The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals starts with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers, erasers, and more. This helpful resource features dozens of comprehensive drawing lessons designed to teach aspiring artists how to draw a variety of animals, from lifelike pet portraits to zoo and safari animals. Artists will discover the fundamentals of drawing and techniques for rendering realistic animal textures, such as fur, feathers, whiskers, manes, and hair; creating volume; shading; developing a composition; and mastering perspective, all with the goal of drawing dozens of lifelike animals in graphite and colored pencil.
Furries are so much fun to draw, people have been doing so for thousands of years. By crossing animal traits with human, you can create some fantastic characters with distinct personalities.
The authors of Draw Furries bring you more of the best step-by-step lessons for creating anthropomorphic characters. You'll learn everything from furry anatomy, facial expressions and poses to costumes, coloring and settings! You'll also learn how to create characters that convey the various personalities and spirits of the animals they resemble. Draw More Furries is packed with 20 new furries, "scalies," and mythological creatures with lessons covering everything from drawing mouths and muzzles to paws, feathers and fur. The anthropomorphic creatures you can create with these easy-to-learn lessons are limitless!
But you won't just stop there. Lindsay and Jared take you to the next level by showing you how to build a scene from start to finish. From dinosaur warriors to snow leopard pirates, you'll be drawing all kinds of fun, furry friends in no time! Loaded with more than 50 step-by-step demonstrations for a variety of characters from furries to mythological creatures. Extended demonstration shows how to build a scene from initial concept drawings and character development to a final colored scene. See a variety of different styles of art from guest artists who share their processes for creating lively characters.
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.
• Dazzling colors, incredible realism—with simple step-by-step demonstrations
• Easy-to-follow instructions from a top colored-pencil artist
• Master the wide range of colored pencil effects possible, including blending, layering, translucent effects, and more
Radiant color…painterly finishes…astonishing realism…with colored pencils! Achieve rich, luminous color and eye-popping ultra-realistic effects. Artists of every level will be inspired by the amazing new techniques created by Alyona Nickelsen, presented in Colored Pencil Painting Bible for the very first time.
Nickelsen’s innovations will delight readers and detailed you-can-do-it processes bring her striking results within reach for every artist. Take colored pencils beyond the ordinary with Colored Pencil Painting Bible!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Are You Up to the Challenge?
With just watercolors, colored pencils, and white gouache, artist Mark Crilley takes you step-by-step through his process for producing stunning, hyperrealistic recreations of everyday items. Based on Crilley’s mega-popular “Realism Challenge” YouTube videos, The Realism Challenge contains thirty lessons demonstrating how to render mirror-like duplicates in the trompe l’oeil tradition of everything from shells, leaves, and candy bars to your very own still life arrangements. Each lesson builds off the previous one, as you’ll master essential artistic techniques like creating drop shadows, adding highlights, and building from light to dark. Learn the secrets of one of hyperrealism’s biggest stars. Come take . . . The Realism Challenge!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
There's so much to explore in the world of furries, from flamboyant costumes to spectacular hair styles to unforgettable expressions and poses--it's all here!
The authors of Draw Furries and Draw More Furries have taken drawing these fantastical creatures to a whole other level--covering all of the bases. Immerse yourself in multiple easy-to-draw lessons and discover different coloring techniques, learn how to create realistic fur and scales and develop the skills to go about creating your own personal fursona! The possibilities are limitless when making these amazing anthropomorphic characters, so join Lindsay and Jared as they take you to the next level of your furtastic journey! Jam-packed with 25 step-by-step demonstrations to help you create a wide array of furries, ranging from slinky scalies to a modern day sphinx Loaded with a variety of different styles and techniques from contributing artists as they take you on a journey through their artistic processes Learn how to create a furry from start to finish, delving deeper into designing a personal wardrobe, exploring the perfect background for your characters and so much more
In just 20 minutes a day for a month, you can learn to draw anything, whether from the world around you or from your own imagination. It’s time to embark on your creative journey. Pick up your pencil and begin today!
What do you get when you cross a human with a horse (or a hamster, or a hummingbird)? You get any one of a number of fun anthropomorphic animals, also known as "furries" to their friends. From facial expressions to creative coloring, this book contains all the know-how you need to create anthropomorphic cat, dog, horse, rodent and bird characters.
Step by step, you'll learn how to:Draw species-appropriate tails, eyes, wings and other fun details Give your characters clothes, poses and personalities Create the perfect backgrounds for your furry antics—with two start-to-finish demonstrations showing how Packed with tons of inspiration—from teeny-bopper bunnies and yorky glamour queens to Ninja squirrels and lion kings—Draw Furries will help you create a world of crazy, cool characters just waiting to burst out of your imagination.
These beautifully drawn women go all out to illustrate their fighting prowess in a bunch of brutal, no-holds-barred drawings:
Full-color illustrations, line art drawings, even sketches, all hand-drawn and digitally colored by the notorious Nonoririn.
Ready to rumble?
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.
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!
From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots. Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indespensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.
Table of Contents
Mixing the colors
Drawing the shadows
Sunset in Africa - drawing tutorial
Mountain and house - Drawing Tutorial
Sunset - drawing tutorial
Forest - Drawing Tutorial
In the forest - Drawing Tutorial
Boats on the beach - Drawing Tutorial
Drawing with colored pencil is super easy if you use the right colors and have drawn a good sketch. Unlike the graphite pencils, colored pencils cannot be easily erased, so we have to draw carefully, particularly the darker areas. Always draw parts with colored pencil pressing down lightly and if it looks good, color over the same area pressing down hard. Buy a good brand of colored pencils and smooth paper. If you don't have a lot of red pencils, you can get more variations with only one pencil, by controlling how hard you press when you draw. In the image below I've drawn with one red pencil three nuances. In the first example I pressed hard, in the second I pressed normally and in the third example I pressed lightly. Even more variations of color can be created this way: This is just an example of what is inside the book.
How to grip a pencil properly
Elements of Drawing
Rule of Thirds
Start with the basics
Define permanent outlines
Show/illustrate some texture
Kinds of Shading
If you are an artist in search for further knowledge about drawing to enhance your skills then this is not the book for you. This book is for the individuals who want to be an artist but know nothing about drawing yet.
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 that you don’t want to show it to anyone.
This instructional manual is for making that ‘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.
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!
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Mastering Manga provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.
Graphic novelist and YouTube's most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, Mastering Manga 2 will have you creating manga in no time. You'll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You'll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.
More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations! Proportion. Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi. Clothing and body language. Reveal your character's personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories. Useful poses. Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more. Environments. Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather. Anatomy of a manga panel. Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story. Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Drawing tools
The contour shape
Imaginary light source
Sketching Animals - The contour shape
To properly construct the figure of any subject you want to illustrate, observe the structure of its form and find what kind of shape that can resemble its body structure.
The idea is to have a basis for portraying the mass of the figure. The basic shapes can be easily positioned upon your desired perspective or point of view.
• Obtain the most basic form of the animal you are going to draw.
• Use the basic form as a reference for constructing the main outline.
The main outline is the most important element for the subject to be distinguishable. Remember that the basic figure (basic shapes) is mainly a basis for its mass in the simplest form, this is just a way for you to see the subject as a multidimensional figure, and any change in position will gradually change the manner of how the figure should be outlined.
The primary outline may overlap, replace, or replicate the basic figure.
If the portions of your animal are smoothly spherical (circles used to simplify the form), then the primary outline would simply overlap or replicate the simplified form, but if the part has ridges such as the face of the animal (nose, eyeholes, cheeks etc...) then the basic form should be modified to illustrate the exact shape of the head.
• The basic forms will be your guide to properly lay out each linear shade.
Observe the first sphere. The linear shades do not bend properly with the contour shape but it can show the dimensions by leaving the center of the sphere unmarked. These are hatches that use the point of light as a reference.
The linear shades on the second sphere bend with the contour shape of the figure. The lines show the proportions by interpreting the form by flowing with it. These hatches use the point of light and the manner of its bend to show dimensions.
If you are going to use a single set of hatches to shade the subject, use the method of the second sphere, and then use the method of the first sphere to darken and enforce the visual depth.
Thin and light linings are used to portray the dimensional shape. Follow the contour figure of the basic form to properly portray the shade values according to its perspective
Between these pages, artists of all backgrounds will find anything and everything they need to know about drawing. With thorough explanations of materials and their composition, step-by-step demonstrations, and practical advice for creating compositions, The Big Book of Drawing is a comprehensive authority on the medium that is the foundation of all other visual arts.
Learn how to handle charcoal, pastel, pencil, and an array of inks; master various shading techniques, including cross-hatching and chiaroscuro; and discover the secrets to constructing attractive and unique compositions. Aspiring artists will learn from the best, with a plentiful array of work by old masters, such as Van Dyke, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others.
This combination of a detailed instruction book and folio of masterpiece art inspires and informs artists in a way that no other drawing book does.
From the Hardcover edition.
Master the Latest Breakthroughs in Colored Pencil Art
If you want to create colorful, radiant works of art, colored pencil and related color media (pastels, watercolor pencils, and so on) provide you with limitless options for adding vibrancy to your creations. In The New Colored Pencil, artist and instructor Kristy Ann Kutch guides you through the latest developments in color drawing media with examples of and recommendations for the newest pencil brands, drawing surfaces, and groundbreaking techniques (including using the Grid Method, grating pigments, blending with heat, and more). Supported by step-by-step demonstrations and showcasing inspiring art from some of today’s best colored pencil artists, The New Colored Pencil shows you how to use color theory to your advantage, combine color media, create and enhance textures, and experiment with surfaces to create interesting effects. Whether you use traditional, wax-based, or watercolor colored pencils, The New Colored Pencil will take your art to the next level.
Part I | Tales of the Unicorns
The Hunt of the Unicorn
Unicorns in Christianity
Medieval Ages: A Treasure Trove of Unicorns
Other Hidden or Religious Meanings
Modern and Children’s Literature
Recreational Projects, Pop Culture, and Film
Non-Fiction and Mysticism
A Unicorn’s Horn
Part II | How to Draw Unicorns
The Drawing Process
Setting a Creative Intention
What does drawing in layers mean?
Basic Rendering Exercises
Parts of the Unicorn
Anatomical Structure and Proportion
Perspectives, Foreshortening, Mannequinization, Gesture and Contour Drawing
Drawing in Layers
Lines, Shapes, and Gesture Drawing
The Unicorn’s Horn
Faraway, beyond the mountains and seven skies, there exists a land of wonders, where friendly dragons and unicorns frolic freely ‘neath the radiance of a thousand suns. When the pure hearted calls upon them, these creatures elude the veils of obstruction and offer their assistance to fulfill noble causes.
In a nutshell, this is the tale of the unicorns.
After our wonderful journey in the world of dragons, we now embark on a new exploration that attempts to uncover the truths and myths behind another mythical beast that has eluded humanity for ages: The Unicorns.
Unicorns, the second of the How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Absolute Beginner series, is divided into two parts. Part One delves into historical accounts, which may lend to the credibility or fraudulence behind these beloved creatures. Part Two discusses drawing techniques designed to instruct and develop the creative skills of novices.
Some aspiring artists would like to learn the craft or hone their talent to prepare themselves for a career in the Arts. Others are just seeking a productive recreation, rather than a lucrative one. Regardless of your purpose, the drawing methods tackled in this course builds on the creative foundations most beneficial to the absolute beginner.
Without further ado, I welcome you to join me in a quest for unicorns.
The manga universe is diverse--full of cute chibis, soulful romantics, cunning villains and sassy schoolgirls. Whether you want to tell love stories, create fantasy worlds or explore the drama of everyday life, you can do it with the help of self-taught manga artist and YouTube celebrity Sophie-Chan. You'll learn to draw personality-filled characters and create unique manga stories from start to finish, even if you've never drawn manga before!
Inside Manga Workshop:30+ start-to-finish demonstrations teach you to draw women, men and children of all ages, perspectives and personality types, including classic manga schoolgirls, the boy next door, businesswomen, rock stars and gothic vampires.The Face. Using simple shapes, draw different eyes, noses and mouths to create endless expressions, from blushing surprise and happiness to full-blown tears--even cool hairstyles!The Figure. Follow easy guidelines to create proportionate characters--chibis and children, high schoolers and warriors--and place them in scenes. Plus, learn the secrets to drawing accurate hands and feet, including shoes!Color. Learn to color your manga with colored pencil, markers and digital drawing programs to reflect setting, genre, time of day and personality traits.Bonus pages show variations on facial expressions, common poses, extra outfits and how to use each in your story, plus special drawing demos, including an angel, vampire, witch, a magical cat and Chan's own characters.Includes publishing tips, words of advice and insider secrets!
and student artists to practice the art of figure drawing. This is a book of
high quality photos of a live nude model in artistic and tasteful poses. You
know how expensive it can be to hire a model on a regular basis for your
practice. With this inexpensive ebook you can work with a live model at
anytime. Now you can take your model with you anywhere. The high quality photos
feature tasteful poses, the style and types you would find in a working art
studio in addition to some fun and unique looks. The lighting emphasizes
shapes, creating shadows and forms that will help you in your figure study. The
ebook contains approximately 70 full color images. The
book cover is discrete, so as not to draw attention to the content. Better for
keeping it away from the eyes of those you don't want using it. Recommended by
art instructors for their students of all skill levels!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• Drawing an Outline
• Grid System
Drawing and Rendering
• Great White Shark
• Blue Whale
• Sea Turtle
• Sea Horse
Tips to Remember
Most of us are fascinated by these Ocean or Sea animals, because let’s face it, we don’t normally see them (unless you’re living near any the body of water), we only see them most of time in the aquarium and ponds or any man made or artificial body of water which is too limited.
Knowing the nature of aquatic animals; how they live in their habitat? Considering how large it is, how do they interact? How do they contribute to their marine environment? Aside from all these questions, which I suppose your wonder and interest is great, that curiosity is building within.
I’m glad that you pick up this book, as it proves that it is not just out of curiosity, but within you, an artist that need to be unleashed. That’s how you want to understand something; you want it to be more vivid, and that is why you want to draw them, not just a doodle or do a quick sketch. But you want more with a touch of realism. And that my friend, where this course comes in, you will do these exercises, with perseverance and dedication in your part. As this book will guide and help you achieve the skills, which you will need to become an Artist in Marine life.
Just follow this book step by step, and in no time you will be good in drawing Ocean and Sea animals. I promise you that, and you will be amaze of how good you are in drawing and everyone.
Table of Contents
Mixing the colors
Drawing the shadows
Golden eagle - drawing tutorial
Tiger - drawing tutorial
Fish - drawing tutorial
Parrot - drawing tutorial
Ladybugs - drawing tutorial
Horses - drawing tutorial
Drawing with colored pencil is super easy if you use the right colors and have drawn a good sketch. Unlike the graphite pencils, colored pencils cannot be easily erased, so we have to draw carefully, particularly the darker areas. Always draw parts with colored pencil pressing down lightly and if it looks good, color over the same area pressing down hard. Buy good brand of colored pencils and smooth paper. If you don't have a lot of say red pencils, you can get more nuances with only one pencil, by controlling how hard you press when you draw. In the image below I've drawn with one red pencil three nuances. In the first example I pressed hard, in the second I pressed normally and in the third example I pressed lightly. Even more nuances can be created this way:
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work
When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper!
His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic!
In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages!
And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee!
It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Step by Step Guide to Drawing Birds
Table of Contents
Drawing Birds with Pencil
Parts of a bird's Wing layers
Drawing with Ink (pen)
Coloring with Color Pencils
Lammergeyer/ Bearded Vulture
Coloring with Watercolors
Cassowary in watercolor
This 100+ page eBook has over 260 drawing, colouring, and shading steps to create full, beautiful cartoons. You’ll learn how to turn basic shapes into complete characters in a few easy steps. Then, learn how to colour and shade to bring your creations to life!
- Never-before-seen Fun2draw Food & Drink characters AND
- Characters from the Fun2draw Food Lv. 2 App, PLUS
- Useful tips,
- How to draw expressions,
- Additional Fun2draw character guests for fun inspiration!
Learn helpful techniques to create your own cartoons at your own pace.
From the cute characters you learn to draw from this eBook, you can create, make, draw, and design your own cartoon characters, delicious desserts, candy, fast food, snacks, tasty treats, and yummy food, and other fun drawings and art.
Like your very own art teacher ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
Take your imagination further with the whole series of Fun2draw eBooks.
Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings—including works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and Rembrandt among others—Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, light and planes, mass, position and thrust, and anatomy. With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated. Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.
The book’s progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figure’s shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figure’s silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figure’s volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special “tips” offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout.
Lavishly illustrated with the author’s stunning artwork, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.
Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:
• a new introduction;
• crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;
• new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;
• an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;
• and new reproductions of master drawings throughout
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 beginner.
These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time.
You'll learn how to:Restore, focus, map, and intensifyFree your hand action, then learn to control itConvey the illusions of light, depth, and textureStimulate your imagination through "creative play"