This new edition of On Drawing introduces the main elements and domains of drawing throughout history, including seminal topics such as letter design, geometry, and subjects, but also drawing for picture books and graphic novels, as well as providing practical information of how one learns to draw professionally. A brief glossary is included, as well as a helpful appendix which offers a series of exercises on several core topics for student use.
Roger Winter taught painting and drawing at Southern Methodist University from 1963 to 1989. His past students include nationally recognized artists John Alexander, David Bates, Stephen Mueller, and Robert Yarber. His work has been represented by the Fischbach Gallery in New York City and has been shown at galleries throughout the U.S. as well as being contained in many notable collections. In 2007, Winter received the Legends Award from the Dallas Contemporary Museum of Art which exhibited his works from the past 40 years.
Part 1 Chapter One: A Brief History Chapter 2 Nascent Drawing; Prehistoric Drawings; Replication; The Age of Disillusion; New Questions Part 3 Chapter Two: Process or Product? Chapter 4 Drawing as a Verb; Gesture Drawing; Ephemera; Drawing as a Noun; A Complete Sentence Part 5 Chapter Three: Cutting Chapter 6 Scissors; Assemblage; Installations Part 7 Chapter Four: Drawing and Writing Chapter 8 Early Writing; Hieroglyphics; Arabic; Chinese Calligraphy; Illuminated Books; Contemporary Hand Lettering; Modern Pictography Part 9 Chapter Five: Geometry Chapter 10 The Golden Section; Geometry in Aboriginal Art; Geometry and the 20th Century; Linear Perspective; Isometric Drawing; Oblique Drawing; Options; Vernacular Geometry; The Geometric Figure in Contemporary Art; Pure Form Part 11 Chapter Six: Subjects Chapter 12 The Nude; The Head; Landscapes; More Flora and Fauna; Social Commentary; Della Street; The Landscape of the Mind Part 13 Chapter Seven: The Picture Story Chapter 14 The Comics; Graphic Books; Animation; Illustrated Children's Books Part 15 Chapter Eight: The Learning Process Chapter 16 The Academy; The Atelier; University Art Departments; A Challenge; Teaching and Technology Part 17 Epilogue Part 18 Appendix