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9780891343370

Keys to Drawing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780891343370

  • ISBN10:

    0891343377

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-06-01
  • Publisher: PENGUIN

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Summary

Bert Dodson's successful method of "teaching anyone who can hold a pencil"how to draw has made this tome one of the most popular, best-selling art books in history - an essential reference for every artist's library! Dodson offers a complete system for developing drawing skills, basing his approach on 55 "keys"to drawing - rules that don't need to be memorized, but realized. Dodson helps artists learn to trust their eyes and sharpen their observation skills through 48 practice exercies, reviews, and self-evaluations. Topics include learning to control proportion, scale, movement, depth, pattern and more! Bert Dodson, a talented draftsman, painter, and illustrator, taught illustration and drawing for several years at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. He has also illustrated over three dozen books. He lives in Bradford, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8(10)
The Drawing Process
10(30)
Internalizing practical dialogue
Using triggering words
Drawing ``blind''
Restating
Seeing vs. knowing
Individualizing
Shape consciousness
Focusing
The Artist's Handwriting
40(30)
Separating your two handwritings
Freeing your hand
Controlling your hand
Copying
Emulating
Exploring mediums
Erasing
Proportions: Taking the Measure of Things
70(32)
Sighting
Finding the midpoint
Using plumb and level
Looking for comparative measurements
Foreshortening
Intensifying proportions
The Illusion of Light
102(26)
Mapping
Modeling
Managing edges
Analyzing the light
Intensifying mood
Merging shapes
Designing with light
The Illusion of Depth
128(20)
Overlapping forms
Diminishing sizes
Converging lines
Softening edges and contrasts
Drawing through
Sighting angles
Using eye level and vanishing points
Drawing ellipses
The Illusion of Texture
148(24)
Articulating and suggesting
Sensing the stroke
Repeating and varying
Contrasting textures
Shifting strokes for distance
Pattern and Design
172(26)
Designing with shape
Sensing pattern
Framing
Cropping
Straddling opposites
Identifying tangents
Drawing and Imagination
198(24)
Joining two bags
Creative playing
Making the familiar strange
Working in sequence
Drawing on diverse sources
Exploring themes
Bibliography 222(1)
Index 223

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