• The Arts
      June 2012

      Drawing & Painting Course II

      by Prosenjit

      We believe everyone can draw and paint. With this belief in mind, we already published Drawing and Painting Course for children who want to learn and master the art in a fun way. This book starts with the basics - lines, shades, texture, balance, harmony, rhythm, tone, colours, etc., and goes on to teach the various different techniques of drawing and painting with step-by-step instructions, accompanied by an audio visual CD. Considering the overwhelming appreciation by readers for Drawing and Painting Course, V&S Publishers yet again has come up with another amazing book for art lovers, Drawing and Painting Course Valume II. This comprehensive manual for beginners of visual art and serious amateurs as well, presents basic instructions in all traditional art. With these skills mastered, students can enjoy more advanced instruction on markers, acrylics, gouache, collages, and mroe complicated brushwork.

    • Drawing & drawings
      October 2012

      Drawing Cartoons

      by Shivasheesh Sharma

      The author has designed the book to teach the reader the fundaments of cartoons, live sketches, superheroes and caricature the simplest manner possible excluding long essays on otherwise irksome theories. Once you start reading this book, carefully study every page, understand details of every picture minutely, memorise what you have seen and understood, and only then start drawing what you have memorised. As you continue to work in this way your own style will take over soon just as your own handwriting developed. The book abounds in tips on techniques such as pencil, pen and brush handling, patterns, colouring, and attaining perspective. Drawing specifics include helpful hints on depicting people, animals, expressions, and how to indicate motion and movement, and the use of props. As you skim through the pages of the book, remember your aim is to be the guiding factor in your becoming a successful cartoonist.

    • Drawing & drawings
      July 2011

      Drawing & Painting Course (Hindi) (with CD)

      by A.H. Hashmi

      Children have always been attracted towards bright colours, various shapes and diverse objects that they see around them. Nature fascinates them. The beautiful birds, animals, flowers and trees fires their imagination and they want to capture it on paper. But how, for all are not artists. Well, this book has been especially developed for those who want to learn and master the art in a fun way. The step-by-step instructions, along with the audio-visual CD, will show you how to create beautiful pictures. See how a circle or an oval transforms into a flower or a peacock; a few lines here and a few there become a human figure. This book starts with the basics - lines, shades, texture, balance, harmony, rhythm, tone, colours, etc. and goes on to teach the various different techniques of drawing and painting. So pick up a pencil and paper and let your imagination fly. Gain confidence with each passing day and master the art of drawing and painting.

    • Drawing & drawings
      October 2012

      Drawing Cartoons (Hindi)

      by Shivasheesh Sharma

      The author has designed the book to teach the reader the fundaments of cartoons, live sketches, superheroes and caricature the simplest manner possible excluding long essays on otherwise irksome theories. Once you start reading this book, carefully study every page, understand details of every picture minutely, memorise what you have seen and understood, and only then start drawing what you have memorised. As you continue to work in this way your own style will take over soon just as your own handwriting developed. The book abounds in tips on techniques such as pencil, pen and brush handling, patterns, colouring, and attaining perspective. Drawing specifics include helpful hints on depicting people, animals, expressions, and how to indicate motion and movement, and the use of props. As you skim through the pages of the book, remember your aim is to be the guiding factor in your becoming a successful cartoonist.

    • Drawing & drawings

      Kyffin Williams

      Drawings.

      by Kyffin Williams

    • Drawing & drawings

      Josef Herman in Wales

      Artpack

      by Carolyn. Davies

    • Painting & paintings

      Thomas Baxter

      The Swansea Years, 1816-1819 : A Study of the Artist's Ceramic and Topographical Work at Swansea With a Survey of His Life and Its Background

      by John O. Wilstead

    • Geography & the Environment

      Bugail Eryri

      Pedwar Tymor Ar Ffermydd Mynydd Yng Ngogledd Cymru

      by Keith Bowen

    • The Arts
      January 2015

      Pleasure of Learning

      by Zhou Xue

      Like a bundle of secret documents, a soft piece of felt is wrapped around the body of this book and tied with a thread of raffia. Then calligraphic daubs of ink darken the creamy natural white of the paper, page by page until you become immersed in a new world. The strong, tough paper contains texts in filigree Chinese type, with some smears of watery ink here and there.The reader works through the book very carefully because it appears so vulnerable with its assortment of papers, the stitch binding with open spine, and the secretive beginning. You therefore handle the artistic pages with extra caution – the book, illustrations and observations blend to form a contemplative whole. This corresponds perfectly to the pedagogical motive of the whole project – in the words of Confucius: the Pleasure of Learning.

    • Education
      March 2016

      A Different Kind of Black and White

      Visual Thinking as Epistemic Development in Professional Education

      by Author(s): Prue Bramwell-Davis

      Why should we continue to draw by hand when computers and photography can do it for us?Freehand drawing is currently enjoying a widespread renaissance. In this path-breaking study, the act of drawing is explored as a way to foster epistemic development and wise thinking skills.Drawing exposes the connecting processes of perception, by which we make sense of the world, creating and using systems of classification which ultimately create boundaries. By exploring the relationships between metaphor, the mental activity fundamental to language, and the coordination of hand and eye essential for drawing, such categories can be dissolved through the development of visual intelligence.This book discusses approaches to epistemic development in relation to experiential learning, citing students’ descriptions of their encounters with ways of knowing based on value judgments rather than the perceived safety of facts. Chapters on prehistoric cave art and early medieval practices of the art of memory provide further insights into what it means to draw, and what a drawing is. A chapter on the history of engineering education discusses the narrowing effects of abstract and theoretical approaches to knowledge at the expense of practical skill and experience. The study was developed in the setting of a postgraduate industrial design course for engineers at the Royal College of Art, London, but its concerns and recommendations, including a wealth of teaching ideas, apply wherever professional practitioners have to make judgments involving conflicting ideas. Its insights hint at a deeper role for the university, taking postgraduates beyond the narrow instrumentalist training agendas favoured by current government policies, to a larger vision of the meaning of professional development.

    • The Arts: General Issues
      November 2017

      Collective and Collaborative Drawing in Contemporary Practice

      Drawing Conversations

      by Editor(s): Jill Journeaux, Helen Gørrill

      Whilst both collective and collaborative drawing is being widely explored internationally, both within and beyond educational institutions, there is surprisingly little serious research published on the topic. This realisation led to the first international Drawing Conversations Symposium, accompanied by the Drawn Conversations Exhibition at Coventry University, UK, in December 2015. The two events drew a strong and global response, and brought together a wide range of participants, including academics, artists, researchers, designers, architects and doctoral students. This book considers what happens, and how, when people draw together either in the form of a collaboration, or through a collective process. The contributions here serve to establish the field of collective and collaborative drawing as distinct from the types of drawing undertaken by artists, designers, and architects within a professional context. The volume covers conversations through the act of drawing, collaborative drawing, drawing communities, and alternative drawing collaborations.

    • Education
      March 2016

      A Different Kind of Black and White

      Visual Thinking as Epistemic Development in Professional Education

      by Author(s): Prue Bramwell-Davis

      Why should we continue to draw by hand when computers and photography can do it for us?Freehand drawing is currently enjoying a widespread renaissance. In this path-breaking study, the act of drawing is explored as a way to foster epistemic development and wise thinking skills.Drawing exposes the connecting processes of perception, by which we make sense of the world, creating and using systems of classification which ultimately create boundaries. By exploring the relationships between metaphor, the mental activity fundamental to language, and the coordination of hand and eye essential for drawing, such categories can be dissolved through the development of visual intelligence.This book discusses approaches to epistemic development in relation to experiential learning, citing students’ descriptions of their encounters with ways of knowing based on value judgments rather than the perceived safety of facts. Chapters on prehistoric cave art and early medieval practices of the art of memory provide further insights into what it means to draw, and what a drawing is. A chapter on the history of engineering education discusses the narrowing effects of abstract and theoretical approaches to knowledge at the expense of practical skill and experience. The study was developed in the setting of a postgraduate industrial design course for engineers at the Royal College of Art, London, but its concerns and recommendations, including a wealth of teaching ideas, apply wherever professional practitioners have to make judgments involving conflicting ideas. Its insights hint at a deeper role for the university, taking postgraduates beyond the narrow instrumentalist training agendas favoured by current government policies, to a larger vision of the meaning of professional development.

    • The Arts: General Issues
      November 2017

      Collective and Collaborative Drawing in Contemporary Practice

      Drawing Conversations

      by Editor(s): Jill Journeaux, Helen Gørrill

      Whilst both collective and collaborative drawing is being widely explored internationally, both within and beyond educational institutions, there is surprisingly little serious research published on the topic. This realisation led to the first international Drawing Conversations Symposium, accompanied by the Drawn Conversations Exhibition at Coventry University, UK, in December 2015. The two events drew a strong and global response, and brought together a wide range of participants, including academics, artists, researchers, designers, architects and doctoral students. This book considers what happens, and how, when people draw together either in the form of a collaboration, or through a collective process. The contributions here serve to establish the field of collective and collaborative drawing as distinct from the types of drawing undertaken by artists, designers, and architects within a professional context. The volume covers conversations through the act of drawing, collaborative drawing, drawing communities, and alternative drawing collaborations.

    • The Arts

      Evolution of the way to hold the brush

      by Zhuang Tianming

      This book collected hundreds images of the way to hold the brush since the Han dynasty until late Qing dynasty during the period of the republic of China. It investigates systematically the ancient Chinese written evolution in detail methods. In order to let everybody to have a more comprehensive understanding, it also collected approximate ways of hold the brush in Egypt, Japan, Europe and other countries and regions. Ancient and modern, Chinese and foreign methods will make an interesting comparison.

    • Architecture
      January 2014

      Living in History

      English homes through time captured with a ‘Gentle Twist to Perspective’

      by Eli Ofir

      ‘Living in History’ is a unique and breathtaking study of the evolution of English house styles from Medieval and Tudor times up to the 1930’s. It reveals the architectural diversity of each period through the eyes and beautiful hand drawn portraits of Artist Eli Ofir.

    • Drawing & drawings
      May 2011

      Drawing & Painting Course (with CD)

      by A.H. Hashmi

      Children have always been attracted towards bright colours, various shapes and diverse objects that they see around them. Nature fascinates them. The beautiful birds, animals, flowers and trees fires their imagination and they want to capture it on paper. But how, for all are not artists. Well, this book has been especially developed for those who want to learn and master the art in a fun way. The step-by-step instructions, along with the audio-visual CD, will show you how to create beautiful pictures. See how a circle or an oval transforms into a flower or a peacock; a few lines here and a few there become a human figure. This book starts with the basics — lines, shades, texture, balance, harmony, rhythm, tone, colours, etc. and goes on to teach the various different techniques of drawing and painting. So pick up a pencil and paper and let your imagination fly. Gain confidence with each passing day and master the art of drawing and painting.

    • Drawing & drawings

      How to Draw Cartoons

      by Brian Platt

      Fun, simple and entertaining – this book will help the complete novice turn out professional looking cartoons in minutes. Suitable for all age groups.

    • Drawing & drawings

      How to Draw Cartoons

      by Brian Platt

      Fun, simple and entertaining – this book will help the complete novice turn out professional looking cartoons in minutes. Suitable for all age groups.

    • The Arts
      September 2004

      Creative Form Drawing

      Workbook 1

      by Rudolf Kutzli, Roswitha Spence

      Anyone wanting to develop their drawing skills, as well as artists, teachers and students, will enjoy the creative challenge of form drawing. Regular practise can help discover what the art of line can mean. Drawing skills are developed through systematic exercises, and can develop self-confidence, balance and tranquillity. Simple form drawing is used in Steiner?Waldorf schools as a companion discipline to handwriting and drawing skills. It offers a healthy antidote to screen culture. ;

    • The Arts
      September 1985

      Creative Form Drawing

      Workbook 2

      by Rudolf Kutzli, Roswitha Spence

      Anyone wanting to develop their drawing skills, as well as artists, teachers and students, will enjoy the creative challenge of form drawing. Regular practise can help discover what the art of line can mean. Drawing skills are developed through systematic exercises, and can develop self-confidence, balance and tranquillity. Simple form drawing is used in Steiner?Waldorf schools as a companion discipline to handwriting and drawing skills. It offers a healthy antidote to screen culture. ;

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