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Drawing for Dummies (USED)

Drawing for Dummies (USED)

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On a simple piece of paper, a fierce bird of prey can swoop down upon its terrified victim, an adoring father can share laughter with the infant daughter cradled in his arms, raindrops can glisten on the hood of a vintage sports car, a lightening bolt can cut across the night, offering a glimpse of trees ominously silhouetted against the blackness. Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it's something just about anyone can learn to do.

Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn drawing basics. Its author, professional illustrator and long-time art educator Brenda Hoddinott, has a simple philosophy--that only you can teach you to draw. With that in mind, she arms you with the tools you need to explore the basics and then coaches you through 30 hands-on drawing projects. You'll quickly

  • Conquer the basics of line and shading
  • Develop an eye for basic shapes and contours
  • Discover how to create the illusion of three dimensions
  • Render still-life subjects and landscapes
  • Bring animals and people to vivid life on the page
  • Brenda helps you tune into your right brain and see the world as an artist does. You'll discover how to break things down into basic lines and shapes and then reassemble them on the page. Other topics covered include:

  • Understanding and exercising the basic skills of drawing lines and shapes, adding life and depth with shading, and rendering textures
  • Mastering the fundamentals of composition and planning drawings
  • Creating lifelike doodles and cartoon characters
  • Drawing the natural environment including both plants and animals
  • Keeping a sketchbook and drawing from memory
  • Drawing people, starting with babies and exploring the human face from childhood to old age
  • It's never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies put you on the road of discovery and self-expression through drawing.

    Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters (USED)

    Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters (USED)

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    A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who's famed lectures and classes at New York City's Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world.

    Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings--including works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and Rembrandt among others--Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, light and planes, mass, position and thrust, and anatomy. With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated. Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.

    Drawing Made Easy: Forest Animals

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    Drawing the Light from Within (USED)

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    Designed to unleash inner creative powers through a series of fascinating art projects that the author has used successfully with hundreds of beginners--without time-consuming lessons and expensive years of study. Illustrated.

    Drawing: You Can Do It! (USED)

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    No talent required! Here are more than 100 fun and easy projects that will help anyone learn to draw or improve their drawing skills. Features bands-on instruction and specific demonstrations.

    Essential Michelangelo (USED)

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    Eternal Egypt; Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum (USED)

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    European Decorative Arts in the Art Institute of Chicago (USED)

    European Decorative Arts in the Art Institute of Chicago (USED)

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    A new approach to the artistic legacy of European artisans which ranges from the anonymous craftsmen of the early Middle Ages to the celebrated designers of the Bauhaus in the 1920s. The book focuses on a series of the finest objects in the museum's collection.

    European Palaces - 1st US Edition/1st Printing (USED)

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    Extraordinary Boston (USED)

    Extraordinary Boston (USED)

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    Framed by its historic harbor and rivers, poised between old and new, Boston is a special place with a dynamic story. This up-to-date photographic study discovers unique viewpoints and celebrates culture, history and tradition. It visits the best-loved sites--Acorn Street, the Public Garden, the Charles--with a fresh eye. It studies the newest architecture and honors venerable sculpture. With aerial photography and twilit skylines, it captures topography and makes new connections.