The Drawing Bible

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North Light Books, Mar 24, 2006 - Art - 303 pages
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The must-have reference for anyone who draws!

This is your complete guide to drawing - packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets of rendering any subject correctly and creatively in an amazing array of mediums from pencil to full color. Quickly find the answers to common problems and questions so you can get back to the drawing board. The Drawing Bible is a handy, one-stop reference that beginners and experienced artists simply can't be without!

Learn how to:Master essential line and tone techniquesUse proper perspective and proportionsCreate everything from quick sketches to impressive finished drawingsDraw in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastel and more

 

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Color photographs of paper, material, tools, and finished drawings in this practical and technically oriented manual give it visual punch and help it to feel modern. Also available in an electronic edition. Read full review

Contents

MEDIUMS and MATERIALS
19
LINE and TONE
61
PERSPECTIVE and PROPORTION
105
COMPOSITION and SKETCHING
127
SUBJECTS for DRAWING
149
DRAWING FIGURES and FACES
175
Mixing MEDIUMS
223
Drawings as PRELIMINARY STUDIES and as FINISHED ART
255
INDEX
300
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About the author (2006)

Craig Nelson currently teaches painting and drawing at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is Department Director of Fine Art.

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