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The complete drawing & painting course.
Uniform Title:
Curso completo de dibujo y pintura. English.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Sterling Pub., 2003.

Physical Description:
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Translated from Spanish.

Includes index.
Format :


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NC730 .C8613 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Overflowing with full-color images that demonstrate techniques and illustrate the correct use of materials, this is an art school in a book. A team of experienced professionals furnishes the budding painter with all the tools to finish a project: invaluable instruction in color theory and composition; the basics of drawing and painting, from strokes to perspective; and meticulous coverage of each medium, from pencil to wax crayon. Detailed exercises cover still lifes, nudes, landscapes, self-portraits, impressionist techniques, and more.

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Library Journal Review

The Complete Drawing & Painting Course is a fine but mysterious volume. It was originally published in Spain, and the authors are referred to only as "a team of experienced professionals." Nevertheless, this work takes a remarkably comprehensive look at materials, light, shade, perspective, color, and the human figure. The last chapter is 155 pages of techniques and exercises in a wide variety of painting and drawing media. Recommended as a respectable manual with a Mediterranean flavor. Smith's New Artist's Handbook takes a far broader look at nearly all art media. In 1987, Smith published The Artist's Handbook to considerable acclaim. Other publishers followed suit with such works as Ralph Mayer's The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques and Phil Metzger's The North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques. Such handbooks help artists make informed choices about media and surfaces, as well as technical aspects like conservation, framing, and health hazards. Basic techniques are taught for everything from charcoal and scratchboard to lithography and mosaic. Smith, an award-winning artist and lecturer at many art schools in the United Kingdom, covers the latest technologies, such as digitally printed laminates, acqua jet-cut vinyl, and laser-cut metal, without shortchanging traditional aspects of color theory, perspective, and studio work. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.