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Art of Drawing: The Complete Course

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From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and color to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every skill a developing artist needs. Inspiring and instructive images vividly reveal the intricacies of techniques such as shading, tone, contrasts, stumping, contouring; ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Sterling
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Apr 02, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it
Not a 'Learn to draw' tutorial but an overview on materials (60p), strokes etc. (30p), composition (30p), light & atmosphere (50p), color drawing (20p) and examples (60p).
Nice design, perfect size (nearly A4 or American letter size) for showing detailed color illustrations.
Did not rate it 5 stars because the content of the book lacks a specific audience. Some passages are directives to beginners and other passages are written for more advanced 'artists'.
I used it as a read-trough overview, h
May 31, 2012 Vivian rated it liked it
A very comprehensive, maybe too comprehensive, manual of drawing techniques. The author covers drawing in a multitude of media, from pencil to charcoal to sanguine to pastel, even "drawing" with watercolor and ink. While the book is good as an overview of many techniques, the reader is left with too much general information about too many things, and not enough information to go in-depth into any specific medium. Which is surely the point, but didn't really meet my needs. If you'd like an overvi ...more
Feb 18, 2016 Colette rated it liked it
A very good intro to the tools and materials of drawing. A major portion of the book is devoted to materials. This was a disappointment, as I really wanted more structured lessons using the few materials I have on hand. I think this is too sweeping of an overview for a beginner to gain practical experience from it.
Pam Torres
May 18, 2013 Pam Torres rated it liked it
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Too much general information. Great source for obtaining a vocabulary of terms and language of drawing. Actually learning to draw, not so much.
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