The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons--Over 450 illustrations!
An easy-to-follow, yet comprehensive beginner's guide todrawing .In The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners,experienced art instructor Yoshiko Ogura explains the basics ofpencil drawing through a series of lessons that provide insights onartistic composition, simulating highlights and shadows, depictingrealistic forms, rendering texture and creating a sense of depth inyour artwork. At the beginning of the book, she provides you withall the information you need to get started—what materials to buy,how to prepare your work surface, pencils and erasers—even how tosit correctly when drawing.Once you know these, Ogura provides a series of easy and clearstep-by-step lessons showing you how to draw simple objects whilegaining an understanding of the essential concepts of perspective,how to convey hard and soft surfaces and textures, composition andbalance. From here, you progress to more complex shapes and objectsincluding landscapes and portraits of people and animals, as sheexplains all the additional concepts needed to draw theserealistically.This book teaches you how to draw the followinginteresting subjects:Simple forms (an apple, a milk carton, an egg, a mug)Hard & soft surfaces (a cloth, a loaf of bread, a stone, abook)Transparent objects (water droplets, a glass)Complex objects (a pumpkin slice with seeds and pulp, asunflower)Human figures (hands, portraits)Landscape (trees, buildings)Animals (a cat, a parakeet)Still life (fruit, flowers)Plus, many other inspirational examples and ideas!By the end, all your drawings will begin to look impressivelypolished and realistic! As you work through the lessons, you'llmaster all the skills and knowledge that seasoned artistsdemonstrate in their work.