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Cengage Advantage Books: Drawing Basics

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9780495006282

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0495006289
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Pub. Date:
2/7/2006
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Solidly grounded in a student-friendly learning process, DRAWING BASICS provides a thorough yet simple approach to drawing from observation by breaking down the process into basic elements and essential disciplinary practices. Through a series of carefully structured Basic Drawing Exercises students develop progressively more complex skills that provide a strong foundation in drawing from observation and set the stage for future development of personal expression. Student examples provide inspiration and motivation and offer attainable goals.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Groundwork
1(8)
Philosophy And Purpose
1(2)
Emphasis on Your Learning Process
2(1)
The Importance of Limiting What Is Taught
2(1)
Basic Drawing Skills
2(1)
Emphasis on Still Life
3(1)
The Illustrations
3(1)
Organization
3(2)
Basic Skill
4(1)
Basic Drawing Exercises
4(1)
Refining Your Skills
4(1)
Sketchbook Exercises
5(1)
Drawing Critiques
5(1)
How To Use This Book
5(2)
Be Positive and Not Overly Self-Critical
5(1)
Follow All Directions Carefully
6(1)
Spend a Sufficient Amount of Time on Each Drawing
6(1)
Learn from Others
6(1)
Basic Materials
7(1)
Basic Materials for Chapters 2--6
7(1)
Basic Materials for Chapters 7--11
7(1)
The Drawing Environment
8(1)
Work Area
8(1)
Next Step
8(1)
Seeing
9(7)
Drawing The Outlines Of Shapes
10(1)
Focusing On The Visual Relationships Of Shapes
10(1)
Drawing The Rectangle Of The Picture Plane
11(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 1
11(1)
Refining Your Skills
12(2)
Line Quality and Its Importance
12(1)
Benefits of Not Erasing
12(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
12(2)
Drawing Critique
14(2)
What Are the Objectives?
14(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
14(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercise 1
15(1)
Patience
16(13)
Looking Carefully And Drawing Slowly
16(1)
Looking For Variety In Shapes
17(1)
Drawing Shapes In Relation To Each Other
17(3)
Basic Drawing Exercise 2
18(2)
Basic Drawing Exercise 3
20(1)
Refining Your Skills
20(5)
Composition and Touching the Edges of the Picture Plane
20(2)
Improving the Quality of Lines
22(1)
How to Correct When You Can't Erase
22(3)
Sketchbook Assignment
25(1)
Drawing Critique
What Are the Objectives?
25(2)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
27(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercises 2 and 3
28(1)
Positive Shapes and Negative Spaces
29(6)
Focusing In A Different Way
29(1)
Keep Your Attention On The Negative Spaces
30(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 4
30(1)
Refining Your Skills
31(1)
Filling the Entire Picture Plane with Shapes
31(1)
Maintaining a Slow Drawing Pace
32(1)
The Importance of Seeing Negative Spaces
32(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
32(1)
Drawing Critique
32(3)
What Are the Objectives?
32(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
32(3)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercise 4
35(1)
Structure and Texture
35(12)
Looking Closely At Structure And Texture
36(4)
Basic Drawing Exercise 5
37(2)
Basic Drawing Exercise 6
39(1)
Refining Your Skills
40(3)
Positioning Objects with Composition in Mind
40(1)
Looking at Lines and How They Function
41(2)
Maintaining a Slow Pace
43(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
43(1)
Drawing Critique
43(4)
What Are the Objectives?
43(2)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
45(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercises 5 and 6
46(1)
Spatial Depth and Texture
47(12)
Looking Closely To Differentiate Textures And Shapes
48(4)
Basic Drawing Exercise 7
49(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 8
50(2)
Refining Your Skills
52(3)
Ordering a Detailed Composition
52(1)
Creating a Variety of Textures with Line
53(1)
A Shifting Field of Positive and Negative Spatial Relationships
54(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
55(1)
Drawing Critique
55(4)
What Are the Objectives?
55(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
56(2)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercises 7 and 8
58(1)
Value
59(6)
A Personal Approach To The Medium
60(1)
Development Of The Drawing Surface
60(1)
Materials
61(1)
Seeing Value Relationships
62(3)
Basic Drawing Exercise 9
62(3)
Local Value
65(8)
From General To Specific
66(1)
Benefits Of Beginning With A Ground
67(1)
Taking Advantage Of The Materials
67(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 10
67(1)
Refining Your Skills
68(4)
Develop the Drawing in Layers
68(2)
Be Aware of the Surface of the Drawing
70(1)
Create a Full Spectrum of Values
70(1)
Define Edges of Shapes with Care
70(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
70(2)
Drawing Critique
72(1)
What Are the Objectives?
72(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
72(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercise 10
72(1)
Volume and Depth
73(13)
Building Complex Value Relationships
74(2)
Creating Volume With Value
76(1)
External Light Source And Its Affect On Form
76(1)
Value Shifts At The Edges Of Forms
76(2)
Value Shifts On The Surface Of Forms To Describe Texture
78(3)
Basic Drawing Exercise 11
79(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 12
80(1)
Refining Your Skills
81(3)
Use Charcoal in a Personal and Effective Way
81(1)
Be Aware of the Drawing Surface
81(1)
Develop Balance in the Composition
81(2)
Observe the Complexities in Light and Shadow
83(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
84(1)
Drawing Critique
84(2)
What Are the Objectives?
84(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
84(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercises 11 and 12
85(1)
Perspective
86(13)
Creating Perspective Through Observation
86(1)
The Importance Of A Fixed Point Of View
87(1)
Making And Using A Viewfinder
87(1)
Choosing A Vertical Line To Use As A Reference Point
88(2)
Value As It Relates To Shadows
90(1)
Instructions For Beginning The Basic Drawing Exercises
91(2)
Basic Drawing Exercise 13
92(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 14
92(1)
Refining Your Skills
93(4)
Understanding the Concept of a Fixed Point of View
93(1)
Vertical Constant and the Skill of Making Comparisons
94(1)
Using the Edges of Your Paper
94(1)
Using Value in Shadow Areas
95(1)
Using Value to Define the Forms of Shapes
96(1)
The Importance of Drawing What You See
96(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
96(1)
Drawing Critique
97(2)
What Are the Objectives?
97(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
97(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercises 14 and 15
98(1)
Developing Expression
99(14)
Luminosity In Drawing
100(1)
Range Of Four Values In Drawing
101(1)
Black-And-White Drawing
102(1)
Drawing Surface
103(1)
Reduced Values
103(7)
Depiction of Depth with Value
104(1)
Basic Drawing Exercise 15
105(2)
Basic Drawing Exercise 16
107(2)
Basic Drawing Exercise 17
109(1)
Refining Your Skills
110(1)
Simplify Use of Value
110(1)
Be Aware of the Drawing Surface
110(1)
Abstraction and Personal Expression
110(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
111(1)
Drawing Critique
111(2)
What Are the Objectives?
111(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
112(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercises 15, 16, and 17
112(1)
Using Gesture Drawing
113(9)
Gesture Drawing
114(1)
Eye-Hand Coordination
114(1)
Developing Distinct Marks
115(2)
Basic Drawing Exercise 18
116(1)
Refining Your Skills
117(3)
Working Rapidly
117(1)
Directional Lines
118(1)
Drawing Surface
119(1)
Unique Quality of Marks
120(1)
Sketchbook Assignment
120(1)
Drawing Critique
120(2)
What Are the Objectives?
120(1)
How Do You Determine If the Objectives Have Been Accomplished?
120(1)
Questions to Ask Yourself When Discussing Drawings for Exercise 18
121(1)
Conclusion 122(1)
Appendix: Critiques 123(3)
Glossary 126(2)
Suggestions On Further Reading 128(1)
Index 129


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