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Drawing Masterclass

100 Creative Techniques of Great Artists

Guy Noble


Analyses the visual approaches and techniques of 100 great artists, and shows readers how to weave some of this magic into their own drawings

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Drawing Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world’s great artists, describing how the images were created to allow you to weave some of this magic into your own drawings. The book is organized into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life and studies, heads, fantasy and abstraction.

Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key drawings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the drawing was made: the materials and technique, as well as an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist’s life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.

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'A wealth of information and inspiration for artists looking to boost their skills and understanding'
Artists & Illustrators

'The concise studies of an enormous variety of artists and works and the subdivisions by subject make this as enjoyable as it is worthwhile'
The Artist

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Size: 24.2 x 19.9 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 5 October 2017

ISBN: 9780500293393

Contents List

Introduction • Nudes • Figures • Landscapes • Still Life and Studies • Head Fantasy • Abstraction

About the Author

Guy Noble is an artist and teacher whose work has been exhibited all over the world. He trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, and has taught painting and drawing at Central St Martins in London since 2006.

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