The Big Book of Drawing: An Introduction to Essential Materials and Techniques (Paperback)
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Discover the Keys to Creating Beautiful Drawings with Master Artists Between these pages, artists of all backgrounds will find anything and everything they need to know about drawing. With thorough explanations of materials and their composition, step-by-step demonstrations, and practical advice for creating compositions, The Big Book of Drawing is a comprehensive authority on the medium that is the foundation of all other visual arts. Learn how to handle charcoal, pastel, pencil, and an array of inks; master various shading techniques, including cross-hatching and chiaroscuro; and discover the secrets to constructing attractive and unique compositions. Aspiring artists will learn from the best, with a plentiful array of work by old masters, such as Van Dyke, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. This combination of a detailed instruction book and folio of masterpiece art inspires and informs artists in a way that no other drawing book does.
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Founded in 1937, and now part of Ten Speed Press, Watson-Guptill has a storied legacy of publishing influential illustrated art books. They seek out respected authorities who instruct and inspire artists in a wide range of art and craft. Their list covers both fine art and practical art instruction in traditional disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, with standout authors like Juliette Aristides of the Atelier series and Rudy De Reyna, author of How to Draw What You See. They also publish modern books focused on artistic pursuits such as craft, collage, mixed media, comics, sequential art, cartooning, manga, and animation, written by such authorities as Burne Hogarth, Stan Lee, Brian Michael Bendis, Camilla D'Errico, and Chris Hart. Watson-Guptill books are found on the shelves of both amateur and professional artists around the world.