How to Draw What You See (Google eBook)

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Ten Speed Press, Sep 7, 2011 - Art - 178 pages
12 Reviews
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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Review: How to Draw What You See

User Review  - Jellie Dawn - Goodreads

If you're a beginner in the arts and drawing figures, this a very good entry level guide. But I'm more of an intermediate so I really didn't get muchbfrom this book. And most of the examples and shapes are EXTREMELY DULL. Read full review

Review: How to Draw What You See

User Review  - Ravi Sinha - Goodreads

My Christmas present this year :) A good starter for drawing/ painting. I used to draw/ paint a lot as a kid. Now wanting to pick it up again and to learn it properly. I intend to exclusively use ... Read full review

Contents

Refining with Tracing Paper
24
The Horizon Plane
39
Translating Local Color
53
Drawing with Charcoal
61
Drawing Outdoors 7
75
Drawing the Figure
91
Male and Female Features
104
Male and Female Characteristics
118
A Still Life in Wash
131
Characteristics of Opaque I39 Versatility of Acrylic
139
Still Liies in Opaque I43 Media
161
Establishing the Large Shapes I43 Ink and Additional Equipment
167
Materials to Take Along
173
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Rudy de Reyna is the author of many Watson-Guptill classics, including
Magic Realist Drawing Techniques.

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