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A Guide to Drawing (with InfoTrac)

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9780155062108

ISBN10:
0155062107
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Pub. Date:
8/21/2002
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ITP (Manual)
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Summary

One of the most respected and widely used books in its field, A GUIDE TO DRAWING is a classic, comprehensive, and systematic introduction to the art of drawing, focusing on the mastery of traditional skills as the basis for expressive drawing.

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION
The Nature of Drawing
1(13)
What Is Drawing?
3(2)
Types of Drawings
5(3)
Expressive Drawing
8(3)
The Role of Drawing Today
11(3)
PART 2 INITIAL EXPERIENCES
Initial Experiences
14(20)
Making Drawings
14(1)
Looking at Drawings
15(1)
Presentation of Drawings
16(1)
Beginner's Media
17(16)
Summary
33(1)
Learning to See
34(18)
Perspective, Foreshortening
34(6)
Mechanical Aids to Perception
40(5)
Defining Forms with Negative Space
45(4)
Right Brain, Left Brain
49(1)
Seeing---More Than Physical Sight
49(3)
Copying, Sketching, and the Power of Influences
52(17)
The Tradition of Copying
52(6)
The Tradition of Sketching
58(11)
PART 3 THE ART ELEMENTS
Line
69(22)
The Contour Line
71(2)
Contour and Line Variety
73(4)
Lost and Found Edges
77(1)
The Searching Line
78(2)
The Modeled Line
80(2)
Hatching, Cross-Hatching, and Scribbled Tones
82(4)
The Calligraphic Line
86(2)
Experiencing Different Line Qualities
88(2)
Conclusion
90(1)
Value
91(28)
The Value Scale
92(2)
Form Defined by Light
94(2)
Chiaroscuro
96(3)
Qualities of Light
99(1)
Form and Space
100(2)
Pattern
102(1)
Texture
103(2)
Range of Values and Expressive Use of Value
105(4)
Value Contrasts for Emphasis
109(1)
Color and Value
110(4)
Color Schemes
114(2)
Drawing in Color
116(3)
Texture
119(14)
Familiar Surfaces
119(4)
Rendering Textures
123(1)
Textures of the Artist's Media
124(2)
Actual and Uniform Texture
126(3)
Invented or Synthetic Texture
129(1)
Expressive Use of Texture
129(3)
Orchestration
132(1)
Composition
133(23)
Selecting Format
135(1)
Closed and Open Composition
135(1)
Balance
135(1)
Directional Lines
136(2)
Shapes
138(3)
Repetition-Pattern
141(1)
Variation-Contrast
141(1)
Dominance-Subordination
142(1)
Movement
143(3)
Rhythm
146(1)
Depth
147(1)
Value
148(4)
Point of View
152(4)
Perspective
156(20)
Fixed Viewpoint and Cone of Vision
158(1)
Picture Plane
158(1)
Horizontal Line, Ground plane
159(1)
Line of Vision, Central Vanishing Point
160(1)
One-Point perspective
160(6)
Two-Point Perspective
166(3)
Three-Point Perspective
169(1)
Circles in Perspective
170(4)
Shadows
174(1)
Drawing Designs in Perspective
174(1)
Seeing and Using Perspective
174(2)
PART 4 DRAWING MEDIA
Dry Media
176(25)
Papers
177(1)
Drawing Media
178(23)
Wet Media
201(20)
Pen and Ink
201(9)
Pen, Brush, and Ink
210(1)
Brush and Ink
210(4)
Wash Drawing
214(4)
Drawing and Monotype
218(3)
Still Life
221(16)
Advantages of Still Life
222(3)
Still-Life Forms and Value Studies
225(1)
Schematic Form
226(1)
Composition and Treatment
227(5)
Transparency and Reflective Surfaces
232(2)
Expanded Subject Matter
234(3)
Landscape
237(19)
Needs of the Landscapist
237(2)
Landscape Imagery
239(3)
Texture and Pattern
242(3)
Spatial Relationships in Nature
245(4)
Cityscape
249(2)
Seascape
251(1)
Abstraction
252(4)
Figure Drawing
256(26)
Anatomical Drawings
256(6)
Life Drawing---The Nude Model
262(9)
Gesture Drawing
271(2)
The Figure in Action
273(3)
Drawing the Clothed Figure
276(2)
Temperament and the Human Figure
278(1)
Synesthesia
279(1)
Imagination and the Figure
279(3)
The Portrait
282(19)
Form and Proportion
284(3)
The Features
287(2)
The Self-Portrait
289(2)
The Objective Approach
291(2)
The Idealized Portrait
293(1)
The Psychological Portrait
294(5)
Caricature
299(2)
PART 5 SYNTHESIS IN DRAWING
Illustration
301(18)
Illustration versus Fine Art
301(3)
Types of Illustration
304(12)
Art Directors
316(1)
Research Resources
317(1)
Preparing a Portfolio
317(2)
Expressive Drawing
319(22)
Empathy
320(4)
Representation and Abstraction
324(3)
Artist or Dilettante?
327(2)
Responding Subjectively
329(1)
Making Choices
329(2)
More Than Technique
331(1)
Visual Metaphor
332(2)
Imagination and Expression
334(2)
Mastery of Craft
336(3)
Expanding Expressive Awareness
339(2)
Expressive Mixed Media
341(18)
Landscape of Mixed Media
342(1)
Expressionism and Media Considerations
343(1)
Media of Previous Centuries
344(1)
Experimentation
345(2)
Strengths of Single Tools
347(1)
Surface
348(8)
Visual Order
356(2)
Summary
358(1)
Glossary 359(8)
Index 367(5)
Illustration Credits 372


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