A back-to-basics look at the fundamental concepts, conventions and theory that should be considered when creating art.
A fully revised and updated edition of this back-to-basics title, packed with the fundamental concepts, conventions and theory needed when creating art.
Apply the fundamentals of art and take your creations to the next level with 3dtotal's latest in-depth book, Beyond Fundamentals.
An introduction to the elements of art, including form, line, shape, value, texture, color, space, and content and style.
The original textbook that set the standard for art foundations courses across the country, Art Fundamentals has guided generations of students through both the essential elements of art and the rich and varied history of their uses. We have organized Art Fundamentals to assist with “knowing” and “feeling” the fundamental concepts of refined creation. Our intent is to stimulate without locking students into a restricted mind-set or mechanical copying of ideas.
Welcome to Vector Art Fundamentals: Digital Media Arts Series Vol. 2 for beginning, intermediate, and advanced, arts and design users. Through a series of rigorous scaffolding projects, this unique step-by-step instruction tool is designed to provide arts and design users with the fundamental skills and knowledge to create vector-based artwork and establishes a link to the Californian standards for the visual arts, the Californian career and technical education standards (CTE), and the standards for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The lessons in this book are designed so that you can learn at your own pace. Even if the user is new to Adobe Illustrator or vector-based drawing, the skills learned are transferable to most vector-based drawing programs. Through this book, every experienced artist will gain many advanced skills, including tips and techniques for using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Although each lesson in this book provides a step-by-step instruction for creating specific projects, the steps, techniques, and tools covered allow for students to experiment and explore their own ideas. This book is designed to be followed in sequence; however, if your skills and understanding are advanced enough, you can jump to any unit that corresponds to your interests and needs. Each lesson concludes with a Testing Your Understanding section and vocabulary list to summarize and reinforce what you have covered.