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Published: 02 December 2011

432 Pages | 80 color images, 450 black-and-white images

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780199758944

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Drawing Essentials

A Guide to Drawing from Observation

Second Edition

Deborah Rockman

Ideal for introductory studio art courses in drawing, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation, Second Edition, explains clearly and in depth the essentials of depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface, focusing on the cultivation of observational skills, increased sensitivity, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials.

New to this Edition:

  • A Glossary of Art Terms
  • Contains 127 new illustrations, seventy-four of which are in color
  • Includes a new chapter on color theory and the use of color media in drawing (Chapter 5)
  • Splits the perspective chapter into two distinct chapters, offering step-by-step coverage at both the beginning and more advanced levels (Chapters 2 and 3)
  • Includes a new section on straight-line construction and planar construction (Chapter 1)

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