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Learn How to Draw Reptiles in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Reptiles in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Reptiles in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Drawing Materials
Rendering
Sphere
Cone
Cube
Cylinder
Application
Drawing an Outline
Grid System
Drawing and Rendering
King Cobra
Yellow Anaconda
Gecko
Diamondback Terrapin
Giant Tortoise
Albino Alligator
Tuatara
Tips to Remember
Author Bio

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Introduction
To all young Artists, Aspiring Artist, and Artist who need to learn new ways or technique of drawing, this book is for you. If you’re a person that fined Reptiles fascinated, I promise that you will never get bored, when you learn how to draw and render them, and even if you’re not, after you learn to draw them, you will have a new understanding about reptiles, with their extra ordinary texture of their surface scales. As we know reptiles are cold bloodied and divided to subgroups, like crocodiles and alligators, tortoises and turtles, snakes and lizards and the tuataras(has a resemblance of a lizard, differ on their texture as they have spiky scales like a prehistoric dinosaur). They lay their eggs on land or others carry it with them. Other people like reptiles too much that, they have one as pet in their home.

This book will teach you step-by-step with Illustrations, so that you will see the exact way how I draw them with pencils; also you will be guided along the way, to detail a specific texture or shade areas we need to focus. The only things you need aside from what I mentioned. Are your focus, perseverance and dedication to succeed in doing portraits of reptiles. Read more..

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Learn How to Draw Portraits of Ocean And Sea Animals in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Portraits of Ocean And Sea Animals in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Portraits of Ocean And Sea Animals in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Drawing Materials
Rendering
• Sphere
• Cone
• Cube
• Cylinder
Application
• Drawing an Outline
• Grid System
Drawing and Rendering
• Dolphin
• Great White Shark
• Blue Whale
• Octopus
• Jellyfish
• Stingray
• Sea Turtle
• Sea Horse
Tips to Remember
Author Bio

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Introduction
Most of us are fascinated by these Ocean or Sea animals, because let’s face it, we don’t normally see them (unless you’re living near any the body of water), we only see them most of time in the aquarium and ponds or any man made or artificial body of water which is too limited.

Knowing the nature of aquatic animals; how they live in their habitat? Considering how large it is, how do they interact? How do they contribute to their marine environment? Aside from all these questions, which I suppose your wonder and interest is great, that curiosity is building within.

I’m glad that you pick up this book, as it proves that it is not just out of curiosity, but within you, an artist that need to be unleashed. That’s how you want to understand something; you want it to be more vivid, and that is why you want to draw them, not just a doodle or do a quick sketch. But you want more with a touch of realism. And that my friend, where this course comes in, you will do these exercises, with perseverance and dedication in your part. As this book will guide and help you achieve the skills, which you will need to become an Artist in Marine life.
Just follow this book step by step, and in no time you will be good in drawing Ocean and Sea animals. I promise you that, and you will be amaze of how good you are in drawing and everyone. Read more..

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Learn How to Draw Portraits of Domestic Animals in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Portraits of Domestic Animals in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Portraits of Domestic Animals in Pencil For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction:
Drawing Materials
Rendering
Sphere
Cone
Cube
Cylinder
Application
Drawing an Outline
Grid System
Rendering the Cute Puppy
Exercises: Drawing and Rendering
Little Pot Belly Pig
Little Chick
Little Duckling
Little Lamb
Little Kitten
Tips to Remember
Author Bio

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Introduction:
If you are fond of animals, and like to learn and draw them, this book is for you. Drawing animals isn’t new, as we know it was already done by our ancestors from 40,000 years ago, mostly seen in Prehistoric cave paintings, it’s painted on walls and ceilings, most images that are drawn were; Horses, Deer, Bison and large wild cattle called “Auroch”. Their tools for drawing include Charcoal, Hematite, and some coloring pigments. Today we have graphite pencils and other efficient drawing tools, if you can see the style of their drawings, there are already forms, especially there line drawings, They only lack for what I can say are the definition, depth and proportion, I can’t argue of their style, if they did that intentionally or not, as we look and compare it to Renaissance art that have Perspective, Emotion, Light and Shadows, and a Realistic touch.

This book will help you draw realistic animals in pencil, along the way we will be learning, how we can see through things to make your drawing easy and fun, I will be guiding you through step by step, and after you finish the course you will be drawing animals that you like, like your pet, or friends and neighbors or somebody’s pet, your school drawing projects, you can impress your teacher (a plus from your drawing skill), or make a living out of your Animals Portrait drawings. Which I’m looking forward to, and I will be happy to hear from you, if that day will happen. And also get a copy of my other book “Learn How to Draw Portraits of Famous People in Pencil for the Absolute Beginner”, it’s a good companion for this book, it will teach you how to draw Human Portraits. And don’t forget to read some other titles. Read more…

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Learn How to Draw Cartoons – For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Cartoons – For the Absolute Beginner

A quick and easy way to illustrate an idea is by using cartoons.
Artists use this kind of theme when targeting young viewers or those who’s a little less of art critic and more into the message of the picture being portrayed clearly.

Cartoons are “eye candies” that can easily capture people’s attention because of its stereotypical and simply understandable nature. This is also the reason why it is widely used by advertisers when presenting a service or a product.

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This book will teach you how to start drawing your own cartoon characters in a semi-realistic form and how to finish your illustrations easily. It will show you how to produce a traditional quality cartoon drawings and the fundamentals of illustrating your ideas properly.

This step-by-step instruction manual is a great start for beginners and an additional knowledge or guidelines for amateur illustrators.

Learn the very basics of cartoon and start making your own comics or detailed illustrations. Find out how to make a variety of different facial features to improve your characters’ appearance. Turn your thoughts into pictures and explore your creative side while having fun.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
TYPES OF CARTOON
ELEMENTS OF A CARTOON
• Large Heads
• Body Proportions
• Props and Objects
EXPRESSIONS
• Additional Details for Portraying Cartoon Expressions
FACIAL FEATURES
• Eyes
• Nose
• Mouth
• Ears
DRAWING A SCENARIO
AGING YOUR CHARACTER Read more..

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Learn How to Draw Caricatures – For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Caricatures – For the Absolute Beginner

To draw a caricature is to simply draw an image that is very distinguishable to your model/subject’s identity with or without being photographically identical. In early forms of this genre, the type of figures used was animals to represent a certain person. A painting or any type of artwork cannot be called a caricature if the piece does not involve an actual person, because involving a real person as a model is the critical part of this genre.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Quick ink sketches
• Caricature of a Child
• Head in Profile
Establishing Tones/Shade Values
Drawing a Face in a Proper Proportion
Drawing Caricatures with a Pencil
• Using Simple Reference Lines
• Starting with a Facial Feature
Exaggerating Proportions
Caricature of a Girl – Amplifying facial expression
Caricature Samples

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So start taking pictures of your friends or ask for a willing volunteer to be your model and begin drawing caricatures.

If nobody is willing to be your model, it’s okay. I have few pictures of my friends here and they are more than willing to be models for practicing, mess up their facial features. It’s totally fine, they don’t care.

Follow the steps in this book and become a caricature artist in a short amount of time.

Learn how to draw caricatures easily without any formal training. This book will guide you how faces take form step by step, how to base it on a model and produce a caricature portrait with ease.

This instruction booklet will teach you how to draw caricatures quickly with the use of a simple pen and marker, and then move on to using pencil and start conveying shade values and produce realistic portraits with cartooned bodies.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy reading! Read more…

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Learn How to Draw Land Animals – For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Land Animals – For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Land Animals For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Drawing tools
Sketching Animals
The contour shape
The planes
Details
Furs
Raccoon
Lion
Bison
Texture
Armadillo
Elephant
Prints
Tiger
Shading
Linear shading
Imaginary light source
Tapir
Smeared shading
Hippopotamus
Rhinoceros
Gaur

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Sketching Animals – The contour shape
To properly construct the figure of any subject you want to illustrate, observe the structure of its form and find what kind of shape that can resemble its body structure.

The idea is to have a basis for portraying the mass of the figure. The basic shapes can be easily positioned upon your desired perspective or point of view.

• Obtain the most basic form of the animal you are going to draw.
• Use the basic form as a reference for constructing the main outline.

The main outline is the most important element for the subject to be distinguishable. Remember that the basic figure (basic shapes) is mainly a basis for its mass in the simplest form, this is just a way for you to see the subject as a multidimensional figure, and any change in position will gradually change the manner of how the figure should be outlined.

The primary outline may overlap, replace, or replicate the basic figure.

If the portions of your animal are smoothly spherical (circles used to simplify the form), then the primary outline would simply overlap or replicate the simplified form, but if the part has ridges such as the face of the animal (nose, eyeholes, cheeks etc…) then the basic form should be modified to illustrate the exact shape of the head.

• The basic forms will be your guide to properly lay out each linear shade.

Observe the first sphere. The linear shades do not bend properly with the contour shape but it can show the dimensions by leaving the center of the sphere unmarked. These are hatches that use the point of light as a reference.

The linear shades on the second sphere bend with the contour shape of the figure. The lines show the proportions by interpreting the form by flowing with it. These hatches use the point of light and the manner of its bend to show dimensions.

If you are going to use a single set of hatches to shade the subject, use the method of the second sphere, and then use the method of the first sphere to darken and enforce the visual depth.

Thin and light linings are used to portray the dimensional shape. Follow the contour figure of the basic form to properly portray the shade values according to its perspective Read more…

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Drawing Books

Learn How to Draw Faces and Portraits For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Faces and Portraits For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Drawing Tools
Basic Head Layout
Facial Features
Eyes
Nose
Mouth
Measuring Via Eye Size
Front view
Quarter view
Side view/Profile

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Basic head layout
There are few characteristics of a head that is relative to almost everyone, this similarity in measurements will be your guide if you are to construct a face when drawing a portrait.

The eyes are positioned below, above or right at the center of the head’s perfect-center level. It is usually aligned with the upper tip of the ear.
The head’s space above and below the eyes’ location are equal.
The nose wings are usually aligned with the tear ducts, and its nose ball is aligned with the ear lobes (this similarity changes depending on the person’s age as the ears grow bigger).
Both tips of the mouth are nearly aligned with the center of both eyes.

Although you will surely encounter a person that has a little difference on these measurements, it would be easier for you to identify his or her unique proportion value if you have the knowledge about what is most usual.

The familiarity to different angles of the head is essential when drawing faces.

Head shapes differ in every angle. The position of each facial feature gradually changes as the head makes a quarter turn. And as it turns further on one side, their sizes slightly change and the features reveal their unseen angles, thus, totally changing their shape.

A head facing in a perfect front view would have two equal sides most of the time, while a head in a quarter angle view shows the outline of the nose bridge which cannot be portrayed perfectly when in front view. The lips would reveal its thickness as it loses the exposure of its further tip. And the further ear and eye will lose its exposure as the head turns further on the side.

These natural gradual adjustments happen when the head moves horizontally.

Unlike horizontal movements, when a head moves in a diagonal direction it changes the diagonal thickness of the head dynamically, thus, the facial features follow.
Each facial feature comes closer together as the head leans further. The nostrils become totally exposed as the nose ball clearly establish its distance from the plane (face surface).

The thickness of the lower lip can be easily conveyed as it overlaps the upper lip, and the eye shapes would appear flat.

When the head moves downwards, the nose (depending on its height) would overlap the lips, and the eyebrows (depending on its thickness) would slightly overlap the eyes. The height of the neck would be hidden as the top of the head becomes clearly conveyed, totally changing or rather hiding the face’s horizontal height.

The facial ridges of males are more defined and prominent compared to females, especially the nose bridge, Brow Bridge and the jaw line.

But there are few cases in which the shape of a man’s profile looks more feminine than usual or vice-versa. In this case, you have to rely on the facial features he or she have to clearly portray his or her gender, such as thick eyebrows or any facial hairs for men or pouty, glossy lips and long eyelashes for women. Read more..

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Drawing Books

Learn How to Draw Aquatic Animals

Learn How to Draw Aquatic Animals

Learn How to Draw Aquatic Animals – For the Absolute Beginner
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Drawing Tools
Primary Sketches
Constructing Outlines
Using a Base
Common forms
Veiltail goldfish
Queen angelfish
Mackerel
Salmon
Catfish
Unique forms
Ocean sunfish
Cowfish
Anglerfish
Contour Shape
Planes
Texture
Porcupine fish
Siamese fighting fish
Seahorse
Composing the Figure
Tarpon

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Primary sketches
Rough sketching is an easy approach to build up your drawing skills by letting your hand gain familiarity on how the forms and details are expressed by lines. This is a good way of enhancing your creativity through experience and can build up your hand and mind coordination rapidly.
Build the form through several lines until you figure out the primary shape of the subject. Sketching is the way to express your imagination freely and portray your ideas visually through lines.
Start with a simple animal figure. Try to draw an animal in profile/side view, draw a simple fish or dolphin, whatever you think is easy for you.
A figure in side view barely involves dimension values and does not contain any kind of foreshortening (overlapping proportions to depict the figure’s perspective).
Worry less on how many line strokes you need to make just to obtain the primary shape of the animal. Be expressive on your line strokes and produce different kinds of lines to construct a figure that is distinguishable to your subject.
Start with thin and barely visible lines with light hand strokes.
Try to construct the primary parts of the figure. Depict the animal’s mass and try proportioning them properly.
Choose the lines that best define the primary shape of your figure and thicken them.
Get back to the line marks you have made and observe what linings depicted the shape of your figure. Darken these lines to make them more dominant to the other markings.
When you already have a good outline of the figure, clean up your drawing and erase the unnecessary line marks you no longer need.
Erase the unsuccessful outlines so you will be left with the effective one (the ones you darkened). And clean up the inner portion of your drawing to have as space for the details.
Now try to draw the details. Draw the eye, fins and gills.
Continue your illustration with the same process you did before. Start with light thin lines until you make the most successful line stroke. Make the fins curvy as if it’s floating on the water. Once again, thicken the most successful lines and erase the unsuccessful sketch marks.
Once you have the primary details, draw the secondary details such as the lines on the fins.
At this point, the permanent (successful outlines) lines should be thinner than the previous outlines you have made but it should be as dark and as visible. Make parallel curved lines to give some details on the fins, follow the outline curves of the fins and adapt how it bends until the lines reach the outline.
Now for the texture, don’t fill the whole thing with overlapping curves to illustrate the scales, just try to imagine that the scales are there but they aren’t totally exposed (as if the light is too bright for the little details to be visible).
Draw the scales on the sides near the main outline with dark lines then make it lighter and lighter as it gets nearer at the center.
Remember that the shape of a fish is a bit round, so draw the scales in a curved line, and sustain this curve along with the other scales on the upper portion of the fish’s body. Read more…

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Drawing Books

Learn to Paint Horses and Dogs In Watercolor For The Absolute Beginner

Learn to Paint Horses and Dogs In Watercolor For The Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction:
Materials
Color Terms
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors
Tertiary Colors
Hue
Values
Saturation or Chroma
Application and Techniques
How to Use Your Brush
How to Mix your Watercolor
How to Make a Color Wheel
How to Create Color Value Chart
How to Create a Wash
Rendering the Sphere
Drawing the Outline
Exercises
The Mini Horse
The Bulldog
The Running Horse
The Shih Tzu
The Race
Author Bio
Bonus Content From
Pencil Drawing for the Beginner – Animals
Grid System
Rendering the Cute Puppy
Bonus Content From
Pencil Drawing for the Beginner – Landscapes
The Lone Tree in Pencil
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Introduction:
Painting Horses and Dogs has never been easy, if you know where to begin and finish especially if it is done in Watercolor, This eBook will teach you the basic and the right approach to where to start by following the step-by-step exercises. What make the Horse so special is the form and contour of its shape, which signify gracefulness and speed, Let me also mention that 2014 is a year of the horse, according to Chinese calendar, and Horse is a friend of a Dog, so I also include it in our exercises, also as they are consider as “Man’s Best friend”.

As you Read this eBook you will learn, more about colors and how to mix them for application, you will be making the Color Wheel which can help you distinguish the differences of one color to another, also you will learn how to use your brush and techniques when working with the exercises, and learn how to transfer your drawing the non-destructive way to maintain your work clean. By this I’m sure you will be painting Horses and Dogs very well after you learn all the exercises from this eBook, so as I always say give your 100% dedication, perseverance and patience. And you will reap all the benefits especially acquiring this new skill. Read more…

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Learn How to Paint Portraits of Children In Watercolor For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Paint Portraits of Children In Watercolor For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction:
Materials
Color Terms
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors
Tertiary Colors
Hue
Values
Saturation or Chroma
Application and Techniques
How to Use Your Brush
How to Mix Your Watercolor
How to Make a Color Wheel
How to Create Color Value Chart
How to Create a Wash
Rendering the Sphere
Drawing the Outline
Exercises
The Cute Little Baby Boy
The Little Girl in Red
The Lovely Couple
The Old Man
Author Bio
Bonus Content – Drawing a Puppy
Bonus Content – Drawing Landscapes

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Introduction:
Learning to Paint Watercolor is easy, and painting portraits using this medium is easier, if you know how and this book is all about it. So first of all I congratulate you for purchasing this eBook. What will you get from this eBook? Let me count the ways: First you will learn how to use your painting brush as if I’m watching you doing your brush strokes, just follow the pictures step-by-step. Next you will be learning to how to mix colors and some fundamentals about the natures of it, and then you will learn Techniques and Tips that will make you confident when painting. Lastly, if you finish all the exercises here, I’m very sure you can paint any portraits that you want to paint it can be your family or relatives, friends, neighbors, and even your love ones. Just give your dedication 100% and time, and you will reap all the benefits. Also don’t forget to take a rest after you finish one exercise, take time to see and correct your work if there is any and have fun it’s a must.

Step by Step instructions to go from photo to finished Portrait. Read more…

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