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📒Drawing For The Absolute Beginner ✍ Mark Willenbrink
✏Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!
📒Drawing For The Absolute Beginner ✍ Carole Massey
✏Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : "If you have always wanted to learn to draw but lack the confidence to start, [this] is the book for you. The author, Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed to start drawing. The book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings."--
📒Drawing For The Absolute And Utter Beginner ✍ Claire Watson Garcia
✏Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Book Summary : Provides lessons on essential drawing skill using a pencil, pen, or charcoal to create still-life drawings and portraits.
📒Drawing For The Absolute And Utter Beginner Revised ✍ Claire Watson Garcia
✏Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Revised Book Summary : This revised 15th anniversary edition of the bestselling beginning drawing book updates art and text examples to include new student pieces, up-to-date materials, and additional sections on drawing in 3D and travel sketching, along with refreshed and contemporary design. Based on author and art instructor Claire Watson Garcia's successful courses and workshops for beginning and aspiring artists, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner applies a positive, accepting tone to a progressive series of lessons in sketching and rendering. The book's step-by-step methodology and examples of student works from earliest efforts to completed drawings give novices the tools and techniques needed to make competent and eloquent renderings of still lifes, portraits, and more. In this revised edition, Garcia covers such in-demand subject matter as drawing-on-the-go, drawing in three dimensions, and drawing the portrait at a three-quarter view. The reinvigorated art and text ensure that this drawing instruction classic will continue to appeal to new generations of aspiring artists.
📒Learn To Draw Manual Drawing For The Absolute Beginner ✍ John Davidson
✏Learn to Draw Manual Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : Learn to Draw - Manual Drawing - for the Absolute Beginner If you are an artist in search of further knowledge about drawing to enhance your skills, then this is not the book for you. This book is for the individuals who wants to be an artist but know nothing about drawing. I know how it feels when you want to illustrate an idea but you just don’t know how to start. And when you finally grabbed the confidence to mark that paper but then it turned out really terrible and you didn't want to show it to anyone. Table of contents INTRODUCTION GETTING STARTED How to grip a pencil properly Warming up SKETCHING Starting with sticks and shapes DETAILING Design Texture SHADING Casting shadows Hatching Cross-hatching Scumbling Stippling Smudging and layering Smudging Layering This instructional manual is for making the ‘two circles’ cat of yours into something more pleasing and distinguishable, for enhancing that sheep which looks like a cloud with a face, for turning your stick figures into cartoons, and more. Learn the very basics of drawing easily by following this step-by-step tutorial and realize that drawing is something that is fun to do, and not something that becomes a cause of frustration. To give you a hint of what this book is all about, look at this short list of tasks that you will learn to properly initiate after reading and following the tutorial. Tasks: Start with a loose sketch. You need to define the first look of your drawing by sketching it first so it could serve as a pattern for your permanent outlines (defined outlines). If the lay-out of your primary sketch is too far-off from the final piece that you are after, the latter parts are going to be difficult. Define permanent outlines. Trace your sketch to clearly define the contour shape (primary shape) of your drawing, and clean it up by erasing the sketch markings. Show/illustrate some texture. Texture contour provides a better portrayal of the shape’s dimension values. The details such as scales, fur or any print and texture should curve and flow with the contour shape of your subject and adjust with it accordingly. Draw the necessary details. Use a variety of line thickness and line weight (given pressure on the pencil) to show the right balance to the whole drawing, use thick lines for the parts that should visually dominate the drawing, and less visible and thin lines for the secondary details and parts that merely describe the object/subject’s form.
📒Drawing Nature For The Absolute Beginner ✍ Mark Willenbrink
✏Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles! Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes. Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition. Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art. Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.
📒The Absolute Beginner S Big Book Of Drawing And Painting ✍ Mary Willenbrink
✏The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting Book Summary : Instruction on drawing and painting technique, as well as, choosing the right materials and getting perspective correct.
📒How To Draw Dogs For The Absolute Beginner ✍ Adrian Sanqui
✏How to Draw Dogs for the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : Table of Contents Introduction: Drawing Dogs Drawing tools Drawing Software Akita Siberian Husky Bearded Collie Chow German Shepherd Author/illustrator bio: Publisher Introduction: Drawing Dogs If you want to learn how to draw dogs but you do not have any experience in drawing at all, then this drawing manual is created for you. This book contains different examples of how to draw different dogs, broken down and explained in a way that an absolute beginner could easily follow. From creating the base out of basic shapes, composing the outlines and applying different values of colors, along with effectively depicting the texture, every smallest detail is discussed in order so the reader could initiate the steps while learning. Along with the examples are brief introductions of the kinds of dogs that are used, so you will get to know a little about the subjects and perhaps be a bit more indulged in creating them if you aren’t already. The examples vary from easy, mediocre to hard. This will help you quickly improve the quality of your drawing. The steps in these drawing tutorials are made in a way that can be applied whether you are to draw traditionally or digitally, by starting with a basic shape to create a base up to elaborating the details.
📒Learn How To Draw Land Animals For The Absolute Beginner ✍ John Davidson
✏Learn How to Draw Land Animals For the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : Learn How to Draw Land Animals For the Absolute Beginner TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Drawing tools Sketching Animals The contour shape The planes Details Furs Raccoon Lion Bison Texture Armadillo Elephant Prints Tiger Shading Linear shading Imaginary light source Tapir Smeared shading Hippopotamus Rhinoceros Gaur Sketching Animals - The contour shape To properly construct the figure of any subject you want to illustrate, observe the structure of its form and find what kind of shape that can resemble its body structure. The idea is to have a basis for portraying the mass of the figure. The basic shapes can be easily positioned upon your desired perspective or point of view. • Obtain the most basic form of the animal you are going to draw. • Use the basic form as a reference for constructing the main outline. The main outline is the most important element for the subject to be distinguishable. Remember that the basic figure (basic shapes) is mainly a basis for its mass in the simplest form, this is just a way for you to see the subject as a multidimensional figure, and any change in position will gradually change the manner of how the figure should be outlined. The primary outline may overlap, replace, or replicate the basic figure. If the portions of your animal are smoothly spherical (circles used to simplify the form), then the primary outline would simply overlap or replicate the simplified form, but if the part has ridges such as the face of the animal (nose, eyeholes, cheeks etc...) then the basic form should be modified to illustrate the exact shape of the head. • The basic forms will be your guide to properly lay out each linear shade. Observe the first sphere. The linear shades do not bend properly with the contour shape but it can show the dimensions by leaving the center of the sphere unmarked. These are hatches that use the point of light as a reference. The linear shades on the second sphere bend with the contour shape of the figure. The lines show the proportions by interpreting the form by flowing with it. These hatches use the point of light and the manner of its bend to show dimensions. If you are going to use a single set of hatches to shade the subject, use the method of the second sphere, and then use the method of the first sphere to darken and enforce the visual depth. Thin and light linings are used to portray the dimensional shape. Follow the contour figure of the basic form to properly portray the shade values according to its perspective
📒Learn How To Draw Human Figures For The Absolute Beginner ✍ John Davidson
✏Learn How to Draw Human Figures For the Absolute Beginner Book Summary : Learn How to Draw Human Figures - For the Absolute Beginner Table of Contents Introduction: Drawing Tools Body Proportions -Body Shape -Polygonal Form -Ball Joints Arms Legs Muscle Structure Heads Clothing Proportioning the body structure properly is important when drawing a person. A disproportionate body will mislead the portrayed perspective of your subject. Or worse, the subject might look distorted and deformed. Knowing the proper length for your subject (the person or character you are drawing) can be easily achieved by drawing the head first. In this way, the traditional method in laying out the proper proportion of the body can be initiated. The traditional method of approximating the body proportion of a subject is by using its head’s size. The height of an average man is approximately eight to ten head’s size tall, while a women’s height is about seven to nine head’s size. If your subject/character is eight heads tall then the proportions should be as follows: • The distance of the head/face to crotch is about four heads long. • The arms including the hands from the shoulders are closely four heads long. • An average opened hand is usually equal to or almost one head size. While the length of a small hand can be compared to the length of the eyebrows to chin. • The wrists are aligned or right above the level of crotch. • The lower extremities/legs are about four heads long. Adjustments are most effective by decreasing or increasing the length of each part by half head-size depending on your preferred height. The wideness of the chest is usually two horizontal head’s size or more (two and half) depending on the body built you prefer for your subject. A subject having less than two head’s size will make its actual head look too big or a body proportion too skinny. Take note that these proportions are just an approximation of an average person’s body structure. The measurements can change depending on the body type you prefer to portray, such as a long-legged subject would obviously have legs longer than four heads, or perhaps a shorter upper body to give his or her lower extremities more length. Adjustments are done according to the certain body characteristic of your subject based on his/ her function or purpose. The body proportion should also match the age of your subject. A person that is eight-heads tall effectively portrays an average adult, but it is most unlikely the case when portraying a pre-teen. Considering that the subject will have a smaller head which will be used to approximate his/her height, the number of heads used to convey how tall he/she is must be decreased as well. Considering that an average man is eight heads tall… • A young adult can be seven to seven and half heads tall • A teenager can be six to seven heads tall. • A young child can be five to six and half head tall. • A toddler can be four to five heads tall. Notice how the head measurements adjust according to their age. An individual’s growth gradually decreases as he/she reaches adulthood. But certain measurements and alignments are still implied no matter how old the subject is, such as the comparative length (per head’s size) of arms and legs and the same level of wrists to the crotch.