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Art of Drawing: The Complete Course
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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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