Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil and Paper

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This unusual book serves several different purposes, starting with its guaranteed appeal to both professionals and amateurs who like to pick up a pencil and draw. Art students seeking a change of pace will respond to the authors' very informal approach, seeing the lessons as fun-to-do confidence builders that emphasize the value of creative freedom. Every exercise can be performed by artists at all levels of training and ability.
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Overview


This unusual book serves several different purposes, starting with its guaranteed appeal to both professionals and amateurs who like to pick up a pencil and draw. Art students seeking a change of pace will respond to the authors' very informal approach, seeing the lessons as fun-to-do confidence builders that emphasize the value of creative freedom. Every exercise can be performed by artists at all levels of training and ability.
  • All exercises are designed to develop and improve hand-eye coordination
  • Each exercise focuses on a different approach to drawing precisely what the eye sees--rapid sketches of moving objects, detailed observation of tones and shadow, exercises that teach rules of perspective, and much more
  • A powerfully effective art course that never feels like a set of tedious drills

Lessons can be completed using various media--pencil, ink, colored pencils, magic markers, or charcoal. Illustrations on every page in color and black and white.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764165795
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 404,938
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Sam Piyasena is an illustrator and photographer who has worked for major clients, including Nike and Universal Records. He has taught illustration at several art colleges and has conducted international art workshops.

Beverly Philp is a freelance illustrator whose commissions include work for magazines, publishing houses, and design companies. She has worked as a lecturer, teaching illustration, at several universities.

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