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Drawing By Seeing

Author : John Torreano
ISBN : 1856695158
Genre : Drawing
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The most difficult aspect of learning to draw is knowing how to translate a three-dimensional object, landscape or figure in front of you onto the twodimensional plane of a piece of paper. The conflict is between customary perception - how we use our eyes everyday - and aesthetic perception - how we use our eyes to draw and paint. Through a series of six exercises, John Torreano uses a technique of demonstration, questions and answers to explain why this conflict occurs so that students can avoid common mistakes and build the confidence to draw with flair. Unconventional though John Torreanos technique may seem, it is a tried and tested method that he has used with great success in his teaching practice over the last twelve years.
Category: Drawing

Drawing By Seeing

Author : Hoyt Leon Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015027878167
Genre : Drawing
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Category: Drawing

Drawing By Seeing

Author : Hoyt Leon Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015027878167
Genre : Drawing
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Category: Drawing

Drawing Seeing

Author : Clara Drummond
ISBN : 0857834436
Genre : Art
File Size : 43.96 MB
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Whether you're a beginner or a professional artist, there are only two things you need in order to draw - a pencil and paper. With these to hand, award-winning artist Clara Drummond shows how everyone can develop their artistic style. No one, Clara believes, can tell you how to draw. Instead you can learn by practising and discarding preconceived ideas. Clara uses artists who inspire her, to demonstrate how everyone's approach is unique and features images of her favorite drawings and sketchbooks, to spark your creativity. Chapters focus on the different media of Graphite, Charcoal, Colored Crayons, Ink and Mixed Media and offer tips such as where to start on the page and how to best use your materials. With space for 30 drawings, to be done in whichever order you'd like, Drawing & Seeing will allow you to keep your own sketchbook, a drawn diary of your daily life - and to see how not only your drawing transforms, but also the way you see your surroundings.
Category: Art

The Zen Of Seeing

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003254773
Genre : Philosophy
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A Dutch artist offers his concept of seeing and drawing as a discipline by which the world may be rediscovered, a way of experiencing Zen.
Category: Philosophy

Seeing And Drawing

Author : Mason Hayek
ISBN : 0806993545
Genre : Art
File Size : 83.81 MB
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Learn to draw what you see with the help of a skilled artist. Using exquisite examples of his own work, the author demonstrates different drawing techniques, including broad-stroke, sharp-pointed-pencil, and detailed pen-and-ink. Develop your own skills by selecting a simple subject, such as a leaf, and rendering it using contour, modified contour, and gesture drawing. Plenty of guidance is given on every facet of drawing, including equipment and supplies; composition and choosing the right medium for a subject; creating depth, shading, correcting mistakes, and more.
Category: Art

The Watson Drawing Book

Author : Ernest W. Watson
ISBN : 9780486147789
Genre : Art
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Brims with information on drawing techniques, media, and artistic examples. Technical information and tips on perspective, measure and form analysis, rendering light, shade, and shadow, portrait drawing, figure sketching, and outdoor sketching.
Category: Art

The Psychology Of Graphic Images

Author : Manfredo Massironi
ISBN : 9781135679378
Genre : Psychology
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This book explores the nature of one of the most ancient tools for nonverbal communication: drawings. They are naturally adaptable enough to meet an incredibly wide range of communication needs. But how exactly do they do their job so well? Avoiding the kinds of aesthetic rankings of different graphic domains so often made by art historians and critics, Manfredo Massironi considers an extensive and representative sample of graphic applications with an open mind. He finds a deep mutuality between the material components of images and the activation of the perceptual and cognitive processes that create and decipher them. Massironi first examines the material components themselves: the mark or line, the plane of representation (the angle formed by the actual drawing surface and the depicted objects), and the position of the viewpoint relative to the depicted objects. The roles played by these three components are independent of the content of the drawing; they function in the same way in concrete and abstract representations. He then closely scrutinizes the choices made by the person planning and executing the drawings. Given that any object can be depicted in an infinite number of different ways, the drawer performs continuous work emphasizing and excluding different features. The choices are typically unconscious and guided by his or her communicative goals. A successful graph, be it simple or complex, is always successful precisely because the emphasized features are far fewer in number than the excluded ones. Finally, he analyzes the perceptual and cognitive integrations made by the viewer. Drawings are not simply tools for communication but important instruments for investigating reality and its structure. Richly illustrated, the book includes a series of graphic exercises that enable readers to get a sense of their own perceptual and cognitive activity when inspecting images. Massironi's pathbreaking taxonomy of graphic productions will illuminate all the processes involved in producing and understanding graphic images for a wide audience, in fields ranging from perceptual and cognitive psychology through human factors and graphic design to architecture and art history.
Category: Psychology

Knowing And Seeing

Author : Douglas Cooper
ISBN : 0822945703
Genre : Architecture
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In Knowing and Seeing, Douglas Cooper reflects on his long career as a muralist in various cities around the world, including in Pittsburgh. The essays are also personal discussing family, memories from his childhood, mentoring from his Carnegie Mellon University professors, and his collaborations. They are also instructive. Murals are not walls but provide the appearance as such and require the artist to have a different skill set that is part architect, part painter, and part builder.
Category: Architecture

Alex Katz

Author : Alex Katz
ISBN : UOM:39015079208057
Genre : Art
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Alex Katz is one of the most influential American painters of the twentieth century. Though he perversely pursued figurative work in the era of Abstract Expressionism, the influence of his stylized portraits of New York's artworld demimonde, as well as his unmistakable Maine landscapes, can now be seen in the work of countless younger artists. This concise and affordable publication, which showcases Katz's work from the Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI) collection, contains images from throughout his career. What makes this volume notable is not only the opportunity to consider these rarely seen pieces and commissions, but also the technical and anecdotal commentary that Katz has provided for each work.
Category: Art

The Seeing Hand

Author : Colin T. Eisler
ISBN : UOM:39015006342672
Genre : Drawing
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Category: Drawing

How To Draw What You See

Author : Rudy De Reyna
ISBN : 9780307786357
Genre : Art
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When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’s best-seller list—and it has remained there ever since. “I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them—realistically,” wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna’s methods. How to Draw What You See shows artists how to recognize the basic shape of an object—cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere—and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Art

Draw What You See Not What You Think You See

Author : Rachel Shirley
ISBN : 9781475219616
Genre : Art
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Drawing lessons for the beginner and the frustrated artist. This drawing guide book could prove helpful if you have low confidence in drawing or if your efforts are less than satisfactory despite repeated attempts at capturing what are seen in front. You might be an absolute beginner or one who has spent a lifetime away from creative activities due to work or family commitments. You might cringe at the idea of picking up a pencil due to a severe inner critic or an affliction that can only be described as picture dyslexia. The first part of this book attempts to decode the underlying causes of this difficulty via a test and questionnaire, to be followed with special drawing exercises from the most basic. The main part of this book does not take the orthodox approach of informing on vanishing points, perspectives and plotting, but merely to help you see what is in front of you. Instead, this book starts at the beginning, to learn the language of line from A, B and C. Within you will find a series of drawing exercises geared towards combating distorted perceptions in drawing by exercising all fields of vision. This includes exercises on visual judgment, symmetrical drawing, abstract drawing, pictures within frames, negative shapes, the weight of marks, upside-down drawing and more. Further chapters explore the realms of tonality, again via the language of shading from A, B and C. Opportunities for progression can be found within the latter chapters exploring specialised shading techniques. A guide on the prescriptive areas of drawing can be found in the final chapter for guidance. This includes a section on plotting your drawing, the artist’s viewfinder, vanishing points and how to draw ellipses. Print book’s dimensions: 8.5x5.5in and 110 pages. With 15,500 words and around 90 images. The author has a PCET qualification in teaching as well as a Degree in Fine Art.
Category: Art

Field Sketching And The Experience Of Landscape

Author : Janet Swailes
ISBN : 9781317401841
Genre : Architecture
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The act of field sketching allows us to experience the landscape first-hand – rather than reliance upon plans, maps and photographs at a distance, back in the studio. Aimed primarily at landscape architects, Janet Swailes takes the reader on a journey through the art of field sketching, providing guidance and tips to develop skills from those starting out on a design course, to those looking to improve their sketching. Combining techniques from landscape architecture and the craft and sensibilities of arts practice, she invites us to experience sensations directly out in the field to enrich our work: to look closely at the effects of light and weather; understand the lie and shapes of the land through travel and walking; and to consider lines of sight from the inside out as well as outside in. Full colour throughout with examples, checklists and case studies of other sketchers’ methods, this is an inspirational book to encourage landscape architects to spend more time in the field and reconnect with the basics of design through drawing practice.
Category: Architecture

A Handbook Of Costume Drawing

Author : Georgia Baker
ISBN : 9781136083341
Genre : Performing Arts
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Perfect for students of costume design and history, A Handbook of Costume Drawing illustrates and describes the dominant male and female costume silhouettes for major historical periods ranging from Egyptian dynasties through the 1960s. Important details, including head and footwear, hair styles, fashion accessories, shoulders, waist, hem, and neckline are provided to maximize the historical accuracy of each design and to help you fully recreate the look and feel of each period.
Category: Performing Arts

Machine Drawing Includes Autocad

Author : Singh
ISBN : 0070659923
Genre : AutoCAD.
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This book is for the course on Machine Drawing studied by the undergraduate mechanical engineering students in their 3rd semester. Unique to this is the coverage of CAD alongside the conventional discussions on each topic.The important topics pertaining to engineering drawing are covered before discussing the machine drawing concepts thus making this a complete offering on the subject.
Category: AutoCAD.

Drawing To See

Author : Nathan Goldstein
ISBN : 0130981788
Genre : Art
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Progressing logically from the most encompassing fundamentals to more specific drawing considerations, this book addresses the options, challenges, and methodologies of drawings made in the presence of subjects such as still life, figure, and landscape. It revolves around the premise that beginners' main interests center on developing the ability to draw what they see or envision in a more or less objective manner. The book approaches the teaching of drawing in the same way artists approach the creating of drawings: by proceeding from the general to the specific, acknowledging the given conditions of visual expression, being consistent and clear, and presenting a work in an organized and economical manner. Chapter titles include Matters of Measurement, From Gesture to Line, From Line to Shape, From Shape to Plane and Structure, From Structure to Value and Volume, Color in Drawing, Composition in Drawing, Seeing with the Mind's Eye, and Materials of Drawing. For serious amateur artists.
Category: Art

Drawing From Practice

Author : J. Michael Welton
ISBN : 9781317932154
Genre : Architecture
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Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action. The book features drawings and architecture from every generation practicing today, including Aidlin Darling Design, Alberto Alfonso, Deborah Berke, Marlon Blackwell, Peter Bohlin, Warren Byrd, Ellen Cassilly, Jim Cutler, Chad Everhart, Formwork, Phil Freelon, Michael Graves, Frank Harmon, Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon, Leon Krier, Tom Kundig, Daniel Libeskind, Brian McKay Lyons, Richard Meier, Bill Pedersen, Suchi Reddy, Witold Rybczynski, in situ studio, Laurinda Spear, Stanley Tigerman, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. Included is a foreword by Robert McCarter, architect, author and professor of architecture.
Category: Architecture

Proceedings

Author : National Education Association of the United States
ISBN : UCAL:B3433511
Genre : Education
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Category: Education