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Dynamic Light and Shade: How to Render and Invent Light and Shade - The Key to Three-dimensional Form in Drawing and Painting (Practical Art Books) [Paperback]

Burne Hogarth
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28 Sep 1989 Practical Art Books
This book, illustrated with drawings in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and brush and ink, shows how to interpret subjects in terms of light and shade. Hogarth demonstrates how a dark silhouette on white paper can communicate form and space. He then shows how the silhouette is transformed into three dimensions with the addition of highlights. There is a chapter devoted to each of the five basic categories of light and shade: single-source light; double-source light; flat, diffused light; moonlight; and sculptural light. Natural and artificial light sources are examined, and the effects of the five types of light on a variety of subjects - faces, figures, landscapes, still lifes - are illustrated. Hogarth also explains more complex light effects: how light and shade can create a sense of near and far; how light is affected by weather, time of day, and the changing seasons; how light reveals the surface qualities of forms; the effects of light passing through transparent materials like glass and water; and much more.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.; New edition edition (28 Sep 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823015815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823015818
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 20.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Burne Hogarth's (1911-1996) remarkable career spanned over 60 years. He wore many hats in the worlds of fine art, art education, and art publishing. He is most famous for his internationally syndicated Sunday newspaper color page feature "Tarzan" (1937-1950) and for his illustrated adaptations of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels "Tarzan of the Apes" and "Jungle Tales of Tarzan." A co-founder of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Hogarth remains one of the most influential figures in art education today.

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When an artist sits before a sheet of white paper to make a drawing, he sees the picture plane-whether consciously or intuitively-as a field of light. Read the first page
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Use of light and shade 8 Nov 2009
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This book does what it says on the cover, with a lot (I mean a lot!) of very clear examples. It is not so much a How-to book, but as an example illustration tool it is very good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Something of a missed opportunity 15 April 2010
By A. Hill
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As the author says in his foreword, there don't appear to be many books that deal specifically with the depiction of dynamic and atmospheric light (although there are plenty on shading techniques). His written discussions and analysis of different light conditions and how these determine the way forms appear and should be depicted are clear and authoritative.

However, the accompanying images disappoint on a number of levels: they are reproduced in murky black and white (which does the 'colour' Japanese prints no favours), they are dated (especially those taken from the author's Tarzan strips), cover a limited range of subjects (mountainous landscapes, figures in jungles, numerous portrait heads) and lack context.

If, like me, you have in mind the application of these techniques to drawing comics you're likely to be disappointed by the lack of good examples from that medium. To conclude, you might just want to buy the book for its written analysis and find your own examples elsewhere in art books, comics etc.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource 8 Nov 2010
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These days drawing is being taught less and less in Art Colleges and Schools. A technical book like this with loads of examples and drawings to copy or be 'inspired' by is just the sort of thing drawers need to keep their skills fresh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wicked book 15 May 2013
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i am about to embark on some new projects and this book was awesome, its really helped me understand what i was doing in the dark.
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