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Art 101-Foundation Drawing

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 Drawing is defined as:


              "an act or instance of drawing; especially :  the process of deciding something by drawing lots;  the art or technique of representing an object or outlining a figure, plan, or sketch by means of lines;   something drawn or subject to drawing: as a :  an amount drawn from a fund b :  a representation formed by drawing."


Text: "Drawing." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2016.         

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Sketchbook for the Artist

Discover your talent for drawing with this unique book that provides a new and original approach. Artist Sarah Simblet reveals the secrets of drawing by combining practical guidance with inspirational pages from her own sketchbooks, and perceptive insights into some of the world's greatest drawings. Sketchbook for the Artist takes you step-by-step through the vibrant world of drawing, showing you how to master an array of subjects from still life and animals to the human body and architecture.

For use in ART 101. Copies available for in-library use only.

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Art & Architecture Source Database

Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.



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How to Draw Series

Drawing is one of humanity's oldest forms of expression, with existing examples dating back an astonishing 80,000 years or more. Older than written language by tens of thousands of years, drawing developed across millennia, forming the base of many of the world's artistic traditions. From the Great Courses.

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ARTstor Database

ARTstor is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with more than one million images on subjects in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline for research and pedagogical purposes.



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Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing

Ideal for introductory through advanced studio art courses in drawing, Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, Third Edition, thoroughly addresses drawing techniques that are the most significant at the foundational level: basic drawing, figure drawing, and perspective drawing. Award-winning artist, teacher, and author Deborah Rockman explains clearly and in depth the essentials of depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface, focusing on the cultivation of observational skills, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials. Over 550 instructive illustrations enhance the narrative--from old masters to contemporary works, and many student works--offering a wealth of examples for instruction and inspiration.

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CredoReference Topic Page: Drawing

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