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The Elements of Drawing

The Elements of Drawing

"This book contains new illustrations and interesting notes and explanations to help students through the process of drawing. This classic retains its relevance some 150 years after its first appearance and should be on every artist's bookshelf."


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Barb Dougherty
Barb Dougherty (Faculty)
9 years ago

No comment in the book or on the website explains how Ruskin was, in addition to being an artist one of the most important art critics ever.  His famous court battle with Whistler should be investigated by everyone in the arts. There are few illustrations in this book but there are a exercises that if followed can teach an artist methods and concepts critical to the creating any visual work.  This book is a classic.  It rivals the well known book The Natural Way to Draw by Nicolades.

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