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!
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"If you have always wanted to learn to draw but lack the confidence to start, [this] is the book for you. The author, Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed to start drawing. The book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings."--
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
Yes, you can! Known for their friendly, focused, you-can-do-it approach to teaching art, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show beginning artists how to draw people in a realistic style. Inside you'll find everything you need to succeed, from how to select and hold your pencils to expert instruction on drawing hands, clothing and figures in motion. This book steers you clear of common mistakes and brings clarity to even notoriously tricky concepts like perspective and values. While the human subject is wonderfully diverse, this book teaches an easy-to-learn approach that can be used to achieve accurate drawings every time. Thirteen complete figure drawing demonstrations show how. Start with a few lines to establish basic proportions, sketch in placement lines, then gradually develop details. Before you know it, you'll be drawing people of all ages, body types and personalities! This book makes it easy to get started. The quality of your results will encourage you to keep at it, building your skills and your confidence with every stroke. What's Inside: • Tricks for ensuring accurate body proportions and feature placement in your drawings. • Expert advice on drawing heads, hands, legs, clothes and more. • 13 step-by-step demonstrations featuring a diversity of model types, lighting and poses.
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 eagles! • Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes. • Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition. • Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art. Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.
This e-book contains nine detailed step-by-step demonstrations on composition, texture, perspective and storytelling and includes a glossary of common art terms. It is based on Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink.
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!
You wonâ€™t be disappointed with the basic instruction based on the popular print book Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Learn all you need to know about getting started sketching and drawing including materials, basic techniques and perspective. Also includes a glossary of common art terms. The Absolute Beginner series of e-books will inspire anyone who wants to make art to create realistic artwork for any subject, including still life, landscapes, animals and people.
"Perspective made simple. How to draw in a realistic style. Perspective is arguably the most important element of drawing and also one of the most difficult to master. It's what gives drawings dimension and is the key to realistic drawing."--Publisher's description.
- Author : Mark Willenbrink
- Publisher : Penguin
- Release Date : 2014-08-12
- Genre : Art
- Pages : 400
- ISBN : 9781440337611
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!
Learn How to Draw Cars For the Absolute Beginner Table of Contents Materials Principles to have in mind Phase 1: Get those hands loosen! Phase 2: Begin your car design Phase 3: Car Personality Traces Phase 4: Define the silhouette Phase 5: Windows! Phase 6: Eyes and personality Phase 7: Wheels need room… Phase 8: Wheels room is part of the car! Phase 9: Grey parts-painting time. Patience and patience. Phase 10: Rims: the groom’s shoes. Phase 11: Sunglasses and brakes. Phase 12: Shiny and ‘’contrasty’’ Phase 13: Give it some depth! Phase 14: Color is character. Phase 15: The check point: Wait, observe, and improve. Introduction Have you tried to draw a car that would look both impressive and real? Have you asked yourself: “Why doesn't my car look real?” How good it must feel to not only comment on how beautiful, innovative, original or aggressive a car looks, but also to be able to create one yourself! Car design is a very popular industry for several reasons. For instance, a car is one of the first things a family buys; a car is a popular graduation gift; a car is a way that people show who they are, what they do or how they live; a car can be a whole culture’s symbol; a car… is one of millions of people’s dreams. In this book, you will learn the basics of side view car design and get to understand what criteria should guide your steps as you approach your final production. As you read and follow the books phases, draw conclusions on why the instructions, comments, and suggestions you read are necessary to be aware of. Now, you are just a few moments away from doing amazing car designs, so we encourage you to put these steps to practice, try following the tips given, and, most importantly, boost your creativity up!
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 flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits • The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
You wonâ€™t be disappointed with the basic instruction based on the popular print book Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Learn all about value and shadows, and get more than 15 step-by-step technique exercises on how to draw still lifes, animals and people. Also includes a glossary of common art terms. The Absolute Beginner series of e-books will inspire anyone who wants to make art to create realistic artwork for any subject, including still life, landscapes, animals and people.
- Author : Sketch Journals
- Publisher : CreateSpace
- Release Date : 2014-10-17
- Genre : Art
- Pages : 96
- ISBN : 1502824787
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Journal is a unique and personalized approach for the frequent Artist whether you are a beginner or have some experience. The Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Journal ultimately helps you keep track of your progress and drawings as you following along with the instructions to the original Drawing for the Absolute Beginner guide. This is best for anyone who wants something to work with as well as following the instruction manual. A Journal will be a wonderful way to document the process of your Artistic journey. This 100 Page journal is plenty of space to keep your creation all in one place.
This great book is full of fun and easy to follow step by step drawing pages to help the artistic little girl in your life learn draw a great selection of cool objects and amazing animals! Draw anything and everything-animals, and things-and make it CUTE and GORGEOUS . It's easy! Each page has a different fun animal or object - from kittens and fruits to puppies and ice creams and drinks- she can follow and copy each individual step and complete the picture....then she can have fun drawing them again and again!
- Author : John Davidson
- Publisher : JD-Biz Corp Publishing
- Release Date : 2013-05-15
- Genre : Art
- Pages : 65
- ISBN : 9781310837012
Learn to Draw - Manual Drawing - for the Absolute Beginner 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 scale
Draw Nature for Absolute Beginner: A Simple and Easy Guide to Drawing Landscapes & Nature (Art for the Absolute Beginner)
- Author : Mary Willenbrink
- Publisher : North Light Books
- Release Date : 2014-09-09
- Genre : Art
- Pages : 400
- ISBN : 1440337551
Instruction on drawing and painting technique, as well as, choosing the right materials and getting perspective correct.
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.