A workbook companion to the classic revolutionary guide to developing drawing talent includes guided practice and exercises to enhance creativity, along with explorations of self-expression, sample drawings, blank pages, suggestions for materials, and much more. Original.
The author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain distills the complext principles of color theory into a practical, easy-to-follow method of working with color to produce harmonious and pleasing combinations, explaining how to see and use color and how to mix and combine hues. Simultaneous. One Spirit & QPB.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are a professional, a student or enjoy art as a hobby Betty Edwards' practical set-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your ability, deepen your artistic perception and provide a new way to appreciate the way you perceive the world around you., a shift to the right side of the brain that utilises its more intuitive and artistic aspects of thinking. This definitive revised and expanded edition includes: A new introduction. Updates based on current groundbreaking research about the brain's plasticity and the emerging significance of right-brain functioning. New tools for identifying and broadening everyday problem-solving and creative skills with the visual-thinking skills drawing can teach. A new emphasis on using the strengths of the brain's right hemisphere as an antidote to the life-brain emphasis in modern life - escaping all that is linear, analytic and digital. New reproductions of classic drawings from the Old Masters throughout. This life-changing book, now fully revised and updated, will continue to inspire generations of readers.
Learn how to draw with charcoal, pen, and pastel with step-by-step workshops from professional artists. Artist's Drawing Techniques is your guide to every aspect of drawing for pleasure, from choosing a subject to mounting your finished masterpiece. Turn your hand to over 80 artist's techniques including cross-hatching, stippling, blending, and masking using pencil, charcoal, coloured pencils, and pastels. Develop your artistic style by following step-by-step drawing tutorials through beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. Take on creative challenges with inspiring exercises and art projects to develop your skills, and stunning feature drawings to showcase every artistic technique and guide you on your way. Unlock your creative potential with Artist's Drawing Techniques.
Author: Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2000-08-11
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
Author: Clair Davies
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.
The practice of drawing…distilled to its essential elements. Embedded with videos, beautifully filmed in Florence, Italy, that provide real-time drawing lessons so that any gaps in the learning process are filled in with live instruction. In this elegant and inspiring primer, master contemporary artist and author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; introduces time-tested principles and techniques that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings.
The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program's built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you'll learn to: * Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards * Work with log-encoded media and LUTs * Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure * Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots * Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects * Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene's mood * Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest * Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments * Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.
"In this comprehensive volume, the Hungarian maestro András Szunyoghy gives you a practical introduction to the complete foundations of the art of drawing. ... Includes a plotting grid, devised by Dürer ... and a gray scale to help you work out different levels of shading"--Page 4 of dust jacket.
Author: J R Dunster
Release Date: 2017-02-15
This is a full-length 275-page book (in print form) with approximately 200 original illustrations and lots of how-to and step-by-step tutorials, thorough explanations of beginner as well more advanced drawing concepts. Learn how to draw portraits! Don’t worry about “talent”! It’s not necessary. Many people who didn’t think they were “artists” have discovered they have the ability to draw portraits. You can learn too! It’s a matter of education and practice. While this book is inspired by the tutorial site portrait-artist.org, a lot of the content is new and was created specifically for the book. This is the second edition of this book, and the first time it’s been available in eBook format! Topics in the book include: Beginning drawing, getting started, learning the grid, learning pencil techniques. Overview of the head. Drawing the profile. Features of the head. Facial “landmarks,” anatomy, and proportions of the figure, an overview. Step-by-step portraits Working in a tighter (more detailed) technique, tips and techniques. Shading explained: Understand values and how to make your art look more realistic Making up your own faces from your imagination: Exercises and techniques “Don’t Do That!” Common beginner mistakes that are easy to avoid. Advice for new artists: Taking the right attitude, dealing with discouragement, feelings of competition, art snobs, tracing photos vs. drawing freehand, digital tools. More things artists should know: Drawing from life (live models), the current state of formal art education, introduction to working in color (color palette recommendations, brief overview of painting mediums). Table of Contents: Acknowledgements Welcome & Introduction Let’s Get Started with Drawing Introduction to Shading and Technique Drawing the Face: Basics of Head Structure and Alignment of Features Drawing the Profile The Features and Hair An Overview of the Anatomy of the Head and Figure Shading the Portrait Step-by-Step Portraits, Soft Edges Working with a Tighter Technique Drawing Different Types of People Inventing Your Own Portraits, “Don’t Do This!” Advice for the Newbie Artist Other Goodies Every New Artist Should Learn A Final WordAbout the Author Important Acknowledgements and Credits About the Second Edition Bibliography
This title is suitable for anyone, from self-styled artistic no-hopers to aspiring artists who want to get new ideas and skills. It is organized as a series of exercises, all of which will provide you with essential practice for your brain, eye, and hand. The result is a powerful drawing course that does not feel like a course.