The Art of Drawing: A Complete Guide
- Author: Giovanni Civardi
- Dimensions: 220 x 152mm
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 440
- 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
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.