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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner A Clear and Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

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ISBN-10: 1581807899

ISBN-13: 9781581807899

Edition: 2006

Authors: Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink

List price: $19.99
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*Artists of all skill levels will find tips and techniques to help them develop their craft *17 step-by-step demonstrations make complex techniques easy to understand *Provides fundamental skills that translate into other mediums Absolute beginners and those looking for a refresher course will find this book to be a wonderful tool. The authors, Mark and Mary Willenbrink, have created a series of exercises which take the reader from the basic fundamentals of drawing to the complexities of creating landscapes, still lifes, people and much more. With encouraging words and an emphasis on having fun, each exercise is designed to build confidence. Complicated concepts are explained in a clear,…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Mark and Mary Willenbrink are the authors of North Light's Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner and Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner. Mark trained as a commercial artist and worked in advertising, then as a freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a regular contributor to Watercolor Artist magazine. Visit Mark online at

Paper and Drawing Board
Additional Drawing Tools
Sketching and Drawing
Holding the Pencil
Structural Sketches
Value Sketches
Black-and-White Sketches
Contour Sketches
Combining Approaches
Principles of Good Drawing
Using Basic Shapes
Gauging Proportions
Measuring Angles
Working From Reference Materials
Understanding Linear Perspective
One-Point Perspective
Two-Point Perspective
Three-Point Perspective
Hidden Horizons and Vanishing Points
Locating Vanishing Points
Atmospheric Perspective
Arches and Roofs
Creating Values
Light Effects
Plotting Shadows
Practice the Techniques
Clouds and Grass
Leafy Trees
Evergreen Trees
Brick, Stone and Wood
Cat Face
Side View of a Cat
Human Figures
Arranging the Elements
Number of Elements
Cropping and Formatting
Lines, Tangents and Shapes
Let's Draw
Still Life
Textured Metal
Scene in Perspective
Natural Textures
Using Contrast
Expressive Portrait
Telling a Story Through a Drawing
Seascape Composition