How to Draw Cool Stuff

A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
Author: Catherine Holmes
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing
ISBN: 0615991424
Category: Design
Page: 254
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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!

Drawing Dimensions

A Shading Guide for Teachers and Students
Author: Holmes V Catherine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692919842
Category: Drawing
Page: 208
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Inside this book is a series of lessons designed to teach you how to add dimension to your own drawings, how to analyze real life objects and shade, create highlights, blend tones, and produce realistic drawings with ease.

How to Draw Cool Stuff

Basic, Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions
Author: Catherine V Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692382516
Category: Design
Page: 222
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"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.

The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions

How to Draw Mind-bending Illusions and Three-dimensional Trick Art in Graphite and Colored Pencil
Author: Jonathan Stephen Harris
Publisher: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1633223558
Category: Art
Page: 128
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From impossible shapes to three-dimensional sketches and trick art, you won’t believe your eyes as you learn to draw optical illusions in graphite and colored pencil. Perfect for beginning artists, The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions begins with a basic introduction to optical illusions and how they work. Jonathan Stephen Harris then guides you step-by-step in creating mind-blowing pencil drawings, starting with basic optical illusions and progressing to more difficult two- and three-dimensional trick art. Perspective and dimension are difficult to capture for both beginning and established artists, but now you can hone those skills in the most unique way possible, while also exercising your mind with these brain-boosting, unbelievable tricks!

Shortcuts & Artists' Secrets

Learn quick methods for creating realistic drawings
Author: Diane Cardaci
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 9781600582028
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Inside this helpful guide, accomplished artist Diane Cardaci guides readers through several shortcuts to drawing—from projecting and using the grid method to utilizing a computer. A step-by-step project accompanies each shortcut, so readers can test out the methods firsthand. The book also features an in-depth section on troubleshooting, teaching readers effective ways to grapple with the most common problems a beginner will encounter, such as establishing accurate proportions and values.

How to Draw

53 Step-By-Step Drawing Projects
Author: Alisa Calder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781947243507
Category:
Page: 110
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How to Draw: 53 Step-by-Step Drawing Projects is perfect for beginners who want to quickly gain a sense of mastery in their drawing. Suitable for children, teens, and adults who want to practice and improve their drawing skills. Contains easy-to-follow drawing tutorials that will teach you how to draw everything from basic shapes such as cubes and spheres, to animals, common objects, vehicles, and even people. Each step-by-step tutorial will guide you from the first step to the finished drawing. Each diagram on the left shows you how to draw the object one step at a time. Simply follow along drawing in the space provided on the right-hand side. Add each detail as shown until the picture is finished.

How to Draw Cool Stuff

Holidays, Seasons and Events
Author: Catherine V Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999275818
Category: Art
Page: 426
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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!

Drawing For Dummies


Author: Brenda Hoddinott,Jamie Combs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118032004
Category: Art
Page: 384
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The fast and easy way to learn to draw 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 your 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 the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that only you can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need to explore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. This revised edition of one of the most successful For Dummies guides includes Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people, animals, still life, and more Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawings from simple geometric shapes to finished artwork It's never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery and self-expression through drawing.

Fun With a Pencil


Author: Andrew Loomis
Publisher: EDITORA BIBLIOMUNDI SERVIÇOS DIGITAIS LTDA
ISBN: 1526003023
Category: Art
Page: 138
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Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With delightful step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis's charming alter ego on the page.

101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal

Practical Drawing Techniques for Rendering a Variety of Surfaces & Textures
Author: Steven Pearce
Publisher: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1633221911
Category: Art
Page: 128
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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.

101 Textures in Colored Pencil

Practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces & textures
Author: Denise J. Howard
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633226549
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Get a feel for your art--literally! 101 Textures in Colored Pencil teaches you every technique you’ll need to give your colored-pencil drawings realistic, palpable texture. There has never been a better time to master textures! Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the most challenging aspects of creating art in colored pencil, even for experienced artists. 101 Textures in Colored Pencil provides artists with step-by-step instructions for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. Each page is a comprehensive resource on how to create a specific texture, complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organized into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly you need a breeze. Don’t put your artistic endeavors on hold!

How to Draw Cool Things, Stuff, Optical Illusions, 3D Letters Books Collection 1-3

A Cool Drawing Guide for Older Kids, Teens, Teachers, and Students
Author: Rachel A. Goldstein
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976417184
Category:
Page: 160
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Your kids will love learning how to draw cool stuff with the following easy-to-follow step by step illustrations and tutorials. This is a collection / compilation of our 3 Cool Stuff / Things books (3 books for the price of 2 - a great deal). The simple steps in this drawing book will show you and your kids how to draw optical illusions, 3-dimensional letters that pop out of the page, 3d cartooning effects, 3d emojis, and cool things that will blow your mind. Each easy art lesson starts with easy geometric shapes that will help you and your child build the basic structure of your drawing. If your child has loved our other cartooning books, he or she will want to take their drawing skills to the next level with these super cool drawing tricks, tips, and optical illusions. This book is for older children, teens, students, teachers, parents, and adults. You are never too old to learn how to draw. These cool drawing tricks will follow you wherever you go in life. Kids will enjoy learning how to make 3-dimensional art, 3-dimensional emojis, letters and stuff that that pop out of the page, and so will their parents. This book is filled with cool stuff to draw - I hope you think so too! We have been told by art teachers and parents that these books are the best drawing books they have ever purchased. Each "Cool Stuff / Things" drawing lesson is a step by step process. Each tutorial is broken down into the simplest of steps that can be followed by older children & teens. Kids, teenagers, students, teachers, and adults can enjoy this book...it isn't just for children. The only thing your child needs is time and interest. Let the Cool drawing and doodling start now and let the creativity flow! This book is part of the Drawing for Kids series of books!

Draw 3-D

A Step-By-Step Guide to Perspective Drawing
Author: Doug DuBosque
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780939217816
Category:
Page: 66
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3-D?means "three dimensional." It's easy to draw from side to side on your paper, using its width. It's easy to draw from top to bottom on your paper, using its height. But how do you draw something going away from you, into the distance? How do you create depth (the third dimension) in your drawing? What I want to teach you is linear perspective, a technique first developed almost 500 years ago, during the Renaissance. As you flip through my illustrations, this may seem like really complicated and technical stuff. And it is ... sort of. Those clever artists who figured this out weren't trying to make your life easy They only wanted to make realistic pictures. Fortunately, you'll find that the basics really are pretty simple. Better, you don't need much beyond the basics to make some pretty cool drawings. Best of all, perspective can make your drawings look real in a way you can't achieve without it. You'll need a few supplies, some patience, and a positive attitude. Expect to make mistakes as you learn, and keep a smile on your face: with each mistake you learn another way not to do it

How to Draw Cool Things, Optical Illusions, 3D Letters, Cartoons and Stuff 2

A Cool Drawing Guide for Older Kids, Teens, Teachers, and Students
Author: Rachel a Goldstein
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544082110
Category:
Page: N.A
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Your kids will love learning how to draw cool stuff with the following easy-to-follow step by step illustrations and tutorials. This is the second book by this name, continuing to teach you how to draw cool stuff, letters, and optical illusions. The simple steps in this drawing book will show you and your kids how to draw optical illusions, 3-dimensional letters that pop out of the page, 3d cartooning effects, and cool things that will blow your mind. Each easy art lesson starts with easy geometric shapes that will help you and your child build the basic structure of your drawing. If your child has loved our other cartooning books, he or she will want to take their drawing skills to the next level with these super cool drawing tricks, tips, and optical illusions. This book is for older children, teens, students, teachers, parents, and adults. You are never too old to learn how to draw. These cool drawing tricks will follow you wherever you go in life. Kids will enjoy learning how to make 3-dimensional art, letters and stuff that that pop out of the page, and so will their parents. This book is filled with cool stuff to draw - I hope you think so too! Each "Cool Stuff / Things" drawing lesson is a step by step process. Each tutorial is broken down into the simplest of steps that can be followed by older children & teens. Kids, teenagers, students, teachers, and adults can enjoy this book...it isn't just for children. The only thing your child needs is time and interest. Let the Cool drawing and doodling start now and let the creativity flow! This book is part of the Drawing for Kids series of books!

You Can Draw in Thirty Days


Author: Mark Kistler
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459617304
Category: Drawing
Page: 436
View: 820

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From public television’s favorite drawing teacher, a quick, easy, and entertaining drawing method.

A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition


Author: Michael N. Mitchell
Publisher: Stata Press
ISBN: 1597180394
Category: Computers
Page: 471
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Whether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition will teach you how to use Stata to make publication-quality graphs that will stand out and enhance your statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quick-reference tabs, this book quickly guides you to the information you need for creating and customizing high-quality graphs for any types of statistical data.

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals
Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119002265
Category: Mathematics
Page: 288
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Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Artist's Drawing Techniques


Author: N.A
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465461742
Category: Art
Page: 304
View: 1916

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Outlines the basic principles of drawing in every medium, presenting the tools, tutorials, tips, and methods needed to master such techniques as shading, blending, and cross-hatching.

Drawing as Language: Celebrating the Work of Bob Steele


Author: Marni J. Binder,Sylvia Kind
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463009809
Category: Education
Page: 24
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Drawing as Language: Celebrating the Work of Bob Steele is a Festschrift in honour of Bob Steele, Professor Emeritus, artist, educator and tireless advocate for bringing authentic aesthetic lived experiences to young children. Bob Steele’s prolific contribution to the field of visual arts education recognizes the importance of drawing for everyone, but especially with young children. As an artist-teacher-researcher Bob has devoted decades to developing understandings of drawing as language. He is a progressive thinker with commitment and passion, and through a lifetime of work has provoked serious engagement with children’s drawing processes: how children learn through drawing, through authentic experiences with their sensory world, and through their intense engagement with stories. In this unique collection we have invited educators and scholars whose work represents the ongoing influence of the ideas and teachings of Bob Steele: what he has brought to the field of art education, early childhood studies, and curriculum studies in general. It traces the history and development of his ideas. The reader is taken through his journey as a young educator in rural Saskatchewan, Canada to significant moments in his teaching and his work. The voices of the contributors offer an insightful alternative into how drawing need not be limited to a particular discipline but can be language of communication; a language that significantly matters in the daily lives and learning not just only for children, but for those who also work with them. We hope this Festschrift inspires you to think about the drawings of children differently and take your understanding to a new level.

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics

From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X -Men, and Iron Man
Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 030778648X
Category: Art
Page: 224
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In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for: * Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons * Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper! His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great. He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic! In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages! And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools. Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee! It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior! From the Trade Paperback edition.