The Practice and Science of Drawing

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(4.1 stars; 8 reviews)

This book is an attempt to teach beginning students how to draw. Starting out with intuition and vision, Harold Speed explains line and mass drawing, and how rhythm is conveyed in art by means of balance and proportion. Everything is pulled together in a chapter on portrait drawing, before the author gives hints on materials and procedure. This manual was written in 1913, but because of the intelligent combination of useful advice and sensitive reflection on the nature and meaning of artistic practice, it has been considered a valuable resource for artists. (Summary by Availle) (7 hr 48 min)


Preface 8:28 Read by ogbog
Introduction 26:16 Read by Availle
Drawing 11:04 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Vision 18:14 Read by Tom Penn
Line Drawing 13:29 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mass Drawing 16:14 Read by MaryAnn
The Academic and Conventional 18:46 Read by MaryAnn
The Study of Drawing 4:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Line Drawing: Practical 42:28 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Mass Drawing: Practical 37:17 Read by realisticspeakers
Rhythm 17:18 Read by ToddHW
Rhythm: Variety of Line 7:30 Read by ToddHW
Rhythm: Unity of Line 58:02 Read by kdixon
Rhythm: Variety of Mass 25:03 Read by Logan Lorenz
Rhythm: Unity of Mass 32:29 Read by TriciaG
Rhythm: Balance 13:27 Read by Diana Schmidt
Rhythm: Proportion 19:21 Read by realisticspeakers
Portrait Drawing 30:01 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
The Visual Memory 14:30 Read by Tom Penn
Procedure 13:13 Read by Beau Wood
Materials 27:16 Read by Diana Schmidt
Conclusion 7:14 Read by Mahima
Appendix 6:23 Read by Availle


Nice Narrator

(4 stars)

The narrator has a very nice voice! It soothed me when I listened and has a MUCH better voice/sound than the reader in the Loyal Books app. I really recommend this book!


(2 stars)

Had a mix of good and rather unclear voices.


(5 stars)

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