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Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head (Paperback) (William L. Maughan)

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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 sitter’s 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.
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)
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: Techniques / Drawing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: William L. Maughan
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2004
TCIN: 11986163
UPC: 9780823003594
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4546
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