Art of Basic Drawing: Discover simple step-by-step techniques for drawing a wide variety of subjects in pencil (Collector's Series)

Art of Basic Drawing: Discover simple step-by-step techniques for drawing a wide variety of subjects in pencil (Collector's Series)

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1560109130

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This compilation of some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist's Library series titles gives artists the perfect introduction to the basics of drawing. The Art of Basic Drawing contains fundamental information about tools and techniques, as well as a number of inspiring step-by-step lessons. With instruction and advice from five different accomplished artists, this book showcases a range of styles for beginners to imitate. And with simple, easy-to-follow lessons that cover a variety of subject matter-from engaging still lifes and beautiful landscapes to realistic people and adorable animals-there is something for everyone inside. With the inspiring material in this comprehensive reference book, you’ll soon discover how exciting the world of drawing can be!

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Darken shadowed areas using the point of a 2B. Using Guidelines Step 1 (above) shows the block-in lines for a side view of the iris, whereas step 1 (below) shows a frontal view. Whichever you choose to draw, make your initial outline shapes light, and use them as a general guide for drawing the graceful curves of this flower's petals. ' Good, clean block-in lines are helpful for shading an involved subject. Take your time, and plan ahead to save correction time. 46 » ¥ . Focusing on

and light in color. 66 BOUVIER DES FLANDRES BY WILLIAM F. POWELL T he Bouvier des Flandres is a herding breed which originated in Belgium. Although it has a formidable, rugged appearance, this intelligent breed makes an excellent pet. From this angle, the dog's right eye is not visible. Take your time at the block-in stage so the features are correctly placed before continuing. <4 >.vT xVxv ?MW )/ifS it Drawing the Bouvier In step 1, block in the preliminary outline of the dog's body.

different irregular shapes, with small gaps between them. Step Three Now erase any stray sketch marks and focus your attention on rendering the giraffe's face. (See the details in the box below.) Then fill in all the dark patches of the coat, adding the mane with a 2B pencil and short, dense diagonal strokes. Step Four In this final step, after shading the face, add the shading beneath the giraffe's body and head. To keep the giraffe from appearing to float on the page, draw the ground with

along with the proportion guidelines. Of course, you can use whichever method you prefer. Step Two Begin to darken and smooth your block-in lines into more refined shapes. As you work, keep checking your proportions. Use a 2B pencil with a blunt tip to create darker strokes in this area, bringing out the part in the hair. Step One Lightly sketch the overall head shape with short, quick strokes. This may be tricky because the head is not at a complete profile —but you can do it! Observe your

you to draw more than one person in a scene realistically. As when you're drawing a building (see page 99), first establish the horizon line and the van ishing points. Any figures drawn along these lines will be in proper perspective. Study the diagrams at right and below to help you. Vanishing point (VP) Horizon line Altering Size and Depth Try drawing a frontal view of many heads as if they were in a theater. Start by establishing your vanishing point at eye level. Draw one large head

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