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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner : Art for the Absolute Beginner - Mark Willenbrink

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Art for the Absolute Beginner

Paperback Published: 2nd November 2006
ISBN: 9781581807899
Number Of Pages: 128

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his 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 (Watercolour 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! | Shows how easy it is to draw anything you set your mind to. This work helps artists realise that drawing is a fun activity open to everyone. It deals with various aspects ranging from choosing materials to drawing popular subjects.

Pencilsp. 8
Paper and Drawing Boardp. 10
Erasersp. 11
Additional Drawing Toolsp. 12
Sketching and Drawing
Holding the Pencilp. 15
Structural Sketchesp. 16
Value Sketchesp. 18
Black-and-White Sketchesp. 20
Contour Sketchesp. 22
Combining Approachesp. 24
Principles of Good Drawing
Using Basic Shapesp. 27
Gauging Proportionsp. 28
Measuring Anglesp. 30
Working From Reference Materialsp. 31
Understanding Linear Perspectivep. 32
One-Point Perspectivep. 34
Two-Point Perspectivep. 36
Three-Point Perspectivep. 38
Hidden Horizons and Vanishing Pointsp. 39
Locating Vanishing Pointsp. 40
Atmospheric Perspectivep. 41
Ellipsesp. 42
Arches and Roofsp. 44
Reflectionsp. 46
Contrastp. 49
Creating Valuesp. 51
Light Effectsp. 52
Plotting Shadowsp. 53
Practice the Techniques
Clouds and Grassp. 55
Leafy Treesp. 56
Evergreen Treesp. 57
Brick, Stone and Woodp. 58
Rocksp. 60
Planep. 62
Trainp. 64
Automobilep. 66
Boatp. 68
Cat Facep. 70
Side View of a Catp. 72
Dogp. 74
Cowp. 76
Swanp. 77
Human Figuresp. 78
Facesp. 82
Arranging the Elementsp. 87
Number of Elementsp. 88
Cropping and Formattingp. 89
Lines, Tangents and Shapesp. 90
Let's Draw
Still Lifep. 92
Textured Metalp. 94
Scene in Perspectivep. 96
Natural Texturesp. 98
Using Contrastp. 100
Expressive Portraitp. 105
Telling a Story Through a Drawingp. 110
Landscapep. 116
Seascape Compositionp. 120
Glossaryp. 124
Indexp. 126
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ISBN: 9781581807899
ISBN-10: 1581807899
Series: Art for the Absolute Beginner
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 2nd November 2006
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.5

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