Art Fundamentals 2nd Edition: Light, Shape, Color, Perspective, Depth, Composition & Anatomy (Paperback)
As a young creative in a rural town, my options for learning how to make art were limited. Countless hours were spent pouring over numerous “How to draw (x)” books written by well-meaning but misguided artists, borrowed from the local library. To spare you that unique joy, I’m just going to tell you to read this instead. This book is focused mainly on the visual arts with every chapter beginning with discussing a fundamental skill; and ending with several examples provided by modern artists. These “fundamentals in practice” sections also include a statement about the process in regards to the skill the editors felt their piece exemplifies. While not useful if you’re making an abstract echolocation piece, if you’re interested in learning how art work and not just to copy steps, this is the title for you.
A fully revised and updated edition of this back-to-basics title, packed with the fundamental concepts, conventions and theory needed when creating art.