Drawing: A Sketch and Textbook by Margaret LazzariDrawing: A Sketch and Textbook by Margaret Lazzari

Drawing: A Sketch and Textbook

byMargaret Lazzari, Dona Schlesier, Douglas Schlesier

Spiral Bound | September 15, 2014

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Drawing: A Sketch and Textbook combines essential content from a basic drawing textbook with the ample blank space of a sketchbook so that students can immediately practice what they learn. Divided into three parts - the basics, elements of drawings, and the creative process - this innovativetextbook/sketchbook aims to teach students how to draw by actively engaging them in practical projects. Authors Margaret Lazzari, Dona Schlesier, and Douglas Schlesier provide reproductions of student and professional artworks that can serve as inspiration/models and give students the opportunity tocreate a journal of drawings, ideas, notes, and inspirations, for use now and later.
Margaret Lazzari is Professor of Art at the University of Southern California's Roski School of Art and Design. Dona Schlesier is Professor Emerita of Art at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa. Douglas Schlesier is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Director of the Quigley Gallery in Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.
Title:Drawing: A Sketch and TextbookFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:272 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199368279

ISBN - 13:9780199368273


Table of Contents

IntroductionPART I. THE BASICS1. Media and MaterialsMediaYour Art BoxGroundsPaper Qualities2. Drawing from ObservationFramesThumbnail sketchesMeasuring With a PencilLight upon ObjectsPART II. THE ELEMENTS OF DRAWING3. LinesMaking LinesBasic Attributes of LinesLines That Describe FormExpressive Qualities of LineCritical Analysis4. ValuesCreating ValuesGrouping ValuesDescribing Form with ValuesContrastExpression through ValuesCritical Analysis5. Shape and ValueReviewing Lines that Create Shapes and VolumesUsing Values to Create ShapesUsing Value to Depict VolumeDrawing Complex FormsForeshorteningCritical Analysis6. SpaceActual and Illusionistic Space in DrawingFigure/Ground RelationshipsOverlapping, Comparison of Size, and Placement to Show SpaceShowing Space with Linear PerspectiveCircles and Cylinders in PerspectiveAtmospheric PerspectiveExpressive Use of SpaceCritical Analysis7. TextureTextures Inherent in MediaTextures That Stimulate Actual Objects and SurfacesTextures Used for Expressive PurposesAbstracted, Exaggerated, and Invented TexturesTexture to PatternTexture, Pattern, and SpaceCritical Analysis8. ColorColor MediaColor RelationshipsColored GroundsColor for Emphasis and ExpressionMonochrome, Limited, and Full-Color DrawingsSymbolic, Diagrammatic, or Arbitrary Use of ColorCritical AnalysisPART III. THE CREATIVE PROCESS9. All Things Considered: CompositionUsing the Principles of Composition- in Your Drawing- Balance- Rhythm- Scale and Proportion- Emphasis, Variety, and UnityCritical Analysis10. Developing Personal ExpressionDeveloping Your Personal ExpressionThe Habit of SketchingThree Projects to Develop Personal Expression- The Self-Portrait Project- The Series Project- The Narrative ProjectCritical Analysis11. CritiqueUsing Your Sketchbook to Develop Ideas and Retain the Original SparkInspirationSeeing with a Fresh EyeFeedbackCritique GuidesIndex