How to Draw What You See

  • Filename: how-to-draw-what-you-see.
  • ISBN: 9780307786357
  • Release Date: 2011-09-07
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Rudy De Reyna
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill

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.


  • Filename: hirameki.
  • ISBN: 0500292485
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Peng
  • Publisher:

Every blot's an inspiration Every line is free Unlock your imagination Draw what you see Hirameki - 'brainwave' or 'flash of inspiration' in Japanese - is where doodling and imagination come together. Simply put, it's the art of turning a random blot into something amazing, just by adding a few dots and lines. If it's true that you can find happiness in little things, this book should keep your eyes, hand and brain entertained for hours.

Zen of Drawing

  • Filename: zen-of-drawing.
  • ISBN: 9781849943499
  • Release Date: 2015-09-17
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Peter Parr
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books

Zen of Drawing inspires you to pick up a pen, pencil or an iPad and start drawing what you see with a 'zen' approach. Author Peter Parr has spent his career in animation successfully teaching people to draw and encouraging students to nurture their skills through observational drawing. He advocates a fresh way of looking closely at your subject and enlisting an emotional response, in order to fully appreciate the nature of what you are about to draw. You will learn that whatever you are drawing, it is essential not only to copy its outline but also to ask yourself: is it soft, smooth or rough to the touch? How heavy is it? Is it fragile or solid? Then, having grasped the fundamental characteristics, or zen, of the object, make corresponding marks on the paper - crisp textures, a dense wash, a scratchy or floating line. The chapters cover: keeping a sketchbook; tools (pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and iPad); perspective; line and volume; tone and texture; structure and weight; movement and rhythm; energy, balance and composition.

Draw What You See

  • Filename: draw-what-you-see.
  • ISBN: 9780544104877
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Kathleen Benson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Looks at the life of the artist Benny Andrews illustrated with his original paintings, from his childhood and youth in rural Georgia, through his studies in Chicago and his activism and artistic success in New York City.

How to Draw and Paint what You See

  • Filename: how-to-draw-and-paint-what-you-see.
  • ISBN: 0394724844
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Ray Smith
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

A new step-by-step system employs hundreds of how-to Dorling Kindersley graphics to teach all aspects and stages of working in watercolors or oils, moving from the basic sketch to the finished work

Draw What You See Not What You Think You See

  • Filename: draw-what-you-see-not-what-you-think-you-see.
  • ISBN: 9781475219616
  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Number of pages: 110
  • Author: Rachel Shirley
  • Publisher: Rachel Shirley

Drawing lessons for the beginner and the frustrated artist. This drawing guide book could prove helpful if you have low confidence in drawing or if your efforts are less than satisfactory despite repeated attempts at capturing what are seen in front. You might be an absolute beginner or one who has spent a lifetime away from creative activities due to work or family commitments. You might cringe at the idea of picking up a pencil due to a severe inner critic or an affliction that can only be described as picture dyslexia. The first part of this book attempts to decode the underlying causes of this difficulty via a test and questionnaire, to be followed with special drawing exercises from the most basic. The main part of this book does not take the orthodox approach of informing on vanishing points, perspectives and plotting, but merely to help you see what is in front of you. Instead, this book starts at the beginning, to learn the language of line from A, B and C. Within you will find a series of drawing exercises geared towards combating distorted perceptions in drawing by exercising all fields of vision. This includes exercises on visual judgment, symmetrical drawing, abstract drawing, pictures within frames, negative shapes, the weight of marks, upside-down drawing and more. Further chapters explore the realms of tonality, again via the language of shading from A, B and C. Opportunities for progression can be found within the latter chapters exploring specialised shading techniques. A guide on the prescriptive areas of drawing can be found in the final chapter for guidance. This includes a section on plotting your drawing, the artist’s viewfinder, vanishing points and how to draw ellipses. Print book’s dimensions: 8.5x5.5in and 110 pages. With 15,500 words and around 90 images. The author has a PCET qualification in teaching as well as a Degree in Fine Art.

How to See How to Draw

  • Filename: how-to-see-how-to-draw.
  • ISBN: 9781440347009
  • Release Date: 2016-08-29
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Claudia Nice
  • Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."

Imagine having the ability to draw any subject with precision, detail and expression. With Claudia's help, you can do it! In How to See, How to Draw, you will discover how to tap into your powers of observation, strengthen your hand-eye connection, and draw the world around you with new skill and accuracy. Just take it one step at a time. Claudia is an expert teacher, breaking down complex compositions into a series of achievable shapes and values that even beginners will understand. Through dozens of mini demonstrations, fun-to-do exercises and complete step-by-step instruction, you'll learn everything from basic drawing techniques to more challenging methods for rendering wonderfully rich, in-depth compositions. Her visual instruction details how to: Use a variety of drawing tools to suit your style and artistic intent Learn to let go of preconceived ideas so you can observe lines, shapes and spatial relationships as they actually are Create strong compositions through comparison and proportional control Find, fix and avoid common mistakes by using simple grids and guide lines Understand and work with perspective to create the illusion of depth Reveal form through light and shadow Explore the potential of texture to create mood and movement Claudia's drawings illuminate a range of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, animals and still life. You can practice using her reference photos and drawings, or you can apply her exercises to your own subjects. Start today, Claudia's way! Following her masterful guidance, you'll see the world through new eyes and draw better than you ever have before.

You Can Draw in Thirty Days

  • Filename: you-can-draw-in-thirty-days.
  • ISBN: 9781459617308
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 436
  • Author: Mark Kistler
  • Publisher:

From public television’s favorite drawing teacher, a quick, easy, and entertaining drawing method.

Your Artist s Brain

  • Filename: your-artist-s-brain.
  • ISBN: 9781440308444
  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Carl Purcell
  • Publisher: North Light Books

Improving your artwork can be as simple as learning how to trust your eyes. Your Artist's Brain shows you how to portray even the most complex subjects by focusing on what you really see---not what you think you see. Expert art instructor Carl Purcell shows you how to overcome dependency on the "intellectual brain," and listen carefully to the more observant "artist's brain." With Your Artist's Brain, you'll learn visual skills and artistic techniques that will instantly make you a better artist, no matter what your medium. Maximize the power of your artist's brain today, and embark on the path to creating better art.

Drawing with Your Artist s Brain

  • Filename: drawing-with-your-artist-s-brain.
  • ISBN: 1581808119
  • Release Date: 2007-04-11
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Carl Purcell
  • Publisher: North Light Books

"If you think you can't draw, it's all in your head. Every time you pick up a pencil, a battle rages between the two sides of your brain: Your intellectual brain, which wants to generalize and take shortcuts; and your visual brain, which sees basic shapes and values. This innovative guide helps the "good guy" always win!"--Back cover.

Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

  • Filename: secrets-to-drawing-realistic-faces.
  • ISBN: 1600614957
  • Release Date: 2002-12-31
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Carrie Stuart Parks
  • Publisher: North Light Books

Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today! Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits! Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to: Master proportions and map facial features accurately Study shapes within a composition and draw them realistically Use value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portrait Render tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success! It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style!

The Natural Way to Draw

  • Filename: the-natural-way-to-draw.
  • ISBN: 0395530075
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 221
  • Author: Kimon Nicolaïdes
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A series of exercises designed to assist the art student to develop his own creativity, rather than imitate that of others

Draw Real People

  • Filename: draw-real-people.
  • ISBN: 0891346570
  • Release Date: 1996-03-15
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Lee Hammond
  • Publisher: North Light Books

Step-by-step instructions for drawing realistic looking portraits demonstrate how to draw individual facial features and add the right highlights and shadows

The Drawing Lesson

  • Filename: the-drawing-lesson.
  • ISBN: 9780385346344
  • Release Date: 2016-07-05
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Mark Crilley
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Read This Comic and Start Drawing Today! For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson, you’ll meet David—a young boy who wants nothing more than to learn how to draw. Luckily for David, he’s just met Becky—his helpful drawing mentor. Page by page, Becky teaches David (and you!) about the essential fundamentals that artists need in order to master drawing, all in a unique visual format. In panel after panel, Crilley provides lessons on shading, negative space, creating compositions, and more, with accompanying exercises that you can try for yourself. Are you ready to start your drawing lesson today? From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Draw

  • Filename: how-to-draw.
  • ISBN: 1933492732
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Scott Robertson
  • Publisher:

Provides instruction on drawing objects and environments from the imagination, constructing accurate perspective grids, and experimenting with various mediums.

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