"How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions" is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series. Inside you will find simple illustrations that cover the necessities of drawing cool stuff. Specific exercises are provided that offer step-by-step guidelines for drawing a variety of subjects. Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the artist to build on their creation and make a more detailed image. Starting with the basic forms, the artist is provided a guide to help see objects in terms of simplified shapes. Instructions for shading to add depth, contrast, character and movement to a drawing are then covered. The varieties of texture and pattern that can be included in an artwork offer another layer of interest and depth to a design. These elements are necessary to indicate the way something looks like it feels in a work (texture) or creating the repetition of shapes, lines or colors (patterns). Illustrated optical illusions involve images that are sensed and perceived to be different from what they really are, showing examples of how the mind and the eyes can play tricks on each other. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser and you are ready to draw cool stuff. Once the drawing is complete, it can be colored, shaded or designed in any way you like to make it original. Following these exercises is a great way to practice your craft and begin seeing things in terms of simple shapes within a complex object.
How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist. From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists. How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!
"How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions" is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series. Inside you will find simple illustrations that cover the necessities of drawing cool stuff. Specific exercises are provided that offer step-by-step guidelines for drawing a variety of subjects. Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the artist to build on their creation and make a more detailed image. Starting with the basic forms, the artist is provided a guide to help see objects in terms of simplified shapes. Instructions for shading to add depth, contrast, character and movement to a drawing are then covered. The varieties of texture and pattern that can be included in an artwork offer another layer of interest and depth to a design. These elements are necessary to indicate the way something looks like it feels in a work (texture) or creating the repetition of shapes, lines or colors (patterns). Illustrated optical illusions involve images that are sensed and perceived to be different from what they really are, showing examples of how the mind and the eyes can play tricks on each other. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser and you are ready to draw cool stuff. Once the drawing is complete, it can be colored, shaded or designed in any way you like to make it original. Following these exercises is a great way to practice your craft and begin seeing things in terms of simple shapes within a complex object.
In this compact and colorful book, Robert Ausbourne (b. 1947) presents a crystal-clear dissection of a variety of confounding optical illusions. His text and vivid illustrations explain how illusions work and how you can make your own, using just basic drawing and computer skills. As Ausbourne says, "If you are human, you already have the basic skills necessary to study illusions." The thirty-seven projects presented in How to Understand, Enjoy, and Draw Optical Illusions will fascinate young and old, everyone who enjoys untangling how the mind works and the eye sees. Art and science teachers, graphic designers, and artists alike will find it indispensable. 72 pages with many color illustrations. Hardcover book with lay-flat binding
A must-have resource for graphite and charcoal artists of all skill levels. Accurately rendering surfaces and textures is one of the most challenging aspects of working with graphite pencil and charcoal. 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal provides artists with step-by-step instructions for learning how to draw a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. Opening with a general introduction to basic drawing tools, materials, and drawing techniques, each page in this comprehensive resource features two to three easy-to-follow steps demonstrating how to create each specific texture. Readers will discover tips and techniques for working in both graphite and charcoal and how to manage their differences when hatching, stippling, scumbling, blending, and more. With its breadth of coverage, easy-to-follow instruction, and helpful tips, 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal is a must-have resource for artists of all skill levels.
How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events is a step-by-step drawing guide that illustrates popular celebrations, holidays and events for your drawing pleasure. From the Chinese New Year to April Fools' Day, Father's Day to Halloween, Christmas and New Year s Eve - this book covers over 100 fun days, holidays, seasons and events, and offers simple lessons that will teach you how to draw like a pro and get you in the spirit of whichever season it may be! The third book in the How To Draw Cool Stuff series, this exciting new title will teach you how to create simple illustrations using basic shapes and a drawing technique that simplifies the process of drawing, all while helping you construct height, width and depth in your work. It will guide you through the creative thought process and provide plenty of ideas to get you started. The lessons in this book will also teach you how to think like an artist and remind you that you are only limited by your imagination!
Artists won't believe their eyes as they learn to draw with photorealistic detail. The Art of 3D Drawing shows artists how to transform simple pencil sketches into jaw-dropping, photorealistic masterpieces. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations, pencil artists learn to take their drawing skills to a whole new level, beginning with a review of the basics, including perspective, shading, rendering textures, and building dimension. Practice lessons then demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in realistic detail, from food and candy wrappers to animals and portraits. Finally, aspiring artists learn to use color media, including pencils and airbrushing, to add even greater dimension and realism to their artwork to complete their three-dimensional masterpieces.
Gianni Sarcone offers an approachable how-to for graphic designers, teachers, and artists who want to explore illusions that are distorted in size or create the perception of movement. Amateur illusionists are invited to draw curves that diverge and converge, diamonds that vibrate and flicker, hypnotic spirals, ghosts, and ambiguous figures, and many other visual tricks.
Create the perfect props and furnishings with this inspirational sketchbook that helps you doodle hundreds of simple, everyday items! This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - spoons, vases, baskets, lamps, bowls and much, much more--over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Chair and 44 Other Interesting Everyday Things. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the everyday objects in this volume--â??teacups, toys, tables, and moreâ??are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the Lisa Solomon's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Chair! This volume will contain chairs, typewriters, teapots, cameras, vases, bird cages, clocks, lamps, violins, bowls, sofas, tools, pitchers, telephones, baskets, radios, bottles...
Portable art therapy for the over-worked and over-stimulated adult, Color Me Stress-Free offers 100 coloring templates for grown-ups looking to reduce stress and tension in a demanding digital age.
Learn How to Travel Better while Traveling on a Budget To experience the freedom of long-term travel you need to either have a lot of money in your bank account or you have to cut corners and travel uncomfortably to stick to a budget. The Real Struggle is That Travel is Just Too Expensive You know you'd love to travel more, but the typical budget travel advice says you should sleep on the couches of strangers, pile into crowded "chicken" buses, or eat Top Ramen in your hostel dorm room. There has to be a better way to travel cheap over the long-term and save money. Ryan Shauers' new book "Big Travel, Small Budget" helps you look at long-term travel in a whole new way. Based on the lessons learned in nearly three years of travel, this book will show you how to save money traveling and provide you with an inexpensive path to a rich life. Introducing: "Big Travel, Small Budget - How to Travel More, Spend Less, and See the World." This book includes sections on: How much money you really need to have on hand and how long it will last you (it probably isn't as much as you think). How traveling as an overlander can be one of the most liberating (and affordable) ways to travel. How to fly around the country or around the world for pennies on the dollar. How you can move overseas, become a temporary expat, and live nearly rent free thanks to the new sharing economy. How to find lodging for weeks or even months in some of the most desirable places around the world and not pay for it.Your biggest obstacle to achieving your travel dreams (and how to overcome it).And much, much more! Each tactic outlined in this book when used by itself will provide you with a big win, but the synergistic effect when combined is where you can save not just hundreds, but many thousands of dollars. But more important than just saving money is the realization that you can finally make your travel dreams come true, even on a limited budget. It's time to stop putting off your travels for "someday" and some to-be-determined date in the future. Big Travel, Small Budget provides a simple framework that will change your perspective on how you can travel more affordably whether for a few weeks, a few months, or even longer. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "buy now" button to turn your travel dreams into your reality!
Learn to draw three dimensional objects with colored pencils. Go through six unique step-by-step drawing tutorials and you'll see that it is simpler than you can imagine and if you follow the instructions, you will enjoy your result and be inspired to draw more...
Offers step-by-step instructions for drawing such endangered animals as the humpback whale, giant panda, gorilla, Indian python, Galapagos penguin, peregrine falcon, and the California condor.
-Draw with Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence. Jazza shows you how as he walks you through The Design Process!,---page [4] of cover.
A step-by-step guide with exercises that show how to add depth to a drawing.
Goals are the cornerstone of success. A well-defined goal is the most important prerequisite for progress in life. Research shows that setting measurable goals and evaluating your performance on a regular basis leads to highly effective results. Experts suggest maintaining a journal, such as the "Goals Journal (100 Goals)," and recording your daily progress. Using your own Goals Journal to record your goals offers many benefits. It defines your goals clearly When you write down your goals, your focus becomes clearer. You can also set realistic deadlines for yourself once you have put everything on paper. It helps you measure your performance Noting down achievements and then assessing your progress on a weekly basis will help you recognize your weaker areas so that you can work on them. It motivates you in the future Even after you've achieved your goals, there might be a time in the future when you lose motivation to work harder. In such times, it helps to read through your Goals Journal and see how you managed to achieve satisfactory success in the past. Why Mini Goals Set You Up for Success Individuals often make the mistake of trying to achieve an ultimate goal without a clear vision. Instead, it's important to break down your main goal into smaller goals. Short-term goals are easier to achieve and monitor. With smaller objectives, you can plan easily and achieve the ultimate goal with greater ease. "Goals Journal (100 Goals)" allows you to set ultimate goals and then break those main goals down into mini goals. With each ultimate goal, you get 10 mini goals to record. You can also set a target date, choose the type of goal, and mark it when completed. With your personal Goals Journal, you'll never have to worry about losing focus again. You'll have all of your goals in one journal, where you can make notes, check your progress, and jot down any rewards you'll want to give yourself when you've accomplished each goal. Don't rely on vague goals that you may forget one day. Get them on paper and commit to them today. You'll thank yourself in the future. Write It Down. Believe. Make It Real.
The ultimate Pokemon Drawing Guide is here at last! Put your skills to the test, as this here book gives you all you need to draw twenty of Pokemon's most iconic characters. Pikachu, Eevee, Scyther and even starters from the new Sun and Moon Games! Now you can truly capture them all, by following these simple to understrand instructions and design realistic and truly captivating Pokemon. The perfect gift for any Pokemon trainer, young or old.

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