Title: Foundations of Drawing
Author: Al Gury
Date of Publication: June 1st, 2017
From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations.
Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.
This book is a well put together book about learning about drawing, how to draw, the history of it, etc.
I really enjoyed the first chapter the most, just reading about the history of drawing and that part was really cool. The techniques the author offers are actually some good advice. I may even be able to draw a proper stick figure now. The pictures inside are perfect for use of seeing what the author is describing. Now, I did find myself zoning out sometimes as I tend to do with a lot of history books, so I did have to re-read some parts.
For me, I read this book because I enjoy looking at art, but I feel like this one is definitely a great tool for anyone that loves to draw and maybe wants to learn a little more skill!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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