One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media

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Quarry Books, 2011 - Art - 128 pages
DIVThrough 46 daily exercises which make up a complete 6-week course, you will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imaginations fertile by doing One Drawing A Day. Each spread in the book features a beautiful drawing by one of 8 professional illustrators, with a description and comments by the illustrator as well as a companion exercise. Each exercise includes suggestions for various mediums or mixed-media solutions, advice on how to approach and execute the drawing, as well as professional tips. The book also includes exercises designed to spark new ideas and increase creativity./div
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Getting Started
8
Line and Mark
15
Playing with Color
33
People Watching and Capturing Motion
50
Close to Home
66
City and Country
78
Ideas Holidays and Special Projects
94
Gallery
111
About the Author
126
Acknowledgments
128
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Veronica Lawlor is currently on the faculty of Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. She teaches at Dalvero Academy and is president of Studio 1482, an illustration collective based in New York City. Lawlor has exhibited her work at the United Nations, the Puck Gallery, the Society of Illustrators, and the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration. Her illustration work has appeared in numerous publications including New York, Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, and the New York Times. She was interviewed for an article in Communication Arts 2007 Illustration Annual and was featured in “Top Ten Illustrators to Watch” in the 2009 World Association of Newspapers. Veronica's work may be seen at www.studio1482.com/veronica. She blogs at www.veronicalawlor.com and contributes to www.onedrawingaday.com and www.urbansketchers.com.

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