The Art of Drawing Author:Willy Pogany Drawing is almost as old as man himself. It had its beginning when primitive peoples first started to scratch images on rocks, in the earth, and on the walls of the caves in which they lived. But through the years drawing has drastically changed. Today it is an art that has outdistanced its early counterpart by leaps and bounds. Drawing has deve... more »loped into such a skill that it not only brings a livelihood to many but pleasure to millions
_The Art of Drawing_ is an informative and thoroughly helpful guide for those who want to learn to draw. Author Willy Pogany has endeavored to convey to the student the main principles of drawing in a simple, constructive way. If you follow the sequences as laid out in the lessons-beginning with the Dot and following through conscientiously to the last page-you will be pleasantly surprised at the results.
_The Art of Drawing_ covers every basic phase of drawing that will aid the student in turning out material that he never thought possible. The topics covered are Perspective, Shading, The Head, Portraiture, The Eyes, The Mouth, The Ears, The Nose, The Hands, Th Feet, The Figure, Balance and Motion, and Figure Sketching. There is also a section on Sketches and Studies.
As a further aid to the student the author gives a complete anatomical description of the body for each section, including a list of all bones and a description of the muscles and their uses. And of course there are hundreds of sketches illustrating everything the text describes.
_The Art of Drawing_ is an educational wonder, for it teaches the fundamentals of a fascinating art in a simple yet instructive manner. If up to now you have been drawing stick figures and scenery without perspective then this book is for you. It will give you an insight into what lies behind great works of art, for even great artists had to begin with with the fundamentals. You may not be considered a master after studying this book, but by carefully following its instructions, and by practicing diligently, you will have a good knowledge of drawing-a knowledge that will stand you in good stead whenever you pick up a pencil. It is a book that will give you hours of pleasure and a lifetime of satisfaction.« less