Foundations of Drawing

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Foundations of Drawing




Author: Joseph Podlesnik
First edition: English
ISBN-13: 9780986163753
Publication: Fall 2017
Paperback: 150 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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Foundations of Drawing by Joseph Podlesnik is a practical guide to the basic language of observational drawing. Written in a clear style, this textbook explores both intuitive and analytical approaches to drawing. The book employs a highly visual design with numerous illustrations and contemporary drawings that connect theory with practice.

Foundations of Drawing has been written for anyone interested in the essential role of drawing in the visual arts. The book provides useful insight for beginning students and practicing professionals alike. Drawing from observation is a vital skill for any creative field, including fine art, graphic design, advertising, illustration, animation, and interior design.

Foundations of Drawing is an essential addition to any art and design library.


Chapter 1 - Drawing
Chapter 2 - Media
Chapter 3 - Mechanics
Chapter 4 - Mindset
Chapter 5 - Gesture
Chapter 6 - Line
Chapter 7 - Contour
Chapter 8 - Sighting
Chapter 9 - Geometrics
Chapter 10 - Value
Chapter 11 - Space
Chapter 12 - Motif

About the Author

Joseph Podlesnik currently serves as Associate Professor, Lead Faculty for the Art Foundations department at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division. Joseph also serves as Adjunct Instructor of Art for Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. He is the author of three photobooks: Phoenix, Surfaces and Almost Seeing.

Joseph received his BFA degree in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his MFA degree in drawing and painting from Cornell University. Since 2013, Joseph has been working with digital photography, which he has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and son.

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