These DVDs from Crystal Productions
Basic Perspective Drawing — Artist Gerald Brommer introduces linear perspective. He shows viewers how it is essential to see perspective in order to draw it. Demonstrations include how to make
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Drawing with Pastels — Artist Gail Price demonstrates the variety of pastels, including soft, hard, iridescent, and pencil. The properties of each type are explained, and Price shows how the different pastels enhance a wide selection of subjects and backgrounds.
Elements of Design — The seven elements of design — value, color, form, shape, line, space, and texture — are each explored and clearly explained with diagrams and hands‑on demonstrations, including paintings, collages, and sculpture by Gerald Brommer in this video. Examples of elements seen in nature, architecture, and art reinforce the concepts. 30 minutes.
Pencil Drawing — Beginning with contour and ancient lines, artist Gail Price leads viewers through the basic techniques to create 10 dynamic pencil drawings using a diverse selection of pencils and papers. This DVD covers techniques that produce texture and value, including scumble, smudge, kneaded eraser, stipple, hatching, and cross-hatching. Closed captioned. 28 minutes.
Principles of Design — In this video, Gerald Brommer shows how the elements of design are used and combined in developing the seven principles of design — contrast, rhythm, unity, emphasis, pattern, movement, and balance. A series of demonstrations are combined with diagrams, artwork, and scenes from nature. 29 minutes.
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