How to Draw What You See [NOOK Book]

Overview

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, ...
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Overview

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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"Explains in words and in good illustrations the fundamentals of drawing."--American Artist

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307786357
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 161,953
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2002

    Excellent Beginner's Book

    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.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    Great book..

    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....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    JONATHAN

    The free sample stinks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Whos the second person who needs an idea

    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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    Posted December 8, 2012

    Devin

    What oh y gosh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Sample

    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?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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