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Sketch Book for the Artist (Gnv64)

Sketch Book for the Artist (Gnv64)

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Published by: Buddy Pondrom on Apr 21, 2012
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  • Foreword
  • Drawing Books and Papers
  • Posture and Grip
  • Documentaries
  • Presence and Mood
  • Movement
  • Icon and Design
  • Pen and Ink
  • Drawing With Ink
  • Capturing Character
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Turtles
  • Dry Birds
  • Botanical Studies
  • Jeweled Gardens
  • Fast Trees
  • Graphite and Erasers
  • Cropping and Composition
  • Negative Space
  • Fig Tree
  • Master Builders
  • The Order of Sound
  • Future Fictions
  • Pathways of Sight
  • Single-Point Perspective
  • Creating an Imaginary Space
  • Still Life
  • Instruments of Vision
  • Bench Marks
  • Light and Illusions
  • Further Illusions
  • How to Draw Ellipses
  • Tonality
  • Drawing with Wire
  • Artifacts and Fictions
  • Postures and Poses
  • Choreographs
  • Passion
  • Quick Poses
  • Hands and Feet
  • Charcoal Hands
  • Phrasing Contours
  • The Visual Detective
  • La Specola
  • Poise
  • Anatomies
  • Revelations
  • Self-Portraits
  • Self Portrait
  • Silver Point
  • Head and Neck
  • Essential Observations
  • Drawing Portraits
  • Castings
  • Cloth and Drapery
  • Character Costumes
  • Femmes Fatales
  • Colored Materials
  • Study and Design
  • The Structure of Costume
  • Textures and.Patterns
  • Posture Carving
  • Projections
  • Magnetic Fields
  • The Human Condition
  • Disposable Pens
  • The Travel Journal
  • Catching the Moment
  • Crossings
  • Air in Motion
  • Storms
  • Nature Profiles
  • Charcoal
  • Landscapes
  • Drawing in the Round
  • Cloudburst
  • Notes of Force
  • Mountains
  • Marks of Influence
  • Hauntings
  • Convolutions
  • Brushes
  • Brush Marks
  • Monsters
  • Goya's Monsters
  • Consumed
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments

DRAWING FROM MASTERWORKS was once a staple component of an artist's education.

It is now viewed with some skepticism and often seen as academic. I draw in museums

in support of written research and as an artist seeking answers to questions about the

practicalities of image making. Drawing work by another artist enables you to discover

and understand the inventive hand in their composition. Forms, characters, perspectives,

and narrative pulse become vivid when you realize them in the middle of your study,

feeling them through the attentive movements of your own hand.

At 17 Via Romana, Florence, there is a unique museum

of 18th-century anatomical waxes. Walls are lined with

hundreds of faintly animated body parts, each modeled

from dissection. Life-size women wearing wigs recline on

beds of embroidered silk in cabinets of mahogany and

Venetian glass This is a detail of a compressed charcoal

drawing measuring 14 x 10 ft (4.3 x 3 m) made in

response to La Specola. These almost life-size figures

were composed from my imagination and achieved

with the help af studies discussed on pp. 126-27.

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