A lively, colorful figure drawing instruction book that encourages aspiring illustrators to work in ink and watercolor to create quick, confident renderings of diverse, contemporary people. While today's illustrators work primarily in ink and watercolor, figure drawing instruction still tends to emphasize work in pencil. Commercial illustrator Kagan McLeod offers an approach to figure and portrait drawing more in keeping with today's preferred tools and techniques, one that focuses on cultivating spontaneity, energy, and confidence by providing exercises for brush work in ink and watercolor. By breaking figure and portrait drawing into the three major aspects of line, tone, and color and recommending time limits for each exercise, McLeod encourages working fast and fearless, rather than worrying about getting your figures just right. Filled with numerous illustrative examples of diverse, modern people, Draw People Every Day reflects practical, applicable techniques to get you drawing the people you see in the world around you with speed and proficiency.
The perfect book for budding artists, How to Draw Almost Every Day challenges and inspires you to draw one simple illustration each day of the year. Organized as a calendar, illustrations are presented as daily exercises. Each image is broken down with step-by-step diagrams, making the process easy to understand. You’ll learn to draw items from everyday life, like food and clothing, as well as seasonal images including snowmen and pumpkins. We have also included inspiring project photos to show you how to incorporate the doodles into greeting cards, calendars, invitations, gift wrap, and more!
"The best way to learn to draw is the DRAW! And this fun sketchbook is going to help you do just that. It's filled with 500 quirky, modern drawings of all your favorite everyday things--from chairs to spoons and lamps to fans--and plenty of room for drawing favorites from your own home. Get out your favorite drawing tools and see what interesting everyday objects you can imagine!"--
"Learning to draw the human figure might seem intimidating to beginning artists. In Begin to Draw People, bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart proves that it doesn't have to be. Tapping into his vast experience in teaching how to draw all aspects of the human body, Chris simplifies the figure-drawing process for even the most absolute beginners! Accessibility to ages 12 and up is the driving principle behind the step-by-step instruction provided throughout. Topics include simplified yet detailed steps to drawing the head and body for men, women, and children in a wide variety of facial features, expressions, styles, and poses"--
Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favorite everyday items! Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. With Draw Every Little Thing, the first book in this new series, you can learn to draw and paint your favorite everyday items. From learning to draw and paint plants, flowers, and bicycles to the neighborhood café and the contents of the kitchen cabinet, this contemporary drawing book demonstrates just how easy it is to render the world around you with little more than a pencil, paper, and paint. Following a brief introduction to the joys of simplistic drawing and painting, this aesthetically pleasing book familiarizes you with a range of drawing tools and materials, including graphite pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and gouache, before offering a quick overview of basic color theory. Each subsequent chapter is then devoted to a specific theme—kitchenalia, hobbies, neighborhood haunts, and much more—and packed with simple step-by-step drawing projects. This accessible book encourages you to jump around so you can draw what immediately inspires you. Interactive prompts, creative exercises, and inspiring ideas make the process fun and engaging. Easy techniques and helpful instructions show you how to develop your own personal style, as well as add color to your drawings using gouache and colored pencil. Crafty projects round out the book, allowing you to use your newfound drawing and painting skills. Filled to the brim with whimsical artwork and loads of creative ideas, Draw Every Little Thing encourages artists of all skill levels to draw any time inspiration strikes.
Use simple stroke-by-stroke techniques to learn how to draw people, animals, the natural world, and everyday objects. No matter what your current abilities may be, you can learn to draw! Many drawing books may say they are intended for beginners, but quite often the drawings are overly complicated and too complex for beginners, which can leave new artists feeling frustrated. How to Draw Stroke by Stroke teaches you how to draw people, animals, nature elements, everyday objects, and more, while clearly showing you each new stroke in a new color. Every drawing includes a difficulty rating along with tips and step-by-step instructions to help you create drawings that you'll be proud to display. Here's what you'll find inside: -Over 40 drawing projects for a variety of subjects, from people and nature, to animals and everyday objects -Simple, step-by-step instructions that show you, stroke by stroke, how to create each drawing from start to finish -Helpful tips for setting up your personal drawing space and purchasing the right supplies -Clear explanations of techniques, concepts, and important terminology that every new artist should know You can learn to draw and have fun doing it! How to Draw Stroke by Stroke will show you how.
How to draw in a nutshell by popular pencil artist Jasmina Susak. This book is about drawing for beginners and it is helpful to those interested in developing basic knowledge and skills. It is concise, clear, no wasted words, very easy to understand, and well-written in a friendly way filled with encouragement and complemented with a lot of illustrations. This book features verbal and visual explanations which makes the learning much easier and successful. The author contends that drawing and shading are skills that anyone can develop through patient practice and a lot of time spent on drawing even with no special talent for it. Why should you choose this book over the hundred others of the same topic? Because the author will teach you to draw realistic, lifelike drawings, to give a life to your drawing, instead of making flat, lifeless drawings. Because the author is a self-taught artist and can tell you about her own experience and what she has gone through, instead of repeating the curriculum that she would have learned in school, if she had attended any art school. Because the author won't tell you “Add some shading” that you can read in plenty of how-to-draw books by other authors, but she will explain to you in detail how to do it and how she does it with nothing left to be asked. Because, through this book, you won't learn to draw a cube or cylinder that no one needs, but the things that you will want to draw for yourself or for the people around you: animals, human faces, everyday objects, 3D drawings and more. Because the author will explain to you what she has realized through the years spent on drawing, so that you don't have to think about how to do something, but immediately start doing it, saving you time on study and searching for the answers on the Internet. Because the author will encourage you to keep on drawing and inspire you, so that you will never want to stop doing it. In this book you will find a lot of tips and tricks to kick-start your artwork and help you to achieve stunning results. Enjoy learning!
Draw the Flow Way “Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” –Elizabeth Gilbert “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” –Beatrix Potter “Drawing, painting, creating…it’s like a muscle. You have to work on it every day.” –Sarah Walsh “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use—do the work you want to see done.” –Austin Kleon “Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” –Frederick Frank “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” –Salvador Dalí “Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation or how we earn our living.” –Madeline L’Engle “I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, in any artistic work, is daring to dare.” –Maya Angelou “I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” –Vincent van Gogh In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. The lessons, 50 in all, curated from the best of Flow's two special drawing issues, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space. With its bound-in paper goodies, this book is also a canvas for artistic exploration—reminding us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work. Filled With Paper Goodies: Mini daily drawing pad DIY postcards Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers House interiors to unfold and decorate
Everyday Evangelism provides encouragement and practical suggestions on how you can share your faith within your circle of influence. Author Randy Becton shares the insights he has gained from years of involvement in mass media evangelism.