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 an essential skill that introduces the first step into all other visual arts. Beginners start immediately producing accomplished pieces: 38 original, exciting projects that free you to practice and perfect your skills without dreary routine exercises. All major subject areas are covered, from still-lifes and landscapes to animals and life drawings, in a variety of media including charcoals, chalks, pastels, colored pencils, inks, and graphite. Practical advice on technique accompanies each project, with specialized galleries to inspire you. Along the way, you explore many different approaches to figure drawing, including the stages through which the female nude has emerged as a painting subject and how science is transforming the way painters treat human anatomy.

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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)

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.

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).

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.

JAMES L. HORTON is general manager in charge of the public relations unit of Poppe Tyson, a nationwide integrated communications firm. He has extensive management and other experience in investor relations, corporate communications, marketing, and communications consulting. Among his clients are financial services firms, computer and high-tech companies, a German auto manufacturer, oil, chemical, and environmental treatment firms, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, basic manufacturers and utilities. Horton writes and lectures frequently on business management practices and quality in corporate communications. Horton holds a Masters in marketing and finance from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Wiseman has spent over fifty years working as a professional artist and illustrator, producing drawings, paintings and limited edition prints.

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