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How to Draw What You See
How to Draw What You See
Paperback      ISBN: 0823023753
Provides lessons in dimensions, proportions, the recognition of basic structure, lighting, shading, and the selection and use of various drawing materials.
Perspective
Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 0929261135
Whether you specialize in drawingùeven cartooning and animationùor prefer media such as acrylic, oil, pastel, or watercolor, a good knowledge of perspective is invaluable. It is the foundation of all great paintings and drawings, no matter what medium. Perspective shows you everything you need to know to make objects look three dimensional. Practice the methods of measuring and dividing areas proportionately; then learn how we perceive depth and distance, and how to render it correctly on paper or canvas. You will learn the basics and beyond, covering concepts like foreshortening; cast shadows; reflections; and even one-, two-, and three-point perspective. And once you have a good grasp of the basics, itÆs easy to graduate to more complex and irregular forms. This comprehensive guide will show you how!
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Paperback      ISBN: 0874770882
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.
Creative Illustration & Beyond
Creative Illustration & Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583725
You learned the fine art of doodling with Walter Foster’s bestselling Creative Doodling & Beyond. Now take your doodled designs to the next level with the entertaining, engaging, and creative ideas and activities in Creative Illustration & Beyond. From illustrating characters from basic shapes and stylizing everyday objects to creating dynamic illustrative layouts and intricately rendered word art, professional artist Stephanie Corfee captivates and charms doodle enthusiasts and aspiring illustrators from the very first page of this colorful and interactive illustration journal. After a brief introduction to illustration tools and materials, Stephanie dives right in with imaginative warm-up exercises, followed by motivating prompts to get the creative juices flowing. Next, an assortment of step-by-step projects guides readers through the creative process for transforming doodles and designs into inviting and colorful illustrations that can be used for a variety of purpose, including postcards, stationery, scrapbook pages, wall art, room décor, jewelry, and much more! Throughout the book, artists are invited to practice their techniques, sketch concepts, make notes, and brainstorm creative illustration ideas right inside the beautifully designated spaces. The perfect follow-up to Creative Doodling & Beyond, Creative Illustration & Beyond is as approachable to the beginner as it is appealing to lifelong doodlers and illustrators of all skill levels. Packed with inspiration, tips, and stunning illustrations designed to encourage and educate, this engaging and colorful book is sure to delight the doodler at heart.
Collage Unleashed
Collage Unleashed
Paperback      ISBN: 1581808453
Drawing and Painting Animals
Drawing and Painting Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 0891346678
Shows simple exercises on how to draw basic shapes and forms, including dogs, cats, bears, horses, elephants, and birds, and offers tips on materials and tools
Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics
Why Cats Paint
A Theory of Feline Aesthetics
Paperback      ISBN: 0898156122
Offers a look at feline paintings, discusses aspects of their creativity, and examines everyday cat behavior
Artists Sketchbook
Artists Sketchbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1581802110
Provides simple instructions for novice sketchers, covering movement, line, composition, perspective, value, and color.
Hawthorne on Painting
Hawthorne on Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 048620653x
Collected from notes taken by students at famous Cape Cod School; hundreds of direct, personal aperçus, ideas, suggestions.
Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Crafters
Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Crafters
Paperback      ISBN: 0486480410
Practical and aesthetically pleasing, this meditation on the constituents of good design considers all manner of construction, form, and ornamentation. It answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, condensed, and practical directions. Its appeal lies chiefly in the integrity of its own design, consisting of hand-lettered text and pleasingly styled and proportioned illustrations.