August 16, 2017
FOUNDATIONS OF DRAWING: A Practical Guide...
FOUNDATIONS OF DRAWING
A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques and Styles
Drawing is a wonderful way to express how you see an object, a person, scenery or anything your eye sees. This book is a good feel to it since it gives you detailed information and sketches and at the same time let's you see things with your own eyes and then put it on paper. No two pieces of drawing will be exactly the same since everyone puts their own touch on the work. Mr. Gury gives some wonderful history and the eras of art that have emerged through time. He shows you the different choices there are out there in tools, mediums, and papers. He shows how to use different methods on shading according to different locations and times of the day. The book has some wonderful pictures in it to go with the history of drawing. I was extremely interested in the portrait drawing part of the book along with the different mediums you can use along with the correct papers for doing it. He gives you choices, He doesn't tell you that a certain one is the only right one to use. This book is for everyone, whether you are a beginner or one who has been drawing for a long time. The history alone is well worth the read. It would be perfect to put with your art books on your shelf as a reference book when you get stuck on a variety of issues in drawing. If you are just beginning this book gives such a variety of information along with examples of how to go about achieving your ended piece. I especially liked the step by step instructions on portrait drawing. SO if you have had a desire to draw beyond doodling, then expand on that doodling with help from this guide. This is the book for good instruction along with wonderful history of drawing and art.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books and the author and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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