Drawing For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to learn to draw

Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from your imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it's something just about anyone can learn to do.

Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple ...

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Overview

The fast and easy way to learn to draw

Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from your imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it's something just about anyone can learn to do.

Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that only you can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need to explore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. This revised edition of one of the most successful For Dummies guides includes

  • Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people, animals, still life, and more
  • Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective
  • How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawings from simple geometric shapes to finished artwork

It's never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery and self-expression through drawing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470618424
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 152,446
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Combs is an adjunct professor at the Herron School of Art & Design, where she teaches several classes on drawing, painting, and design.

Brenda Hoddinott is an award-winning artist and art educator.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Discovering What It Takes to Draw.

Chapter 1: Gearing Up to Start (And Continue) Drawing.

Chapter 2: Gathering What You Need to Get Started.

Chapter 3: Working through the Developmental Stages of Drawing.

Chapter 4: Drawing On Your Computer.

Chapter 5: A New Kind of Seeing: Getting Familiar with the Artist's Perspective.

Part II: Developing the Basic Skills.

Chapter 6: Planning Your Drawings.

Chapter 7: Seeing and Drawing Lines and Shapes.

Chapter 8: Exploring the Third Dimension.

Chapter 9: Adding Life to Your Drawings with Shading.

Chapter 10: Identifying and Rendering Textures.

Chapter 11: Investigating Perspective Drawing.

Part III: Experimenting with Subject Matter.

Chapter 12: Making Meaningful Still-Life Drawings.

Chapter 13: Representing the Natural World in Your Drawings.

Chapter 14: Bringing Animals to Life on Paper.

Chapter 15: Drawing People.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Drawing Cartoons.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Grow as an Artist.

Chapter 18: Answering Ten Common Copyright Questions.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2005

    Great book for beginners or for advanced artists

    I have been drawing for many years and I have to say that this book is wonderful. It's very easy to understand and the projects in it are great for practicing the techniques explained. It's great for someone who is just starting out or for someone who is advanced in drawing.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2007

    Not Just for Dummies

    If you want to learn to draw or improve your drawing skills, Brenda's book will make it fun!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    amazing

    has a lot of helpful tricks! its worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Helps a lot!!

    I've improved my drawing skills quite a bit from this book. Very informative!

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