Search Results: 'quick draw'
QUICK FIGURE SKETCHES
Ships in 3-5 business days
The Quick Figure Sketches by Jim Smyth demonstrates the ease and fluidity that can be achieved by years of studying the human figure. With a few lines and a touch of color here and there Jim conveys... More > the movement of a living figure.
The sketches will delight you with their simplicity and elegance. They will encourage you to take up pen or pencil and try it for yourself.
More information at:
Mary Cassatt: 101 Drawings
Mary Cassatt was an American impressionist painter who depicted the lives of women, chiefly the intimate bond between mother and child. Her works are painted with quick brushstrokes in a pastel... More > palette. Invited in 1877 by her friend and mentor Edgar Degas, Cassatt was one of three women—and the only American—to join a group of artists later known as the Impressionists, which included Claude Monet and Camille Pissaro. Influenced by the Japanese prints she collected, Cassatt developed a refined drawing style that blended European and Asian effects, increasingly creating figural compositions, like The Letter (1890), with flattened forms and harmonious color combinations.< Less
Toulouse-Lautrec painted quickly, using its neutral tone and conveying action and atmosphere in a few economical strokes. In later years graphic works took precedence and his paintings were often... More > studies for lithographs.
In Toulouse-Lautrec’s drawings of dancers and horses, his dancers appear like from a few twists and whirls. He does not draw the dancer, but her movement. He is best known as a storyteller of the nightlife of Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec did not only picture the world of the dancers and prostitutes from outside view: he just lived in that world. He frequently charged a room in a brothel, where he made drawings of the prostitutes and their clientele. The men in his drawings and posters are often caricatures but, by contrast, the women are drawn with much warmth and empathy; with only a few pencil strokes Toulouse-Lautrec renders their mood and a character.< Less
A Quick Guide To Psychic Art
List Price: $8.87
You Save: 25%
Ships in 3-5 business days
A quick guide to psychic art will give you the confidence to try this medium yourself. You do not need to be able to draw, all you need is dedication and an ability to trust in Spirit.
Quick Guide: The Divine Comedy
On the surface, the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante... More > draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse."< Less
Quick Guide: Georgics
The Georgics is a poem in four books, likely published in 29 BC.It is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil, following his Eclogues and preceding the Aeneid. It is a poem that draws on many... More > prior sources and influenced many later authors from antiquity to the present. As its name suggests (Georgica, from the Greek word γεωργεῖν, geōrgein, "to farm") the subject of the poem is agriculture; but far from being an example of peaceful rural poetry, it is a work characterized by tensions in both theme and purpose.< Less
Quick Guide: The Quiet American
The Quiet American is an anti-war novel by British author Graham Greene, first published in United Kingdom in 1955 and in the United States in 1956. It was adapted into films in 1958 and 2002. The... More > book draws on Greene's experiences as a war correspondent for The Times and Le Figaro in French Indochina 1951–1954. He was apparently inspired to write The Quiet American in October 1951 while driving back to Saigon from the Ben Tre province. He was accompanied by an American aid worker who lectured him about finding a “third force in Vietnam”. Greene spent three years writing the novel, which foreshadowed US involvement in Vietnam long before it became publicly known.< Less
Quick Guide: The Master of Ballantrae
In the first edition of 1889 the book began with Chapter One, "Summary of Events During the Master's Wanderings". For the second edition (known as the Edinburgh Edition) Stevenson added a... More > preface in which he pretended to have been given the manuscript by an acquaintance. There is also an "Art-Type Edition" which includes a preface and contains an Editorial Note. Stevenson stated in a letter that he made this change because he wanted to draw a portrait of a real-life friend of his upon whom the acquaintance in the preface is based. In the many reprintings since then the preface has sometimes been included and sometimes not. Nothing in the preface, however, has any direct relevance to the story.< Less
Quick Guide: Regeneration
“Regeneration” a morally nuanced novel; it is actually an anti-war novel, though the story shows the issues and concerns which were in focus in wartime Britain.
Pat Barker has focused... More > on the experiences of Dr. Rivers. He was the psychiatrist who attended his patients. The author tries to clearly show the conflict between duty and sympathy.
Pat Barker’s writing style is direct but highly insightful. She very successfully presents a microcosm of madness in society.
The author presents the reflection of the society and its issues, but she does not draw conclusions for her readers.
Quick Guide: Regeneration
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis< Less
Quick Guide: Lolita
The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle-aged literature professor Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze, with whom... More > he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. His private nickname for Dolores is Lolita.
The book is also notable for its writing style. The narrative is highly subjective as Humbert draws on his fragmented memories, employing a sophisticated prose style, while attempting to gain the reader's sympathy through his sincerity and melancholy, although near the end of the story Humbert refers to himself as a "maniac" who "deprived" Dolores "of her childhood", and he shortly thereafter states "the most miserable of family lives was better than the parody of incest" in which they were involved.< Less