Basic Drawing: How To Draw What You See by Charles WilliamsBasic Drawing: How To Draw What You See by Charles Williams

Basic Drawing: How To Draw What You See

byCharles Williams

Hardcover | September 1, 2011

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Drawing, the most basic of the visual arts, is often seen as a natural ability, but it can be learnt. Working from observation in pencil, pen, or charcoal helps you to see clearly, increases your visual awareness, and enhances your ability to design in two dimensions. The New English Art Club, an exhibiting society with a 125 year history, runs a school of drawing in which it tries to keep alive the tradition of working from life, which used to be taught in all art schools but is now almost extinct. Charles Williams Cert. RAS RWS NEAC, the current curator, brings together exercises, illustrations, demonstrations, and, above all, the attitude to drawing of the NEAC Drawing School in one comprehensive book. Williams links nineteenth-century artists and thinkers like Walter Sickert and John Ruskin with contemporary writers like Betty Edwards in an attempt to show that to draw is to be a part of a great, living tradition that the contemporary world of photography and digital technology will never eclipse.

* Close photographed demos/process

* 130+ black and white and colour illustrations

* Clear design

* Sketchbook sized, convenient, recognizable

* Tips, hints, and examples from practicing professional artists

* Professional, 'manual'-style presentation

Charles Williams is a figurative artist who has been painting and exhibiting regularly since graduating from the Royal Academy School’s postgraduate department in 1992. He has shown frequently at the RA Summer Exhibition and has had several one-man shows in major London galleries. Elected a member of the New English Art Club (NEAC) in ...
Title:Basic Drawing: How To Draw What You SeeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:Robert HaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0709091044

ISBN - 13:9780709091042

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