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DRawING FOR THE Absolute » Litter BEGINNER Carre Watson Garcia $19.95 USA. [$23.95 Cs ART TECHNIQUE/DRAWING. Drawinc FOR THE Absolute »» Utter BEGINNER Crarre Watson Garcia BASED ON THE AUTHOR'S own successful courses and workshops, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner gives novice artists the tools to make competent, often, eloquent drawings. Using a positive, accepting tone that teaches “how to find what works” as a practical skill, Garcia presents a series of progressive lessons that gradually introduces readers to essential drawing skills: recording edges, creating dimension, adding accuracy, developing and expanding values with pencil, pen, charcoal, Conté, and wash, balancing compositional elements, and drawing the human face, both frontal and profile views. The goals set by each chapter are within the reach of every beginner, and satisfy and encourage readers by enabling them to create a reasonable likeness of an, object and to give it the appearance of spatial depth. ‘The book recreates a classroom setting by including artwork by and tips for success from beginning students who have worked on the same material, which gives readers a realistic context in which to constructively a assess their work and confirm their successes. CLAIRE WATSON GARCIA is an instructor at the prestigious Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut, where her "Absolute and Utter Beginner” courses and workshops have been popular for over twenty years. She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Front aur ort (doe from wef): Pamela M. Hesbert0™. 54 6 g2sq-s3e3-2 ‘Watson-Guptill Publications Claire Watson Garcia, fen Hohorat, Claire Watson Garcin. siesd 70 Broadway New York, NY 10003 www.watsonguptill.com oFreosestons951 Printed in Singapore Index. j | DRAWING FOR THE Absolute »» Utter BEGINNER