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Best Drawing Books

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Perspective Made Easy
Ernest R. Norling - Jan 19, 1999 (first published in 1939)
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Perspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book — the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective — remedies the situation. In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.Beginning with clear, co...
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Keys to Drawing
Bert Dodson - Aug 15, 1990 (first published in 1985)
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Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system--fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner.These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time.You'll learn how to:Restore, focus, map, an...
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How to Draw What You See
Rudy de Reyna - Jan 01, 1996 (first published in 1972)
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The 35th anniversary edition of the classic how-to book that has helped millions of artists learn to draw.When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill's best-seller list--and it has remained there ever since. "I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them--realistically," wr...
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Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
Andrew Loomis - May 31, 2011 (first published in 1943)
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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic ti...
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)
Mark Willenbrink - Nov 02, 2006
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This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all--from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective ri...
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Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner
Claire Watson Garcia - Jul 03, 2018 (first published in 2003)
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This revised 15th anniversary edition of the bestselling beginning drawing book updates art and text examples to include new student pieces, up-to-date materials, and additional sections on drawing in 3D and travel sketching, along with refreshed and contemporary design. Based on author and art instructor Claire Watson Garcia's successful courses a...
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Pen and Ink Drawing
A Simple Guide
Alphonso Dunn - Dec 11, 2015
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Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the sec...
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Drawing the Head and Hands
Andrew Loomis - Oct 25, 2011
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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered. Drawing the Head and Hands is the second in Titan's ...
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Draw 50 Animals
The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...
Lee J. Ames - May 08, 2012 (first published in 1974)
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Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to draw....
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The Drawing Lesson
A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw
Mark Crilley - Jul 05, 2016
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An instructional art book in narrative graphic novel form that uses the tale of one aspiring young artist and his reluctant mentor to impart easy-to-follow lessons on the fundamentals of drawing.With over 10 million views and growing, Mark Crilley's YouTube drawing instruction videos have an enormous worldwide legion of fans and have been featured ...
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Pop Manga
How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More
Camilla D'Errico - Oct 08, 2013
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Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters.From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's.  In her...
The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime by Christopher Hart
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley by Mark Crilley
Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
Successful Drawing by Andrew Loomis
The Manga Fashion Bible by Christopher Hart
Step-By-Step Drawing Book by Fiona Watt
The Vilppu Drawing Manual by Glenn Vilppu
Beginner's Guide to Creating Manga Art by Steven Cummings
Light for Visual Artists Second Edition by Richard Yot
How to Draw by Scott Robertson
How to Draw People by Barbara Soloff Levy
Art for Kids by Kathryn Temple
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Classic Human Anatomy by Valerie L. Winslow
How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps by Lulu Mayo
Drawing People by Barbara Bradley
A Foundation Course in Drawing by Peter Stanyer
The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed
Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet
Doodle Adventures by Mike Lowery
Traveling With Your Sketchbook by Joyce Ryan
How to Draw Cool Stuff by Catherine V Holmes
How to Draw 101 Animals by Dan Green
You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler
How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West
Ed Emberley's Complete Funprint Drawing Book by Ed Emberley
The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head by William Maughan
Charles Bargue by Gerald Ackerman
WORKBOOK by Betty Edwards
The Skillful Huntsman by Khang le
My First I Can Draw by Thomas Nelson
Manga for the Beginner by Christopher Hart
Human Anatomy for Artists by Eliot Goldfinger
Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks
Draw Manga Faces for Expressive Characters by Hosoi Aya
Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures by J. C. Amberlyn
You Will be Able to Draw Faces by the End of This Book by Jake Spicer
Figure Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides
Adventures in Lettering by Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids by Jeanette Nyberg
Manga Crash Course by Mina Petrovic
Designing Creatures and Characters by Marc Taro Holmes
Learn to Draw and Paint by Curtis Tappenden
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale
Beginning Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides
Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing by Suzanne Brooker
The Urban Sketching Handbook by Uma Kelkar