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Buchan, Jack.
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London : Hamlyn, 2001.
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144 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Originally published: 1994.
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ND1290.5 .B83 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Suitable for both the beginner and enthusiast, this is a guide and introduction to drawing and painting nudes, providing the inspiration you need to discover and develop a style.

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Library Journal Review

It's rare to find a series of basic instructional books that are well executed, comprehensive, and attractively priced. Each of the volumes in Hamlyn's "Step-by-Step Art School" series explores the evolution of a genre, its tools, and its methods. The series avoids the usual pitfall of so many beginners' books pretty pictures accompanied by brief, mediocre text. Instead, its carefully graded exercises are thoughtfully illustrated and packed with cogent advice for the novice. Buchan and Baker's book on still life, for example, contains a wonderful historical survey with examples ranging from Caravaggio, Manet, and van Gogh to Picasso and Warhol. Demonstrations utilize ink, pencil, watercolor, acrylics, and oils in various styles. One can experiment with realistic, abstract, and surreal treatments of a basket of fruit, an old telephone, or a collection of bottles. The quality of this series is consistent, and Hamlyn is, wisely, also reprinting earlier fine entries like Patricia Monahan's Step-by-Step Art School: Watercolour. Purchase as many of these as your budget allows. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introductionp. 10
Historyp. 12
Chapter 2 Where to Startp. 18
Anatomyp. 20
Balance and Movementp. 22
Foreshorteningp. 24
Chapter 5 Without Colourp. 26
Equipmentp. 28
Graphite Pencil Techniquesp. 30
Charcoal Techniquesp. 32
Girl Undressingp. 34
Boy on the Beachp. 38
Girl in the Bathroomp. 40
Chapter 6 Dry Colourp. 46
Equipmentp. 48
Conte Pencil Techniquesp. 50
Pastel Techniquesp. 52
Male Torsop. 54
Laura on a Bedp. 58
Chapter 7 Watercolourp. 64
Equipmentp. 66
Stretching Paperp. 68
Pure Watercolour Techniquesp. 70
Gouache Techniquesp. 72
Alice Playingp. 74
Rupertp. 82
Chapter 8 Acrylicsp. 90
Equipmentp. 92
Techniquesp. 94
In the Shadowsp. 98
Female Body Builderp. 106
Chapter 9 Oilsp. 114
Equipmentp. 116
Techniquesp. 118
Lydiap. 122
The Classic Female Nudep. 128
Indexp. 140