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Preface. Section One: THE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Learning to See. 2. A Sketch to Build On. 3. Proportions, Perception, and Perspective. 4. The Magic of Line. 5. Value as Light and Form. Section Two: ANATOMY. 6. Foundations of the Human Structure. 7. Anatomy of the Limbs. 8. Heads and Portraits. Section Three: COMPOSITION AND EXPRESSION. 9. Composition and the Figurative Formalist. 10. Expression and the Figurative Humanist. Appendix A: Becoming Your Own Best Critic. Appendix B: Drawing Tools and Materials. Endnotes. Glossary. Index.

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Cheryl McLean is a writer and editor with more than twenty years' experience in art and literary publishing. She has served on the art and editorial boards of CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, since 1979, and she has taught at Western Oregon University. Currently, Cheryl runs ImPrint Services, an editing and design firm in Corvallis, Oregon, and is the publisher of Jackson Creek Press. Clint Brown is Professor of Art at Oregon State University. He has taught life drawing classes to college students at several institutions for more than thirty years. He also spent a year teaching at Nottingham Trent University in England on a Fulbright exchange. He has exhibited his drawings, paintings, and sculpture in a variety of media, but drawing remains his first and abiding love.

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Preface. Section One: THE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Learning to See. 2. A Sketch to Build On. 3. Proportions, Perception, and Perspective. 4. The Magic of Line. 5. Value as Light and Form. Section Two: ANATOMY. 6. Foundations of the Human Structure. 7. Anatomy of the Limbs. 8. Heads and Portraits. Section Three: COMPOSITION AND EXPRESSION. 9. Composition and the Figurative Formalist. 10. Expression and the Figurative Humanist. Appendix A: Becoming Your Own Best Critic. Appendix B: Drawing Tools and Materials. Endnotes. Glossary. Index.

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