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Keys to Drawing with Imagination

Keys to Drawing with Imagination

Strategies and Excercises for Gaining Confidence and Enhancing Your Creativity

  • Author: Bert Dodson
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • ISBN: 9781440350733
  • Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Page: 192
  • View: 2356
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From Best-Selling Author of Keys to Drawing

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

  • Author: Claire Watson Garcia
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780823013951
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
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Provides lessons on essential drawing skill using a pencil, pen, or charcoal to create still-life drawings and portraits.

Drawing Faeries

Drawing Faeries

Keys to the Kingdom

  • Author: Christopher Hart
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • ISBN: 9780823014088
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 126
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Attend the wedding of a lifetime along with the honored guests-including one human: the artist invited to create an unforgettable portrait of the happy couple. Journey with him to the faerie kingdom, peer into his sketchbook and notes, and learn to capture the many faces and forms found in this enchanted land. Dashing archers and swordsmen, winged faeries in flight and at rest, little faeries in flight school, noble royalty and humble workers, wizards and magical beasts...the artist reveals all the denizens of the kingdom, in detailed sketches and rich artworks, presented so that faerie fans everywhere can re-create the mystical land for themselves. The heartwarming story of Princess Ambrosia and her new peasant prince-and how they overcame the evil Ulrich to be united at last-adds an extra dimension of drama and romance. Book jacket.

How to See, How to Draw

How to See, How to Draw

Keys to Realistic Drawing

  • Author: Claudia Nice
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • ISBN: 9781440347009
  • Category: Drawing
  • Page: 160
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This book begins with learning how to observe- to see what's really there, not what you want to see. Observation is a skill thats learned and practiced, and one of the hallmarks of successful artists is that they know how to look at a subject with clear vision unfettered by preconceived notions or old habits. Using reference photos, diagrams, sketches and comparative examples, the author shows you first how to observe an object, and second how to translate that observation into an accurate rendering using graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and pen and ink.

Harding's Lessons on Drawing

Harding's Lessons on Drawing

A Classic Approach

  • Author: J. D. Harding
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048613783X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
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One of 19th-century England's most respected artists and teachers presents 127 lessons that train both hand and mind in fundamentals of lines and circles, light and shade, perspective, and much more.

How to Draw What You See

How to Draw What You See

  • Author: Rudy De Reyna
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • ISBN: 0307786358
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 178
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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.

Sketch!

Sketch!

The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life

  • Author: France Belleville-Van Stone
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • ISBN: 0385346107
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Drawing activities, art instruction, and advice for artists and non-artists alike. Urban sketching--the process of drawing on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. It's also a practical necessity for creatively minded people in a busy world. In this aspirational guide, self-taught French artist France Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a ritual of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. She offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. Belleville Van-Stone learned how to draw through her own daily practice and knows first-hand how hard it is to find time to incorporate creativity into a busy life. She encourages and teaches us how to do it with advice and guidance such as: · An A-to-Z list of daily sketch prompts, from airports to bananas, faces to hands, meetings and workplaces · Tips on what drawing supplies you can and should have--and how to carry them around · Sections on accepting mistakes, drawing with limited resources, and redefining completion · Plusses and minuses of going digital, including apps, styluses, and brushes For those of us who dream of drawing in the minutes between school and work, bathtime and bedtime, and waking and walking out the door, the practical advice in Sketch! is a revelation. By sharing her own creative process, Belleville-Van Stone Sketch inspires artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Practice & Science of Drawing

The Practice & Science of Drawing

with 93 illustrations & diagrams

  • Author: Harold Speed
  • Publisher: J.B. Lippincott
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drawing
  • Page: 296
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The Complete Guide to Drawing & Illustration

The Complete Guide to Drawing & Illustration

  • Author: Peter Gray
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 9781785991646
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4076
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A complete hands-on course in drawing, for beginner and improver alike; the aim throughout is to demystify and at every stage to treat drawing as rewardingOver 100,000 copies sold. Peter Gray has a modern and accessible style that appeals to would be artists. Emphasises the development of a personal drawing style and the practical application of expanding skills throughout comprehensive sections on illustration and cartooning. Once the readers have mastered all the basics they will find that they have a new world of creative expression at their fingertips.

Drive

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

  • Author: Daniel H. Pink
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101524381
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
  • View: 900
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

  • Author: Carrie Stuart Parks
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • ISBN: 9781581802160
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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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!

Keys to Drawing

Keys to Drawing

  • Author: Bert Dodson
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1440308675
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 228
  • View: 9575
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Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system fifty-five keys that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginnerThese keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no timeYou'll learn how to: Restore, focus, map, and intensify Free your hand action, then learn to control it Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture Stimulate your imagination through creative play

Freehand Drawing and Discovery

Freehand Drawing and Discovery

Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers

  • Author: James Richards
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118232100
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 264
  • View: 1108
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"The things we learn about our environment when we draw on location help us as we imagine, draw, and design the future." —Francis D.K. Ching While computer-aided design has changed the way designers explore and communicate their visions, freehand drawing remains an essential skill for capturing a flow of visual ideas and developing them on the spot. Freehand Drawing & Discovery takes an updated and practical approach to using hand sketching in a digital world, employing a "both/and" philosophy that shows you how to rapidly capture ideas with hand sketching that can then be further explored and refined using digital tools. Created by an urban designer and blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers, this resource-rich, user-friendly guide provides step-by-step instruction on drawing tools and techniques. It offers practical suggestions on how to use freehand sketching skills in conjunction with digital tools on real-world projects. Freehand Drawing & Discovery: Crosses disciplinary boundaries, from architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture to the widely diverse Urban Sketching community Covers sketching tools and techniques, location sketching, concept sketching, and digital sketching Includes nearly 300 full-color drawings, including contributions by Michael Vergason, Kevin Sloan, Christine Ten Eyck, Luis Ruiz, Gabriel Campanario, Liz Steel, Kim Perry, Bob Hopewell, and a special contribution on digital design sketching by Robert Chipman Features access to video tutorials in which the author demonstrates techniques for creating sketches from your imagination, sketching on location, sketching on a digital tablet, and painting with watercolors Freehand Drawing & Discovery is a must-have handbook for students and professionals in urban planning, landscape architecture, and architecture. It is also a rewarding resource for general artists, sketchers, and anyone interested in the Urban Sketching phenomenon.

You Can Draw in Thirty Days

You Can Draw in Thirty Days

  • Author: Mark Kistler
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459617304
  • Category: Drawing
  • Page: 436
  • View: 2833
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From public television’s favorite drawing teacher, a quick, easy, and entertaining drawing method.

How To Draw Anything

How To Draw Anything

  • Author: Mark Linley
  • Publisher: Robinson
  • ISBN: 0716023318
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
  • View: 4798
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If you can write your name, you have enough touch to learn to draw. Let Mark Linley inspire you to pick up your pencil and create a magical masterpiece. His positive approach secures quick, accurate results and ever-growing confidence. Learn to look properly and get the basic outlines correct; include the key features but simplify what you see; understand how shading (such as dot stipple or cross-hatching) can transform a sketch; get the eye level right and see how a grid helps with the composition. Whatever you want to draw - a beautiful holiday scene, a lifelike portrait of your family or favourite pet, or even a funny cartoon to illustrate a birthday card - Mark Linley shows, in this new edition of his bestselling book, everything you need to succeed.

The Natural Way to Draw - A Working Plan for Art Study

The Natural Way to Draw - A Working Plan for Art Study

  • Author: Kimon Nicolaïdes
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473387396
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 232
  • View: 2004
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This classic book offers a comprehensive lesson in drawing the natural form. Split into sixty-four easy exercises including 'Gesture Drawing', 'Group Poses' and 'Study of the Bones', this book is great for anyone wishing to learn how to draw. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Staying Sharp

Staying Sharp

9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom

  • Author: Henry Emmons, MD,Henry Emmons M. D.,David Alter, PhD
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476758948
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 288
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From the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm comes a practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy, and vibrant mind. A strong memory and a healthy brain aren’t as difficult to maintain as one might think; combining the latest neuroscience research with age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Drs. Henry Emmons and David Alter show that vibrant aging is within reach. Together they demonstrate how to blend the best of modern science and Eastern holistic medicine together to form a powerful drug-free program to maintain a youthful mind and a happy life. With more than fifty-five years of combined experience in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, Dr. Emmons and Dr. Alter have taken their expertise and translated the fundamentals of brain science into an easily accessible collection of the nine key lessons proven to preserve and strengthen mental acuity. Filled with easy to understand theories and practical exercises to work out your brain and mind, Staying Sharp provides you with a blueprint to live more joyfully, age more gracefully, and build intimacy in your relationships, no matter what your age.

Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner

Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner

A comprehensive drawing course

  • Author: Jim Dowdalls
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
  • ISBN: 1633224872
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2802
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Structured like a traditional drawing class, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner covers the concepts all serious beginning artists need in order to master basic drawing skills, including form, space, depth, proportion, composition, perspective, and more. To start the exploration, California State University art professor Jim Dowdalls demonstrates how to use the different types of drawing tools, including how to hold a pencil, how to use supports, and how to make a variety of marks and strokes. Artists will discover helpful information for understanding value and learning to create a value scale, as well as how to build value in their drawings using various techniques. Throughout this educational book, myriad step-by-step exercises and drawing projects encourage artists to put their newfound knowledge to use and practice the concepts and techniques demonstrated. With the skills and techniques they acquire in this comprehensive yet affordable drawing course, beginning artists will be ready to take their artwork to the next level. Filled with beautiful artwork that will inspire budding artists to continue to build and grow their craft, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner is the perfect place to start a mastery of fine art.

Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered

Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered

  • Author: Quentin Blake,John Cassidy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781570543203
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 103
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This write-right-in-it book of tips, techniques, and shameless cheerleading for every want-to-be artist is like a sketchbook with training wheels. Pages of scribble-starters and what-to-draw ideas created by beloved artist Sir Quentin Blake (himself a master scribbler), create a funny, ridiculously-encouraging kids’ drawing book that proves that you can laugh and draw at the same time. Comes with: 106 page book, sketch pen, 2 watercolor pencils.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

  • Author: Mark Willenbrink,Mary Willenbrink
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • ISBN: 9781581807899
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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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!