How To Draw What You See

How To Draw What You See

How To Draw What You See

The 35th anniversary edition of the classic how-to book that has helped millions of artists learn to draw. When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’s best-seller list—and it has remained there ever since. “I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them—realistically,” wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna’s methods. How to Draw What You See shows artists how to recognize the basic shape of an object—cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere—and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.

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Genre : Art
Author : Rudy De Reyna
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release : 2011-09-07
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9780307786357


Draw What You See

Draw What You See

Looks at the life of the artist Benny Andrews illustrated with his original paintings, from his childhood and youth in rural Georgia, through his studies in Chicago and his activism and artistic success in New York City.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Kathleen Benson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780544104877


Zen Of Drawing

Zen Of Drawing

Zen of Drawing inspires you to pick up a pen, pencil or an iPad and start drawing what you see with a 'zen' approach. Author Peter Parr has spent his career in animation successfully teaching people to draw and encouraging students to nurture their skills through observational drawing. He advocates a fresh way of looking closely at your subject and enlisting an emotional response, in order to fully appreciate the nature of what you are about to draw. You will learn that whatever you are drawing, it is essential not only to copy its outline but also to ask yourself: is it soft, smooth or rough to the touch? How heavy is it? Is it fragile or solid? Then, having grasped the fundamental characteristics, or zen, of the object, make corresponding marks on the paper - crisp textures, a dense wash, a scratchy or floating line. The chapters cover: keeping a sketchbook; tools (pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and iPad); perspective; line and volume; tone and texture; structure and weight; movement and rhythm; energy, balance and composition.

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Genre : Art
Author : Peter Parr
Publisher : Batsford
Release : 2015-09-17
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781849943499


Draw What You See Not What You Think You See

Draw What You See Not What You Think You See

Drawing lessons for the beginner and the frustrated artist. This drawing guide book could prove helpful if you have low confidence in drawing or if your efforts are less than satisfactory despite repeated attempts at capturing what are seen in front. You might be an absolute beginner or one who has spent a lifetime away from creative activities due to work or family commitments. You might cringe at the idea of picking up a pencil due to a severe inner critic or an affliction that can only be described as picture dyslexia. The first part of this book attempts to decode the underlying causes of this difficulty via a test and questionnaire, to be followed with special drawing exercises from the most basic. The main part of this book does not take the orthodox approach of informing on vanishing points, perspectives and plotting, but merely to help you see what is in front of you. Instead, this book starts at the beginning, to learn the language of line from A, B and C. Within you will find a series of drawing exercises geared towards combating distorted perceptions in drawing by exercising all fields of vision. This includes exercises on visual judgment, symmetrical drawing, abstract drawing, pictures within frames, negative shapes, the weight of marks, upside-down drawing and more. Further chapters explore the realms of tonality, again via the language of shading from A, B and C. Opportunities for progression can be found within the latter chapters exploring specialised shading techniques. A guide on the prescriptive areas of drawing can be found in the final chapter for guidance. This includes a section on plotting your drawing, the artist’s viewfinder, vanishing points and how to draw ellipses. Print book’s dimensions: 8.5x5.5in and 110 pages. With 15,500 words and around 90 images. The author has a PCET qualification in teaching as well as a Degree in Fine Art.

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Genre : Art
Author : Rachel Shirley
Publisher : Rachel Shirley
Release : 2012-04-01
Total Pages : 110 Pages
ISBN : 9781475219616


How To Draw And Paint What You See

How To Draw And Paint What You See

A new step-by-step system employs hundreds of how-to Dorling Kindersley graphics to teach all aspects and stages of working in watercolors or oils, moving from the basic sketch to the finished work

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Genre : Drawing
Author : Ray Smith
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release : 1984
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0394724844


You Can Draw In 30 Days

You Can Draw In 30 Days

Learn to draw in 30 days with Emmy award-winning PBS host Mark Kistler Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent--anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way--in just 20 minutes a day for a month. Inside you'll find: Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing 75 student examples to help gauge your own progress

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Genre : Art
Author : Mark Kistler
Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release : 2011-01-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780786727230


Hirameki Clouds

Hirameki Clouds

Every sky's an inspiration, Every cloud floats free, Unlock your imagination, Draw what you see! Hirameki - 'brainwave' or 'flash of inspiration' in Japanese - is where doodling and imagination come together. Simply put, it's the art of turning a random blot into something amazing, just by adding a few dots and lines. If it's true that you can find happiness in little things, this book should keep your eyes, hand and brain entertained for hours.

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Author : Peng Hu
Publisher :
Release : 2017-08
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 050029352X


Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills

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Genre : Art
Author : Betty Edwards
Publisher : Tarcher
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 0874775132


Keys To Drawing

Keys To Drawing

Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system—fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time. You'll learn how to: • Restore, focus, map, and intensify • Free your hand action, then learn to control it • Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture • Stimulate your imagination through "creative play"

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Genre : Art
Author : Bert Dodson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1990-08-15
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781440308673


The Natural Way To Draw A Working Plan For Art Study

The Natural Way To Draw A Working Plan For Art Study

This book contains a classic guide to drawing people, offering instructions and tips for drawing different poses and body types. It is split into sixty-four easy exercises covering such subjects as 'Gesture Drawing', 'Group Poses', 'Study of the Bones', etc. With simple, step-by-step instructions and many helpful diagrams, this is a book that will be of considerable utility to anyone wishing to learn how to draw. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on illustration.

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Genre : Art
Author : Kimon Nicolaïdes
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2013-04-16
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9781473387393