From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations.
Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills
With this 32-page, step-by-step instruction book, aspiring artists will discover the secrets to creating cutting-edge manga art. From an exploration of shading and coloring techniques to tips on figure drawing and character development, readers will learn everything they need to know to become masters of manga. Each featured project serves as both lesson and inspirational guide for preparing artists to craft their own world and characters in an authentic manga style
Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound features 25 colorful, brain-stimulating mazes to solve, as well as black-and-white versions for you to color.
When you're looking for a way to unwind and calm your frazzled mindafter a long day, look no further than Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound. These intricate mazes give you just the right things to focus your mind on, and when you're finished, you can grab your art supplies and color in the maze's black-and-white counter part.
Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound features 25 beautiful, colorful, and challenging mazes, that are as satisfying to solve as they are to fill with color. Fun for adults and kids, artist Sophie Roach's mesmerizing designs offer a stimulating visual challenge to both maze and coloring enthusiasts. Maze solutions are included at the back of the book.
Hand lettering is all the rage these days, and we're here to bring you into this awesome hobby Jump into the action with the Hand Lettering Art Pack, an all-in-one package that combines an informational book filled with all the knowledge you need to get started, and a companion sketchpad with prompts and sample alphabets so you can start your art journey in style.
This guide to modern calligraphy combines traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artistic street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The companion sketchbook provides prompts and space to practice.
This Hand Lettering Art Pack offers you a fun way to learn and gain expertise in lettering through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result You'll gain new skills and confidence, allowing you to take your work to a new level.
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills. Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 35,000 first printing.
When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.
Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes: the very latest developments in brain researchnew material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in educationinstruction on self-expression through drawingan updated section on using colordetailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving
Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates.""
A sketchbook is an essential tool for the growth of any aspiring artist, but its blank pages can be daunting to even the most motivated. Obsessed with perfection, many wind up treating their sketchbooks more like portfolios than playgrounds. In Drawing Is Magic, author John Hendrix teaches aspiring and advanced artists to find their unique visual voices and become creative daredevils. Through his freeing, offbeat exercises, drawers learn a sophisticated philosophy of creative thinking--in a way that is totally accessible and fun.
Also by John Hendrix: Miracle Man
Pencil Drawing Step by Step provides fresh, contemporary instructions and subject matter for artists who want to master the art of drawing in graphite pencil. This comprehensive guide starts with an introduction to working with tools and materials, from pencils to erasers to paper and supports. Next, artists will learn basic strokes and techniques, such as hatching, stippling, and shading, as well as how to render textures, create form, and draw from photos. Each project is presented in an easy-to-follow format with simple step-by-step instructions from talented artist Cynthia Knox. Pencil Drawing Step by Step covers a wide variety of subject matter--artists will enjoy learning how to draw a pet portrait, a horse, a sports car, a traditional still life, and many more in this iconic medium. Along the way, artists will discover essential drawing lessons, including setting up a composition, depicting shadow and light, and mastering perspective, among others. With its diverse subject matter, this valuable art instruction book will appeal to any artist who enjoys pencil drawing, whether just beginning or well established. Contemporary instruction makes this popular art form fresh for a new audience. With a plethora of inspiration, tips, and plenty of encouragement--Pencil Drawing Step by Step is the ideal resource for learning how to draw realistically in graphite pencil.
Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings modern Star Wars iconography to life in stunning graphite pencil, transforming memorable characters includingRey, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Kylo Ren (along with Leia, Han Solo, and R2-D2) into detailed, realistic portraits. Other characters in this book include Captain Phasma, Finn, Admiral Ackbar, General Hux, a Snowtrooper, a TIE fighter, a T-70 X-wing, and Luke Skywalker as he appears on the secluded Ahch-To island.
Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist Russell Walks guides artistsstep-by-step and provides insightful notes, drawing tips, and memorable moments for each character from the film. This book allows readers to develop and strengthen their drawing skills while experiencing this legendary series in a whole new light. All you will need is some drawing paper, several pencils, a kneaded eraser, and a pencil sharpener to begin your artistic journey into drawing the Star Wars universe