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. We will explore hatching, cross hatching, and stippling techniques and learn how to use contrast to set a mood and create a focal point. At last – we ll put all of these skills to the test and work together to produce a beautiful piece of art. Drawing Dimension – A Shading Guide for Teachers and Students includes many resources to help you along the way through examples, tips on what you should aim for, and pitfalls to avoid. Each lesson is tailored to help you refine your shading techniques so you can add more depth and realism to your work. The book is perfectly suitable for beginners and moderates of all ages, students and teachers, professionals and novices; anyone can learn how to shade like a pro!
The Art of Ballpoint offers a historical perspective of the pen as an art medium and how it has evolved and grown in popularity. The book features several leading contemporary ballpoint artists who are creating complex and provocative masterpieces. They discuss their methods, the messages in their work, and their personal connections to the pen.
A great way to get up and running fast with AutoCAD “X”!
If you’re just learning AutoCAD, this friendly, For Dummies guide is perfect for you. You’ll get up to speed on all the basics and start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings sooner than you might imagine. Learn how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, work with dimensions, add text, and much more. The book is straightforward, easy to follow, and includes practical tips and notes that demystify this complex software even further.
Gets you quickly up to speed on AutoCAD “X,” the leading technical drawing software from Autodesk
Covers how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, use blocks, work with dimensions, add text, and draw on the Internet
Includes updates on the latest features in AutoCAD “X” focusing on those that matter most to beginners
Uses the popular For Dummies approach, which breaks down this intimidating topic into helpful, practical advice and how-tos forreal people
AutoCAD “X” For Dummies is what you need to get up to speed and start designing with this market-leading software!
Whether your character is jumping for joy or grappling with an opponent, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style.
The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet.
Five subsequent chapters cover over 40 action poses in the following categories:
Chapter 1: Action (e.g. running and jumping)
Chapter 2: Martial Arts (e.g. punching and kicking)
Chapter 3: Interacting (e.g. judo holds and high fives)
Chapter 4: Weapons (e.g. swords and knives)
Chapter 5: Reacting (e.g. dodging a punch or taking a punch)
Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink.
From the beloved and best-selling Portfolio art series by Walter Foster Publishing comes Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink, a book that invites you to explore this classic art medium in new and refreshing ways. This comprehensive guide is packed with valuable resources for artists of all skill levels, starting with the basics and ending with intricate, original step-by-step projects that are sure to impress—and inspire.