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Claire Watson Garcia

Drawing for the

Claire Watson Garcia

BASED ON THE AUTHOR'S own successful courses and workshops, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner gives novice artists the tools to make competent, often

Using a positive, accepting tone that teaches "how to find what works" as a practical skill, Garcia presents a series of progressive lessons that gradually introduces readers to essential drawing skills: recording edges, creating dimension, adding accuracy, developing and expanding values with pencil, pen, charcoal, Conté, and wash, balancing compositional elements, and drawing the human face, both frontal and profile views.

The goals set by each chapter are within the reach of every beginner, and satisfy and encourage readers by enabling them to create a reasonable likeness of an object and to give it the appearance of spatial depth. The book recreates a classroom setting by including artwork by and tips for success from beginning students who have worked on the same material, which gives readers a realistic context in which to constructively assess their work and confirm their successes.

CLAIRE WATSON GARCIA is an instructor at the prestigious Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut, where her "Absolute and Utter Beginner" courses and workshops have been popular for over twenty years. She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

eloquent drawings.

Watson-Guptill Publications

770 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

Front cover art (clockwise from top left): Pamela M. Herberton, Claire Watson Garcia, Jim Hohorst,Claire Watson Garcia.

Back cover and spine art: Claire Watson Garcia.

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