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This drawing book provides beginning students with information on a variety of available drawing media, as well as specific paper textures used in drawing. It features instruction on rendering basic shapes-spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes, and the like—and incorporating these shapes into still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects for illustration. Students also learn how to produce the illusion of light and create contrasts, as well as how to produce three-dimensional effects by mastering the art of perspective.

The Basics of Drawing is one of the Drawing Academy series, which guide beginning students step-by-step through a highly detailed training course in the art of drawing. It is profusely illustrated in color and black and white. This book opens with basic instruction, then proceeds to analyze the details that make up a successfully executed drawing. Drawing Academy books are fine self-instruction manuals and are also ideal as textbooks for use in formal art classes.

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SKU: FOS266

In this book, Mike Butkus offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of drawing! Inside you'll find an array of beautiful drawings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Mike covers a wide range of the most popular subjects and introduces a number of basic art concepts and drawing techniques. After this introduction, you'll be ready for Drawing/2, where you'll find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your drawing skills.

© Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Walter Foster is a registered trademark.

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SKU: SPR48-5086
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This comprehensive guide brings together the seven books from the successful Art of Drawing series: Drawing Techniques, Drawing Portraits, Drawing the Clothes Figure, Drawing Hands & Feet, Drawing Scenery, Drawing Light & Shade and The Nude.

This is an essential book for anyone learning to draw, or wishing to improve their drawing. Starting with the basics of drawing techniques, Civardi gives expert advice on drawing portraits, the clothed figure, hands and feet and scenery, finishing with a section on the importance of light and shade. Civardi's technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any artist.

This new version was previously published as Giovanni Civardi's Complete Guide to Drawing and now includes 'The Nude'. At 6" x 8.5", it is the perfect size to throw into your drawing kit and hit the road.

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SKU: SPR48-2065
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SKU: SPR48-2065

This comprehensive guide brings together the six books from the successful Art of Drawing series: Drawing Techniques, Drawing Portraits, Drawing the Clothes Figure, Drawing Hands & Feet, Drawing Scenery and Drawing Light & Shade.

This is an essential book for anyone learning to draw, or wishing to improve their drawing. Starting with the basics of drawing techniques, Civardi gives expert advice on drawing portraits, the clothed figure, hands and feet and scenery, finishing with a section on the importance of light and shade. Civardi's technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any artist.

About Giovanni Civardi
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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It is generally thought that hands and feet are the hardest parts of the body to portray effectively in drawings, paintings and sculptures. Giovanni Civardi demystifies the process of capturing both with this inspirational, easy-to-follow guide.

Using pencils, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, watercolors, felt pens and more, Giovanni teaches the importance of observation and sketching, and how to capture life and movement. He shows how to simplify the hands and feet of children and adults, with illustrations and an easy-to-understand section on the importance of anatomy and proportions. Further explanations about light, shade and tone give helpful advice on capturing the essence of the drawing. Many different techniques are included, from the linear method where the contours of the shapes are sketched, to the structural method where the main areas are emphasized. For anyone interested in the figure, this book is invaluable. It is packed with information, quick sketches and more elaborate works.

About Giovanni Civardi
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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SKU: SPR48-1866
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Geoff Kersey shares his mastery of watercolor techniques in this fascinating and detailed guide to painting skies in landscapes. Clear step by step photographs and many useful tips show how to create six paintings with remarkable skies, from a clear winter sky over a snowy landscape to a stormy sky to a spectacular sunset in Venice.

A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw light and shade.

Giovanni Civardi shares his great expertise in drawing light and shade, beginning with the basics of drawing simple 3D shapes. There are sections on shadows and cast shadows, simplifying tone, methods of shading, form and relief, composition, the perspective of shadows and many more. We also learn a little bit about how light and shade have been used throughout the history of art. Finally the artist shows through his own superb drawings how the techniques and principles learned can be put into practice.

  • Includes step-by-step demonstrations
  • Clear instructions on using light and shade to create what you see

About Giovanni Civardi
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness.

The artist covers all the important techniques including anatomy, proportions of the face, creating realistic features, using tone, formal and informal portraits, and more. Step-by-step demonstrations accompany simple exercise and a gallery of original pictures.

  • Over 100 clear drawings showing how best to interpret and capture a likeness
  • Includes step-by-step demonstrations
  • Detailed advice on drawing facial features

About Giovanni Civardi
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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SKU: SPR97-5085
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The author illustrates how beautiful pictures can be built up easily using a series of lines, squiggles, curves and washes and shading.

Drawing with pencils and water soluble pencils, charcoal, and ink, he shows how to make marks, draw textures, use line and tone - and demonstrates how to create landscapes, trees, flowers, buildings, still life, figures and portraits.

  • Excellent guidance on using the different media with easy-to-follow exercises
  • Includes step-by-step demonstrations
  • Clear instructions on using line and tone to create what you see

About Giovanni Civardi
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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SKU: SPR48-0720
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SKU: SPR48-0720
From rapid sketches to portraits and drawings of groups of people, this inspiring book teaches how to capture the many different forms and characters of clothed figures.

Using pencils, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, watercolors, felt pens and more, Giovanni Civardi teaches how to draw the people around us. He shows how to simplify the human figure, with illustrations and an easy-to-understand section on the importance of anatomy and proportions. Further explanations about tone, shadows and backgrounds give helpful advice on composing drawings with maximum impact. A wide range of techniques are included exploring folds and creases in fabric, dress style, texture, skin tones and perspective. Excellent examples of single figure studies, groups of people and subjects in situations such as the famous square of Montmartre offer lots of inspiration, making this book an invaluable addition to any artist's library.

About Giovanni Civardi
Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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SKU: FOS17

Artist Walter T. Foster teaches you the basics of drawing the human face and beyond! Inside you'll find detailed drawings for rendering a variety of faces in different positions. First the author covers the materials you'll need to get started. Then he shows you how to draw the basic head and facial proportions of adults and children, with simple instructions and easy-to-follow steps. This book is sure to be a welcome addition to every artist's library of references!

© Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Walter Foster is a registered trademark.

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SKU: FOS255

William F. Powell invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to render a variety of beautiful flowers in pencil, with tips on choosing materials, shading with pencil, and creating floral arrangements. In this book, he explains a number of drawing techniques and special effects, as well as his own step-by-step method for developing a drawing to its fullest. Moreover, you will find a wealth of beautiful flower drawings to both copy and admire!

© Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Walter Foster is a registered trademark.

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SKU: FOS1

Artist Walter T. Foster (with contributions from William F. Powell) invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to draw a variety of subjects. In this book, he explains the materials needed to get started, as well as a number of basic drawing techniques and special effects for developing simple drawings—from fruits and flowers to animals and portraits. And each step-by-step lesson offers simple instructions and clear demonstrations. Now anyone can learn to draw!

© Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Walter Foster is a registered trademark.

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SKU: SPR32-8428

Richard Box explores line, tone and color with numerous step-by-step illustrations and many finished drawings. Taking his inspiration from nature, he shows how to interpret subjects in a personal and individual way - from drawing trees in the landscape to representing the beauty of a mass of poppies and delphiniums.

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  • Using pencils
  • Using charcoal and chalk
  • Using pastels
  • Exploring tone
  • Color mixing
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SKU: BAR438001258

Art Answers books are precisely that—practical answers to the questions that every artist asks himself or herself while working on a project. Such questions are always specific, and require immediate and specific answers: Which brush to use in order to create the precise desired effect?. . . What is the best way to organize workspace? . . Which papers and inks to select for a given project?. . . and literally hundreds more similar questions. Each title speaks to a specific art medium or style. Students, amateurs, and professional artists will discover shortcuts for fixing mistakes, and learn to have the right equipment for each project.

  • Artistic tricks and secrets are shared by experts in various media
  • Tips and techniques are presented in step-by-step fashion
  • Expert coaching makes art projects more rewarding and enjoyable for hobbyists

More than 100 instructive color illustrations come with step-by-step tips and methods that teach artistic skills and improve on the reader’s previously acquired techniques. The practical and sturdy Flexibinding covers make these books ideal both for studio use and for carrying along on field trips.

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