Big School of Drawing
Well-explained, practice-oriented drawing instruction for the beginning artist
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Pub Date 11 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 06 Apr 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster, Walter Foster Publishing
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SERIES, now in English! More than 2.3 million copies sold in 23 languages!
Big School of Drawing allows beginning artists to get started drawing anything and everything, from flowers and still life to animals, people, landscapes, and more! Learn to develop your sketches from basic shapes, adding texture and shading step by step to create realistic, three-dimensional drawings.
Perfect for beginners, this 192-page reference guide explains everything you need to get started, from choosing the right materials to basic drawing techniques and step-by-step lessons. Experiment with different pencils, drawing tools, and erasers as you learn to create depth and realism with shading techniques, perspective, and texture. Then follow along as you use those pencil techniques to create detailed drawings, step by easy step.
With more than 1,000 step-by-step drawings for you to reference, Big School of Drawing covers:
- Sketching from basic shapes
- Gesture drawing
- Adding shading, texture, and highlights
- Creating depth and realism
- Perspective and foreshortening
- How to draw flowers, still life, and landscapes
- How to draw animals, horses, dogs, and cats
- How to draw people, portraits, and more
With helpful tips and easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, Big School of Drawing is the perfect series for beginning artists ready to grab a pencil and get started drawing. With practice, you’ll soon be able to create your own realistic pencil drawings. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Also available as a companion: Big School of Drawing Workbook, a 112-page interactive workbook allowing artists to practice their step-by-step drawing skills directly inside the book.
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Average rating from 27 members
This book is an extensive guide on how to draw. It has step by step drawings of many different subjects. It also contains information on materials and drawing techniques like shading.
This book would be a useful addition to hobby section in our library.
This is a great step-by-step, drawing and sketching, tutorial book. It’s great for beginners who want to get into drawing or someone just looking for another hobby. I will definitely be trying this out on paper as well as trying this on Procreate. i’m super excited to start drawing!
This is a comprehensive, wonderful drawing guide! I love how much content is covered in this book, and how the topics are broken down into sections (such as landscapes, flowers, animals, etc.). It includes beautiful drawings & so many tips and techniques. I look forward to purchasing a hard copy when it goes on sale!
This book is a very comprehensive guide on how to draw. It has step by step instructions as well as explanations about techniques used in drawing. It also contains a big variety a subject. This is a book that will benefit any aspiring artist.
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