The Everything Drawing Book: From Basic Shape to People and Animals, Step-by-step Instruction to get you started (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Dec 14, 2004 - Art - 256 pages
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If you've always wanted to draw but didn't think you had the talent, think again! With The Everything Drawing Book as your guide, you'll learn how to see the world through an artist's eyes-and capture it on canvas. Unlock your creative potential and expand your drawing expertise with:

  • Useful exercises and assignments that help you find your own style
  • Easy tricks for charcoal, watercolor, and pen-and-ink methods
  • Quick tips on perspective and technique, as well as portraiture and landscape drawing
  • Budget-friendly suggestions on how to save a bundle on expensive artist supplies
Dozens of original drawings designed to spark your imagination And much, much more!

  

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Contents

Charcoal Drawing 145
3
Pencils 4 Charcoal 5 Ink Drawing 6 Tools of the Trade 8 Useful
12
Draw an Interior 46 TwoPoint Perspective 46 Exercise Drawing a
52
Studying Composition
79
Constructing a Composition 79 Thumbnail Sketches and Working Drawings 87
87
Choosing a Sketchbook 92 Caring for Your Sketchbook Drawings 93 Approaches
101
Aids to Drawing 104 Squaring Off Using a Grid 105 Using
113
Find Your Direction 118 Exploring Realism 120 Going Abstract 121 Loosening
124
Drawing Buildings 138 Pen and Wash 139 When Disaster Strikes Fixing
143
Acquaint Yourself
150
Realism in Charcoal 155 Assignment Weight
156
Sketching Outdoors 158 Composing Your Landscape 159 Perspective
169
Anatomical Study
175
Sketching Cats I84 Drawing
190
More Than a Likeness 192 Face and Head Proportions 194 Planar Analysis
196
Practicing the Nose 201 Drawing the Mouth 202 Assignment
210

Line Drawing in Pen and Ink 130
130
Defining Planes 136 Exercise Creating ThreeDimensional Form 137
137

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About the author (2004)

Helen South (Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia) has a degree in fine art and is the About.com guide for Drawing and Sketching. She is a professional artist with experience in a variety of media, including graphite pencil, charcoal, watercolor, mixed media, and oil painting. Ms. South has designed and taught a life drawing course and has worked as a printmaking technician and drawing tutor.

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