By Dean Fisher

There is not any cause to be intimidated through paintings; making a compelling drawing might be not anything greater than breaking down the method right into a few easy phases. This publication exhibits you the way to contemplate the form of an item, render mild and shadow, and make your drawings extra reasonable by way of realizing standpoint. With ample examples, demonstrations of varied innovations, and encouraging galleries of grasp drawings, train your self VISUALLY Drawing will carry out your internal artist. you move from easy shapes and nonetheless lifes to pictures, the human shape, and landscapes. you may be surprised at what you could create with only a pencil, paper, and a bit instruction.Concise teo-page classes convey you the entire steps to a ability and are perfect for quickly reviewEach subject is outlined and describedDetailed illustrations and images reveal drawing ideas and supply inspirationExplanations accompany each one representation or photoHelpful tricks supply extra advice

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Drawing is about what you see and how you see your subject. Light is the most important element of drawing because it reveals the structure of an object. Only by accurately drawing the lighting on your subject will you be able to convey a sense of space and dimension. Lighting Sources ARTIFICIAL LIGHT When you set up a subject to draw, it is helpful in the beginning to control your light source. The photo on the right shows a jug lit by artificial light. Can you tell what direction the light is coming from, judging by the shadows it is creating?

A smooth paper is shown here. There is no interruption from the surface of the paper to disrupt the drawn lines. PAPERS WITH SURFACES THAT GRAB OR GLIDE This paper is rougher. The line does not flow so easily and continuously. Think about the subject matter you are drawing and how it is suited to the surface you are using. If you want to draw a subject with fine detail and the quality of the line is important to you, you should use a smooth paper. If, however, you will not be concentrating on fine detail but an overview of the subject, then a less smooth paper will best suit that need.

16 Different Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A Sample of Drawing Tools This is a sampling of the many tools that are available to use in drawing. The items presented here have proven to be indispensable to artists. In this section, you will learn each tool’s different applications. Take special note of how the tool is used differently by each artist in the gallery sections throughout this book, and practice what you see. Various Mediums GRAPHITE PENCILS Graphite pencils are probably the most common drawing tool.

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