Drawing for Children and Others

by Vernon Blake

Description: Conversational guide to principles of drawing written in a thoroughly engaging way. With lots of suggestions of what to do-draw from nature, make lots of drawings, pay attention to balance-and a few to avoid-do not copy, do not erase, do not hesitate to start over, the author starts budding artists on the path to learning to draw. Through examination of a number of drawings by old masters as well as by the author himself, the reader comes to appreciate the importance of balance, composition, and patterns. Terms such as Perspective, Horizon Line, and Vanishing Point are introduced as well as ways of making drawings look 'solid.' Above all, the reader will come away with the understanding that learning to draw is learning to see, together with a framework for improving his own drawing and for appreciating that of others. A book to read slowly and return to again and again.

Additional information:

Ages:  13-18
Length:  181 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-1-63334-149-4
Genres:  Art

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Table of Contents

1. Preface. For the 'Others'
2. What Drawing Is
3. What to Draw
4. What to Draw With
5. Shapes of Things

6. Concerning a Chestnut Tree
7. A Drawing of a Chestnut Tree
8. The Beauty of the Pine
9. Pattern. Finish. Technique.

10. Conclusion

An Inside View...

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