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The Joy of Drawing

A Mindfulness Approach

Diane Grimes (author)

ISBN: 9781524979102

Publication Date: Feb 2021

Format: Paperback

A comprehensive text designed to be used in a foundational drawing course in the classroom, online or for personal development. This book guides the reader through a fundamental approach to art by breaking down the elements of art into specific themes while providing a logical structure and visual vocabulary.
£148.00

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This book stands out in the market of drawing books, with the inclusion of a unique approach combining how to blend mindfulness and foundational drawing skills. This is a comprehensive text designed to be used in a foundational drawing course in the classroom, online or for personal development. This book guides one through a fundamental approach to art by breaking down the elements of art into specific themes while providing a logical structure and visual vocabulary. With these foundations established the reader will be able to develop and nurture a deeper understanding and appreciation for drawing and the arts as a whole.
Pages 277
Date Published 28 Feb 2021
Publisher Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Subject/s Drawing & drawings  
  • Dedication
  • About the Author
  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Mindfulness

  • Introduction
  • What Is Mindfulness?
  • Stop–Time Out–(No where to go, let it go, just be, take this time for yourself)
  • Brain and Drawing
  • Brain and Nervous System Benefits from Mindfulness and Drawing
  • The Evolution of Drawing
  • Prehistoric Drawings
  • Early Civilizations
  • Classical World
  • Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The 1800s and 1900s
  • Contemporary Drawing
  • Representational
  • Abstract
  • Mark-Making
  • Essential Materials and Tools
  • Materials
  • Drawing Mediums
  • Types of Paper
  • Drawing Mediums
  • Accessories
  • Assignments

    Chapter 2 Line

  • Line
  • Exploration of Lines
  • Gesture Drawing
  • Discover a New Way of Drawing and Seeing
  • Process of Gesture Drawing
  • Mass Gesture Drawing
  • Contour Line
  • Types of Contour Drawing
  • Blind Contour or Pure Contour Drawing
  • Contour Drawing
  • Cross-Contour Drawing
  • Assignments

    Chapter 3 Value

  • Value
  • Light and Dark
  • Different Effects Using Value
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Sfumato
  • Value Scale
  • The Elements of Light–Value Relationships
  • Methods for Creating Value
  • Continuous Tone
  • Hatching
  • Crosshatching
  • Toned Surface
  • Materials and Value
  • Brush–Wet and Dry Medium
  • Assignments

    Chapter 4 Shape

  • Shape
  • Shape–Volume
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Organic Shapes
  • Negative and Positive Space
  • Using a Viewfinder
  • Composition
  • Materials
  • Assignments

    Chapter 5 Texture

  • Texture
  • Seeing Is Feeling: Texture in Art
  • Eating a Raisin, Mindfully
  • Actual Texture
  • Physical Texture
  • Surface Texture
  • Visual Texture
  • Illusionary Texture
  • Trompe l'oeil
  • Trompe l'oeil versus Photorealism
  • Photorealism
  • Pattern
  • Assignments

    Chapter 6 Perspective

  • Perspective
  • Change the Way We See the World
  • Linear Perspective
  • One-Point Perspective
  • Two-Point Perspective
  • Three-Point Perspective
  • Imaginary Perspective
  • Atmospheric Perspective
  • Perspective Terminology
  • Ellipse
  • The Perspective of a Circle
  • Assignments

    Chapter 7 Color

  • Color
  • Color Physics
  • Physical Properties of Light–Physics of Color–Color and Light
  • Color Theory
  • Color Wheel
  • Three Basic Properties of Color
  • Hue
  • Value
  • Intensity
  • Light and Pigment
  • Additive and Subtractive Color
  • CMYK–Subtractive Mixture–Pigments
  • RYB–Color Subtractive
  • Warm and Cool Colors
  • Color Harmonies and Schemes
  • Monochromatic Color
  • Analogvous Color
  • Complimentary Colors
  • Triadic Color
  • Split Complementary
  • Tetradic Color Scheme
  • Color Interaction–Simultaneous Contrast
  • Optical Effects of Color
  • Expressive–Emotional Effects of Color
  • Color Media
  • Dry Color Drawing Mediums
  • Pastels
  • Assignments

    Chapter 8 Human Figure and Portraits

  • Human Figure and Portraits
  • History of Figure in Drawing and Art
  • Proportions and Anatomy
  • Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man from 1492
  • Human Figure Proportions
  • The Skeletal and Muscular System
  • Muscles
  • Ways to Draw the Human Figure
  • Gesture
  • Dance and Gesture
  • Contour and Figure Drawing
  • Value and Figure Drawing
  • Color–Figure
  • Representational Figures
  • Expressive Figures
  • Drawing the Figure
  • Head Structure: Proportion
  • Frontal Vie
  • Profile View
  • Three Quarter View
  • Skull
  • Examples of Portrait Drawings
  • Self-Portrait
  • Constructing a Portrait
  • Guidelines
  • Basic Shape
  • Assignments

    Chapter 9 Skechbooks and Master Artist

  • Sketchbooks and Master Artist
  • How to Start?
  • Ideas for Sketchbook
  • Going to Museums
  • Artist Sketchbooks
  • Sketchbooks of Scientist, Explorers, Archechtect's
  • Copying Master Artist
  • Sketching on other Papers
  • Assignments

    Chapter 10 Digital Art and Drawing

  • Digital Art and Drawing
  • Scanned Drawings
  • Scanning 3-D Objects
  • Collage
  • Photography
  • Drawing on the Computer, Tablets, or Smartphones
  • Drawing Hardware
  • Art Applications
  • Computer Art Software Programs
  • Software Programs
  • Augmented Reality
  • Creating a Virtual Sketchbook–Advantages of Digital Art
  • Artist Examples–Digital Drawing
  • Art Therapy Use of Drawing on iPad
  • Storage–Google Forms
  • Assignments

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