The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing Basics Illustrated

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An all-new, step-by-step guide to moving beyond the stick figure.

With more than 400 illustrations, this guide teaches beginning artists how to use the tools of the trade and then guides them stroke by stroke through various drawing formats. Readers learn how to render the objects they see, as well as things from their own imaginations through effective use of shading, light, perspective, dimension, and many ...

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Overview

An all-new, step-by-step guide to moving beyond the stick figure.

With more than 400 illustrations, this guide teaches beginning artists how to use the tools of the trade and then guides them stroke by stroke through various drawing formats. Readers learn how to render the objects they see, as well as things from their own imaginations through effective use of shading, light, perspective, dimension, and many others techniques. The book also includes coverage of drawing mediums and the geometry of drawing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592575473
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Edition description: Illustrated
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 680,718
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Fradella's work includes the fantasy adventure novel, Valley of Shadows. His most recent releases include Vespertine 1912 and Swan Song. His short story, “The Ritual of Vesta,” was voted the Best Short Fiction 2004 in the Preditors & Editors Poll, and his award-winning poetry volume, Dead Things, has been taught in high schools here and abroad. He is also the founder and president of iHero Entertainment, whose illustrated prose magazine, Cyber Age Adventures, has won numerous awards including the Writer's Digest Grand Prize and the Preditors & Editors Award for Best Fiction Magazine 2004.

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