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Search Press The Art of Drawing Series

Search Press The Art of Drawing Series

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. Search Press brings you a drawing series by Giovanni Civardi that covers all of the basics and the more challenging aspects of drawing.


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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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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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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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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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This beautiful book is packed full of ideas and techniques for drawing the human figure, a constant source of inspiration for artists. Sections on proportion, structure and posture provide a comprehensive basis for all aspects of drawing the nude.

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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