Study Materials

Design: From Three Dimensions to Two Dimensions

(May, 22nd, 2013)

Since we began drawing images that we perceive in the real world on flat walls and other such surfaces, we have learned the skills necessary to translate what we see with two eyes to a flat surface which is a fixed, monoptic view. Whether we did this by eye or by mechanical device our job was to translate the visual world to its simulation on a surface with height, width and very limited depth. We shall exception of the base relief created by textured medium, as it is not a concern of this short summary.

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Drawing: Introduction

(May, 1st, 2013)

Anyone who can learn to write can learn to draw, and, as writing is not taught to those only who are destined to become authors, but as forming an essential part of general education, so is drawing equally important to others besides professional artists...

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Drawing: Primary Instructions - Straight Lines

(May, 1st, 2013)

1.) A facility of hand is one of the first requisites in drawing, whatever instrument be employed, whether Pencil, Pen, Brush, or Modeling tool. Many are by nature endowed with a certain mechanical dexterity, or happy readiness with the fingers, to whom this facility is of easy acquirement; and most all possess it, to a certain degree, or they could not be taught to write...

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Drawing: Primary Instructions - Curved Lines

(May, 1st, 2013)

18.) Thus far, attention has been directed only to the drawing of straight lines; and, if proper care and study have been bestowed upon the principles laid down, and the hand has been taught to keep pace with the understanding of these principles, the few examples to be given in the drawing of curves...

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