This is a guide by Marie Elizabeth Cave outlining her own personal method for drawing from memory. Presented in the form of a series of letters, this interesting and personal volume is highly recommended for all with an interest in drawing, and it would make for a valuable addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Drawing without a Master", "The Vocation", "The True Teacher", "Drawing from Memory", "Observations", "Perspective", "Lights and Shades", "Method of Shading", "Female Artists", "Composition", "Composition-Originality", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on drawing and illustration. This book was first published in 1851.
Expert guide and teacher focuses on solving the problems common to many illustrators, among them perspective, form, modeling, and drawing from memory and projected images. 134 black-and-white illustrations.
Previously serialised in various journals, this is the first collection of these personal and historical vignettes in alternating prose and poetry, from an artist who moves from London's East End to Black Mountain College to the New York Art scene.
Studies in the Cultural History of a Polite and Useful Art
Author: Ann Bermingham
Pubpsher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
As early as the sixteenth century, drawing in England came to be seen as something more than an activity exclusive to artists; it became a polite and useful art, a practice of everyday life. This generously illustrated book explores the social and cultural processes that enabled drawing to emerge as an amateur pastime, as well as the meanings that drawing had for people who were not artists. Ann Bermingham shows how the history of drawing in England, from the age of Elizabeth I to the era of early photography, mirrored changes in society, politics, the practical world, and notions of self. The book examines how drawing intersected with a wide range of social phenomena, from political absolutism, writing, empirical science, and Enlightenment pedagogy to nationalism, industrialism, tourism, bourgeois gentility, and religious instruction. Bermingham discusses the central role of drawing and the visual arts in Renaissance debates about government and self-government, then considers the relations between seventeenth-century drawing, natural science, and the masculine ideal of the honest gentleman. She also investigates landscape drawing in the context of eighteenth-century views on sens
Learning to draw will be a pleasure with this 10-week course, packed with clear step-by-step exercises and inspirational examples. Each week focuses on a different area of drawing, from initial mark-making to portraits and landscapes, so that you can gradually build your skills and discover the subjects that interest you. Barrington Barber takes as his starting point the belief that, with regular practice and enthusiasm, anyone can learn to draw and learn to draw well. After 10 weeks following the exercises in this book, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.
Release on 2012-12-01 | by Disney Storybook Artists
Includes Everything You Need to Draw Candace, Agent P, and Your Other Favorite Characters from the Hit Show!
Author: Disney Storybook Artists
Pubpsher: Walter Foster Pub
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
School is out for summer, and stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb decide to make each day an adventure! Their bold escapades always end up cramping the style of their teenaged sister, Candace, who makes every attempt to expose mom to what is really going on, but somehow always seems to fail. Meanwhile, the family's simple-minded pet platypus leads a double life as secret "Agent P" and faces off with the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz to save the world. Now young fans will enjoy learning to draw all of their favorite characters from this animated adventure show using the tools and materials provided in this comprehensive kit, which includes a beautifully illustrated, full-color 32-page project book, colored pencils, fine-line markers, a drawing pencil and sharpener, erasers, and drawing paper.
Learning To Draw & Drawing To Learn is an innovative new art and history series combining fun drawing projects themed around ancient civilisations with gripping, fascinating information about these vanished cultures. Readers of all ages can follow the step-by-step instructions and detailed, stunning illustrations to practise their foundational art skills and learn about the history of the world.Drawing the Ancient Greeks is packed with projects encompassing the people, architecture, mythology and religion of ancient Greece, from centaurs to soldiers.