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The Artist's Complete Guide To Drawing the Head

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ISBN13: 9780823003594
ISBN10: 0823003590
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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.

Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitters gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

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Artist Maughan introduces the principles of chiaroscura—showing how to observe masses of light and shadow and render them in values of light and dark instead of line. He applies the principles to drawing the head and includes a chapter on basic anatomy as well as many examples of his own work.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this innovative guide, master art instructor Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for "light and dark") developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.

About the Author

William Maughan has taught advanced head drawing, head painting, and landscape painting at both the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He lives in Napa, CA.

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amr_pop769, January 10, 2012 (view all comments by amr_pop769)
i would like to say,if any amateur want to be a real artist this is the right book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780823003594
Author:
Maughan, William L.
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill Publications
Author:
Maughan, William
Location:
New York
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Head in art
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
ART050010
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 03-03
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 COLOR ILLUS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.67x8.49x.39 in. 1.29 lbs.

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