Drawing from Observation : An Introduction to Perceptual Drawing

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started

2. Materials

3. Drawing Mechanics

4. Intuitive Gesture

5. The Perceptual Grid

6. Intuitive Perspective

7. Positive/Negative Space

8. Proportion

9. The 'Golden Mean'

10. Cross-Contour

11. Foreshortened Circles

12. Biomorphic Form

13. Chiaroscuro

14. Historical Framework

15. Linear Perspective, 1 & 2 Point

16. Linear Perspective, 3 Point

Appendix. Drawing Assignments

Appendix. Bibliography and Works Cited

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