Description : Anyone with a little persistence and the desire can learn to draw well - this is the starting point for The Fundamentals of Drawing, a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. Opportunities for practice and improvement are offered across a wide spectrum of subjects - still life, plants, landscapes, animals, figure drawin...
Description : Presents an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of drawing, with instruction on depicting such subjects as flowers, trees, landscapes, buildings, animals, and people.
Description : The "Illustrator's Illustrator" presents fundamentals of improvisation, lighting, style, and technique. Thorough examinations of the human figure and landscapes feature 100 illustrations and stress the importance of design and composition.
Description : Outlines the basic techniques of drawing and offers step-by-step demonstrations of charcoal drawing at progressive skill levels.
Description : This generously illustrated book provides step-by-step lessons and exercises to help you learn how to draw people today! Have you always wished you could draw portraits and faces? Get a head start on learning how with this book. Don't worry about talent--talent is overrated. Anyone can learn how to draw people! There are some wonderful techniques to get you off to a great start. Plus, you'll have a lot of fun in the process. You will learn many methods that artists have been using for centuries! There are over 60 original illustrations in this book, with step-by-step tutorials that walk you through drawing your own portraits!
Description : From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and colour to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every basic skill as well as more challenging lessons for the developing artist. Inspiring and instructive images fill the pages, vividly revealing the intricacies of each technique. The artist's journey begins with the tools of the trade, and here is complete coverage on using graphite, charcoal, chalks, coloured pencils, and pastels, as well as information on papers and liquid techniques. · There's advise on how to gain pencil control, select a theme, draw with grids, achieve harmony in composition, and balance the image. · Exercises teach shading and tone; contrasts and volume effects; stumping and contouring; and depth effects. · Find out how to mix and work with colour, and do hatching, optical effects, scratching, and graffito. · The series of guided drawings includes a charcoal of a nude figure, a landscape on grey tone paper, an interior using a white-on-white technique, a still life with chiaroscuro, an interior patio in wash, and many others you'll be proud to show.
Description : Focusing on the extraordinary art of self-portraiture, this book examines the lives of artists through their self-portraits. Drawing on art, biography, literature, history and philosophy, it considers the intimate truths and elaborate fictions of self-portraiture.Her intelligence and humanity are used less to impress us with theories than persuade us ... how great her subjects are. I closed this delightful book book inspired by genuine insights into how some mostly long gone but very brilliant talents 'chose to present themselves'... -- Serena Davies, Telegraph Saturday July 25, 2009
Description : An introduction to drawing animals with colored pencils covers techniques, color theory, and basic pencil strokes and includes step-by-step instructions for depicting an assortment of pets, wild animals, and birds.