How to See, How to Draw: Keys to Realistic Drawing

How to See, How to Draw: Keys to Realistic Drawing

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by Claudia Nice
     
 

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Imagine having the ability to draw any subject with precision, detail and expression. With Claudia's help, you can do it! In How to See, How to Draw, you will discover how to tap into your powers of observation, strengthen your hand-eye connection, and draw the world around you with new skill and accuracy. Just take it one step at a time.

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Imagine having the ability to draw any subject with precision, detail and expression. With Claudia's help, you can do it! In How to See, How to Draw, you will discover how to tap into your powers of observation, strengthen your hand-eye connection, and draw the world around you with new skill and accuracy. Just take it one step at a time.





Claudia is an expert teacher, breaking down complex compositions into a series of achievable shapes and values that even beginners will understand. Through dozens of mini demonstrations, fun-to-do exercises and complete step-by-step instruction, you'll learn everything from basic drawing techniques to more challenging methods for rendering wonderfully rich, in-depth compositions.





Her visual instruction details how to:





  • Use a variety of drawing tools to suit your style and artistic intent

  • Learn to let go of preconceived ideas so you can observe lines, shapes and spatial relationships as they actually are

  • Create strong compositions through comparison and proportional control

  • Find, fix and avoid common mistakes by using simple grids and guide lines

  • Understand and work with perspective to create the illusion of depth

  • Reveal form through light and shadow

  • Explore the potential of texture to create mood and movement




Claudia's drawings illuminate a range of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, animals and still life. You can practice using her reference photos and drawings, or you can apply her exercises to your own subjects.





Start today, Claudia's way! Following her masterful guidance, you'll see the world through new eyes and draw better than you ever have before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440310447
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
28 MB
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Meet the Author

Claudia Nice is the author of 12 successful North Light books including Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor, How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, and Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice. Well-known by both fine artists and decorative painters, her friendly voice and clear instruction reach many artists.

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How to See, How to Draw: Keys to Realistic Drawing 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Dan Downs More than 1 year ago
this book is telling me everything i need to know how to draw you cant find a better book than this!
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