This is an essential manual for beginners wishing to learn to draw as well as experienced artists who want to improve their drawing. Working with a traditional view of drawing, this comprehensive guide covers monochrome media such as pencil, graphite, charcoal, chalk, carbon pencil, and ink. Starting with the basics of drawing techniques, the author gives expert advice on drawing portraits, the nude and clothed figure, hands and feet, and scenery. Additional sections of the book delve into anatomy, perspective, light, tone and shade, proportion, and composition.
The book finishes with a section on the importance of light and shade. Civardi's detailed and technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any artist.
Drawing: A Complete Guide brings together the seven books from the successful "Art of Drawing" series in a smaller format.
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.
Author — Giovanni Civardi.
Paperback. 440 pages. 6" × 8½" (15 cm × 22 cm).