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Ilex Press

The Portrait Sketchbook

With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.

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The Nude Sketchbook

The ultimate exercise book for any original, training the eye, the hand and the mind.Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression.Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.

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The Anatomy Sketchbook

Understand the body's framework, grace and utility, and each vital element in this cunningly guided sketchbook. Anatomical mastery was critical to Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci's success. They understood that to draw a figure you must first learn its underlying architecture. Touching on structural drawing, the skeleton, musculature and modelling, this sketchbook includes 20 pioneering examples of anatomical study alongside helpful directions from celebrated artists, scientists and art historians. Whether drawing hands with Rossetti, a skull with Cézanne or a torso with Giacometti, you will come to understand each element of the body and how they form a whole.Gain the technique and confidence you need to produce accomplished results.

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The Still-Life Sketchbook

Master proportion, tone, colour, texture and form with this inspirational sketchbook. Line, shape, space, composition and depth are most simply understood through the study and practice of still-life drawing. The artist can enjoy the freedom of arranging objects exactly as desired, testing perception and pushing the boundaries of reality. Find 20 revelatory still-life drawings and wise words from leading artists throughout history, including fantastically detailed works of the sixteenth-century Dutch masters, through to the cubist and surreal compositions of Picasso and O'Keeffe.

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