Drawing Light & Shade: Understanding Chiarascuro (The Art of Drawing)

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A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw light and shade.

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Giovanni Civardi is an Italian artist and teacher who for years has combined studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, with the practice and teaching of sculpture.

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Nov 06 Any artists will know how complex it is to achieve the accuracy of lighting on a scene. Accomplishing 'chiaroscuro' - the graduating tones in picture, sets the mood and volume in a drawing. I wondered whether there was a structured way to achieve 'chiaroscuro' and after reading this book my questions were answered. Detailed diagrams in this book implore the importance of finding what angle the light source is emitted to achieve a realistic result. Chapters on shadows, perspective, tone and graduation illustrate every aspect of chiaroscuro. The book features tons of drawings and photos to emphasise the structured way to achieve 'chiaroscuro'. To me this book has been a non-stop source of reference. The photos in the book which are intended for you to draw to produce shaded drawings are excellent exercises for you to truly understand this technique. This book has provided me with loads of information on how to inject the real-life accuracy in to my drawings. An excellent read! * minigallery.co.uk * August 2006 Search Press have been issuing books from this Italian author for quite some time and it's quietly building up into a comprehensive encyclopaedia of techniques for people, faces and figures. Classical in style and very slightly old-fashioned in their approach, the books and the instructional material are nevertheless very well presented and quite easy to follow. Chiaroscuro is, simply, light and shade. It's about using cross-lighting to create shadows that provide instant modelling on any subject and it's the technique most associated with Rembrandt portraits. Used to excess, it soon looks hackneyed and care needs to be taken in its execution to avoid being heavy-handed. Used thoughtfully, it can instantly introduce natural modelling and a lifelike appearance. For the beginner struggling to avoid portraits that look flat as a pancake, it has great appeal and over-use will inevitably follow. However, practice makes perfect and more subtle handling will come with greater experience. It's isn't possible to provide a complete guide in only 64 pages, but this book will give the reader a solid grounding in technique as well as point the way for further study and practice. * Artbookreview.net *

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