Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405341233

Category: Drawing

Page: 264

View: 5692

Helping you develop your drawing talents, the author offers step-by-step instructions for forms right from still life to architecture. She takes you through the basics to more advanced techniques. She covers a range of techniques from quick pencil sketches to finished colour studies.
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Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756651411

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 4842

An introduction to the art of drawing explores a wide variety of media and techniques for both novice and experienced artists, with practical guidelines on such topics as shape, shading, portraiture, architectural renderings, nature, and perspective.
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An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756672341

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5872

Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them. The book starts with the history of plant drawing and painting. The author follows the trail of the early plant explorers and shows how the exotic specimens they brought home with them were depicted in botanical illustrations, anthologies, and decorative designs. The main part of the book examines the structure of plants, with visually stunning chapters on roots and stems, shoots and leaves, buds and flowers, and seeds and fruit, mosses and lichens, and trees. As in Anatomy for the Artist, beautiful, specially commissioned photographs complement Sarah's drawings, illustrating how an understanding of botany really helps you to draw plants. Drawing classes provide a wealth of practical advice on how to draw, and pages from Sarah's sketchbooks show how she records her favorite plants throughout the seasons. Inspirational master classes in each chapter focus on how other artists, from 17th century masters to contemporary botanical illustrators, have portrayed plants. This lavishly illustrated book will not only be the definitive guide for those wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but a sumptuous gift book for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
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An Observational Method for Artists and Animators

Author: Wei Xu, Ph.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233158

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 2725

A solid foundation for improving your drawing skills Teaching a new observational method based on math and computer graphics principles, this book offers an innovative approach that shows you how to use both sides of your brain to make drawing easier and more accurate. Author Wei Xu, PhD, walks you through his method, which consists of scientific theories and principles to deliver real-world techniques that will improve your drawing skills. Xu's pioneering approach offers a solid foundation for both traditional and CG artists. Encourages you to use both sides of your brain for drawing with the highest efficiency possible Introduces an innovative method invented by the author for improving your drawing skills If you are eager to learn how to draw, then this book is a must read.
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A Guide to Innovation, Invention, Imagination, and Creativity

Author: Betty Edwards

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067163514X

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 6016

Offers advice on how to make use of the functions of both sides of the brain to improve creativity and develop problem-solving abilities
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A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within

Author: Steven Aimone

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592812

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 3909

The many people who long to draw--but feel too intimidated to try--will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it’s packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name. Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement. The book features hundreds of images of work by well-known artists from Debuffet to Jim Dine--and each chapter includes a profile of someone who came to drawing late in life and achieved recognition.
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Designing Corporate Boards for a Complex World

Author: Colin B. Carter,Jay William Lorsch

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1578517761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 945

Business scandals from Enron to WorldCom have escalated concerns about corporate governance into a full-blown crisis. Institutional investors and legislators have dominated the debate and enacted important changes in corporate accounting and other areas. But Colin B. Carter and Jay W. Lorsch say that we must now focus on the performance of corporate boards. This timely book argues that boards are being pressed to perform unrealistic duties given their traditional structure, processes, and membership. Carter and Lorsch propose a strategic redesign of boards--making them better attuned to their oversight, decision-making, and advisory roles--to enable directors to meet 21st century challenges successfully. Based on the authors' deep expertise and longtime experience working with boards around the world, and on a probing survey of CEOs, Carter and Lorsch help boards to develop a realistic value proposition customized to the company they serve. The authors explore the core dilemmas and responsibilities boards face and outline a framework for designing the most effective structure, makeup, size, and culture. This book provides a candid account of the current state of boards and points the way in a time of crisis and change.
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Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 4684

Compiles drawings, photographs, and tips for drawing human nude forms, depicting the structure of the human body, bones, muscles, balance, the body as a whole, and specific parts of the body.
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Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved

Author: Jeff DeGraff

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345530691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 5427

Outlines an inspirational, four-step roadmap for reinventing oneself during times of personal or professional crisis, counseling readers in such areas as innovation, creating value, revising old approaches and understanding long-term processes. TV tie-in.
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A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Gabriel Hemery,Sarah Simblet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408835444

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 9869

A visually sumptuous and breathtakingly detailed book about British trees and woodland.
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Meditation in Action

Author: Frederick Franck

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 169

View: 6995

Franck, the author of Zen of Seeing, the classic guide, returns with more teachings and instructions.
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Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper

Author: Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523501154

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3036

Draw the Flow Way “Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” –Elizabeth Gilbert “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” –Beatrix Potter “Drawing, painting, creating…it’s like a muscle. You have to work on it every day.” –Sarah Walsh “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use—do the work you want to see done.” –Austin Kleon “Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” –Frederick Frank “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” –Salvador Dalí “Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation or how we earn our living.” –Madeline L’Engle “I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, in any artistic work, is daring to dare.” –Maya Angelou “I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” –Vincent van Gogh In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. The lessons, 50 in all, curated from the best of Flow's two special drawing issues, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space. With its bound-in paper goodies, this book is also a canvas for artistic exploration—reminding us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work. Filled With Paper Goodies: Mini daily drawing pad DIY postcards Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers House interiors to unfold and decorate
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An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

Author: Peggy Taylor,Charlie Murphy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717575

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4509

The key to facilitating vibrant, deep, and motivating programs for youth and adults.
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Author: Burne Hogarth

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823013760

Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 6849

A unique pictorial guide to the techniques of drawing the human head
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An Exploration of the Language of Drawing

Author: Mick Maslen,Jack Southern

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907317255

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 6235

Drawing Projects combines a review of contemporary artists with a 'how to draw' guide, celebrating drawing as the process of seeing made visible. Drawing Projects profiles ten key artists, revealing their working environments and practices, including Gavin Turk, Dryden Goodwin, Keith Tyson, Cornelia Parker, William Kentridge, Claude Heath, Tim Knowles and Zoe Mendelson. The artists discuss the value of drawing in their own work, and invites you to think about how we view life, view art and view the story that they tell together. Drawing Projects includes fifteen projects to inspire you to join in and work through at your own pace. These detailed tutorials provide a how to draw these images guide. The combination of artists work and easy to follow projects make this a practical guide to inspire the artist in you.
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Simple Steps to Explore Your Feelings and Heal Your Consciousness

Author: Heather Williams

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 7488

In the tradition of such successful books on creativity as Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and The Artist's Way, artist and teacher Heather Williams presents a step-by-step approach to personal development — and artistic satisfaction. Many people — including Heather Williams — were never encouraged to embrace their creative side, and this shutting down of part of their inner life can create conflict. This book is an invitation into each person's creative instincts and is designed to lead gently toward developing both artistic and spiritual qualities. The book is divided into three sections: Pencils & Perception (observing and drawing what you see in the physical world); Crayons & Consciousness (drawing the interior landscape of memories, emotions, dreams, and patterns); and Ink & Intuition (drawing on the intuitive wisdom within yourself). This book is not intended to make everyone a commercial artist, but it will help readers to see and be in their world more fully.
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How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3108

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
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A Graphic Novel that Teaches You how to Draw

Author: Mark Crilley

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385346336

Category: Drawing

Page: 144

View: 7105

"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 on sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit. In addition, Crilley is an accomplished graphic novelist. Now for the first time, he pairs both strengths resulting in a one-of-a-kind art instruction experience. Through the story of aspiring, overeager young artist-in-the-making David and his helpful, but often flustered mentor, Becky, readers gain a grounding in the basics of drawing and rendering, along with a helping of laughs and poignant entertainment. Each lesson builds off the previous, with sidebars at the end of each chapter that direct readers to tackle some of the very same drawing exercises that David has just completed. The sequential art format provides the perfect vehicle for these step-by-step lessons, and the Pixar-esque approach to the surrounding characters and story ensures an enjoyable experience that readers will want to revisit again and again."
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A Creative Approach

Author: Robert Kaupelis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137392

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5327

Expert guide and teacher focuses on solving the problems common to many illustrators, among them perspective, form, modeling, and drawing from memory and projected images. 134 black-and-white illustrations.
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Author: Harry Borgman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142159

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3073

Manual by acclaimed artist contains the best information available on pencil and ink techniques, including 28 step-by-step demonstrations — many of them in full color.
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