The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing - (Complete Book of ...) by Walter Foster Creative Team (Hardcover)
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing teaches you how to draw a vast array of subjects, from landscapes and flowers to animals and portraits, with simple step-by-step lessons and exercises.
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing contains more than 200 drawing techniques, tips, and lessons for budding artists looking to practice drawing a variety of subjects.This comprehensive, 240-page hardcover drawing guide covers a vast array of subjects, from landscapes, still lifes, and flowers to animals, portraits, and the human figure. Begin with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials you need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers, and other tools. Then learn the fundamentals of drawing, as well as a variety of drawing techniques, including rendering realistic textures, creating volume, and capturing perspective. A series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects cover a variety of techniques, including:
- Developing form
- Rendering texture
- Depth and distance
- Values and shading
- Balance and composition
- Capturing realism and likeness
- Depicting figures in action
With helpful tips and straightforward step-by-step lessons, The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing is the perfect resource for beginning artists who want to improve their drawing skills.The Complete Book of ... series provides a comprehensive guide to drawing a vast array of subjects, from landscapes and flowers to animals and poses. Artists will learn the fundamentals of drawing, as well as a variety of techniques, including rendering realistic textures, capturing perspective, and creating dynamic portraits and compositions. With helpful tips and step-by-step artwork to inspire, the Complete Book of ... series is the perfect resource for practiced beginning to intermediate artists looking to hone their drawing skills and techniques.
"If you've never before drawn with intention, this book by art instruction specialists Walter Foster Publishing is an excellent pick."--ARTnews
About the Author
Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling, and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.