- Full Description
Learn to draw from a collection of instructional works from famous artists such as Norman Rockwell, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Bem Stahl, Harold von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb and Albert Dorne. These were the teachers in the Famous Artists School! Powerful art and essays gleaned from the amazing collection in the Norman Rockwell Museum and organized as a series of lessons in classic drawing technique, each chapter offers both process and finished works.
For decades artists have sought out the much-loved lessons of this school, assembled in oversized binders and now pretty tough to find. Here we are offered a carefully selected "best-of" that is both a fine instructional manual in itself, and also an introduction to a hallowed bit of history. Back in the day, young artists could enroll in the school by mail, and have their work critiqued by these fine creators. They received new lessons regularly, which they would complete and mail back for evaluation to the school.
Written by the founding artists and other instructors of the Famous Artists School, this allows readers to see a wide variety of approaches to learning how to draw and styles of rendering and coloring.
Enriched throughout with fascinating sidebars and photographs documenting the working methods of master realists, Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School is an invaluable trove of inspiration and information on how to draw. It also includes short biographies of each of the creators mentioned above. Full color.
Author Plunkett is the Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum. Livesey is the President, Cortina Learning International.
- Additional Information
Item Code DRLES Publisher Rockport Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781631591228 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x10 # Pages 160pg Color Text/Partial Color