We consider this be the quintessential book on pencil! A serious book about pencil and drawing technique. You will be totally inspired as well as trained with the demonstrations/instruction in this book. In our opinion, Paul Calle is the master of pencil! [Review by L. Diane Johnson]
The ability to draw what you see is one of life's delightful accomplishments. 19 detailed, step-by-step demonstrations -- you can learn how to draw Still Life's (flowers, fruits, vegetables), Landscapes (that create a feeling of space), Portraits (capturing the essence of an individual), Water (a quiet lake or thundering sea), & more.
Now anyone can draw incredibly realistic animals--even if they've never drawn before! Lee Hammond's amazing, easy-to-follow techniques enable even first-time artists to render a variety of wonderful animals, from cats and dogs to horses, squirrels, tigers and more. Hammond's special graphing system makes all the difference, enabling the reader's brain to translate animal poses from a picture into startlingly realistic drawings on the page. Additional guidelines detail the methods used to duplicate eyes, ears, mouths, feet, fur and hides. Readers will also learn how to layer, blend and shade their work, just like the pros!
The Elements of Drawing
Very focused look at drawing, composition and color, including exercises & in-depth descriptions to promote understanding. Effectively illustrated. For the serious art student and professional...no fluff...all substance. [Review by L. Diane Johnson] Order Now!
New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook
Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards. Now, in an essential companion to her bestselling classic, Edwards offers readers the key to mastering this art form: guided practice in their newfound creative abilities. Here are forty new exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. Each practice session includes a brief explanation and instructional drawings, suggestions for materials, sample drawings, and blank pages for the reader's own drawings. Also provided in this spiral-bound workbook is a pullout viewfinder, a crucial tool for effective practice. While The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain focused primarily on portrait drawing with pencil, this workbook gives readers experience in various subject matter-still life, landscape, imaginative drawing-using alternative mediums such as pen and ink, charcoal, and conte crayon. For all those who are taking a drawing class, who have already received instruction through a book or course, or who prefer to learn by doing, this volume of carefully structured "homework" offers the perfect opportunity to reinforce and improve their skills and expand their repertoire. Order Now!