With drawing tips, techniques, and more than 25 step-by-step projects, How to Draw 1 is the perfect resource for beginning artists ready to enhance their drawing skills.
Learn to draw a variety of subjects in graphite pencil from basic shapes. In Drawing: How to Draw 1—which also features contributions by acclaimed artist William F. Powell—Walter Foster invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to draw a variety of subjects. Even if you've never drawn before, you'll be amazed at how quickly and easily you can render just about anything you'd care to draw. With Drawing: How to Draw 1, you'll learn the principles of drawing, as well as all the materials and tools you'll need to get started. You'll begin by drawing simple, familiar shapes and quickly learn to transform them into three-dimensional, lifelike forms using just a few easy techniques. And with simple step-by-step instructions, you'll learn to draw a variety of popular subjects, including fruits, flowers, animals, human portraits, and even cartoons. With the help of How to Draw 1, anyone can learn to draw! Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. How to Draw 1 allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.
More than 85 years ago, Walter Foster—a well-known artist, instructor, and collector—began producing art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, California. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Walter Foster Publishing now provides how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists worldwide who enjoy the rewards of learning how to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through his easy-to-follow instruction books.
How to Draw & Paint
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