Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing

Author: Selwyn Leamy

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270542

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8013

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion. For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.
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How Art Can Make You Happy

Author: Bridget Watson Payne

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153590

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 2340

Why is art magical? How can it make us happy? How Art Can Make You Happy offers the keys to unlocking a rich and rewarding source of joy in life. This easy, breezy handbook is full of insight that will help regular people begin a more inspiring and less stressful relationship with art. With tips on how to visit museums, how to talk about art at cocktail parties, and how to let art wake you up to the world around you, this little guide makes it possible for anyone to fall in love with art, whether for the first time or all over again.
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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673356

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 6558

Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and users of compact system, and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Images taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Today's aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This book answers that need, teaching readers how to take photographs using professional techniques.
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Drawing Masterclass?

Creative Techn

Author: Guy Nobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293393

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5068

Drawing Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world's great artists, describing how the images were created to allow you to weave some of this magic into your own drawings. The book is organized into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life and studies, heads, fantasy and abstraction. Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key drawings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the drawing was made: the materials and technique, as well as an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist's life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.
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The Practice & Science of Drawing

with 93 illustrations & diagrams

Author: Harold Speed

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drawing

Page: 296

View: 4404

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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People

Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676241

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 485

Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs Of People is an inspiring book of conceptual starting points and invaluable technical tips for anyone, novice or professional, who wants to take top-notch pictures of people. The book distills portrait photography into seven subject areas, including "Composition," "The Gaze," and "The Street," and features beautiful, startling, and inspirational photographs in each category. Readers are given practical insights into the ideas and techniques of a wide range of historical and contemporary masters so they can put it all into practice themselves. Scattered throughout the book are "technical tangents" packed with invaluable practical guidance for basic lighting set-ups, equipment, camera modes and more. Also included is definitive advice from a lawyer on your legal rights when taking pictures of people.
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Closet Essentials

60 Core Pieces and How to Wear Them: Any Time * Any Place * Any Where

Author: Amber McNaught

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452166773

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 8676

Fashion trends may come and go, but timeless pieces can look chic in every season with the right kind of style. Closet Essentials reveals the secrets of styling 60 of these wardrobe essentials—from the Breton striped top to the little black dress, bomber jacket, jeans, ballet flats, and more—into endless outfits, perfect for any event. With five different ways to style each item and advice for casual, work, vacation, evening, and special occasions, plus fashion illustrations that make each style easy to replicate, this is a must-have guide for every woman, from the sophisticated fashionista to the clueless new grad and everyone in between.
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How to Visit an Art Museum

Tips for a Truly Rewarding Visit

Author: Johan Idema

Publisher: Bis Publishers

ISBN: 9789063693558

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5027

Offers strategies for getting the most out of a visit to an art museum, covering museum etiquette as well as such topics as separating good from bad art, dealing with nudity in a museum, and appreciating portraiture.
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Pencil Art Workshop

Techniques, Ideas, and Inspiration for Drawing and Designing with Pencil

Author: Matt Rota

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592696

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 314

"In Pencil Art Workshop, artist and illustrator Matt Rota shows to achieve various techniques using graphite, and includes the work of an international gallery of artists for inspiration"--
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How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 6838

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.
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Foundations of Drawing

A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles

Author: Al Gury

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0307987191

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 8060

From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations. Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.
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Art of the Pencil

A Revolutionary Look at Drawing, Painting, and the Pencil

Author: Sherry Wallerstein Camhy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780823013739

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1286

Focuses on how pencil art can produce painterly tonal and textural effects. Topics include: graphite, carbon and charcoal; water-soluble, erasable and other coloured pencils; and pastels, crayons and other chalk- and wax-based media. A wide range of papers and alternative surfaces is discussed.
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A Kiss Before You Go

An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss

Author: Danny Gregory

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452101949

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7409

Reproduces the artist's journal pages that chronicle his feelings of loss, grief, and recovery after his wife's death in a tragic accident.
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How to Improve at Drawing

Author: Sue McMillan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780778735762

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3266

Using a combination of easy-to-follow text and simple step-by-step photographs, this guide provides all you need to start drawing. Building confidence gradually, even the absolute beginner will be able to create great animal pictures by following the simple steps and advice.
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How to Draw Cool and Simple Things

Author: Amy Hughes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532869822

Category:

Page: 46

View: 2408

How to Draw Cool and Simple Things Instructions to Sketch aide has numerous great advice . After reading this book you will be able to create your own stunning drawings. The substance of How To Sketch eBook contains the accompanying sections which are stacked with outlines, cases and delineations. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How to sketch a candle Steps for Sketching heels Steps on Sketching Sketching of an apple Download your copy of " How to Draw Cool and Simple Things " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
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Getting Started in Drawing

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 9780891343615

Category: Art

Page: 137

View: 3987

Offers step-by-step demonstrations of how to create landscapes, still lifes, and portraits, and introduces basic tools and techniques for working with pencil, chalk, and charcoal
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Love Colored Pencils

How to Get Awesome at Drawing: An Interactive Draw-in-the-Book Journal

Author: Vivian Wong

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631593758

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3551

Vivian shares her love of colored pencils and explains that one way "baby-artists" learn to be better is by copying what they see. Love Colored Pencils is designed to enable exactly this. On one side of each spread, Vivian demonstrates a technique or she colors in a subject, and on the opposite page or the next spread, the reader is encouraged to copy what they see, drawing directly in the book. Exercises throughout offer fun ways to explore drawing while being inspired by Vivian Wong's popular and colorful drawing style. This is a book for all levels of artist who want to explore this versatile and fun medium with a colorful and talented artist baby step by baby step.
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Looking at Pictures

Author: Susan Woodford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521243711

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 5490

This clearly written and enjoyable book explains different aspects of paintings and the traditions behind them.
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Art for Kids: Drawing

The Only Drawing Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be

Author: Kathryn Temple

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402784774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9918

Contains hands-on activities to teach basic elements including shading techniques and creating perspective.
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