Drawing People For The Absolute Beginner

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440330212
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Yes, you can! Known for their friendly, focused, you-can-do-it approach to teaching art, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show beginning artists how to draw people in a realistic style. Inside you'll find everything you need to succeed, from how to select and hold your pencils to expert instruction on drawing hands, clothing and figures in motion. This book steers you clear of common mistakes and brings clarity to even notoriously tricky concepts like perspective and values. While the human subject is wonderfully diverse, this book teaches an easy-to-learn approach that can be used to achieve accurate drawings every time. Thirteen complete figure drawing demonstrations show how. Start with a few lines to establish basic proportions, sketch in placement lines, then gradually develop details. Before you know it, you'll be drawing people of all ages, body types and personalities! This book makes it easy to get started. The quality of your results will encourage you to keep at it, building your skills and your confidence with every stroke. What's Inside: Tricks for ensuring accurate body proportions and feature placement in your drawings. Expert advice on drawing heads, hands, legs, clothes and more. 13 step-by-step demonstrations featuring a diversity of model types, lighting and poses.

Drawing Portraits For The Absolute Beginner

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440311447
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Features techniques for drawing human faces by sketching a likeness then building on that sketch, and also features step-by-step instructions for drawing such difficult elements as eyes, noses, and hairstyles.

Drawing For The Absolute Beginner

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781600616013
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This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!

Drawing For The Absolute And Utter Beginner

Author: Claire Watson Garcia
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823013951
Size: 54.57 MB
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Provides lessons on essential drawing skill using a pencil, pen, or charcoal to create still-life drawings and portraits.

Drawing For The Absolute Beginner

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581807899
Size: 54.82 MB
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This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!

Drawing For The Absolute Beginner Techniques

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440322848
Size: 15.11 MB
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You won’t be disappointed with the basic instruction based on the popular print book Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Learn all about value and shadows, and get more than 15 step-by-step technique exercises on how to draw still lifes, animals and people. Also includes a glossary of common art terms. The Absolute Beginner series of eBooks will inspire anyone who wants to make art to create realistic artwork for any subject, including still life, landscapes, animals and people.

The Absolute Beginner S Big Book Of Drawing And Painting

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440337616
Size: 28.82 MB
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Everyone can draw and paint, including you! Even if you have never drawn or painted before, you can start creating your own beautiful artwork. Let the Willenbrinks show you how! Beginning with materials and basic techniques, these pages will teach you everything you need to know to get started in drawing, watercolors and oil painting. Follow along with 75+ demonstrations and mini-demonstrations as you learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects: people, landscapes, buildings, still life and more. Every essential art topic is covered, from sketching and shading to composition and color. Simple step-by-step instruction and many enormously useful lessons and tips will have you making your own masterpieces in no time! You may be an absolute beginner, but great results are absolutely within reach!

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440310459
Size: 80.41 MB
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The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Learn How To Draw Human Figures For The Absolute Beginner

Author: John Davidson
Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing
ISBN: 1310300887
Size: 57.97 MB
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Learn How to Draw Human Figures - For the Absolute Beginner Table of Contents Introduction: Drawing Tools Body Proportions -Body Shape -Polygonal Form -Ball Joints Arms Legs Muscle Structure Heads Clothing Proportioning the body structure properly is important when drawing a person. A disproportionate body will mislead the portrayed perspective of your subject. Or worse, the subject might look distorted and deformed. Knowing the proper length for your subject (the person or character you are drawing) can be easily achieved by drawing the head first. In this way, the traditional method in laying out the proper proportion of the body can be initiated. The traditional method of approximating the body proportion of a subject is by using its head’s size. The height of an average man is approximately eight to ten head’s size tall, while a women’s height is about seven to nine head’s size. If your subject/character is eight heads tall then the proportions should be as follows: • The distance of the head/face to crotch is about four heads long. • The arms including the hands from the shoulders are closely four heads long. • An average opened hand is usually equal to or almost one head size. While the length of a small hand can be compared to the length of the eyebrows to chin. • The wrists are aligned or right above the level of crotch. • The lower extremities/legs are about four heads long. Adjustments are most effective by decreasing or increasing the length of each part by half head-size depending on your preferred height. The wideness of the chest is usually two horizontal head’s size or more (two and half) depending on the body built you prefer for your subject. A subject having less than two head’s size will make its actual head look too big or a body proportion too skinny. Take note that these proportions are just an approximation of an average person’s body structure. The measurements can change depending on the body type you prefer to portray, such as a long-legged subject would obviously have legs longer than four heads, or perhaps a shorter upper body to give his or her lower extremities more length. Adjustments are done according to the certain body characteristic of your subject based on his/ her function or purpose. The body proportion should also match the age of your subject. A person that is eight-heads tall effectively portrays an average adult, but it is most unlikely the case when portraying a pre-teen. Considering that the subject will have a smaller head which will be used to approximate his/her height, the number of heads used to convey how tall he/she is must be decreased as well. Considering that an average man is eight heads tall… • A young adult can be seven to seven and half heads tall • A teenager can be six to seven heads tall. • A young child can be five to six and half head tall. • A toddler can be four to five heads tall. Notice how the head measurements adjust according to their age. An individual’s growth gradually decreases as he/she reaches adulthood. But certain measurements and alignments are still implied no matter how old the subject is, such as the comparative length (per head’s size) of arms and legs and the same level of wrists to the crotch.

Drawing For The Absolute Beginner Composition

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440322856
Size: 15.63 MB
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"This eBook contains 9 detailed step-by-step demonstrations on composition, texture, perspective and storytelling and includes a glossary of common art terms. It is based on Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink "