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Anyone can draw. Award-winning artist Bruce Waldman has spent the last 30 years teaching people at all levels simple methods for drawing nearly anything imaginable by adapting and simplifying techniques favored by artists since the Renaissance. Now his book Drawing for Everyone provides a clear path to artistic expression for those who have never attempted art before.
- Learn how light and shadow work, how to make objects seem close or far away, how to draw complex things by starting with simple geometric shapes, and more.
- Sketch animals, people, cities, simple objects in your home, complex landscapes, even fantasy imagery.
- Drawing for Everyone contains plenty of step-by-step instruction, but it's more than that -- it's an art class in a book, a guide to discovering your own personal artistic vision.
- Ultimately, the tools and exercises inside will free you to powerfully express your ideas on paper.
- Bruce also shares personal anecdotes about his own creative and teaching experiences through the years.
- Black-and-white and full-color illustrations.
- 160 pages.
- 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches.
About the Author:
Bruce Waldman has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for more than 30 years, and has also taught at the Westchester Center for the Arts and the College of New Rochelle. He exhibits extensively in New York City and beyond. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and a Director of the New York Society of Etchers. His prints are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the New York Public Library, the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Historical Society, the Bronx Zoological Museum, the Royal Collection, the Library of Congress, the Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut, and the New York Transit Museum.
Waldman, a seasoned art educator (illustration, School of Visual Arts, New York) and practicing artist, believes that anyone can learn to draw and express themselves creatively. He presents an art class in a book based upon four simple rules that are discussed in the first chapter. These rules derive from classical Renaissance-era methods and readers can practice applying them in step-by-step exercises found throughout the book. Subsequent chapters cover depicting light and shadow; cloth and drapery; organic forms; one-, two-, and three-point perspective; landscapes; the human figure; faces; and animals. Historical notes, often with accompanying master drawings, are sprinkled liberally throughout. VERDICT: This accessible and practical guide to realistic drawing basics has wide appeal potential and would be a successful addition to most libraries' art instruction shelves.