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Foundations of Drawing

*I know this is like the third book review in a row but hold strong! I really wanted to share with you guys this art related book and I promise my next post is a makeup review.

The Foundations of Drawing by Al Gury

A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques and Styles

About the Book: From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations.

Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.

My Thoughts: While I don’t have a lot of artistic talent I absolutely love art. I know I told you guys I was interested in drawing when I did the  Manga Art, Book Review blog post and because of that interest I wanted to review another art book, this one made especially for drawing. So of course I requested Foundations of Drawing to review and while it isn’t a step by step “how to draw” book I really like it. The book has so much information for an upcoming artist from how to measure to drawing from a photograph, everything is easy to understand and follow. Well worth getting for a budding artist or someone who wants to become better at drawing.



  1. Lux G. says

    Oh, me too. I can’t draw but I do appreciate arts. This sounds like a terrific book.


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