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Drawing Academy

The format of this comprehensive four-part course for art students is based on drawing courses given at major art schools. Originally available as four separate smaller volumes, this much larger new book brings all four parts together in a complete program that teaches students every aspect of the art of drawing.

Part One, The Basics of Drawing, discusses and illustrates the materials, the tools, and the fundamental principles of form, proportions, tonal ranges, and more.

Part Two, Line and Shading in Drawing, discusses controlling the width and intensity of lines in your drawings, and how to develop techniques that suggest dimension and surface textures.

Part Three, Light and Shadow in Drawing, discusses the ways in which light falls on the artist’s subject, and various methods for rendering light and shade to produce dramatic effects.

Part Four, Perspective Drawing, offers an understanding of the geometric principles that give drawings coherence, and instruction on how to see subjects from fresh points of view to create surprising results.

Each chapter presents Learning-by-Doing exercises and concludes with Sketchbook and Analysis sections that encourage students to isolate parts of their compositions, correct errors, and work out solutions to the problems they encountered in their exercises.

This instructive book is filled with color photos and illustrations.

Hardcover. 384 Pages. 9½" × 11" (24 cm × 28 cm).

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