Drawing Techniques Books

This range contains comprehensive and informative guides that will help you improve a wide range of drawing techniques. Subjects covered include portraits, life drawing, perspective, light & shade, faces, human anatomy and more. 

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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN FORM & STRUCTURE. A basic understanding of anatomy is required by any serious artist who wishes to depict the human body effectively. With an in-depth study of morphology, proportions, muscles, joints and bone structure Giovanni Civardi ultimately breaks down this complex drawing process into simple anatomical sections consisting of the head, torso, arms and legs. Combining his artistic and scientific expertise, he teaches the reader how to depict the human form in the most convincing way. Easy-to-follow guides and accompanying sketches for every technique.

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SP12768 SP12768 THE PERSPECTIVE WORKBOOK SEE IT DRAW IT. Perspective is an essential skill for anyone who wants to draw or paint in any genre and in any medium. Matthew Brehm teaches you how to understand and apply this intuitive skill in this wonderful reference book, packed full of exercises and a unique image quiz to practice putting your observational skills to the test. There is also a 30-page workbook to hone your skills.This is a hands-on guide to learning to draw in perspective. 2 Login For Price
SP12799 SP12799 FIGURE DRAWING: A COMPLETE GUIDE. An extensive guide to figure-drawing, from full body sketches to close-up details, by a master artist.This is an essential guide for anyone particularly interested in figure drawing, and includes in-depth studies of human anatomy by master artist Giovanni Civardi. Civardi's technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any portrait artist. 3 Login For Price
SP13420 SP13420 *HOW TO DRAW - BABIES AND CHILDREN. Teaches how to draw babies, toddlers and young children in extremely easy step-by-step stages.This easy-to-follow book by Susie Hodge shows you how to draw babies, toddlers and children in easy step-by-step stages. Even absolute beginners will be able to create great drawings following these illustrations. 1 Login For Price
SP13918 SP13918 THE SKETCHING AND DRAWING BIBLE. An essential reference for the practising Artist. Marylin Scott presents her complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and coloured inks. She provides over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing ways of tackling tricky subjects. You will learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media and there are over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing ways of tackling tricky subjects. There are also tips from the author on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace. 0 Login For Price
SP14557 SP14557 DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER. Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years experience of teaching and demonstrating. This book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings. There are numerous simple step-by-step demonstrations as well as larger projects, and outline tracings are provided of the more complex drawings that you can transfer straight onto your paper, if you wish to use them. 0 Login For Price
SP14731 SP14731 HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE: SIMPLE STEPS. Over 130 step-by-step drawings capturing all the elements on the human form. From features like hands and faces, through to different ages and people on the go, this invaluable guide breaks down the drawing process into easy steps. Well-known artist Susie Hodge shows how easy it is to use simple shapes to create professional-looking drawings of people. This is a perfect book for budding artists wanting to learn how to draw the human form, and for the more experienced looking for a variety of subjects to inspire. 2 Login For Price
SP14779 SP14779 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLOURED PENCIL TECHNIQUES. A new edition of a comprehensive guide to colouring pencil techniques, with step-by-step illustrated instructions and a useful extensive list of tools and materials. Step-by-step directions will guide the reader through a range of blending, mark-making and mixed media techniques to build on drawing abilities and introduce a range of new effects. This book includes a comprehensive guide to colour and composition, and all the tools, materials and equipment the reader will need to capture a range of subjects, from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture. 0 Login For Price
SP15318 SP15318 DRAWING PORTRAITS WITH CHARACTER USING GRIDS: . The go-to drawing guide for quick, easy and expressive portraiture. From world-renowned artist Giovanni Civardi, this highly practical guide uses the traditional grid technique to make the process of creating a characterful portrait drawing both simple and accessible. Starting from a photograph, Civardi shows you how to create an accurate pencil sketch of the subject by overlaying a grid and transferring the image one square at a time. The drawing is then rendered in easy stages to create a finished portrait. Even the most complex of subjects can be broken down into easy steps using this method. -1 Login For Price
SP15325 SP15325 DRAWING PORTRAITS OF BABIES & CHILDREN USING GRIDS. From world-renowned artist Giovanni Civardi, this highly practical guide to drawing babies and children uses the traditional grid technique to make the drawing process both simple and accessible. Starting from a photograph, Civardi shows you how to create an accurate pencil sketch of the subject by overlaying a grid and transferring the image one square at a time. The drawing is then rendered in easy stages to create a finished portrait. Even the most complex of subjects can be broken down into easy steps using this method. 2 Login For Price
SP15820 SP15820 THE ADDICTIVE SKETCHER-Adebanji AladeGiving an insight into how this inspiring and talented artist works, The Addictive Sketcher passes on Adebanji Alade's infectious enthusiasm and will have the reader reaching for a pencil or pen to have a go. Adebanji has a skill and a passion for speaking and motivating his audience in a fun and engaging way, and this is reflected in his writing style.Lively, stimulating and instructive, it is packed with numerous examples of the author s sketches as well as examples of his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author s techniques.Adebanji s work covers a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, crowd scenes, urban scenes and seascapes. He s particularly well known for his portraits and working outdoors capturing the life of London where he lives. This book includes examples from a range of subject areas.Size: 216x280 mmIllustrations: 400Pages: 128 1 Login For Price
SP12317 SP16834 *URBAN SKETCHING STEP BY STEP-Klaus Meier-Pauken. Join the growing movement of reactionary artists and learn how to capture our fast-paced world in this inspiring book by popular artist and author, Klaus Meier-Pauken. With useful advice on the basic materials needed, Urban Sketching Step by Step then moves on to honing essential drawing techniques from tone and colour to perspective and composition.The huge collection of creative exercises will help you build your skills, see your surroundings with a new artistic eye and draw lively sketches of your city or town that reflect its character. 1 Login For Price
SP17251 SP17251 THE GRAPHIC NOVELISTS GUIDE TO DRAWING PERSPECTIVE. Graphic novelist Dan Cooney shows you how to draw credible perspective from any point of view for your own stories; from creating convincing backgrounds to capturing the right angle of the characters that inhabit your world. This isn't your regular instructional book on perspective; it's a journal with proper guidance and relevant exercises on drawing scenes for the context of storytelling: practical demonstrations, an interactive workbook with grids to fill in, and inspiring artwork to complete specially designed by Daniel, makes the development of your sketching skills and the drawing mechanics needed for your storytelling an enjoyable, progressive experience. 1 Login For Price
SP17374 SP17374 THE ARTISTS GUIDE TO HUMAN ANATOMY - Giovanni Civardi. A beautifully illustrated introduction to the study of human anatomy by best-selling artist and author, Giovanni Civardi. This invaluable addition to Civardi's highly regarded collection of instructional art books illustrates and describes the importance of understanding the inner workings of the human body, to the theory of composing accurate life drawings with pencil and paper.Begin by discovering the journey artists have taken through the centuries to accurately delineate the human figure. Learn and understand how our bones and muscles play their roles in our shapes, gestures and movement. Every essential aspect of anatomy is supported by photographs and diagrams, along with beautifully drawn examples by the artist.This comprehensive manual offers the perfect introduction and reference guide to drawing the human form, whether you are an experienced artist or a practised student studying the art of life drawing.Size: 210x295 mmIllustrations: 607Pages: 256 1 Login For Price
SP17534 SP17534 BEGINNERS GUIDE TO LIFE DRAWING. Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course. By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials. Every project includes fully-illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate guide to learning to draw the body. 2 Login For Price
SP18739 SP18739 ADDICTIVE: AN ARTISTS SKETCHBOOK. Adebanji Alade is one of UKs most renowned artists and he is addicted to sketching. Inspired by the sights and sounds of London he travels around the city filling his sketchbooks with drawings of people places and scenes of contemporary urban life. Showcasing one of his inspirational sketchbooks in its entirety and with a fascinating introduction to the way he works. This unique visual record of everyday city life also offers a compelling insight into the creative process of a modern urban sketcher. 2 Login For Price
SP12317 SP19583 SKETCHING OUTDOORS BOOK. Discover the joy of painting outside by Barry Herniman. Step outside with Barry Herniman and embark on a joyful adventure, reacting to your environment then sketching it. Pack up your materials, leave your painting inhibitions behind and step outside with Barry Herniman, ready to sketch. Fun, friendly and practical, this handbook is jam-packed with tips and brimming with answers to questions such as: What should I take? Where should I go? What medium should I use? Where can I find inspiration? This is a handy book you will keep close by for reference time and again. It is full of inspiring artwork as well as five demos: a coastal scene in pen and ink; a countryside panorama in watercolour; a quintessential English village in gouache; a townscape in line and watercolour wash; and trees in watercolour pencils. What comes across in every detail is the joy Barry experiences when he's sketching outside: it's contagious! He encourages you to absorb your surroundings, be aware of the input from your senses and have a go at capturing the moment in sketch. He addresses the challenges and opportunities you will face as an artist and teaches you to understand the importance of a sketchbook. Enjoyment is key shake off peer pressure and your own expectations and enter the exhilarating world of sketching outdoors. 0 Login For Price
SP19989 SP19989 5-MINUTE SKETCHING: PEOPLE BOOK. Super-quick techniques for amazing drawings by Pete Scully. Great drawings in just five minutes! Perfect for beginners! Whether you are sketching on the move or only have a few minutes to spare whilst standing in line, dust off your sketchbook with 5-Minute Sketching: People. This approachable handbook, full of bite-sized tips, will help you deconstruct figures and faces quickly and incorporate drawing into your everyday life. There are tips on how to focus on the key elements of a scene and create mood and movement. People come in all shapes and sizes but with expert tips and inspiring sketches from the renowned Urban Sketcher Pete Scully you will learn how to capture them in no time at all. Relish the challenge of capturing a loved one s smile or the energy of a crowd in just five minutes! 1 Login For Price
SP19996 SP19996 5-MINUTE SKETCHING: ARCHITECTURE BOOK. Great drawings in just five minutes! Perfect for beginners. Professional architect and urban sketcher Liz Steel provides expert tips and inspiring sketches to help you learn to read buildings and capture them on paper. Relish the challenge of recording urban spaces from the domestic to the majestic in just five minutes! This book can help artists of all abilities, especially novices, to understand and reproduce real-life perspective in their drawings. The rules of perspective will become instinctive and the artist can focus on the creative: decorative forms, the setting, the mood, the people, and the activity that gives life to architecture. Featuring a comprehensive collection of expert tips, ideas and inspirational examples of amazing 5-minute sketches of architecture, the bite-sized approach of this book shows how little time is needed to make drawing a part of everyday life. It is an ideal introduction to a rewarding pastime and a new source of inspiration for experienced and lapsed sketchers. This book is really informative for any art lover wanting tips on painting and drawing buildings. It shows how to simplify drawings to make them easily resemble the original building. The author puts things so as easily understandable. Lots of drawings and examples of what the author is writing about. All-in all a very good informative read. It has helped my art tremendously. 0 Login For Price
SP21177 SP21177 10 STEP DRAWING: KAWAII BOOK. Draw over 50 cute creations in 10 easy steps by Chie Kutsuwada. A beginner's guide to drawing incredible kawaii characters in 10 simple steps and short explanations. If you love the Kawaii style but don't know where to start, this is the book for you! 10 Step Drawing: Kawaii will help you turn simple shapes into cute drawings in this popular style in just ten easy steps. Create over 50 different characters from a cuddly penguin and a magical unicorn to a cheeky bubble tea and a cute cupcake, by following the step-by-step instructions. Learning to draw has never been so simple! 1 Login For Price
SP21320 SP21320 DRAW SOME AWESOME BOOK. Drawing tips & ideas for budding artists by Donovan Bixley. Drawing tips and ideas for budding artists. International award-winning illustrator Donovan Bixley brings his unique style to teaching kids (and grown-ups!) to draw. In a book that spans all levels of skill, Donovan takes his readers through warm-up and imagination exercises, before moving onto mark making and inspirational shapes. Readers are then guided through the processes of drawing animals, faces and characters, ahead of working on details like perspective, shading, shadows and composition. Donovan even teaches you how to draw a unicorn. Donovan makes learning fun, the book is bursting with his sense of humour, which makes every page enjoyable to follow and easy to remember. This book is full of tips and tricks for budding artists of all levels to come back to again and again. 0 Login For Price
SP85086 SP85086 DRAWING: A COMPLETE GUIDE by Giovanni Civardi. This is an essential book for anyone learning to draw, or wishing to improve their drawing. Starting with the basics of drawing techniques, Giovanni Civardi gives expert advice on drawing portraits, the clothed figure, hands and feet and scenery, finishing with a section on the importance of light and shade. Civardi's technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any artist. 2 Login For Price
SP86731 SP86731 HOW TO DRAW: FACES by Susie Hodge. This delightful introduction to drawing faces completely demystifies the drawing process. It shows how images can be built up easily, from initial geometric shapes right through to the finished faces. Susie Hodge includes a good selection of head-and-shoulder portraits in this book including couples, children, babies and older people in a variety of poses, and showing a range of expressions. She uses a helpful two-colour method that clearly shows every line and curve of the step-by-step pictures. An invaluable guide for anyone interested in this subject. 3 Login For Price
SP86908 SP86908 COMPLETE GUIDE TO LIFE DRAWING by Gottfried Bammes. This fantastic bookis the ultimate reference; a most inspirational guide and above all it offers everything you ever needed to know, including tips on simple ways to get it right , essential advice on anatomy, help with easy drawing methods and many different examples of the drawn figure. It is important to understand how the body works and detailed sections show hands, feet, faces, limbs and much more. 1 Login For Price
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