Keys to Drawing

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Author: Bert Dodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440308675

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system—fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time. You'll learn how to: Restore, focus, map, and intensify Free your hand action, then learn to control it Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture Stimulate your imagination through "creative play"

Keys to Drawing with Imagination

Strategies and exercises for gaining confidence and enhancing your creativity

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Author: Bert Dodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1600615929

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Draw with Confidence and Creativity! New in paperback! Creativity occurs in action. It is not a trait; it is something you do. To be creative, you need to engage in the art-making process. When you are "in the flow," you shift out of the future and into the present, making connections, generating variations and surrendering to the process. This ten-year edition of Keys to Drawing With Imagination is a course for artists in how to take something, do something to it and make something new. Bert Dodson, author of the best-selling Keys to Drawing (more than 250,000 copies sold!) presents fun techniques and mind-stretching strategies to get you drawing better and more imaginatively than you ever have before. In every section, he offers you basic guidelines that help you channel your creative energies in the right direction. Before you know it, you'll lose yourself in the process, enjoying the experience as you create something gratifying and worthwhile. The subjects covered in this hands-on book are as vast as the imagination itself. Through 58 strategies, 36 exercises and 13 step-by-step demonstrations, you'll explore how to: • Take your doodling from mindless to masterful • Create your own reality by crumbling, melting or breaking objects • Flip the familiar on its ear to create something utterly original • Experiment with visual paradox and metaphor • Tell vivid stories through the details in your drawings • Play with patterns to create captivating compositions • Build your drawings by borrowing ideas from different cultures • Develop a theme in your work Along the way, Dodson offers you priceless advice on the creative process culled from his 70 years of drawing and teaching. For additional inspiration and encouragement, he includes the work of 30 other outstanding artists, including R. Crumb and Maya Lin. So what are you waiting for? Grab this book and start drawing! You'll be amazed at what you can create. *Note to readers: This book is a 10-year anniversary paperback reprint of the Keys to Drawing with Imagination hardcover edition (2006).

Keys to Drawing with Imagination [With Paperback Book]

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Author: Bert Dodson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440312106

Category: Art

Page: 416

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SPECIAL SHRINK-WRAPPED BUNDLE! Bert Dodson's successful method of "teaching anyone who can hold a pencil" how to draw has made his books some of the most popular and best-selling-essential references for every artist's library! These books feature dozens of exercises to help you more fully engage your artwork and unlock the power of your imagination.

Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

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Author: Carrie Stuart Parks

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581802160

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today! Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits! Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to: Master proportions and map facial features accurately Study shapes within a composition and draw them realistically Use value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portrait Render tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success! It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style!

The Art of Drawing Dangles

Creating Decorative Letters and Art with Charms

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Author: Olivia A. Kneibler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631063251

Category: Art

Page: 144

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If you like coloring, tangling, or lettering, you'll love to dangle! Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. By adding charms and pretty embellishments to letters and artwork, you can make your own dangles. With 50 projects in the book, you can add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you, and create dangle words from the dangle alphabet in the book. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationary, invitations, lettering, and more.

Art of Drawing People

Discover Simple Techniques for Drawing a Variety of Figures and Portraits

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Author: Debra Kauffman Yaun,William Powell,Ken Goldman,Walter Foster

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1600580696

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations for drawing realistic figures and portraits in different poses and with distinctive ethnic, age, and gender characteristics.

A Guide to Drawing

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Author: Daniel Marcus Mendelowitz,Duane A. Wakeham

Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drawing

Page: 335

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One of the most respected and widely used books in its field, A GUIDE TO DRAWING is a classic, comprehensive, and systematic introduction to the art of drawing, focusing on the mastery of traditional skills as the basis for expressive drawing.

Drawing the Light from Within

Keys to Awaken Your Creative Power

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Author: Judith Cornell

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835607568

Category: Self-Help

Page: 211

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Describes the importance of visualization, and suggests eleven techniques to develop one's creativity, inner vision, and self-esteem

Character Animation Fundamentals

Developing Skills for 2D and 3D Character Animation

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Author: Steve Roberts

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136129499

Category: Art

Page: 456

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Expand your animation toolkit and remain competitive in the industry with this leading resource for 2D and 3D character animation techniques. Apply the industry's best practices to your own workflows and develop 2D, 3D and hybrid characters with ease. With side by side comparisons of 2D and 3D character design, improve your character animation and master traditional principles and processes including weight and balance, timing and walks. Develop characters inspired by humans, birds, fish, snakes and four legged animals. Breathe life into your character and develop a characters personality with chapters on acting, voice-synching and facial expressions. Expertly integrate core animation techniques with your software of choice featuring step-by-step tutorials, highlighting 3ds Max, Maya and Blender workflows. Adapt the tips, tricks and techniques for unique projects like character design for rotoscoping and motion capture. Advance beyond the fundamentals of 2D and 3D character animation with the companion website which includes short demonstration movies, 2D and 3D exercises and fully rigged character models.