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Title:
Drawing for the absolute and utter beginner
Author:
Garcia, Claire Watson.
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Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780823013951
Format :
Book

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Library Journal Review

This is simply the best beginners' drawing book available. Garcia gently teaches how to see like an artist and then leads the student from creative exercises (recording shapes upside down), through "turning edges into objects," and finally to detailed still life and facial drawings. Garcia is an instructor at the respected Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where she has perfected her teaching methods for some 20 years. She re-creates a classroom setting within the book by including artwork by and tips for success from beginning students who have worked on the same projects. Highly recommended as a prelude to Jenny Rodwell's volume for advanced students, Drawing: A Complete Course. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

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As you add values to your sketches, they will gain a sense of dimension and weight. They may look less like fleeting impressions and more like solid objects, especially at a distance. The more time you spend adding visual information to your drawing, the closer you get to creating a study. The name itself implies that the artist has spent time closely observing the object. This scrutiny may result in more substantial, solid-looking drawings, with more detail and refined technique. The major differences between sketch and study are that in creating a study, more time is spent at a slower pace, adding a greater amount of detail, with more refined value application Take Your Time Many beginners wonder if they're taking too long. It's not how long you take; it's how long the drawing takes. Just stay with it until it feels and looks finished-- to you. If your sketches are developing into studies, or you'd like them to, add the following points to your drawing approach. For creating a study: -Slow your pace. -Break up contour lines into smaller overlapping lines. -Keep your pencil in closer contact with the paper surface. -Fill in values with greater precision. -Add more detail. -Evaluate each area more frequently. Excerpted from Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner by Claire Watson Garcia All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.