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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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
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. 5 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. on order - coming soon 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. 2 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. 1 Login For Price
SP15820 SP15820 THE ADDICTIVE SKETCHER-Adebanji Alade. 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. 2 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. 2 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 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. 2 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
SP18548 SP18548 10 STEP DRAWING:PEOPLE by Justine Lecouffe. A beginner's guide to drawing people in 10 simple steps and short explanations. Drawing People will help you turn simple lines or shapes into life like images in just 10 steps. There are instructions for the individual elements of the face and body, as well as complete faces and people. With advice on basic equipment and colouring techniques, each drawing includes colour palettes so readers can easily find the right tones for their drawing. 7 Login For Price
SP18555 SP18555 10 STEP DRAWING:NATURE by Mary Woodin. A beginners guide to drawing plants and animals in 10 simple steps, with helpful short explanations. 10 Step Drawing: Nature will help you turn simple shapes into beautiful nature images in just 10 steps. Create 60 different flowers, trees, animals and objects, from a bird s nest to a cheeky harvest mouse, by following the instructions inside. 3 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
SP18807 SP18807 DRAWING: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURE. Learn to draw the natural world with this inspiring and accessible guide by master-artist Giovanni Civardi.Beginning with the key drawing methods and essential materials you'll need, along with advice on drawing perspective as well as light and shade, learn to sketch country scenes, fruit, vegetables, animals and more. Throughout there are hundreds of helpful and practical illustrations, along with stunning examples of Civardi s work that exemplify his favourite techniques for capturing the natural world.This is the perfect book for both beginner and experienced artists looking for an inspirational, no-nonsense introduction to drawing natural subjects. 1 Login For Price
SP19347 SP19347 10 STEP DRAWING:EVERYDAY THINGS by Justine Lecouffe.Turn simple shapes into beautiful everyday items in just ten steps by following the step-by-step instructions. 10 Step Drawing: Everyday Things will help you turn simple shapes into beautiful everyday items in just ten steps. Create 60 different objects, from the contents of your medicine cabinet to the items that go out and about with you, by following the instructions. 6 Login For Price
SP18807 SP19583 SKETCHING OUTDOORS BOOK by Barry Herniman. 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. The author 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. 1 Login For Price
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SP19996 SP19996 5-MINUTE SKETCHING: ARCHITECTURE BOOK by Liz Steel. 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 shows how to simplify drawings to make them easily resemble the original building. 1 Login For Price
SP21177 SP21177 10 STEP DRAWING: KAWAII BOOK by Chie Kutsuwada. A beginner's guide to drawing incredible kawaii characters in 10 simple steps. 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! 4 Login For Price
SP21320 SP21320 DRAW SOME AWESOME BOOK by Donovan Bixley. 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. 1 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. 3 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. 4 Login For Price
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