An Introduction to Drawing by James Horton

By James Horton

Similar to different books released by way of Dorling Kindersley, this one is profusely illustrated via closely-spaced drawings and images that nearly crowd out textual content. it is a brief booklet, at seventy two pages, however it covers, in spite of the fact that in short, artists' fabrics utilized in drawing, in addition to various drawing options and topics.

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In addition to the traditional black-gray media, you can also use colored pencils, colored conté crayons, and pastels to bring color into your drawings (see the later section “Choosing Your Drawing Supplies” for more details on these different drawing media). Every drawing medium has its own range of expressive mark, meaning the texture and degree of softness or hardness of the tool affects whether the marks it makes are clean or messy, smooth or grainy. Additionally, each medium has its own maximum degree of lightness and darkness.

See if you can make a somewhat realistic drawing using your feet. ) ✓ Draw in the sand or snow. ✓ Arrange rocks or plants in your garden to create a different kind of drawing. Considering the benefits of drawing Drawing is satisfying on so many levels: mentally, physiologically, emotionally, and socially. After all, when you draw, your mind reaches through your hand to make direct contact with the world. When you draw from observation, you have the opportunity to physically re-create what you see.

After 30 seconds, cover Figure 2-6 with the extra piece of paper. 4. In the square you drew in Step 1, draw as much of Figure 2-6 as you can remember. 5. Uncover Figure 2-6 and compare it to the drawing you made in Step 4. You can repeat this exercise in infinite variations. Try it with photos or pictures from a magazine. Try it in real life; stare at something for a while and then turn your back to it. Add variety and extra challenge by staring first for 2 minutes, then 1 minute, and then 10 seconds!

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