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
Learn how to draw with charcoal, pen, and pastel with step-by-step workshops from professional artists.Artist's Drawing Techniques is your guide to every aspect of drawing, from choosing a subject to mounting your finished masterpiece. Follow the workshops that teach you more than 80 artist's techniques, including cross-hatching, stippling, blending, and masking using pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastels. Develop your artistic style by following step-by-step drawing tutorials through beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. Explore new creative challenges with inspiring exercises and art projects to develop your skills, and study the stunning feature drawings that showcase every artistic technique and show you how that technique can be applied. Artist's Drawing Techniques will help you tap into your creative potential and unlock new talents.
This handsome catalogue presents 267 European drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Color reproductions of 73 of the Ackland's most important Italian, Netherlandish, French, British, and German drawings are accompanied by 194 black-and-white reproductions and 35 supplemental images. Although the Ackland has not previously published its drawings, many of the works are already quite well known, including works by Luca Cambiaso, Pietro da Cortona, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Honore Fragonard, William Blake, Guilio Romano, Henry Fuseli, and Egon Shiele.
Beginning with an overview of the history of the Ackland's drawings collection, the catalogue examines the most significant works with full-page reproductions and essays that detail the scholarly issues relevant to each drawing, including questions of attribution, date, subject matter, and relationship to other studies or to known projects. In addition, 200 works are presented with thumbnail reproductions and brief commentary.
Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful exercise and adventure book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of "I can't draw " Yet, embarking on these exciting drawing adventures will re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to lead you to fall in love with the process of drawing all over again. You will play with marks, printing, frottage, and collage using nature, wire, a brush, and your imagination As you work your way through the pages, enjoying the process will lead you to draw more regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement Fearless Drawing helps you find happiness through the new way of viewing the world and observing your surroundings. Pick up your pencil - it's time to explore
Creative Doodling & Beyond features a fun variety of projects, prompts, exercises, and ideas to get your doodling juices flowing--and you can practice directly in the book
Who among us doesn't simply love to doodle--or, at the very least, doodle to pass the time during long meetings or classes? Now you can learn the fine art of doodling while exercising your creativity at the same time. Creative Doodling & Beyond features a fun variety of projects, prompts, exercises, and ideas to get your doodling juices flowing, while also providing inspiration for how to use your doodles creatively.
After learning about some of the basic tools and materials you'll want to have readily available, learn some fun and easy ways to ignite your doodling spark. Then try your hand and replicating a variety of patterns and borders, and other elements directly in the pages of this colorful workbook. And from there, the real fun begins Using the approachable step-by-step projects, you can create:
- Doodled gift tags
- Doodle-stamped gift wrap
- A family heirloom handprint doodle
- A family seek & find game
- An embroidered wishing star stuffie
- A doodled hobo bag
- And more
The book culminates with an idea gallery that shows even more creative ways you can incorporate doodles into everyday art and d cor.
Creative Doodling & Beyond is meant to inspire you to abandon your preconceived ideas about what art is and isn't; show you how easy it is to doodle; teach you how to create beautiful art using doodles; and help you connect to your inner artist By the time you finish the exercises and projects in this book, you will not only find inspiration everywhere, but you will also habitually tote doodle notebooks with you wherever you go, filling them with happy little pen marks and drawings on every page.
The Creative...and Beyond series takes art to a new level by combining art exploration with practical application and interactivity related to on-trend subjects, including doodling, mixed media, papercrafts, hand lettering, and more. Each title features prompts, creative exercises, and step-by-step projects that invite artists to draw, doodle, and craft their way through a variety of creative ideas, from whimsical artwork and wall art to stationery, clever gift ideas, personalized artwork, home d cor items, and more.
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.
Whether you are an accomplished artist desiring to learn a new medium or a beginning artist simply wanting to play with this colorful art form, The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing features all of the basic information you need to get started in this versatile and approachable medium. From selecting and handling pencils and choosing paper and supports to understanding color theory, learning pencil strokes, and layering color to create depth and form, The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing is brimming with valuable instruction and helpful tips and techniques for mastering working with colored pencil. Discover uses for a variety of colored-pencil techniques, such as hatching, crosshatching, stippling, burnishing, and blending. Learn valuable tips and tricks for drawing from photographs, setting up balanced compositions, and working with light sources, as well as capturing the beauty of the natural world by creating realistic textures and expressing time of day and mood. In The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing, artists Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun share their expertise and artistic insights for working with colored pencil to achieve lifelike results through inspiring subject matter and step-by-step demonstrations of still lifes, pets, wildlife, birds, garden and tropical flowers, landscapes, foliage, and more. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions show aspiring artists how to develop and improve their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to final flourishes. Filled with gorgeous, colorful artwork, The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing is sure to be a valuable and welcome addition to any artist's reference library.
Artists won't believe their eyes as they learn to draw with photorealistic detail.
The Art of 3D Drawing shows artists how to transform simple pencil sketches into jaw-dropping, photorealistic masterpieces. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations, pencil artists learn to take their drawing skills to a whole new level, beginning with a review of the basics, including perspective, shading, rendering textures, and building dimension. Practice lessons then demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in realistic detail, from food and candy wrappers to animals and portraits. Finally, aspiring artists learn to use color media, including pencils and airbrushing, to add even greater dimension and realism to their artwork to complete their three-dimensional masterpieces.
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.""
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