The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting

The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting


  • Author : Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440337611


The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting Book Description :

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 be...

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner


  • Author : Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1440311447


Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner Book Description :

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 friend...

The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets


  • Author : Carrie Stuart Parks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-05-16
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440317965


The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets Book Description :

This is the book that can teach anyone to draw (yes, even you!) If you're not getting the kind of true-to-life results you want in your drawings (or if you can't even draw a straight line), Carrie and Rick Parks can help. As award-winning teachers, they have a proven game plan for helping artists of all levels overcome common problems and see immediate improvement in their work. As professional composite artists, they know the tricks and tools for achieving incredibly lifelike results. In this friendly, foolproof guide to drawing, they share it all: • Easy-to-master techniques for achieving a convincing sense of depth • How to draw challenging textures like metal and fur • Putting personality into your portraits • 40+ step-by-step demonstrati...

How to Draw What You See
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

How to Draw What You See


  • Author : Rudy De Reyna
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307786357


How to Draw What You See Book Description :

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....

You Can Draw in 30 Days
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

You Can Draw in 30 Days


  • Author : Mark Kistler
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786727230


You Can Draw in 30 Days Book Description :

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 ...

Lee Hammond s Big Book of Drawing
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Lee Hammond s Big Book of Drawing


  • Author : Lee Hammond
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2004-02-27
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1581804733


Lee Hammond s Big Book of Drawing Book Description :

Master the Essentials of Realistic Drawings With Lee Hammond's Big Book of Drawing, your art will spring to life! From laughing children and frolicking tigers to fruit so vivid it makes your mouth water, you'll discover how to realistically draw your favorite subjects and how to draw them well! Learn to: Use easy-to-master graphing and shaping techniques to better portray your subject Replicate the effects of light through blending and shading Accurately render the personalities of people and animals Realistically draw flowers and natural elements by applying hard or soft edges Achieve a range of effects by using different brands of colored and graphite pencils Whether you're a beginner or a professional, with Lee Hammond's instruction you'll find th...

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner


  • Author : Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1600617700


Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner Book Description :

Start painting today - it's easier than you think! If you've ever dreamed of painting in watercolor, this is the book for you. It's designed to help you start experiencing the joy of watercolor immediately - even if you've never picked up a brush. Mark and Mary Willenbrink provide all the guidance and encouragement you need. Their painting techniques, tips and tricks help make every step you take a success, from selecting colors to designing a composition. It's like having two private art instructors right there at your side. In no time at all you'll be hanging original works of art - pieces you'll be proud to show to family and friends. The Willenbrinks' easy-to-follow instruction ensures it. Don't put off your artistic life another day!...

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner


  • Author : Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1600617840


Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner Book Description :

The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flow...

Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner


  • Author : Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-26
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1440323356


Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner Book Description :

Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagl...

The Complete Book of Drawing

The Complete Book of Drawing


  • Author : Barrington Barber
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Drawing
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1841933317


The Complete Book of Drawing Book Description :

In this beautiful book Barrington Barber offers advice and tips as he takes you through the various stages of drawing. From object drawing and still-life composition, the natural world and portraiture, to looking at form and shape, and assessing styles and techniques, The Complete Book of Drawing is a distilled compilation of the many skills that the aspiring artist needs to develop....