The author of "The Ultimate Alphabet" and "The Annotated Ultimate Alphabet" presents an illustrated drawing course for beginners. He introduces the novice draughtsman to a wide variety of techniques, using both his own work and that of the Old Masters. The book includes a series of practical exercises with step-by-step instructions illustrated with colour photographs of drawings at various stages of completion. Detailed advice on equipment and materials is supported by double-page spreads showing the many tools available to the draughtsman.
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This book's premise revolves around the central idea that anyone can make art. Geared towards the beginner, it teaches the aspiring artist how art is created in the mind and then transferred to paper. Running the gamut of artistic consciousness, Wilks takes the reader from the prehistoric images on the cave walls in Lascaux, France to the elecromagnetic spectrum, while demonstrating the basics of perspective, composition, color, and media. Beautifully illustrated with surrealist works from masters such as Salvador Dali, as well as works by the author, the book is the equivalent to a college-level introduction to art. In conclusion, Wilks offers a series of exercises exploring various media and subject matters that emphasize mechanics and imagination as the backbone of successful artistic expression. Recommended.
- Jacqueline Garlesky, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pa.
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Book Description BBC Pubns, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110563215062
Book Description BBC Pubns. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0563215062 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1155069