Drawing as Expression

Drawing as Expression : Techniques and Concepts

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For an undergraduate course in Drawing I, Drawing Concepts or Creative Drawing.Incorporating over 400 professional art pieces, student drawings, and illustration throughout, this student-friendly instructional text covers all aspects of drawing from the Renaissance to present day-from basic skills and formal elements to introductory figure drawing and the advanced concepts of contemporary drawing. Teaching students on all drawing levels how to combine their critical thinking skills with intuition and technical knowledge to create a visual language through drawing, it covers key drawing techniques, the function of drawing, and the concepts associated with good drawing. It incorporates an abundance of student examples and drawing exercises in each chapter to reinforce concepts and hone newly acquired skills, and includes historical profiles of artists throughout with discussions on their unique direction, style, and use of drawing.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 212.6 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 625.97g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130893137
  • 9780130893130

Table of contents

1. Introduction. A Brief History of Drawing. What is Drawing? Gender and Race Issues in Art. Profile of an Artist: Kathie Kollwitz. Left and Right Brain Thinking: Learning to See.2. Media. Drawing Tools. Wet and Dry Drawing Media: Media List.3. The Formal Elements. Gesture: Developing Visual Awareness and Beginning to Draw. Warming up to Gesture Drawing: Seeing Responses. Profile of an Artist: Willem deKooning. Choosing Drawing Tools for Gesture Drawing. Composing Drawings with Gesture. Time Required to make Gesture Drawings. Gesture Figure Drawing. Mass Gesture. Mass to Line. Gesture & Mass Gesture to Value Change. Gesture Line Drawing. Creating Space in Gesture Line Drawings. Subjects to Consider for Gesture Drawing. Major Points of Gesture Drawing. Sustained Gesture Drawing. Exercise.4. Line: The Formal Elements. Outline Drawings. Contour Line Drawing. Line Tone and Quality. Loose Contour Line and Value Exercise. Contour & Gesture with Value. Scribbled Line Drawing. Rhythm Drawings. Rhythm Drawing Exercise. Continuous Line Drawing. Cross Contour. Expressive and Calligraphic Lines. Blind Contour. Profile of an Artist: Honore Daumier. Implied Line.5. Value: The Formal Elements. Introduction to Value. Four Divisions of Light. Chiaroscuro. Applying Chiaroscuro to Form. Qualities of Light on Form: Planar Analysis. The Picture Plane. Qualities of Light in Space: Using Light and Dark to Create Space. Value Change Creates Form & Volume. Applying the Qualities of Light to a Drawing. Conte and Value. Profile of an Artist: Rembrandt Van Rijn. Value Creates Space: Reversed Charcoal Working from Dark to Light. Wet Charcoal. Line to Plane. Layering Value to Create Weight, Mass, and Volume. Cross Hatching: Pencil Drawing and Value. Rubbed and Erased Drawings to Pencil. Planar Analysis. Brush and Ink Wash. Wash Exercise. Pen, Line, and Ink Wash. Ink Wash by Plane. Profile of an Artist: Auguste Rodin. The Expressive Use of Value.6. Perspective: The Formal Elements. Introduction. Do We See in Perspective? Perspective: Cone of Vision. The Picture Plane. Baseline. Focal Point and Vanishing Point. Drawing Exercise. The Horizon. Ground Plane. Circles. Common Errors Drawing Circles in Perspective. Drawing a Circle in Perspective. One-Point Perspective. Sighting. Perspective Grid. Measuring Depth. Drawing Exercise. Figures in Space to Atmospheric Perspective and Value. Two-Point Perspective. Inclined Planes. Drawing Exercise. Foreshortening. Three-Point Perspective. Shadows. Landscape Light and Shadow7. Texture and Pattern: The Formal Elements. Rubbing and Rendering. Invented Texture: The Media and The Mark Line, Stippling. Hatching. Wax, Ink, and Pattern. Tromp L'Oeil and Actual Texture. Visual Texture. Observing Texture. Surface Textures and Expression. Defining Space With Texture. Scribble Line Landscape. Pattern. Ambiguous Pattern. Profile of an Artist: Vincent Van Gogh. 8. Composition: Space, Plane, and Shape. Profile of an Artist: Alberto Giacometti. Exercise in Seeing. Positive and Negative Space. Balancing Light and Dark in Space. Positive and Negative Abstract Shapes. Ambiguous Space. Ambiguous Relationships. Composing in the Picture Plane and the Edge. Selecting the Format: Open and Closed. Placement. The Space of the Picture Plane. Balance. Revising a Drawing. Evaluating the Composition. Drawing Exercise in Revising. Organizing the Composition with the Grid. The Grid and Flattening the Picture Plane. Profile of an Artist: Richard Diebenkorn. Plane. Shape. Cross-Hatching Compositions.9. Drapery. Profile of an Artist: Antoine Watteau. Drawing Drapery. Cross-Hatching and Drapery.10. The Portrait. Introduction. Planar Analysis of the Head. The Skull. Proportions of the Face and Head. The Features. Drawing Exercise. Self-Portrait. Profile of an Artist: Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun. Photographic Realism. Expressive Portraits. Profile of an Artist: Elaine de Kooning.11. Figure. Beginning Figure Studies. Gesture. Mass Gesture. Cross Contour: Contour. The Figure as a Cylinder. Drawing Exercise. Rubbed and Erased Planar Analysis. Foreshortening. Value and Space. Placing the Figure in Space. The Clothed Figure. Proportions of the Figure: Drawing Exercise. Figure Drawings. The Nude Model. Two Figures. Composition. Contemporary Figures: Abstraction & Realism. Modernism: Art Since 1900.12. Landscape. Landscape and Wash. Working Outdoors. Pictorial Elements in Landscape. Composition: Establish the Space. Texture and Pattern. Imaginative Drawings. Seascape. Profile of an Artist: John Constable. Cityscape. Expressionism. Abstraction.13. Modern to Contemporary Drawing. Portrait of an Artist: Arshile Gorky. Introduction. Cubism. Innovations to Color. Color Experiments. Color Harmonies. Social and Political Subjects. Profile of an Artist: Pat Passlof. Abstract Expressionism. Drawing Exercises. Pop Art. Parody. Minimalism. Process Art. Earthworks and Site Specific Art. Postmodernism. Installation. Profile of Artists: Goat Island Performance Art.show more

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