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Fashion Drawing For Dummies

Published 05-08-2012

<b>The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing</b> <p>This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures.</p> <p>If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, <i>Fashion Drawing For Dummies</i> gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro.</p> <ul> <li>Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing</li> <li>Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles</li> <li>Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style</li> </ul> <p>If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!</p>

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Drawing For Dummies

Published 02-22-2011

The fast and easy way to learn to draw <p>Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from your imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it's something just about anyone can learn to do.</p> <p><i>Drawing For Dummies</i> offers you a fun, easy way to learn the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that only you can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need to explore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. This revised edition of one of the most successful <i>For Dummies</i> guides includes<br /> </p> <ul> <li>Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people, animals, still life, and more</li> <li>Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective</li> <li>How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawings from simple geometric shapes to finished artwork</li> </ul> <p>It's never too late to unleash the artist within. Let <i>Drawing For Dummies, 2nd edition</i> put you on the road to discovery and self-expression through drawing.</p>

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Figure Drawing For Dummies

Published 01-09-2009

Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.

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Oil Painting For Dummies

Published 02-05-2008

Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That&#8217;s what you&#8217;ll find in <i>Oil Painting For Dummies.</i> <p>Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You&#8217;ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You&#8217;ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to:</p> <ul> <li>Choose the right supplies</li> <li>Set up your studio and care for your equipment</li> <li>Handle your materials safely</li> <li>Develop your design and composition skills</li> <li>Make practice sketches and studies</li> <li>Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes</li> <li>Try out different compositions</li> <li>Mix any color you want</li> <li>Simplify tricky still-life subjects</li> <li>Paint landscapes and common objects out doors</li> <li>Paint portraits and the human form</li> </ul> <p>Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, <i>Oil Painting For Dummies</i> is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!</p>

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Art History For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 04-13-2007

Ready to take a time-traveling journey through the history of fine art? It might seem intimidating at first. But with Art History For Dummies, 2nd Edition, anyone can learn to appreciate and understand the stimulating and beautiful work of history's greatest painters, sculptors, and architects.

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Architecture For Dummies

Published 06-28-2002

* Just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture.<br> * Covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.<br> * Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. Explains when a building's a building and when it's art.<br> * Part of Tens includes: Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most Interesting Architects Working Today-and more.

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