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Recently Added E-Books on drawing
Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang
Publication Date: 2016
Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas-about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story-remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic' Why are curves calming' Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold' First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.
Look Closer, Draw Better: Expert Techniques for Realistic Drawing by Kateri Ewing
Publication Date: 2019
Capture your subjects on paper like never before. Look Closer, Draw Better will transform the way you see the subjects of your artwork, lighting the way with practical techniques in a range of mediums. Are you looking to make a leap in the quality of your artwork? Are you looking for new perspectives on the art of drawing? Or maybe you want to bring more poetry and presence to your work. Look Closer, Draw Better will help you reach your goals with projects that explore graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor wash, emphasizing techniques that Kateri Ewing has refined over years of practice and teaching. Ewing teaches by training your eye to see subjects clearly in contour, line, and shadow, while you learn to make marks with tools that are expressive of what we really see. Her focus is on nature--birds, flowers, and plants that can be closely observed. Discover the techniques for capturing the delicacy of feathers, the natural blemishes on a piece of fruit, the veins and velvety texture of a leaf--all the tiny details that enhance the realistic quality of a drawing. Ewing takes you carefully through every step. Let Look Closer, Draw Better inspire and transform your artistic eye.
Perspective Without Pain by Phil Metzger
Publication Date: 1992
Imagine perspective without pain--no T-squares, complicated equations or mechanical terms--just simple instructions and hands-on exercises to teach you how to create a sense of depth in your drawings and paintings. Now go a step further--imagine having fun with perspective. With this book, you will. Here Phil Metzger give you clear-cut guidelines in everyday terms--with a lot of friendliness and a little humor tossed in along the way. As an experienced artist, he understands how you work, and he knows that the last thing you need is a lot of rigid rules to tie you down. Here you'll learn techniques of perspective that will help your creativity--not hinder it. You'll learn how to: Achieve the illusion of depth by gradually diminishing the sizes of--and the distance between--similar objects; Use soft edged and less detail on objects in the background to make them seem farther away; Introduce depth simply by manipulating color and value; Draw from any viewpoint--on either side, above or below; Draw accurate angles without complicated measuring devices; Use perspective to track down the problem when something you've drawn just doesn't look right; Measure relative sizes and add the details that make the difference between a convincing pictures and an awkward one; Properly draw roads, paths, streets, fields and streams to suggest depth in a scene and to describe the flatness or hilliness of a landscape.
E-Books: The Art Models series (click image to open e-book)
E-Books: Drawing technique
Streaming Videos on Drawing
WATCH FILMS NOW - FREE! Films on Demand is a multidisciplinary film collection, available to watch online or in the classroom. The collection contains films focusing on many aspects of the arts. If you are off campus, you'll need to enter your RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password in order to view. Below are some samples of the many films available!
Drawing: Perspectives on Line and Form (27 min., 2003)
"The Importance of Drawing" from Art and Design: Insights into the Visual Arts (3 min. segment of 60 min. video, 2009)
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