Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


  • Release: 2006-10-19
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781600616013
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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!

Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw


  • Release: 2013-06-12
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 88 page
  • ISBN: 1495999998
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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 cur

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner


  • Release: 2012-06-15
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781440311444
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Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist! Mark and Mary Willenbrink's Absolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun—you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results. You may be a beginner now, but not for long! Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family. What's Inside: A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9780823099474
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For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.

The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting

The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting


  • Release: 2014-08-12
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781440337611
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Everyone can draw and paint, including you! Even if you have never drawn or painted before, you can start creating your own beautiful artwork. Let the Willenbrinks show you how! Beginning with materials and basic techniques, these pages will teach you everything you need to know to get started in drawing, watercolors and oil painting. Follow along with 75+ demonstrations and mini-demonstrations as you learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects: people, landscapes, buildings, still life and more. Every essential art topic is covered, from sketching and shading to composition and color. Simple step-by-step instruction and many enormously useful lessons and tips will have you making your own masterpieces in no time! You may be an absolute beginner, but great results are absolutely within reach!

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


  • Release: 2006-10-19
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781600616013
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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!

How to Draw What You See

How to Draw What You See


  • Release: 2011-09-07
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 178 page
  • ISBN: 9780307786357
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pastels for the Absolute Beginner

Pastels for the Absolute Beginner


  • Release: 2019-11-12
  • Publisher: Absolute Beginner Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 1782215638
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If you have ever wanted a complete course in using pastels but lacked the confidence to start, then Pastels for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you. Take your first steps with pastels and learn how to produce modern, lively and colorful artwork with this exciting art medium. This book is a complete course in using pastels. Step-by-step exercises and longer projects help you to build essential skills and allow you to produce a range of subjects, including landscapes, still life and animals. Vital drawing skills are explained and demonstrated, along with a section on color theory and a huge wealth of finished artwork to give you ideas and inspiration for your own future pastel work.

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher: Search PressLtd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 184448825X
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This text is a comprehensive course in watercolour landscape painting by Matthew Palmer. It begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour and more