How to Draw What You See

How to Draw What You See

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by Rudy De Reyna
     
 

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When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’s best-seller list—and it has remained there ever since. “I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them—realistically,” wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw

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When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’s best-seller list—and it has remained there ever since. “I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them—realistically,” wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna’s methods. How to Draw What You See shows artists how to recognize the basic shape of an object—cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere—and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.


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More than three decades ago, De Reyna produced the first edition of this extremely popular book in an already crowed field, and it quickly became a classic. Emphasizing fundamentals, he urges readers to identify the basic shape of an object-cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere-and to use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains. This compact 35th anniversary edition touches on still life, landscapes, and figure drawing in pencil, charcoal, watercolor wash, acrylic, and ink. De Reyna's dedication and enthusiasm are evident on every page. Recommended for all collections; advanced students should see Jenny Rodwell's Drawing: A Complete Course. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307786357
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/07/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
311,599
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Rudy de Reyna is the author of many Watson-Guptill classics, including
Magic Realist Drawing Techniques.

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How to Draw What You See 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource for all artists. It teaches beginners the basics, from drawing a straight line to creating realistic drawings in interesting compositions. This book makes an excellent refresher course for novice artists as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most Art books have pictures but not much explaining....this does both...which I need. I am not a visual learner, so I need words. Covers all you need to learn to draw in a professional manner. Explains details well....
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I got an idea how about looking up how to draw for beginers. Oh!! And if anyone is asking the book helped alot and i think you should get it
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Hi!! The sample is good but only has 47 pages. It gives you a good idea. Im looking for a begginers drawing for free any ideas?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idk didnt read it yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The free sample stinks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What oh y gosh