Best Reference Books – Fine – Arts Drawing and Painting

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fine - Arts Drawing and Painting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fine - Arts Drawing and Painting along with reviews.

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1. “Landscape Drawing in Pencil (Dover Art Instruction)” by Frank M Rines

“Landscape Drawing in Pencil” Book Review: Concise and beautifully illustrated, this guide provides invaluable instruction on the art of pencil drawing. It covers the basics of holding the pencil, applying different strokes, shading, perspective, and the rendering of different textures, as well as the finer points of pictorial composition and drawing from nature. Based on the author’s years of experience teaching art students at all levels, this book is ideal for home or class use. Its thirty-six evocative sketches range from English castles to American bridges, with a few detailed close-ups showing how to surmount some of the problems of depicting rocks, roofs, standing water, or leafy tree branches. The accompanying text describes how artists at every level of experience can develop their own pencil technique by employing fundamental rules.

2. “The Drawings (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)” by Heinrich Kley
3. “The Practice and Science of Drawing (Dover Art Instruction)” by Harold Speed
4. “The Practice Science of Drawing (Classic Reprint)” by Harold Speed

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“The Practice Science of Drawing” Book Review:The best things in an artist’s work are so much a matter of intuition, that there is much to be said for the point of view that would altogether dis courage intellectual inquiry into artistic phenomena on the part of the artist. Intuitions are Shy things and apt to disappear if looked into too closely. And there is undoubtedly a danger that too much knowledge and training may supplant the natural intuitive feeling Of a student, leaving only a cold knowledge of the means of expression in its place. For the artist, if he has the right stuff in him, has a consciousness, in doing his best work, Of something, as Ruskin has said, not in him but through him. He has been, as it were, but the agent through which it has found expression.

5. “A Treatise on Painting (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)” by Leonardo da Vinci and Leon Battista Alberti

“A Treatise on Painting” Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci’s written observations about painting rank among the most remarkable from any era. Never edited by the author himself into a single coherent book, these writings were compiled many years after Leonardo’s death into the principal repository of his practical thoughts on the techniques of drawing and painting. A Treatise on Painting begins with precise instructions on drawing the human body and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion. Other topics include perspective, composition, the expression of various emotions, creating effects of light and shadow, and color. With 48 anatomical drawings by Nicholas Poussin and geometrical and architectural designs by Leon Battista Alberti, this famous volume remains one of the world’s most useful and valuable art instruction books.

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6. “How to Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments” by Scott Robertson

“How to Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments” Book Review: How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen!Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design Studio Press app, which link to video tutorials for that section of the book!With a combined 26 years of teaching experience, Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling bring you the lessons and techniques they have used to help thousands of their students become professional artists and designers.This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn, or teaches others, how to draw.

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