Drawing - A Complete Guide: Nature by Giovanni Civardi is a comprehensive and accessible book that will help you learn to draw the natural world.
In this book Giovanni first introduces the essential drawing materials and basic techniques you'll need to begin your creative journey. There is plenty of guidance on drawing perspective as well as capturing light and shade. There are many projects inside, including instruction on how to sketch country scenes, fruit, vegetables, animals and more! Alongside are lots of illustrations, accompanied by examples of Civardi's own work, to deonstrate each technique. This book pulls together seven titles previous published under the successful 'Art of Drawing' series: Drawing Techniques; Understanding Perspective; Drawing Scenery; Drawing Light & Shade; Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables; Drawing Pets; and Wild Animals.
This book is perfect for both beginners and advances artists looking for an inspirational, no-nonsense introduction to drawing natural subjects.
400 page Paperback. 152x218 mm
Giovanni Civardi was born in Milan in 1947. While training to become a sculptor, portrait artist and illustrator at the Free Life-Study School of the Accademia di Brera, he also studied medicine and surgery. For over a decade, he worked as an illustrator, producing commissions for newspapers, magazines and book covers. During frequent trips to France and Denmark, Civardi put on one-man exhibitions of this work and pursued his interest in studying the relationship between medical anatomy and the human form as depicted by the artist. His experience gained from teaching anatomy, life drawing and portraiture in schools and institutions over many years has led to the publication of numerous books in which Civardi's experiences are brought into focus.
For more work and information on the artist, visit his website: www.giovannicivardi.it