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Dynamic Light and Shade

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Mastery of light and shade - rendered with accuracy and expressive power - is the key to three-dimensional form in drawing and painting. Here is the first book on this essential subject, the product of years of study by one of the world's great teachers of drawing and an artist of international renown, Burne Hogarth.

Hogarth begins with the simplist kind of light and shade,
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Watson-Guptill (first published 1981)
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Rachel Searcey
This book is excellent, but for very different reasons than Hogarth's other art instruction books.

In the other books Dynamic Anatomy, Dynamic Figure Drawing) you could draw the images and learn. For this book, it's best to just read through it and absorb as much as you can. Study the drawings and pay attention to what Hogarth points out to you.

As an example of the way I would utilize this, first I would plan out a painting or drawing. Then I would decide what kind of light I would like. Then I w
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Serge Pierro
An excellent book on lighting. Seeing as I prefer drawing with figures in "heavy shadow", this book was quite useful for me.
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Burne Hogarth started young. Born in 1911, he was enrolled in the Chicago Art Institute at the age of 12 and an assistant cartoonist at Associated Editors' Syndicate at 15. At the age of 26, he was chosen from a pool of a dozen applicants as Hal Foster's successor on the United Features Syndicate strip, "Tarzan". His first strip, very much in Foster's style, appeared May 9, 1937. It wasn't long be ...more
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