Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Foundations of Drawing by Al Gury #review



From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations.

Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- If you are an adult and love nudes, this is going to be a book of choice.  Yes, it includes great artful knowledge but the photos chosen are super nudes.  I point this out as I did not realize it and felt weird having my children sit around and learn and then all of a sudden shutting the book fast.  It is a super warning that unless your with adults in a professional setting, this is not really going to be shareable.   I am sorry about the cover as well.  I was uncomfortable sharing it for you today.    I felt this was more like a book of artnography .

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