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Learn to draw the natural world in this fascinating and accessible guide by master-artist Giovanni Civardi. Beginning with the key drawing methods and materials you'll need to start your artistic journey, along with advice on drawing perspective and light and shade, learn to sketch country scenes, fruit, vegetables, animals and more. Throughout you'll find hundreds of helpful and practical illustrations and diagrams, along with stunning examples of Civardi's work that exemplify his favourite techniques for capturing the natural world. This is the perfect book for both beginner and experienced artists looking for an inspirational, no-nonsense introduction to drawing natural subjects. This comprehensive guide brings together seven books from Search Press' successful Art of Drawing series: Drawing Techniques; Drawing Perspective; Drawing Scenery; Drawing Light & Shade; Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables; Drawing Pets; and Drawing Wild Animals.
About the Author
Giovanni Civardi is a best-selling Italian artist and author, with over 600,000 copies of his books sold worldwide in English alone. Civardi was born in Milan, Italy 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 visit his website: www.giovannicivardi.it.