inspire us to find joy and expand the ways we engage with the people and places, the objects and tasks we encounter in our everyday lives"--

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The Artful Parent

by Jean Van't Hul

Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home

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