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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

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This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!

Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not ...

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

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Overview

This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!

Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!)

At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing.

This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581807899
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/2/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 73,427
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark and Mary Willenbrink are also the authors of North Light's Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner. Mark teaches watercolor classes and is a contributing editor for Watercolor Magic magazine. Mary is a writer, with a Masters Degree in Counseling.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    As good as any, better than most beginning drawing books

    While not an absolute beginner, I have not sketched for decades, and this book, like most beginner books that are a step above a child's book, does presuppose that one has some aptitude, experience, or at least a compelling interest, in drawing. If one follows the book, it is effective in helping one develop both the eye and the hand. Be patient and trust the sequence of instruction the book offers. Get three pencils, a couple of erasers, some paper and a clipboard, and in a few hours your drawing will be improving, or you will be seeking a new hobby! If it is improving, than you can get better materials.

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