Drawing Light and Shade : Understanding Chiaroscuro, Paperback

Drawing Light and Shade : Understanding Chiaroscuro Paperback

Part of the The Art of Drawing series


This is a practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw light and shade.

Giovanni Civardi shares his great expertise in drawing light and shade, beginning with the basics of drawing simple 3D shapes.

There are sections on shadows and cast shadows, simplifying tone, methods of shading, form and relief, composition, the perspective of shadows and many more.

We also learn a little bit about how light and shade have been used throughout the history of art.

Finally the artist shows through his own superb drawings how the techniques and principles learned can be put into practice.

This book also includes step-by-step demonstrations.

It offers clear instructions on using tone and shadow.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 100 b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
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  • Category: Drawing & drawings
  • ISBN: 9781844481866



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