Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles by Al Gury
Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles by Al Gury is an all in one volume- an art technique course and history rolled into one. If you are looking for one single art book to introduce you to art instruction as well as a brief introduction to art history, then this is the only book you will need. Perfect for the beginning artist as well as the established professional, this book will open the reader to new art methods and the history behind creating art. This is definitely a book you will return to often, for reference as well as for instruction. This book is like having your own personal art instructor at your finger tips. Also included are beautiful reproductions of art, step by step photos of the stages of art as well as photographs. Be sure to take this book with you as well when compiling and shopping for your artistic tools. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Potter/Ten Speed/ Harmony publishers. This is certainly a book that will be treasured; an essential reference for all artists.