The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:The Crowood Press

ISBN:1785001647

Total Pages:300

Viewed:1958

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Painting and Drawing the Head combines technical instruction, art history references and thoughts on the day-to-day practice of painting the head from life. The rich text, supported by over 100 paintings, gives a thoughtful account of the process of capturing a likeness. After introducing materials, principles and ideas, it follows the course of painting a head in five sittings, providing unique insight and practical comment throughout: from the choice of ground for the picture, through the set-up, the structure of the sessions, guidance on how to compose and what palette to use, all the way to the later stages of developing a portrait over time. There are equipment notes about what to paint on and what to paint with; the importance of looking, and training your eyes; advice on tone, colour, perspective and composition; photographs to explain lighting decisions and set-ups; and notes on painting a self-portrait. Aimed at all artists, particularly portrait painters, and superbly illustrated with 265 colour photographs that explain lighting decisions and set-ups.

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The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Author:William Maughan

Publisher:Watson-Guptill

ISBN:0770434738

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1932

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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

Drawing the Head

Author:Walter T. Foster

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:0486138240

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1296

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This comprehensive guide by a noted illustrator features instructions for charcoal, crayon, and pencil illustrations. Its step-by-step drawings offer helpful comments for creating portraits of a variety of ages and ethnic types.

Painting Self-Portraits

Author:Paul James

Publisher:Crowood

ISBN:1785000500

Total Pages:112

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Self-portraiture is a remarkably rich and varied genre, acting for centuries as a means for artists to explore their inner and outer selves. This book looks deeper into the motives and thoughts that lie behind the creative process, and it also balances the goals of technical profiency and emotional authenticity so the artist is better equipped to make a compelling self-portrait. Written by identical twins, it offers a personalized, practical and theoretical guide to this most powerful of art forms. The text looks at the whole creative process involved in making a self-portrait, and extended step-by-step demonstrations follow three differing approaches to self-portraiture. It emphasizes the use of good observational skills, expressive paint use and a highly practical and critical self-analysis, and offers a thorough cultural and theoretical review of the history and categorization of the self-portrait, as well as an analysis of two master self-portraits. Aimed at all artists and designers, animators and portrait painters and illustrated with 87 colour images.

Art of Drawing People

Author:Debra Kauffman Yaun,William F. Powell,Ken Goldman,Walter Foster

Publisher:Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN:1610598172

Total Pages:144

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Learn to draw faces, features, and figures in graphite, with inspiration from 4 accomplished artists Packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques, this comprehensive, 144-page book is an essential resource to which artists of all skill levels will refer again and again. The Art of Drawing People comprises instruction from a group of four experienced artists who demonstrate the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure from infancy through old age in a variety of poses. The talented authors also share their knowledge about underlying anatomy, ethnic influences, and natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion, as well as basic information about drawing tools and pencil techniques.

The Fundamentals of Drawing

Author:Barrington Barber

Publisher:Arcturus Publishing

ISBN:1848584105

Total Pages:N.A

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Anyone with a little persistence and the desire can learn to draw well - this is the starting point for The Fundamentals of Drawing, a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. Opportunities for practice and improvement are offered across a wide spectrum of subjects - still life, plants, landscapes, animals, figure drawing and portraiture - and supported by demonstrations of a broad range of skills and techniques, including perspective and composition. The methods used in The Fundamentals of Drawing have been practised through the centuries by art students and professional artists. They are time-honoured and proven. Barrington Barber brings his invaluable expertise as a working artist and teacher to the task of showing you how to use them effectively to create successful drawings. No matter what your level of expertise, you will find his clear approach encouraging and his way of teaching inspirational.

Drawing and Painting the Nude

Author:Philip Tyler

Publisher:Crowood

ISBN:1785000489

Total Pages:192

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Artists have always been fascinated with portraying the nude: the beauty and nuances of the human figure are endlessly absorbing. This practical and inspirational book celebrates and continues that enduring and beautiful tradition by encouraging you to discover your own talent and style. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the key skills and themes, such as perception, proportion, composition, colour and facture, that the artist needs. He then investigates ideas and styles, and encourages you to interpret the nude so your paintings have those elusive qualities of vitality and relevance, which can turn a painting into a masterpiece. He explores the practical, technical and philosophical problems of drawing and painting the nude, with exercises to support each lesson and over 300 images illustrate the text. Aimed at both novices and art graduates, this practical and inspirational guide is illustrated throughout with 320 colour images and there are exercises to support the fifty lessons.

Art Class: The Complete Book of Drawing People

Author:Barrington Barber

Publisher:Arcturus Publishing

ISBN:183857557X

Total Pages:N.A

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Capturing someone's likeness can seem challenging, but it doesn't have to be. When broken down into smaller components, drawing faces and figures can prove straightforward for any artist. This comprehensive Art Class manual by Barrington Barber provides clear instruction and step-by-step examples, starting with the basic proportions and first drawings of the head and figure, right through to setting up a portrait, capturing a likeness and portraying the figure in movement. Packed with tips, examples from master artists and advice for using different drawing materials, The Complete Book of Drawing People is a perfect guide for both amateur artists and professionals wishing to refine their skills. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus' Art Class books are a curated series of instructional art and craft titles designed to inspire artists of all levels, from beginner to professional. Stunningly presented in full color, and in a highly usable landscape format, these comprehensive books are packed with all the ideas, inspirations, step-by-step projects, and techniques you'll need to master the subject covered.

Drawing the Head for Artists

Author:Oliver Sin

Publisher:Quarry Books

ISBN:1631596934

Total Pages:160

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Drawing the Head for Artists is the definitive modern guide to drawing the human head and portrait, featuring the classic mediums and methods of the Old Masters. Written by celebrated portrait artist and veteran studio instructor Oliver Sin, this richly informative and beautifully illustrated volume leads readers step-by-step through his method, from establishing a point of view to applying the timeless principles for creating an accurate and expressive likeness. Among the topics covered: Essential Materials & Techniques:Learn about necessary supplies and basic drawing techniques, including hatching, various stroke styles, and blending. Applying the Essentials: Explore how the concepts of sight-sizing, value, negative space/shapes, and plane changes factor into a portrait’s underlying structure. Techniques for Creating Depth & Dimension:Investigate how contrasting shapes, overlapping forms, and linear and atmospheric perspective are used to enhance depth. Creating the Illusion of Three Dimensions: Examine how edges—contours as well as changes in value—are used to convey three-dimensional form. Brimming with striking images that document all the phases and details of the author’s process, Drawing the Head for Artists inspires and informs all artists, from aspiring to accomplished, on how to successfully portray the physical subtleties and emotional eloquence of the human face. The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

The Art of Painting and Drawing Animals

Author:Fredric Sweney

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:0486146391

Total Pages:200

Viewed:841

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Practical guide makes it easier for beginners as well as advanced artists to paint everything from dogs, cats, and deer to birds, sheep, and goats. 236 black-and-white illustrations, 26 in color.

Figure Drawing for Artists

Author:Steve Huston

Publisher:Rockport Publishers

ISBN:1631591789

Total Pages:192

Viewed:1277

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Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count is not a typical drawing instruction book; it explains the two-step process behind juggernauts like DreamWorks, WB and Disney. Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now! In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo, to Michelangelo's Sibyl, to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, and how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world. Not to mention how the best comic book artists since the beginnings of the art form use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing. The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

Jacques-Louis David: 91 Paintings and Drawings

Author:Maria Tsaneva

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312000910

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1427

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Jacques-Louis David was an influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the greatest painter of the era. In the 1780s his rational brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical strictness, heightened feeling chiming with the moral climate of the final years of the Ancien Régime. He later became an supporter of the French Revolution and friend of Robespierre, and was effectively a dictator of the arts under the French Republic. Imprisoned after Robespierre's fall from power, he aligned himself with yet another political regime upon his release, that of Napoleon I. It was at this time that he developed his Empire style, notable for its use of warm Venetian colors. After Napoleon's fall from power and the Bourbon revival, David exiled himself to Brussels where he remained until his death. David had a huge number of pupils, making him the strongest influence in French art of the early 19th century.

Animal Painting and Anatomy

Author:W. Frank Calderon

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:0486142450

Total Pages:352

Viewed:609

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Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illustrations.

Anatomy and Drawing

Author:Victor Perard

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:0486141772

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1730

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Excellent line drawings and annotations of anatomical structure provide the beginning artist with just about everything one needs to know about drawing all parts of the human anatomy. 179 black-and-white illustrations.

Art and Dance in Dialogue

Author:Sarah Whatley,Imogen Racz,Katerina Paramana,Marie-Louise Crawley

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:3030440850

Total Pages:265

Viewed:696

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This interdisciplinary book brings together essays that consider how the body enacts social and cultural rituals in relation to objects, spaces, and the everyday, and how these are questioned, explored, and problematised through, and translated into dance, art, and performance. The chapters are written by significant artists and scholars and consider practices from various locations, including Central and Western Europe, Mexico, and the United States. The authors build on dialogues between, for example, philosophy and museum studies, and memory studies and post-humanism, and engage with a wide range of theory from phenomenology to relational aesthetics to New Materialism. Thus this book represents a unique collection that together considers the continuum between everyday and cultural life, and how rituals and memories are inscribed onto our being. It will be of interest to scholars and practitioners, students and teachers, and particularly those who are curious about the intersections between arts disciplines.

Raffaello Sanzio: 158 Paintings and Drawings

Author:Maria Tsaneva

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1304639428

Total Pages:N.A

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This Art Book with Foreword and annotated reproductions by Maria Tsaneva contains 158 selected drawings and paintings of Raffaello Sanzio. Raffaello Sanzio (or Santi, Raphael ) along with his elder contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti characterized the High Renaissance in Italy. Raffaello was admired persona, celebrated, prosperous, and honored, and his influence was broadly extend even during his own life. His after life fame was even superior, for until the later 19th century he was considered by almost all critics as the greatest painter who had ever lived — the artist who expressed the essential dogmas of the Christian Church through figures that have a physical beauty worthy of the antique. He became the ideal of all academies; it was against his authority that the Pre-Raphaelites revolted. He has been a key motivation to great classical painters like Poussin, A. Carracci, and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.

The Art Business

Author:Iain Robertson

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1134222424

Total Pages:246

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By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. Whilst for some people money is anathema to art this is clearly a wealthy international industry, and a market with its own conventions and pressures. Drawing on the vast experience of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Art Business exposes the realities of the commercial trade in fine art and antiques. Attention is devoted to the role of auction houses, commercial galleries and art museums as key institutions, with the text divided into four thematic sections covering: technical and structural elements of the art market cultural policy and management in art business regulatory legal and ethical issues in the art world the views, through interviews, of leading art market experts. This book provides a thorough examination of contemporary issues in the art business, and the mechanisms and influences which underpin its evolution. It is essential reading for students of art history or international business, or anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in this area.

The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major

Author:Clarence Major

Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:149682069X

Total Pages:160

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In the first volume to collect the paintings and drawings of Clarence Major, readers are offered six decades of unique, colorful, and compelling canvases and works on paper—works of singular beauty and social relevance. These works represent Major’s personal painterly journey of passionate commitment to art. This generous selection of more than 150 paintings and drawings shows us the melding of rich ideas and fertile images, the braiding of imagination and motif. With their pleasing arrangement of elements, the works come vividly to life. Major often juxtaposes a decorative scheme with his own unique choice of color combinations, reinforced with rigorous brushstrokes that release chromatic energy. The paintings complement and challenge the great traditions of Realism, Impressionism, and Expressionism. Major is primarily a figurative and landscape painter. Here we find landscapes of singular vitality, rich in color and design, dramatic landscapes, and cityscapes representing, among other things, Major’s extensive travels in America and Europe. We are also treated to Major’s signature figurative work. In these paintings, he ventures fearlessly into familiar yet unexpected areas of richness. Also included is an introductory essay, “The Education of a Painter,” written by the artist, which further sheds light on and helps to lay a biographical, social, and historical foundation for this essential volume, reflecting a lifetime of serious commitment to painting at its best.