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The Art of Drawing: A Complete Guide

9781844485086

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  • An invaluable resource
  • Comprehensive guide to drawing techniques
  • Expert advice & demonstrative illustrations
  • Draw portraits, clothed figures, hands, feet & scenery
  • Compiles all 7 books from the "Art of Drawing" series
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Learning to draw?
Looking to improve your techniques?

In this invaluable resource Giovanni Civardi divulges expert technical advice & practical tips learned through a rich lifetime of knowledge & experience.

Conveniently sized for travel, this lightweight paperback book holds an impressive 440 pages complete with gorgeous artwork from Civardi himself.
Opening with the fundamentals before moving on to describe a variety of scenarios, techniques & ideas including drawing portraiture, clothed figures, hands, feet, scenery & finally, the importance of light & shade.

This comprehensive guide finally brings together all seven of the books from the successful Art of Drawing series, including:

  • Drawing Techniques
  • Drawing Portraits
  • Drawing the Clothed Figure
  • Drawing Hands & Feet
  • Drawing Scenery
  • Drawing Light & Shade
  • The Nude


About The Author

Born in Milan in 1947, Giovanni Civardi trained as a sculptor, portrait artist & illustrator at the Free Life-Study School of the Accademia di Brera whilst simultaneously studying medicine & surgery.  As a professional illustrator, he produced commissions for a variety of publications including newspapers, magazines & book covers for over a decade.

Pursuing his fascination in medical anatomy & the human form as depicted in artwork, Civardi would put on one-man exhibitions whilst travelling to France & Denmark.

This extensive experience in anatomy, life drawing & portraiture led to a career teaching others in schools & institutions over many years, further leading to numerous published works in which Civardi's experiences can truly shine & be brought into focus.

Reviews (4)

12/09/2023
3/5
It is a brilliant book but not what I thought. It is for a more advanced drawer not a child beginning to take interest in drawing
21/12/2022
5/5
Lovely book
01/02/2019
5/5
A really great drawing guide
30/06/2018
5/5
Comprehensive, easy to follow tutorial.

Contents

Features all seven books from the successful Art of Drawing series:

  • Drawing Techniques
  • Drawing Portraits
  • Drawing the Clothed Figure
  • Drawing Hands & Feet
  • Drawing Scenery
  • Drawing Light & Shade
  • The Nude