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The Art of Basic Drawing

Book Description

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Chapter 1: Introduction to Basic Drawing
    1. Tools and Materials
    2. Perspective
    3. Warming Up
    4. Starting with Sketches
    5. Learning to See
    6. Beginning with Basic Shapes
    7. Developing Form
  5. Chapter 2: Introduction to Still Lifes
    1. Fruit and Nuts
    2. Strawberries
    3. Pineapple
    4. Pinecone
    5. Candlelight
    6. Floral Arrangement
    7. Liquid and Glass
    8. Rose with Waterdrops
    9. Simple Flowers
    10. Floral Bouquet
    11. Tulips
    12. Carnation
    13. Peony
    14. Dogwood
    15. Regal Lily
    16. Primrose
    17. Hibiscus
    18. Hybrid Tea Rose
    19. Floribunda Rose
    20. Chrysanthemums
    21. Bearded Iris
    22. Still Life Composition
    23. Reflections and Lace
    24. Bottle and Bread
  6. Chapter 3: Introduction to Animals
    1. Drawing Animals
    2. Doberman Pinscher
    3. Great Dane
    4. Siberian Husky Puppy
    5. English Bulldog
    6. Miniature Schnauzer
    7. Shar-Pei Puppy
    8. Old English Sheepdog
    9. Chow Chow
    10. Bouvier des Flandres
    11. Ragdoll Kittens
    12. Persian Cat
    13. Tabby Cat
    14. Common Cat Behaviors
    15. Horse Portrait
    16. Horse Head in Profile
    17. Advanced Horse Heads
    18. Pony
    19. Clydesdale
    20. Circus Horse
    21. Drawing at the Zoo
    22. Flamingo
    23. Elephant
    24. Kangaroo
    25. Toucan
    26. Tortoise
    27. Rattlesnake
    28. Giant Panda
    29. Giraffe
  7. Chapter 4: Introduction to Landscapes
    1. Landscape Composition
    2. Perspective Tips
    3. Clouds
    4. Rocks
    5. Tree Shapes
    6. Structures
    7. Mountains
    8. Deserts
    9. Creek with Rocks
    10. Sycamore Lane
    11. Half Dome, Yosemite
  8. Chapter 5: Introduction to People
    1. Beginning Portraiture
    2. Adult Head Proportions
    3. Head Positions
    4. Eyes
    5. Noses and Ears
    6. Woman in Profile
    7. Woman Front View
    8. Young Man in Profile
    9. Older Man in Profile
    10. Girl in Profile
    11. Boy in Profile
    12. The Body
    13. Hands and Feet
    14. Figures in Action
    15. Portraying Children
    16. Composing Figures
    17. People in Perspective
  9. Index
  10. About the Artists
  11. Copyright Page