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Title:
Drawing school : the complete course
Author:
Simpson, Ian, 1933-2011.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., Inc., 2001.

©1993
Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Originally published as: The complete drawing course. [London] : Quarto Pub., c1993.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806944258
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Learn to draw and develop your own style without going to art school. Work through a project to learn the fundamentals, moving on only when you're ready. Advance from simple still-lifes to landscapes, human figures, and more. Look at key drawings by major artists to understand different approaches--now try traditional and experimental techniques in every available media. What catches your eye? You can draw it!


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Library Journal Review

Unlike most other such books, these two by Simpson have earned the right to use the term "complete" in their titles. Designed as workbooks, not merely as useful reference works, each contains a foundation course for the beginner, a chapter on themes and styles, and a final section on media and methods. Each is packed with practical training, inspirational interviews with artists, methods for self-criticism, an abundance of well-chosen illustrations, and solid advice for further study. These two books compete in a crowded field with other titles, like Angela Gair's brief Drawing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Techniques (LJ 11/15/96) and Simon Jennings's Art Class: A Complete Guide to Painting (LJ 7/00). None is as comprehensive and reasonably priced as these highly recommended titles. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: How to use this bookp. 6
1 Foundation Course
Information Feature: Basic drawing materialsp. 12
Lesson 1 Materials and marksp. 16
Lesson 2 Different ways of lookingp. 22
Lesson 3 Drawing two dimensionsp. 28
Lesson 4 Drawing three dimensionsp. 34
Information Feature: Color drawing mediap. 40
Lesson 5 Drawing with colorp. 44
Lesson 6 Creative uses of colorp. 50
Lesson 7 Further ways of lookingp. 56
2 Themes and Treatments
Information Feature: Perspectivep. 64
Lesson 8 Using perspectivep. 70
Lesson 9 Altering the scalep. 76
Lesson 10 Drawing on locationp. 80
Lesson 11 Natural formsp. 88
Information Feature: Human proportionsp. 94
Lesson 12 Drawing a headp. 96
Lesson 13 The clothed figurep. 102
Lesson 14 Drawing the nudep. 110
Information Feature: Drawing for paintingp. 118
Lesson 15 Expressive drawingp. 122
Lesson 16 Extending the viewp. 128
3 Different Approaches
Information Feature: Compositionp. 136
Lesson 17 Drawing as discoveryp. 144
Lesson 18 Drawing detailp. 148
Lesson 19 Drawing from memoryp. 152
Lesson 20 Drawing movementp. 156
Lesson 21 Drawing a likenessp. 160
Lesson 22 Drawing from imaginationp. 166
Lesson 23 Abstraction through drawingp. 170
Lesson 24 Drawing through paintingp. 174
4 Medla and Methods
Pencil and colored pencilp. 180
Pastel and oil pastelp. 188
Charcoal and conte crayonp. 196
Ink drawing techniquesp. 202
Mixed media techniquesp. 210
Glossaryp. 218
Indexp. 220
Creditsp. 224