How to Draw: A Complete Step-by-step Guide for Beginners Covering Still Life, Landscapes, Figure Drawing, the Female Nude and Human Anatomy

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New Holland, 2005 - Art - 352 pages
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Drawing is the starting point for all forms of art as well as being an important skill in itself. This comprehensive step-by-step guide covers all the major subject areas from landscapes to life drawing and provides instruction in a wide range of media including charcoals, chalks, pastels, coloured pencils, inks and graphite. The unique approach of this book is so simple that the reader can start immediately on original and exciting projects. Each section has practical information on materials and equipment and includes a gallery of work by other artists to inspire the beginner. The different approaches to figure drawing are looked at, as is the history of the study of anatomy for art and the emergence of the female nude as a painting subject. Still life, animal and landscape studies are explored through different media. The techniques and projects cover all aspects of drawing, from line and wash to using water-soluble pencils and sgraffito. Packed full of practical advice, techniques and projects, How to Draw provides a sound basis for expanding skills and teaches absolute beginners how to produce accurate and accomplished pieces.

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New Holland Publishers has joined in the trend of cobbling together a single volume from several of its previously published books. Thus, more than half of this far-from-complete drawing guide deals ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Ian Sidaway originally trained as a graphic designer and has been working as an artist since 1970. He is the author of many art techniques books including Learn to Paint with Watercolor, and Painting with Oils, Acrylics and Gouache (both Southwater), and The Instant Artist, which won the Artist's Choice Art Instruction Book of the Year award in 2001. His other published works include Color Mixing Bible (David & Charles) and Pastels (Sunburst Books).

Monahan is a freelance writer and spare time painter. She studied art history at Birbeck College in London for several years, and has written and edited a 100-issue magazine on painting. Patricia has a wide knowledge of the subject from study and research, and is completely familiar with the amateur art world.

Angela Gair is a painter, writer and editor. After studying fine art she spent several years painting and teaching in Italy, Spain and France. She is the author of a number of practical art books including Watercolour, Drawing, Oil Painting and Pastels also published by New Holland.

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