Unique in its presentation, Basic Drawing teaches by example. Through a profusion of self-explanatory drawings, simple rules of procedure are expertly illustrated for artists, enabling them to build a solid foundation in all aspects of art composition. Presenting informative facts rather th... read more
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations.
Perspective Drawing for Beginners by Len A. Doust Doust carefully explains the roles of lines, boxes, and circles, and shows how visualizing shapes and forms can be used in accurate depictions of perspective. One of the most concise introductions available. 33 illustrations.
Bridgman's Life Drawing by George B. Bridgman The revered instructor explains anatomy in nontechnical terms, discussing movement, light and shade, proportion, movable masses, and more. Nearly 500 illustrations cover every principle and point of instruction.
Figure Drawing by Richard G. Hatton Accessible guide approaches figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. Covers all aspects of sketching the human form, with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles.
Studies in Perspective by Jan Vredeman de Vries These 16th-century architectural engravings helped spread the influence of the Renaissance throughout Northern Europe. More than 70 plates include exteriors of buildings, Gothic interiors, gardens, medieval townscapes, and views of domes, vaults, and many-tiered stairwells.
Pen & Ink Techniques by Frank J. Lohan This richly illustrated manual for beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists covers everything from hatching, tones, and stippling to dealing with the problems that can arise when adding texture, light, and shade.
On the Art of Drawing by Robert Fawcett The "Illustrator's Illustrator" presents fundamentals of improvisation, lighting, style, and technique. Thorough examinations of the human figure and landscapes feature 100 illustrations and stress the importance of design and composition.
Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.
Unique in its presentation, Basic Drawing teaches by example. Through a profusion of self-explanatory drawings, simple rules of procedure are expertly illustrated for artists, enabling them to build a solid foundation in all aspects of art composition. Presenting informative facts rather than ideology, the author begins with perspective and progresses to the figure in movement; light and shade; and detailed anatomy such as the head, neck, facial features, back, hips, legs, feet, arms, and hands. Using hundreds of masterful illustrations from his own portfolio, Priscilla continues with drapery, composition, and trees and landscape, including outdoor sketching. A truly all-in-one manual that belongs on every artist's bookshelf, Basic Drawing outlines the fundamental skills of drawing with an effective and powerful simplicity.
Reprint of the Bramhall House, New York, 1954 edition.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.