Drawing Concepts

A Complete Guide to Essential Drawing Techniques and Fundamentals

By Diane Cardaci; Ken Goldman; William F. Powell
Walter Foster Publishing, Spiral, 9781600581496, 144pp.

Publication Date: July 2009

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Description
There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on drawing workshops and classes. For a fraction of the cost, this book offers all the fundamental information beginners need to kick off their creative pursuits in pencil Inside, "four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and helpful demonstrations that illustrate important art concepts and techniques. Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Basics" features in-depth instruction on composition, value, creating textures, using and manipulating photo references, and more. Readers will also find an impressive and varied selection of step-by-step projects to re-create, from animal portraits and traditional still lifes to charming landscapes.



About the Author
Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. She is a Signature member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, and has contributed writing for the organization's publications. Diane is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrator's Partnership of America.Ken Goldman teaches portrait, figure, and landscape painting at the Athenaeum School of Fine Art in La Jolla, California. He studied figure drawing and painting at the New York Studio School, National Academy of Design, and Art Students League in New York; portraiture and figure drawing with Vern Wilson of the Los Angeles Art Center; and watercolor painting with Liane Collot D'Herbois in Europe. Ken's art has been exhibited extensively and appeared in numerous magazines.William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.
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