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Depth Billows of smoke expand and are lighter as they come forward. Refer back to the drawing class how pots In drawn objects and elements that those behind. This makes the story appear to leap out at us. Find the singleperspective pp. The wood grain acts like marks of speed behind the scene, amplifying movement outward from the vanishing point. In culture, meaning, and composition they are polar opposites.

The mournful gray landscape of Henry Moore's northern British field has gathered by night an overcoated audience to stand and wait before a wrapped and roped monument. The human form w a s the vehicle o f his expression and h e w a s t h e official W o r l d W a r II artist.

Magnetic Fields sculpture, audiences, and art in the landscape. The image stands out among his more usual graphic works in which he hones and carves semi-abstract human forms. Opposite, as if Moore's wrapping has been literally outstretched, a great Shoshone drawing blazes with the color, heat, and action of a buffalo hunt.

This is just one of many precious artifacts from a lost time, which still narrates vivid days in the lives of an energetic nation. Chalk and graphite This fog-bound but humorous gathering of souls is made in graphite and colored chalk with gray wash. Moore's spectators appear to have walked a long way from nowhere to witness and wait beside this mysterious obelisque.

A glimmer of gold light appears from the left No explanation is given, and we, as fellow watchers, join in the waiting. Stylized hunters, horses, tolearnhow to paint a scene on a hide are and buffalo circle and charge the perimeters of a skin "field. Skills are taught not center chant or dance to the beat of a drum. Each color is evenly distributed throughout the scene, creating harmonious balance with words but through silent demonstration. Misted in translucent layers of paint, pale souls of the lustful are being s p u n into yet another realm of hell.

Heath Robinson lived through the same war-torn. Opposite, a pink-inked cinema wobbles along with string, inextinguishable in its fortitude and h u m o r. Brushed line and wash This is an ink-outlined drawing made with a fine brush on paper with added washes of watercolor The image was subsequently redrawn as a line engraving.

It is excellent for removing powdery materials, and for making crisp sweeps of light across a delicate pencil drawing. T h e s e pencil drawings o f figs d e m o n s t r a t e different crops and compositions. U s e it as a starting point, a device to help you decide what t o draw. Here I held my viewfinder so the fig appeared upper-left in the space, its stem and shadow framing a white center.

The angle of the fruit together with dark shadow top left and bright light bottom right suggest a diagonal division across the whole drawing, running corner t o corner, bottom-left t o top-right. Here the left fig is attached to, and therefore apparently suspended from, the uppermost edge of the drawing.

When subjects touch two or more edges, as also shown here, they establish a tension and unity with the paper. Inallpictures, spaces between things are as important as the things themselves. This drawing hasbeencropped to emphasize space between thefruit.

O u r focus is on the white cloth supporting the figs, its illumination, and lines describing shadows cast by the fruit.

The box opposite isolates an area, which is shown in the three steps below. Follow these from left to right and see how I began with one complete shape between two parts of a leaf, erasing and adjusting lines until itlooked right, then added a second shape, third, fourth, and so on.

In your own version, remember to draw only space, not leaves. It helps to start at the center and map outward. Here I drew only spaces, adding one to another until the leaves were revealed. Besides looking at negative space, there are two other useful things to do when a drawing feels wrong but you cannot see why: Spain, I drew a bare fig tree clinging to the wall of an almond grove; a perfect subject for seeing negative space.

I marked its essential frame of large branches first, frequently erasing lines and changing my mind until the balance felt right. I arranged the flowers on a sheet of paper in a cool r o o m and rapidly sketched a composition.

Then I put them in water, taking the stems out one at a time to draw. We never see everything at once. If an artist changes the pace of their line and focus of their attention, interfolding points of detail with areas of loose suggestion, they emulate our experience of seeing.

Excessive detail leaves no space for the eye to rest or imagination to wander. Compare changes of pace and focus here to the flatter finish of Summer Flowers see pp. Through the animation of the screen, architects and designers can imaginatively "climb inside" three-dimensional space and. Architects have been fine-tuning their specialized branch of drawing for centuries. Besides sketches of first thoughts and polished drawings of the finished look for clients, they also have a diagrammatic language for communicating plans to builders.

At the core of their practice, to help them create new form, they have the Golden Section. It was the mathematicians, philosophers, and architects of ancient Greece who first pursued the formula for "divine proportion," reflecting the eye's love of unity in difference. This harmony, which can be clearly seen in ancient Greek architecture, was preserved into the Renaissance where it became a foundation stone for thinking and creativity From 15thcentury Italy, the formula for perfection spread through Europe, and in the 19th century it was given the name the Golden Section.

It was also during the Renaissance that the architect Brunelleschi invented linear perspective, the device that has since governed most of our picture-making sec pp. Augustin, which was the first church in the capital to be built entirely of metal and then clad in stone. This is a pencil drawing, with gray and brown watercolor wash, of the west facade of St Augustin, made by the architect himself. The church is still in use today. Since Picasso and Braque's revolution of Cubism in around European conventions of pictorial perspective have lost their monopoly on seeing.

Yet the pursuit of divine proportion and harmony remains. Perhaps in the sheer planes of some of our greatest modern buildings it is finding its clearest expression. Among the drawings of this chapter we look from 17th-century ecclesiastical calm.

Linear perspective is a marvelous device, invaluable to understand and apply when you choose. It is the focus of practical class in this chapter, coupled with the importance of exercizing your imagination.

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Hawksmoor established his reputation with university and church architecture including All Souls College, Oxford, and six London churches. Three aspects This subtle and sophisticated drawing made in pen and wash displays three distinct aspects of Hawksmoor's.

We see the modeled detail of Corinthian columns, pilasters, and an inscribed entablature. Gaudi's cathedral in Barcelona, churches, and apartment homes are distinguished by their Their and.

Flowering curves of stone or concrete are often encrusted with Gaudi was inspired by medieval and oriental art, The Art Nouveau movement, and. To the right isawatercolordrawing thought to havebeenmade over a photograph ofthemodelabove. This sculptural drawingenvisionsthe finished crypt glowingandethereal as if caught in thelightof red morning sun. Libeskind's numerous commissions include concert halls and museums.

He also produces urban and landscape designs, theater sets, installations, and exhibitions of his drawings. Libeskind studied music before transferring to architecture.

Across the top and center right of the image w e perceive an almost recognizable architectural. Floor space appears divided by discernible walls, corridors, and rooms, and arched dotted lines depict the radius of doors. Visual rhythms In the lower half of this drawing architectural language has broken loose: We can imagine how a musician might interpret this drawing by looking at the abstract visual rhythms of masses composed of long straight poles, short curved poles, flat boards, and dotted lines.

H e p e r f o r m e d in cabarets, dressed eccentrically, lived a l o n e , and founded his o w n church, o f which he was the sole m e m b e r. Composition Look how well this drawingfitsand resonates with the upright,narrowshape of its paper.

Brush and ink This is a dramatic drawing from a film that shaped the history of world cinema. Kettlehut drew using a fine and relatively dry brush dipped in black, gray, and white ink on brown-gray paper.

Working on toned paper such as this gives an artist greater scope for dramatic lighting effects than if they work on white paper. PAUL N O B L E British c o n t e m p o r a r y artist who creates m o n u m e n t a l , intensely detailed graphite drawings explaining and questioning t h e geography, architecture, mythology, and morality o f an invented place called His satires exhibited w o r l d w i d e.

Graphite shapes Nobson Central isoneof a series of very large graphite drawings of the spoil and detritus of Nobson Newtown. Its sheerscaleengulfs the viewer and demands. ERICH KETTLEHUT Influential film a r t director; draftsman, and m o d e l - m a k e r In t h e p r e p a r a t i o n o f Metropolis, Kettlehut and his c o - a r t director O t t o Hunte, together with c i n e m a t o g r a p h e r Karl Freund, used forced perspective camera t e c h n i q u e s t o amplify t h e m a g n i t u d e o f buildings in relation t o human characters.

Note how architectural features conform to lines and how human figures diminish in size toward thevanishingpoint. It shows how children usually map large scenes in flat layers one above the other, including all they recall about the subject. Children are uninhibited and problems with one element being obscured by another rarely arise. Using a ruler and a sharp HB pencil, draw a horizon line across your paper Mark a spot on the horizon line; this is your vanishing point.

Surround the vanishing point with a small rectangle. This ensures that the second rectangle aligns with the shape and. Draw four dotted lines radiating out from the vanishing point. Each line should pass through one corner of the rectangle. Extend each dotted line to the edge of your drawing.

Draw four short lines to connect the four corners of the two rectangles. Erase the dotted construction lines. You have completed your first box.

See p. Draw a new rectangle. Note that this does not surround the vanishing point In the future, when inventing your own compositions, you can place rectangles anywhere youwishin relation to a vanishing point. As in step 3, draw a second, larger rectangle. The four comers must each touch a dotted line to be sureitaligns with the first. The larger you make your second rectangle, the closer it will appear to the viewer.

Use dotted lines connecting the slanting linetothe vanishing point to locate the top, bottom, andfarside of this first board. The board's sides should be parallel. Repeat this to add two more boards to the composition. As in step 2, draw four dotted lines radiating from your vanishing point Pass these through each comer of the new rectangle. Continue the dotted lines out toward the edge of your drawing. Complete the second box with short lines as in step 4, and erase the dotted lines.

N e x t draw a slanting line to mark the height of the first flat board. This initial space will be transparent and open to change. Here, additional lines have established the different surfaces and how they relate to each other.

The space has become more solid and real. Remove the construction lines with an eraser and the room will becomeclearer. There is great pleasure tobefoundin spending time inventing interiors. With some practice, you will beableto draw more complex objects orpeoplewithin them. Search for the application of these perspectives among works by other artists in this book and in galleries.

Copying what you see in the work of others will help you to understand what they have done. That is where we e to find them, but they are not confined to this level. Potentially, they can be placed anywhere inspaceto describe the perspective of flyi c tilted objects.

The boxes drawn here are seen partly or entirely disassociated from a horizon line drawn across the bottom of the image. On paper we can enjoy the freedom of fantastic structural invention without limitations of solid materials or gravity. Here, I have elaborated on the simple boxes above.

These elaborations could continue indefinitely across a sheet of paper in pursuit of complex and intricate ideas. They could be drawn on any scale from miniature to monumental. This drawing depicts three-point perspective, useful for representing steep views looking up or down tall structures. Turn the book around to see a view looking up.

By comparing this drawing t o Piranesi's example of two-point perspective on p. Three-point curves Here, three vanishing points are evenly spaced along a horizon line. An array of curved lines drawn freehand link the two lateral points.

Iusedthese lines as a guide t o draw the curvature of boxes and panels flying through space. Giving curvature, and therefore tension, tostraightlines can amplify drama in a picture. Istarted with two parallel lines. I marked the toplinewith three evenly spaced points and the line with seven. I then drew three fanned groups of lines connecting each of the three points above to the seven points below. Where thelinescross, they mark the corners of the floor tiles.

Finally,I added horizontal lines t o define the tiles. Note that altering the distance between the three dots above will tilt the level of the floor.

These walnut-skin ink pen and brush drawings show imagined views of theaters that do not exist but were inspired by places I studied. The vanishing of the drawing is directly opposite as we look across The constancy of the bridge and surrounding frames the movement in the life that flows past.

C o m m o n items, from s p o o n s and pens to chairs and bicycles, are all made bearing the signature of our time and place.

History will be learned from the artifacts w e leave behind. Engineers and designers of our objects and instruments make drawings for many reasons: T h e Industrial Revolution c h a n g e d the traditional w a y s in w h i c h objects were designed, planned, and made.

Previously, craftsmen had held plans in their memory, passing them on to others through the act of making. With the sudden onset of mass production, drawings were needed to instruct workers on the factory floor.

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Technical drawing was speedily developed as a meticulous international code of m e a s u r e m e n t and explanation. T h e precision of engineering d r a w i n g s e v o l v e d alongside machine tools, each demanding more of the other as they increased in sophistication. It was in this era that the blueprint was born. Today, even more advanced drawings are made on computers. Birds follow instinct to make a nest, and some apes use simple tools, but humans are the only creatures on Earth w h o actually design and create great ranges of things.

Artists and actors use the meanings of things to communicate speculative mechanic. H e has described a casting through metaphor. A chair, for example—whether, drawn, sculpted, or used on stage hood for a mold t o make theheado f a horse f oas r a p r o p — i m b u e d with e n o u g h energy or character can "become" a man.

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It is shaped in sections w i t h Artists have for centuries studied and expressed composition, design, color, hooked bars that can be pulled and tied closely form, texture, and the behavior of light through making still-life paintings and together. H e has described contour and function at drawings. In past eras, these, too, have often carried great weights of allegorical once, making a clear instruction t o his bronzemeaning. Artists also make images of objects that can never exist; fictional realities caster of h o w t o make it andhowit will w o r k.

In this chapter, we look at the importance. His work is characterized by calm and harmonious still-life compositions. Chicago, and New York. For ten years Mucha designed theater posters exclusively for the actress Sarah Bernhardt. He designed the Austrian pavilion for the Paris World Fair in He is best known for posters featuring ethereal women in typical Art Nouveau style. The three plates facing us were drawn with a compass.

Transparent view Newton's reflecting telescope focused light in a parabolic mirror. It was then reflected up inside the tube and. With dotted lines Newton has drawn his arrangement of elements inside the tube, offering a transparent view.

A disembodied eye at the top of the drawing indicates where to look. Ink lines Several drawings appear among Newton's letters, each one skillfully rendered with the alarmingly matter-of-fact ease of explaining the commonplace.

Look how confidently he draws with ink the sphere of this wooden globe by which his telescope rotates. Newton used this instrument to calculate the speed required to escape earth's gravity. An experimental scientist who drew many of his discoveries. Hooke invented the camera diaphragm, universal joint a prototype respirator clock balance, and anchor escarpment, and calculated the theory of combustion. It is an exhilarating read.

Woodfine exhibits internationally, has published several catalogs of her work, and has drawings in numerous public and private collections. Among van Gogh's best-known canvases are.

W e learn to read light and shadow in our environment as indicators of solidity and depth of space. Artists emulate and manipulate this effect in their pictures. Before starting a tonal drawing of any subject, think about its illumination. Are you happy. Does the light enhance the subject? Could you alter and improve it? On pp. Below, a lit photograph of an egg shows essential points to observe in tonal drawing.

The egg's darkest region is seen against a lighter background. The two tones meet without a division or outline between. The egg's lightest region is seen against a darker background. Run The bottom-left quarter of the egg. Below the bottom "edge" of the egg there is a rim of light reflected onto the paper by the underside of the egg.

The perceived tone of a black white, gray, or colored surface is never constant. Three factors change it: Here, two identical mid-gray squares are seen against black and paler gray squares. The small squares are identical in tone, but do not appear so. We perceive one to be lighter than theother. This effect is caused by the contrast of their surroundings. To further examine changes in tone, try this experiment. On acloudyday, cards the same size, one blackandone white. Tape them to the glass.

From across the room both will appear black card and fold and retapeitwith half sticking out. Adjust the angleofthe protruding part and again stepback. At one point you will catchenoughlight lighter than the white one. T w o horizontal lines o f equal length are m a d e t o l o o k longer and shorter, respectively, by d i r e c t e d a r r o w s A. Bending straight lines Linear distance These t w o jugs have b e e n d r a w n w i t h lines o f d i f f e r i n g thicknesses.

Some artists use known optical illusions to make art; others adjust works to avoid their effects. Ancient Greek. It is a curious fact that w e can never see both options at once; w e can only look f r o m one t o the o t h e r If an artist is not aware this can happen in their image, their picture could be ambiguous. A few suggestive marks will tip the decision one way o r the o t h e r.

Artists can communicate much in few lines and the viewer will do the rest of the work. T h e patient's answers are t h e n diagnosed as a psychological profile. Seeing things that are n o t t h e r e H e r e o n t h e left, w e see t w o overlapping triangles: This simple five-line d r a w i n g is o f a C a p u c h i n priest asleep in his pulpit.

Impossible objects T h e s e clever configurations o f outlines and t o n a l surfaces convince us at a glance that we are seeing a solid three-dimensional triangle and a three-pronged fork. O n l y o n closer inspection we realize that t h e s e o b j e c t s are fooling us. Yet still w e try resolve t h e m. C Escher u s e d this phenomenon t o great effect in his many p o p u l a r d r a w i n g s o f puzzles and impossible buildings.

I have drawn these for you here. The first common error is to draw two pointed ellipses, giving the cylinder four corners, like a disposable plastic cup that has been crushed in your hand. The second common error is to tilt the upper and lower ellipses at different angles, suggesting that the vessel is lopsided. I have exaggerated this error here. Watch the tip of your pen and see it draw an ellipse in the air Keep this movement going while gently lowering the pen onto the paper like the needle of a record player closing on the disc only it is your lowering hand that spins, not the paper!

As the pen touches down, keep it spinning. Cover a sheet of paper with spinning, springlike forms like those I have drawn below. Draw quickly, working from top to bottom, enlarging and diminishing the ellipse to determine the overall shape and volume.

Seeing Through Allow lines to travel around each vessel as if it were transparent. Create a Solid Surface Once you have drawn the shape and volume of each form, you can make it solid by building up highlights and tones on visible surfaces, thereby hiding lines that show the other sides.

Using a sharp HB pencil, draw a rectangle. Honetheshapesand angles of the shells, Remember that its size, shape, and edges definingthespacialrelationships between are important aspects of your composition them. Treat positive form and negative space see pp. Use quick, loose, pale lines with equal importance. Erase and make changes to roughly place theuntil shells youinside are happy your with frame. Gentlydissolveoutlines so that areas oflightanddark meet without a line between them.

Fll in broad areas first and leave all detail until last. Relaxing your eyes out of focus will help to eliminate distracting details. Using the flattened tip of an HB pencil, Let your eyes go out of focus while looking gently layer marks to create an even tone at your subject and paper: Draw the most ofmid-graywithin a rectangle. Avoid a rough significant areas of light in your gray rectangle with texture and do not press the graphite hard into plastic eraser Ignore all detail and draw a white thepaperor you will not be able to erase it.

Keeping your eyes out of focus, look at the main areas of darkness. Use your pencil to develop these in relation to the areas of light. Continue working between light and dark to refine the drawing. Draw in the details last of all. Place the instrument on a plain surface and illuminate it with a desk lamp to add the delicate dimension of shadows.

Follow these steps to draw a three-dimensional violin Choose a gauge of wire sturdy enough to hold the shape ofyourfinished drawing, but thin enough to be easily manipulated inyourfingers Here. I used garden wire and cut it carefully with pruners. Decide how big to draw your violin relative to the gauge of your wire; thin wire will make a smaller drawing, and thick wire a larger one.

Cut a length, and pinch and bend it to shape the base of the instrument. Once you have completed the body, begin to shape the curvature of the fingerboard. Here, I started with the scroll at the top and fixed the four component wires with two drawings of tuning pegs. Repeat this process to make the identical upper side of the instrument. Join the two sides together with four short pieces of wire. These will hold the sides apart and help to keep the form in shape.

If needed, brace the two ends of the violin with a length of wire along the back. Then begin to define its uppermost surface with Scurves and the bridge. I had the privilege of drawing their inventions, some of which are shown here. It gives physical and emotive form to religious narratives, myths and fables, history paintings and other stories, portraiture, and anatomical and erotic art. Artists are thought to have b e g u n drawing from the nude during the Italian Renaissance.

In this period, the junior workshop apprentices posed as part of their duties. Drawings were usually made from the male nude to avoid offending the church, and because the female was deemed inferior. Look closely at Renaissance drawings of the female b o d y and you will see that m o s t are actually y o u n g m e n with minor adjustments.

Contemporary photographer volumes of illustrated explanation. Renaissance artists studying anatomy from dissection clinically trained and specialized as a medical illustrator. Williams were decades ahead of their medical counterparts. Michelangelo attended dissections to made this image by light sectioning: He even believed he had located the soul contours of her form like a cartographer's map of in the pituitary fossa beneath the brain and behind the eyes, giving physical foundation undulating land.

W e understand every curve and balance of to the theory that the eves are the windows of the soul. She the body is still essential. These classes are popular around the world, and in San could easily be transferred into three dimensions. This finished image was produced asF r a n c i s c o , the Bay Area Models' Guild h o l d s a quarterly life-drawing m a r a t h o n aprinton Kodak transfer paper with green-colored dye added celebrating the great diversity of human proportion.

The body remains at the core of over the initially white lines. Strangely, in our privileged and comfortable society, focus has turned to the vulnerability of flesh: Artists now explore the interior of the body with new media and. This chapter addresses issues that are most commonly faced by beginners attending life-drawing classes. It also looks 3. Italian High Renaissance painter: Raphael is best known for his images of the Madonna and Child, altar pieces, and Vatican frescos.

He trained under Perugino, and studied to learn from the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo besides whom he was soon ranked. Muscular dramatic postures reflect the influence of Michelangelo and the Renaissance celebration of the idealized male body. His calligraphic natural. Color and form This collage is one of a series of Blue Nudes, foundamong many other groups of papercut. Soothing influence This drawing expresses the achievement of Matisse's personal aim: Opposite, Beuys's magician, scratched in seconds, stands.

Beuys gave performances, taught workshops with a cult following, and made installations, video art, and drawings. He was a shaman who believed in intuition and in the investment of healing force. Achieving international acclaim in mid-life, Rodin produced portraits and statues of public and literary figures. Inspired by Michelangelo, his w o r k is characterized by deliberate un-finish and powerfully modeled emotion. As here, he typically drew them with a few delicate strokes of pencil and brushed.

But what is stranger to us now is that they were also outraged by his free use of line. His exquisite. Taylor's immense self-portraits explore the relationship between the artist as maker and the artist as model, intimately reflecting upon the emotions and meaning of nudity, exposure, scrutiny, and gaze. Charcoal Taylor has drawn freely with charcoal and an eraser on thick, textured paper. The sturdy surface of the sheet has allowed her to press hard when needed, and rework rich depths of light and tone.

A thinner sheet might have crumpled and torn under such vigorous force of making. Luminosity Layered marks flicker likefirelight as they sculpt the woman's body. Taylor has drawn, erased and drawn again, leaving her lightest marks at the deepest level of the image and applying darker marks above. This order of light. It is not complicated, and measurements do not have to be carried to the paper and slavishly drawn the same size they appear on your pencil.

Hold your arm straight. Lock your shoulder; elbow, and wrist joints. If your arm is not straight, you will make inconsistent and unrelated comparisons.

Return to this posture every time.

Hold your pencil upright. Align the top with a point on your subject. Close one eye. Move the tip of your thumb down to a second chosen point. The length of exposed pencil is your measurement. Keep your pencil perpendicular Measure and compare at any angle.

Spend time making comparisons before you draw. There is no need to mark them all down on paper; just making them helps you see. I used a sharp H B pencil and began each drawing by marking her outline, height, and stance before honing her balance and expression. To outline a figure, work back and forth across the body.

Avoid drawing up one side and down the other, because it results in two unrelated sides drifting apart. When a model stands upright on both feet, her center of balance is normally found in a vertical line beneath her head. To see this, imagine holding up a plumb line. Height This pose leans away into space above our eye level. To draw this effect, make the upper body smaller give your model a high waist, and slightly enlarge her legs and feet.

Most of us have a tendency to over-straighten the drawn figure, and this should be avoided. A model standing on one leg usually drops the opposite hip. The tilt of the pelvis is then counter balanced by the model's shoulders tilting the other way as seen here. Here, the activity of circular lines and the repetition of limbs suggest movement. This drawing shows how different observations be overlaid to bring a drawing alive.

Anatomy for the Artist

Begin by drawing lines to encompass the whole hand, swiftly marking its essential gesture. Draw large shapes and their orientation. Group the fingers together as one mass. Do not separate them yet, and ignore all details. Start honing the shapes of the dominant planes, starting with the largest. Then subdivide each shape so that you w o r k from large to small, general to specific.

Keep lines open to change and take measurements if they help. Build your drawing gradually from light to dark. Don't worry about achieving perfect solutions, but regard these practice studies as ongoing processes of thought and observatio Add details such as nails last if you wish. Let your first marks be light, loose, and rapid. Leave aside all detail, and don't worry about accuracy t o begin with. Try t o express the whole foot and t o encapsulate its entire shape and direction in a few marks.

Nowimagineyou are carving the foot insidethepaper,as though out o f wood. Hew it roughly in broad, flattened planes, as if with a chisel. Look for key angles without becoming distracted by detail. Use an eraser t o refine decisions o r t o suggest areas o f light.

It can be a mistake, however, t o remove t o o many early lines; these are what give a drawing its tangible structure, depth, and spontaneity. Opposite, I also used white ink with a steel dip pen. The white lines demonstrate what is often called "bracelet shading. I make these lines in the first five to ten seconds of a drawing to locate the presence, length, and posture of the model, before honing his or her shape see pp.

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. 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.

These almost life-size figures were composed from my imagination and achieved with the help af studies discussed on pp. The truth is that we all like looking at faces and observing the billions of variations that make us individuals. We are also reassured by keeping records of ourselves. Halls and palaces are filled with pictures of the mighty and significant. Our homes are filled with images of our loved ones and of those in our families who have gone before.

Past rulers sent painters across continents to bring back a likeness in advance of a prospective royal marriage. The returning image was of crucial consideration in any proposal. Portraits can be highly or loosely detailed, single or of groups, abstract or figurative, and satirical or metaphorical.

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Using superb specially commissioned photographs of male and female models together with historical and contempory works of art and her own illustrations, Sarah shows us how to look inside the human Pigments, used to make colors, are derived from many sources: Imagination In the total wealth of these pages, we still only glimpse a needs nourishment.

The handprint appears to be made directly, last of all. Europeans on board had never seen such a thing, and this very drawing was to endure many copies and plagiarisms after its triumphant return to the English court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Here left we see J o h n White's exquisite record of a flying fish, which very likely leaped o n t o the deck of Sir Walter Raleigh's ship Tiger as it sailed north from the Caribbean to Virginia in The egg's darkest region is seen against a lighter background.

Drying time in between applications ensured the colors did not run into each other. These almost life-size figures were composed from my imagination and achieved with the help af studies discussed on pp.