So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

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So You Thought You Couldn't Draw...

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...For

People

Who Can Even Draw a Straight Line 't

You've always wanted to draw but you thought you had to be born with talent Here is

fabulous news.

It's

not true! After working

with thousands of people with "two

left

hands," Sandra Angelo has

developed a sure-fire four

method that will take you from drawing like an step

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SO YOU THOUGHT YOU COULDTVT DRAW™ By SANDRA McFALL,

DISCOVER ART PUBLICATIONS

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ANGELO

SAN DIEGO/ CA

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw™ Copyright

©

1989 by Sandra Angelo. Drawing and photographs are copyrighted by

various artists where credited. Printed and bound in U.S.A. All rights reserved.

of this book

may be reproduced

in

No

part

any form including photocopying, or recording, or by

any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer,

who may

brief passages in a review.

Published by:

Discover Art, P.O. Box 262424, San Diego,

Call Toll Free:

1

(888) 327-9278. Third edition.

Copyright ©1989, 1994, 1995, 1998 by Sandra Angelo First printing

1

994

Second edition 1995, revised. Third edition 1998, revised.

1.

Drawing

2.

Art

Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 95-078792

ISBN 1-887823-24-7

$22.95 Softcover

UPC Code 03247 Printed in U.S. A.

Layout

& Design by Ken Cook

CIP 95-078792

CA 92196

quote

Illustrated by:

Sandra Angelo, Tiko Youngdale and Gre Hann.

Contributing students:

Thompson, Marilee Johnson, Peggy Palmer, Grace Igasaki, Nancy Kearin, Leslie Owens, Joan Endres, Bob Baker, Bob Estelle, Joe Breault, Gordon Kleim, Doris Mountjoy, Don Yinger, Rose Marie Barr and Maggie McHale. Orville

Design and Layout

by:

Ken Cook

This book taught

is

dedicated to the

me by example

memory

of Virginia and Ernest McFall. whose amazing lives

that there wasn't anything

I

couldn't do

if I

had

faith.

How

To

Use This Book

book sequentially. Read and follow all the instructions carefully. This is especially key for rank beginners. These methods have been tried and proven on thousands of students so you would do well to follow this sequence carefully. If you skip portions and jump all around, you may not improve as dramatically as the artists you see in the beginning of this book. Begin

at the

When you

beginning and work your

get to Chapter Seven,

it is

way through

permissible to

the

work out of sequence. Those

drawings are presented in a loosely structured format, with the easiest subject first, gradually progressing toward the most difficult. While, it's always good idea to begin with easy objects and move toward the most challenging, by the time you reach this chapter, your skills may be strong enough that it wouldn't hurt to jump around a little. Generally, if you look at a drawing and think it's easy, it probably will be, especially if it's a subject you like.

Many

who can

draw by simply reading the book and practicing the exercises. Others are visual learners who need to watch the instructor's hand and see exactly how to shade. If you are having a problem with your shading techniques, you may want to purchase the four companion videos that demonstrate this book's lessons. Drawing Basics will walk you through the first half of the book and show you how to shade and more. The Easy Way to Draw Landscapes, Flowers and Water and The Easy Way To Draw Animals will demonstrate various drawings in this book. The video, 7 Common Drawing Mistakes and How to Correct Them, illustrates the mistakes beginners encounter most frequently as well as the ways to correct them. (See order form in the back of the book.) If

folks are reading learners

you choose

to use the videos,

fully grasp the shading techniques.

learn to

be sure to play them over and over again

Some

until

you

students have found they have to repeat the

lesson several times, drawing along with the instructor, watching the demonstrations

again and again before

it

finally sinks in.

Many folks ask me, 'How long will it take me to learn to draw?' My answer is, 'How many hours per day are you planning to practice?' There is no magic number of days for this process but as a general rule, students who draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, usually finish the

book

in

60-90 days.

90 days. Read chapters one through three in the first day or two. Then practice the exercises for about 45 minutes to an hour daily. Mark off your calendar with the number of drawings you have completed that day. For those of you who are on a busy schedule, you can always find at least 45 minutes each day to relax. If you have more than 45 minutes to devote to drawing, that's great. As you begin to improve, drawing will become a retreat where you can enjoy quiet serenity. You won't believe how much fun it is to draw. So turn the pages and If

let's

you are looking

get started!

for structure, set a goal of learning to

draw

in

Contents

Introduction

1

Materials Pencils

5

Paper

10

Accessories

11

Chapter Five

55

Learning To Shade

55

Value Charts

57

Shading Exercises

59

Chapter Six

67

Creating Texture

67 67

Chapter One

15

Gradation

Instruction For Getting Started

15

Hatching

68

The Magic Drawing System

19

Texture Exercises

68

Chapter Two

25

Chapter Seven

73

25

Exercise Section

78

Drawing With

A Grid

Chapter Three

37

Seeing Shapes

37

Instructions For All Exercises

39

Shape Exercises

42

Chapter Four

49

Seeing Lines

49

Contour Line Exercises

50

Success Stories

143

Acknowledgments Order Forms

144 149

.

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



by Sandra Angelo

©

1989

Introduction Transform your

skills from

Didn't you just hate that kid

your airplane looked blonde braids mutant rat on Well,

if

like a

who drew

amateur

who was over

to artist in

in the

a few easy lessons

...

corner drawing super sonic jets

goose egg with webbed feet?

horses from the Winner's Circle

when

Or that little girl with the when your horse looked like

a

stilts?

your

never

art

made

it

to the bulletin

board

at

school and not even to your

own

mother's refrigerator, here's your chance to avenge yourself and clear your besmirched Forget losing 30 pounds, tummy tucks, hair implants, or face lifts. After completing the lessons in this book, you will be able to draw a perfect mask to wear to the upcoming high school reunion! You'll show them! No more irreverent snickers or reputation.

giggles for you.

Now

that I've

promised you the

insert a disclaimer.

will feel

awkward

at first,

when

time you spend

it,

Fig. 1



draw the perfect body,

This foray into the world of

times and wonder at

ability to

you

it's

will spill things,

art will

I

really

not be unlike your

mess things up,

do need first

to

date.

You

you'll feel like a fool at

going to be over. But like any good friendship, the more

the better

it

gets.

These two drawings by Marilee Johnson were seven weeks apart.

.

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

What makes you

think

I



by Sandra Angelo

<

1989

can do this?

draw but you thought you had to be born with talent. I have fabulous news. It's not true! After working with thousands of people who can't draw a straight line, I have developed a sure fire four step method (described on page 43) that will take you from drawing like an amateur to drawing like an artist in a few easy lessons. You've always wanted

Figure

2—

In eight weeks Joan Storms went from drawing with weak

drawing of her

One

to

little

skills to

rendering this superb

grandson.

of the biggest frustrations for rank beginners like yourself, has been the lack of

simple books:

art

many

books which assume you know

NOTHING.

Instead of starting you in

book written just for you! I'll tell you everything! Which side of the paper to use, which end of the pencil to sharpen, which eraser is best for which pencil, etc. I assume nothing. If you are already first

grade,

skip straight to the tough stuff. At last, there

past this stage, simply exclaim, 'Pshaw,

This

is

the first art

book designed

of information and data that

I

I

know

that!'

is

a

and move on.

who have no natural talent. It contains lots from many years of research while teaching

for people

have gathered

who showed up for class with no more than a desire to get revenge on that Esmerelda Fishback who walked away with all those art awards. I listened to these rank beginners as they watched me draw, and when they said things like,' Look she's pressing harder

people

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

Fig. 3

— Aaron Gold dramatically improved

his

drawing

skills in just



by Sandra Angelo

©

1989

a couple of months.

and she just turned her paper around,' the next time I taught I said, 'Now you press harder and turn your page a little.' (Pretty smart eh?) So now you're the lucky beneficiary ,

of their experience. They taught

me what you

Com 'on, have you seen me draw. More good news!

Talent

is

. .

need

to

know

in order to learn to draw.

?

REALLY not necessary.

There are only four ingredients

required for drawing success.

Whenever one tackles a completely new skill, they often feel intimidated by unfamiliar new terms and the awkwardness of their first steps. A fervent desire to draw, patience, & a willingness to make mistakes will help get you through the times when your flowers turn out looking like mutant potatoes. First,

you must have a burning desire

Second, you must have fine motor write their

name

Most of the

has

this.

to learn.

skills

and adequate eyesight. Any adult

(More good news!

lines in art aren't straight.

If

you can't draw a

We artists

who can

straight line, that's great!

leave straight lines to machines and

rulers.)

As with any endeavor, practice makes perfect. There is a your hand. The more you draw, the more time you accumulate

Third, you must practice.

time meter connected to

on the meter. After a certain amount of practice time, you automatically learn

to draw.



So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

There

is

by Sandra Angelo

<

1989

actually a direct cause and effect relationship between practice and successful

drawing.

And

the last, and

most important ingredient

hare but the tortoise. Those in

twenty years of teaching,

who I

is

The

persistence.

don't give up, succeed.

You

race goes not to the

will be

happy

to

know

that

have never had a single student complete the course with-

out learning to draw, no matter

how weak

their start.

(Look

at the

before and after draw-

ings in this book!)

— Look at the remarkable progress made by Cheryl Mclver when she studied the masters' drawing techniques. These drawings were done five weeks apart. Fig. 4

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



©

by Sandra Angelo

1989

•Materials Pencils

All the exercises in this

book

are

done with a graphite drawing

are available in varying degrees of hardness.

how

dark or light the mark will be,

how smoothly

your pencil will stay sharp. In the beginning graphite.

It's

enough

to learn all the

drawing media. In

my

I

is

down and how

the lead will lay

recommend

graphite,

that

you draw

you can begin

book, Exploring Colored Pencil,

of media. Trying various media

pencil will determine

drawing techniques without having

Once you master

to use different products.

The density of the

only fun after you

I

teach

know

These pencils

pencil.

strictly

long

with

to figure out

how

to explore other

how

combine a

to

variety

the basics of drawing.

The density chart below shows the varying degrees of hardness commonly available. Keep in mind that the performance of each pencil will vary greatly from brand to brand. The pencils I recommend on the order form in the back of this book are specifically selected to give

you the

maximum range

brand you use. They are not

all

of values (lights and darks).

equal. All the enclosed exercises

It

really matters

were done with

my

what

brand,

you are not getting the same results I do, you may want to switch to my Warning: If you use the wrong pencils, you can press down all day and your paper will get crushed but your values will never get darker. With a good quality pencil, you can get a very wide range of values. I have a philosophy that says, "Use junk, you get junk. Use good stuff, you blossom." Don't come whining to me if you use bad pencils. so

pencils.

if

Drawing Pencils

Drafting Pencils

6H 5H 4H 3H 2H -s|ilo

£i11j

Figure 23

— Notice that the eye on the right side of the drawing

Figure 24



When we place

different heights.

a horizontal line at eye

level,

it

is

higher than the

left.

becomes more evident that the eyes are at

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



by Sandra Angelo

©

1989

—If we glanced at the man, relied on our stored memory

Figure 25

and then

about eyes, we would tend to draw them both at the same level, even though that's not the way they really are. This student,

Bob grid.

Estell, first

He was

memory

drew the man without a

operating on stored

same way he inaccurately

that eyes should be at the

level so that

the

is

drew them.

Figure

26— When

he redrew the

man

using a grid, he realized that the man's

head

is tilted,

than the other.

was able

making one eye lower

By following

to place the eyes

the grid, he

more

40

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accurately.

(

\

W.v,

Bu ait a

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



When you

ing studies for the Sistine Chapel.

gain perspective.

He had

©

by Sandra Angelo

1989

are painting a ceiling,

to break the subjects into a collection of

you

can't

modules so

back up that

to

he

could retain the accuracy of his paintings.

How do

use a grid?

I

Because

all

of the practice pages

grid kit to complete your lessons.

in this

However,

need to continue using a grid for awhile. Option One: Draw

lines

book

are gridded,

after

If so,

you won't need

you've finished

now

is it?)

With

on your drawing paper with a

the thin

ruler

end of a black Identipen draw

reference and label the grid boxes the

Option Two: book.

It

If

you

are too lazy to

to

buy or make a

book, you

may

find

you

here are the instructions for making a grid.

boxes are always square. Rectangles don't work... (don't ask class

this

and a

light pencil.

me why, this

is

Make

sure the

not a geometry

on top of your photo

lines

same on both your paper and your

make your own, buy our grid

picture.

kit listed in the

back of the

has three acetate sheets with different size grids and grid paper to match. Paper clip

the acetate over your photo reference, creating an instant grid. (This also prevents

having to damage the photo by drawing sketch paper and paper clip

it

lines

in place. If

you

on

it.)

Lay your grid

you from

sheet underneath your

are using our sketch pad,

you should be able

to

see the grid lines through the drawing paper.

How do I know what size grid to use? Most people can

get by with just a

few

sizes of grids.

A one

inch grid and a one half

inch grid should suffice for most drawings in this book.

The grid size will be determined by 27 you can see that a one inch grid is needed because of the

perfect.

and complexity of the subject.

you can also use a large grid for the majority of the subject and then subdivide areas which have more complex details. See Figure 29.

Note the

size

you are copying. In Figure In Figure 28 a one half inch grid was

the size of the object

that

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

Identifying

Many grid,

series of

it

A

27— You

©

1989

useful to place a series of letters across the top and bottom of their

numbers along both

which square you are drawing;

Figure

by Sandra Angelo

Tangents

students find

and a



B

i.e.

'B

T

in

C

can see that a one inch grid

Drawing by Sandra Angelo

sides of the grid. This will help

Figure 27.

D is

E

appropriate for this drawing.

you

identify

So You fhought You Couldn't Draw

Aaargh! Will Yes.

were

I

learning

keep your balance. on your page

b>

Sandra Angelo

©

1989

ever outgrow the grid?

Calm down. Put

first



until

how

the sedatives away.

You

will

outgrow

this stage.

When you

you needed training wheels until you learned training wheels. You need vertical and horizontal

to ride a bike,

A grid

is

you begin

like

to see the

to lines

shapes without them. Eventually you will see

objects as a collection of shapes. At that point,

you

know you've outgrown

will

H

B

the grid.

K

I

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mmk

3k

1

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B Figure 28 Because of the complexity of the Drawing by Tiko Youngdale.

However, you there

when you

will

still

details,

I

K

a smaller 1/2 inch grid was used over

this

photo.

revert to using an occasional vertical or horizontal line here

are trying to

conquer problem areas. That's

why Leonardo Da

and

Vinci

slapped a grid on the nose. (See Figure 21 on page 28) The face was a piece of cake but that snout

was a

real bear.

The

grid helped

him resolve

the problem.

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

A Figure

29—

C

B In some cases, you

the areas which have

may

more complex

D



by Sandra Angelo

E

use a larger grid for the majority of the photo details.

©

1989

F

and then subdivide

I

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



by Sandra Angelo

©

1989

NEGATIVE SPACE DRAWING

CHAPTER THREE SEEING SHAPES You

will be surprised at

by drawing

how much

easier

it is

to

draw things accurately when you begin

just the silhouette while looking at the negative space

behind the object.

Because our brain stores preconceived notions about objects, we tend

memory

about

how

to rely

on our

these objects should look rather than paying close attention to the

angle or perspective in front of us. For example, our brain stores the eye as an oval with a circle in the

middle

the full circle can

like Figure 30.

you? Notice

Look

at the

You

eyes in Figure 31 and 32.

that the three shapes in the

eye

in

Figure 3

1

can't see

are very

you drew these eyes by looking at shapes, instead of drawing what you remember about eyes, you would draw more accurately.

different than the three shapes in Figure 32. If

*fc^**;

Figure

30— This is the way we

Figure 31 —Look at the three

think of an eye; an oval shape

shapes contained within this

with a full circle in the middle.

eye.

If you look at the eyes in

the left

Figure 31 and 32, you will see that you cannot see the full

the white space on the right. If you drew these two white shapes and the iris, you would have an accurate eye.

of the iris. Looking at the eye as a collection of shapes will help you see it circle

more

accurately.

The white of the eye on is

so

much

bigger than

Figure

32— Notice how different the

white shapes are in this eye

compared to the shapes

in

when

Figure 30.

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

Drawing negative space

is



by Sandra Angelo

especially helpful

©

when we

1989

are trying to

draw objects which

means that an object is pointing straight at us. Look at the rhino in Figure 33. His body is coming straight at us. His head, which is in profile, would be easy to draw, but the rump, which is foreshortened, is tough. If we focused on his body while drawing, we would have a terrible time drawing him accurately. However, if we concentrate on the shapes around him (the negative space), as we did in Figure 34, are foreshortened. Foreshortening

we would

be

much more

inclined towards accuracy.

Fig. 33

Fig. 34

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



by Sandra Angelo

©

1989

Iiuiruvliuitt FtjrEibturj'jj We learn to draw the Old Fashioned Way, we practice. Here's a

list

of general instructions for

all

the exercises in this book.

One. In Chapters 3 and 4 I've provided a space to try the drawing with the grid and

without the grid.

Do

both drawings.

may

If

your drawings are consistently accurate when you

you don't need the grid, copy the drawings from this book in a sketch pad, (because sketch pages would not be gridded). Most of you however, are rank beginners and will need a grid. You should practice all of your drawdon't use the grid, you

ings

not need

on the gridded paper provided

Two.

We

learn to

the drawings,

draw

until

If

in this

book.

the old fashioned way,

you can use a grid

your sketchbook,

it.

you are

kit

we

practice. If

you want

to redo

any of

and practice the same piece over and over again

satisfied with the results.

While

it is

in

very useful to practice

same piece twice or even three times, it's a good idea to complete most of the drawings in the book before going on to repeat them. Don't expect perfection. You are like a first grader ... very new at this. As you continue practicing, your skills will improve autothe

matically. It's

not a good idea to do a lot of erasing. Just draw each subject to the best of your

and turn the page and draw the next one. You'll be very surprised

ability

your drawings will turn out well and others are

drawing a subject

quently,

it's

a

that

good idea

you

like,

you

to start with

will

may be draw

it

a tad worse. You'll find well, even

some of that when you

that

if it's difficult.

Conse-

drawings that look easy and fun. Once you meet with

success, you'll have the courage to tackle

more

difficult subjects.

The tortoise and the hare... remember who won? Take your time with the exercises. Don't compare yourself to others. There is no correlation between speed and talent. New artists who will end up becoming Impressionists generally work faster and those who will be Realists generally work slower. Work at your own speed and don't be pressured to keep up with others. It's better to take your time and make sure you master each concept before moving on. Three'.

Four.

What does

You need

to

chocolate ice cream have to do with this?

keep a visual record of your progress so

that

you can see how you are

improving. Your drawing will improve very slowly, but just like gaining weight, you will not notice gradual changes. I

ate just

have

this

on good authority because I've done the research.

one bowl of Chocolate Chocolate Chip Haagen Daas

three months. in the

I

I

really couldn't see the difference until

beginning stages of

my

research.

My

I

ice

cream every day

for

looked back at a picture of myself

figure had definitely changed.

Your work

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



©

by Sandra Angelo

1989

change too, but the improvement will be very gradual. If you keep each drawing, you will be able to see your progress. Looking back at your early drawings will encourwill

age you. So,

when you make

a mistake, try to resist the urge to rip, slash or tear your drawing

out of your book and feed

it

to

your ravenous paper shredder.

I

know

it

be

will

difficult,

you exercise some restraint, you will be gratified by a visual version of your progress. For example, by the time you get to Chapter Six, you may not feel like you have made any improvement, yet when you look back at the drawings in lesson one and but,

if

two, you will be amazed

In addition,

you

at

your progress.

from reviewing your

will often learn a lot

progress, looking back at your old drawings will help

new

principles

Five.

down

As

you have

first

drawings.

As you

you see the importance of using

the

just learned.

a general rule,

it

is

into simple steps like the

easier for beginners

drawings

in

if

the

drawing process

Figure 35 on page 41

.

Many

is

broken

beginners find

it

useful to follow a four step process.

First,

begin each drawing by putting

tive space,

do a

line

in the

negative space. Then, inside the same nega-

drawing, which will serve as road

map

for your shapes and shadows.

Next, shade the object to establish the light and dark values and finally, on top of place the textures or details. In this revised edition, line

I

this,

have provided negative space and

drawings of many of the exercises.

Six:

Some

people learn by reading and others are visual learners. Reading learners

may

book and copying what they see. Visual learners will find it helpful to supplement this book with the companion videos. The videos will allow you to watch my hand up close while I draw and see how I make my strokes, how hard I press, when I turn the paper, etc. The three companion videos for this book demonstrate several of the drawings in this book. They are Drawing Basics, The Easy Way To Draw Animals and The Easy Way To Draw Flowers, Water and Landscapes. (See the back of the book for ordering info.)

be able to acquire

all

by simply reading

the skills they need

Seven: Because most people

who buy

this

book are time conscious, I have broken the exercises down into a set of bite sized lessons. If you want to follow a regime, simply complete one drawing per day. Most folks can complete the entire book within 90 days if they practice 45 minutes to one hour each day. As your work improves, you'll find yourself looking

forward

to this refreshing

values. You'll be surprised

you

will feel afterwards.

how

fast

this

hour each day. Art has tremendous therapeutic

time

flies

when you

are drawing and

how

refreshed

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

Stepl

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4



by Sandra Angelo

©

1989

cO**pi«Jo

Figure 35 —This progressive drawing of the cow shows the four step process that most beginners use. First the negative space is established, then the contour lines are added, next a study of the light and dark values is completed and the textures are put on last.

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So You Though! You Couldn't Draw

b\ Sandra

Angelo

©

1989

Shape Exercises (Aerobics for artists)

When you draw with rule

it

is

a grid, concentrate on

one square

at a time.

As a general

best to start with the section which looks easiest to you. That way,

your success

confidence quickly and you

will build

reach the tougher

be ready

will

when you

stuff.

you are having problems with accuracy, think about using a drawing window. To do this: If

1)

Use an

because

8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper (or

it's

one side of a manila

sturdier than paper).

window

2) In the center of the folder, cut a square

your grid square,

(i.e. If

one half inch window 3) Place this

same size as you would cut

the

grid,

a

reference so that you can only see

This will block out the rest of the drawing and

force you to concentrate on only the square

periodically to

should not analyze your drawing or If

is

middle of your 8 1/2x11 folder.

in the

at a time.

You can peek underneath

that

you are using a one half inch

window over your drawing

one grid square

drawing.

file folder,

make

make

you are drawing.

sure

you

are in the right square, but

corrections until

you have finished the

you

entire

you follow this procedure exactly, (without analyzing or correcting while you

draw), you will be amazed

at

your accurate

Using a window can seem tedious but

it

is

results.

actually training

values just like artists see them. Soon you will see

dow. Like the

grid, the

window

is

a training tool.

you

to see shapes, lines,

them without having

to use the

and

win-

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In box 2, draw the negative space of the lamp with the grid. When you are doing this negative space drawing remember to focus on the black space while you draw. You will draw more accurately if you draw the space behind the object rather than the object itself I have made this negative space black so that it is easier to identify it as a shape.

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In box four, draw the lamp again, without a grid this time. Did you get more accuracy with or without the grid? If you were more accurate using the grid, you will probably need to use one for most of the lessons. If you did ok without it, try a few more without a grid. See which method gives you the most accurate results.

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will see the object

you are

to

draw.

second box, using the grid. Then

Do

try

a negative space drawing it without the grid

drawing

box below.

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In *he first box, you will see the object you are to draw. Do a negative space drawing of this object in the second box, using the grid. Then try drawing it without the grid in the box below.

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try doing a NEGATIVE space drawing by looking at the final drawing of the elephant. Remember to concentrate on the white space, not on the elephant. Draw only the silhouette.

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CHAPTER FOUR CONTOUR LINE DRAWING

SEEING LINES Most

artists

begin their drawing by laying

will place their shapes artist

line

an elaborate

and shadows. Reducing an object

to

its

map which

dictates

where they

simple line elements helps the

solve the proportion and placement problems before shading. These drawings, which

show both want

down

the interior

to impress

and exterior

lines of

an object, are called contour line drawings.

your friends, casually refer

to

your

line

If

you

drawings as a collection of contour

drawings. This sort of conversation makes for great repartee over cocktails with your

boss, a date, or anyone you're trying to amaze.

In Figure 36 you see a negative space drawing of the rabbit. In Figure 37 we filled in the interior contour lines. These lines will later serve as a map for placement of our interior shapes & shadows.

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you are to draw. Do a negative space drawing of this object in box 2. using the grid. In the same box, fill in the interior contour lines to establish a map for your shapes and shadows. Then try this same drawing without the grid in the box In the first box,

you

will see the object

below.

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same drawing now without

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it

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the contour line drawing.

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same drawing now without the

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CHAPTER FIVE VALUE DRAWING

LEARNING TO SHADE In the art world, shading

you

are,

go around referring

blue eyes and say, to see

is

you with,

'

my

shadows

light values

dear,'

beware!)

light

crucial because drawings

tion for all

to

What

Learning to see the

mension and depth

referred to as a value study.

to

as

deep values.

you have,

and dark values

and paintings with a

art

endeavors.

Or

as

used to say, 'You need to take a second look

What do you mean you want to change

full

how

my at

he responds, 'All the better

dear.' (If

in the objects that

them. Understanding

your future

my

To show the world how savvy Look into your loved one's baby

you draw

range of values have

is

absolutely

much more

di-

to create value will provide the founda-

old crotchety art teacher, Mr. Dingleberry

your values, honey.'

my values.

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To avoid a rainbow effect like the one you see in Figure 38, go back over the section where values change and blend the two neighboring values together like the ball in Figure 39.

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Figure 40

When you

look

at the

photograph

Figure 40 you will see that there are

in

many shades

of black, white and grey. Using a scale of one to ten, with one being white and ten being

you can accurately draw these values the way they appear in the picture, your drawing will have depth and it will look three dimensional. If, like most beginners, you use all medium values, your drawing will solid black, rate each shape

look

flat like

drawing

It is

in

and shadow

the drawing in Figure 38.

that

you

Look

at

see. If

how much more dimension

there

is in

the

Figure 39.

interesting to note that

values even

when you switch

pastels, colored pencils,

and

learn to see every shape and

you

will use this

to color

same

rating

and begin painting with watercolors, acrylics,

other art media. That's

all

shadow

system to determine your

in

terms of

its

why

it is

oils,

so crucial for you to

value rating.

Shading Exercises Are you afraid of fhe dark. Most beginning are

much worse

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draw dark values because they feel dark mistakes ones. As we just said, unless a drawing or painting has a wide

artists are terrified to

than light

range of light and dark values,

among beginners To

learn

how

value scales.

is

it

will look flat

and

lifeless.

The most common mistake

the lack of depth in their values.

to use a pencil to create light

and dark values,

let's

begin by practicing our

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Shading Exercise Instructions:

Using your 3B or medium pencil, create 10 different values

in the

boxes

below. You can copy from the value scale above.

Shading Exercise

Now

same exercise with your 6B or dark pencil. I have provided several practice boxes so that you can keep trying this exercise until you get exactly 10 different values. You can copy from the value scale above. try the

To shade an object with even tones that gradually move from

light to dark,

use a shading technique called 'gradation'. Gradation simply means to shade without showing your

lines.

move your

and

ture

pencil back

to graduate

on your

pencil off the paper at

your values

forth, blending the adjacent lines

shows. You can change the lightness or darkness

ing harder or lighter

my

The easiest way

pencil.

all.)

(When

I

of

graduate

is

to

so that no tex-

your value by press-

my

values,

I

don't

lift

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CREA TING DEPTH IN YOUR DRA WING

How do I make

it

look round.'

There are four ways to shade w Inch

One:

If

you use a gradual change

look round. See the ball

Two: You must have

a

in

\\ ill

in

create depth in your drawing.

value from dark to light, your object will begin to

Figure 42.

wide range of values

your shading. Look

in

By

at the ball in

41 Because there are only a couple values, the ball looks

flat.

Figure 42 has a wide range of lights and darks, making

look very round.

.

it

Figure

contrast, the ball in

Figure 42

Figure 41

Three: Your pencil strokes should always follow the contour of the object. In Figure

43 the pencil strokes go every which way. The follow the contour of the

ball.

This ball

is

ball looks flat. In Figure

44 the strokes

beginning to look round. Figure 44

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Four: round looks is

the

If

you place dark

at

both edges and light

like the cylinder in Figure 46. In Figure flat.

in the

45 the cylinder only has one value so

(Notice too that the bottom on the cylinder

way most

is flat

beginners draw cylinders. The correct

sure the arc of the ellipse at the top of the cylinder ellipse at the

bottom just Figure 45

like the cylinder in

middle, your object will look

is

way

the

while the top to

same

is

round. This

draw a cylinder

is

to

make

as the curvature of the

Figure 46.) ^^Figure 46

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Instructions:

ing pages, in

box

On

box

see the object In

totr

1

you

the follow,

you

will

are to copy.

draw

2, using the grid,

the negative space

first,

then

same box, fill in the contour lines which delineate a map for shading. Next in the

shade your drawing within the contour lines you have just established. Figure

47 dem-

onstrates the sequence

you

will follow.

Now

copy

drawings

all

the value

in this chapter.

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don 't show when you graduate your values, it is important to shade in the proper direction so as to sculpte the object with your lines. In Box one you see a diagram which shows the contour line drawing of the pepper. Copy this in box 4. In Box 2, you will see a diagram that shows you which direction your strokes will take when you shade the pepper in Box 4. Don 't use lines like the

Although your

lines

diagram, copy the shading

A

B

C

style in

Box 3 but make your shading follow

D

E

the directions indicated in

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Value Exercises Copy

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these drawings to learn shading techniques.

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Value Exercises Try these drawings on the practice paper. If it seems too hard, consider practicing just a few of the parts of the drawing. If the subject doesn't interest you, you can skip to the next drawing.

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Value Exercise Copy

this value

drawing

in

box 2 below

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B

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Value Exercise Copy

this value

A

drawing

B

in

C

box 2 below.

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textures, I wrote

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it's

your turn.

Fill this

future reference, write

your drawings.

page with a

variety of textures, using different kinds of strokes.

down how you achieved each

texture

and ways you might use

these

For

marks

in

.

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to notice textures

Look

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at the



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Figures 52 through 55. Even though each of them have a

linear hair pattern, every kind of fur has a different texture.

different stroke.

need

to

draw

the

On

the adjacent page, practice

whole animal, just do a

little

Each animal's

hair requires a

drawing each of these textures. You don't

section and practice getting the appropriate

texture.

Figure 52

Figure 53

Figure 54

Figure 55

Even though

all

of these animals are covered with fur, the texture in each case

is

very different.

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CHAPTER SEVEN EXERCISE SECTION

TIME TO PRACTICE Now

you are going

following pages are step

by copying a wide variety of

to practice texture

full

of drawings for you to copy.

drawing system for each of these drawings:

in the

1)

If

you want

to,

subjects.

The

you can use

my

four

begin with the negative space 2)

fill

contour lines 3) shade the object and 4) apply the texture.

overwhelmed by any of the drawings, just practice parts of it, such as the tail, one leaf, one pumpkin, etc. After you practice the individual parts, you may be ready to tackle the whole drawing. If

you

You draw.

feel

don't have to do every drawing. Start with the ones which look easy and fun to

We

all

draw

better if

we

are

drawing something we

like.

An

artist

who

loves land-

may draw faces very poorly simply because she doesn't enjoy it. We all do best what we love so stay with the subjects that you enjoy until you have built some confiscapes

dence and are ready

to tackle

more

than the others, try practicing

I

have

tried to

it

critical, since

you

it

in their

drawings

sequentially, choose the drawings

drawings.

several times.

group the drawings

structure, just follow the

difficult

in

will

you

like

improve your

like

If

you don't

and do those

feel like

first.

an

artist.

skills

each time.

who

like

going through the book

Starting with easy drawings

will insure success. Success breeds self confidence

to practice. Practice creates

one of the subjects more

order of relative difficulty. For those of you

sequence.

you

You

If

at

is

and confidence motivates

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The following pages are subjects that you enjoy. tail,

the ears, the legs, etc.

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your

first

Then

attempt isn't satisfactory, try practicing the parts; the

try the

drawing again.

beginners will end up becoming impressionists, meaning they will draw with loose

lines like the

ones Gre Hann used to shade her rabbit on page 87. People

sketchy lines hate to draw small. If you

Make

a separate sketch book. Realists,

you wil be just

Remember mistakes.

to

if

fit

the drawings as large as

drawing the

fine

into that category,

Review and follow

you love

move on

it,

you

like.

that

you

something

easier.

make time

for

bowl of

ice

it

and

you put

on page 41 the things

in the time,

who

in

are

book.

will feel comfortable

Keep drawing if

like to use

For those of you

the rest of the exercise instructions

to

will

you

who

you can do these exercises

petite, exact renderings in this

keep your sketch book private so

stuck on a subject,

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with a variety of drawings for you to copy. Start with the

filled If



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making If

you get

you love be-

you

will auto-

matically learn to draw.

If

you get stumped,

try eating a

Your drawing may not look

better,

time. In the beginning, drawing as your skills improve,

you

exercises you can enjoy.

is

cream or a batch of chocolate chip cookies. but you'll feel great. Most of all, enjoy your drawing a bit stressful because you're no good at it. However,

will find

So

it

to

be one of the most therapeutic and relaxing

turn this page, and have fun!

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the following pages, you may want to use the four step process, as drawing of the dog. Draw the negative space first to be sure your placement is accurate. In the same box, fill in a contour line drawing which will serve as a map for your shapes and shadows. Shade your light and dark values and then place the texture on top of these values. This four step method helps you analyze each object in terms of its shapes, lines, values and textures. Eventually, you won't need to use this process because you will have trained your eye to see these elements.

As you practice your drawing on illustrated in this

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Sometimes you only need three steps to complete a drawing, as in the flower below. In step one, I completed a negative space drawing. Then I created a map by putting in a contour line drawing, and finally I shaded the object. If your subject doesn 7 have a distinct texture, you can stop after step three.

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do a negative space drawing of the cow (see box 1). Then do a contour line drawing of the cow inside this negative space drawing (see box 2). Finally, shade the cow with the same textures you see in box 3. In box

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Try this drawing on the practice paper. If it seems too hard, consider practicing just a few of the parts of the drawing. If the subject doesn't interest you, you can skip to the next drawing.

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To make your life easier, I have provided a step-by-step drawing of this subject. In Box One, you will see the negative space drawing of the subject. Draw this negative space in Box Four. In Box Two, you will see a contour line drawing of the subject. Complete a line drawing inside the negative space in Box Four.

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To make your life easier, I have provided a step-by-step drawing of this subject. In Box One, you will see the negative space drawing of the subject. Draw this negative space in Box Four. In Box Two, you will see a contour line drawing of the subject. Complete a line drawing inside the negative space in Box Four.

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B

C

D

E

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these trees on the following page. If you're having trouble, practice small parts.

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drawing on the practice page. If any of the squares are too complicated, subdivide them.

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of difficulty by

to decide

what kind

of stroke you will use to create each texture. But your work with the masters has taught

you a variety of shading techniques so you should be able to handle this transition fairly well. To make your move easier, I have made all the photos black and white, thus solving the value equation for

This picture

is

typical

you (how

light or

dark the item

is).

of

the photos most people

home

take with a small

camera. The baby gorillas

heads are the

of the thumbnail on a small size

pinky finger. You simply

can 't draw from a photo like this because the subject isn

't

large

to see the details.

make

enough

And to

matters worse, the

lighting

is

very poor.

This close up of the gorilla

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because

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better,

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the whole frame, the lighting

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The photos I have supplied are fairly simple in terms of subject matter. When you finish these, I recommend that you draw from some of your own photos. Here are the rules you need

1.

to follow

when

selecting reference photos.

A good photo equals a good drawing.

laboring over bad photos trying to create a are excellent references.

This if

is

Why

Memorize this. Countless hours are spent good drawing. There are plenty of photos that

waste your time on a bad one?

especially true for beginners.

You must have

early success to stay motivated and

your snapshots are complicated or poor quality, you will

fail. If

you don't succeed,

drawing will become a chore instead of a pleasure, and you'll stop practicing.

2.

Make

is

large enough so that you can see the details. Students

me with a drawing that was done from a reference where the child's was smaller than my pinky fingernail. And they are wondering why they can't get a

frequently face

sure the photo

come

likeness. If

You can

to

you can't see the

details,

you can't draw them! Draw from

large photos.

enlarge photos quickly on a color copier or a computer printer. (If you want to

solve the value equation, use the black and white setting

This photo would be easy to draw because the subject matter

is

uncomplicated.

This photo

is

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too complicated for a beginner.

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you

better.

Caution: Don't choose photos that need to be modified. That's too hard for a beginner. After you have mastered the ability to copy exactly what's in a photo, you can learn to

modify what you see. In my book and video collection video will

titled,

titled,

Turning Family Photos into Art, and, on the

Creating Dynamic Compositions, What do I do with the background? you ',

be given more information about formal composition. At

this stage,

however, you

should not try to draw creative masterpieces. Just practice copying textures. Being creative requires

4.

some

fairly

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detail

won't seem tough.

whereas

that

much

advanced

skills.

you love the subject you are drawing, even tedious can draw a tiger with lots of stripes and purr the whole time

love. If I

detail in a tree

would send me over

the edge

Carry your camera everywhere. You never can tell where you'll spot a great subject. One day, I was in the park when I came across a basset hound parade and saw this man and his pooch watching the craziness. I always cart my camera so I was able to 5.

capture the whole

silly

scene on film.

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Choose photos with a wide range of values. Light and dark values

underlying structure of an object,

i.e.

When

there

is

a

define the

bone or muscle under

fur, you'll

see

Sometimes when you use flash on a white or black object, all the shadows will disappear and you won't be able to see the foundational structure or anatomy. If you use a shadow.

natural light, there like the

is

photo of the

usually a full range of values, unless

cow

showing the contours which

suggest the underlying anatomy.

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a black object in

full

sun

below.

This photo captures the wide range of values in the cat,

it's

Reference photography

is

Since this was taken in strong sunlight, most

of the black cow

is

hidden in shadow.

It

would be very difficult to draw this because there is not a good range of values.

different than artistic photography.

When you

are

shooting to create a fabulous photo, you must pay careful attention to the principles of

composition. With reference photos, you are simply looking for detailed information.

always shoot an animal,

I

my

subjects

from several

i.e.

If

I

was photographing

shoot a close up of the eye, the nose, the ear, a shot of the head, a shot of the

whole body, a shot of the body angle.

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in the landscape, etc.

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The number one mistake that make when working from a photo is this: Not using beginners

a full range of values. This cat was drawn by a beginner. I corrected

it

on the right side

demonstrate that more

medium and dark

to

light,

values were

needed. You can see that

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This illustrates how are first

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SUCCESS STORIES After taking your beginning and intermediate classes, I now take my own photo references and do original compositions. This drawing of the giraffe was done from a photo I took while I was on safari at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I 've been so amazed and excited to see how you've been able to transform me into an artist. I think this

drawing system

is

great!"

Peggy Palmer, Housewife ''When I retired, I took up golfing but felt like a fool chasing little white ball around in the grass all day. Besides there weren 't enough women out there. So I signed up for your drawing class. I love your classes, Sandi, because you have such a great sense of humor. Old codgers like us feel kinda like a fool when we're all grown up and our drawings look like they were done by a six year old. But your humor really eased us into the drawing process, helped us lighten up, laugh at ourselves and have some fun with it. Your easy step-by-step methods taught

me

the basic principles of art. am exhibiting my

college taking almost every art course they have. I

have a new challenge to conqueror each day. Martin Gray, Retired High School Principal

I love

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drawing! Thanks

enrolled in the local community

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"Taking your classes was like attending a preschool for the art world. You equipped me with a solid basic foundation in art. I am now finding that the principles you taught me apply to all other forms of art that Vm encountering, including my photography and most recently my computer art. I am having so much fun drawing on my computer but if I had not learned the drawing basics from you, I can see this would be much more difficult. Thanks so much for all you taught me. I am having so much fun! Tom Newitt, Anesthesiologist "I have learned so much from your 'So You Thought You Couldn Draw class. I've gone from someone who couldn 't not draw at all to someone that is seeing great improvement. This class has increased my ability to really see what is around me and appreciate things that I didn even notice before. I am enjoying drawing so much! It has added a new dimension to my life. 't

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I first met you Sandi, I wasn sure I could learn to draw. You seemed like a sweet person but when you 'Anyone can draw', I was skeptical. In just nine weeks, you took me from drawing like a six year old to drawing work that looked almost like photographs. (You can see Orville 's before and after drawings on the cover of this book.) Now I draw all the time and I love it! And I owe it all to you, Sandi. Orville Thompson, Retired Engineer 't

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All my life I wanted to draw but was too busy raising a family to pursue it. I was so delighted to discover your drawing classes at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I knew when you sold me my first set of 12 pencils that my life was going to change but I never dreamed that two years later I would be illustrating ads for the world's number one art company. My work has appeared in their ads in 'The Artist's Magazine and 'American Artist', for two years straight, and I've had work on TV, videos, magazines and in hooks. You are the one who taught me the basics. Thanks for helping a dream come true." Tiko Youngdale, Former Hairdresser '

Sandi, You have a magical gift of making difficult concepts seem easy. I love your down to earth, personable style. I have learned so much from you in your drawing classes. You have taken me from weak skills to a high level

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ever accomplished without the support of countless people. At the top of

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graphic designer his time

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develops untapped creative potential.

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my

vision, believed in

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a possibility.

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it

up!

first

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To Tiko, who's been there with tried to

was

I'd like

to thank the students

discovered

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Orville,

artist

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how to

translate

my favorite,

become an

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confidence

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artist.

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nothing you can't do. They taught

that this

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believes.

discovered that

my hope

my dreams

parents, Virginia and Ernest McFall, who's amazing

faith, there's

of hope.

antecedent to success.

you succeed, so

gift.

watched you grow from a rank amateur

me. Everyone needs someone

by example that

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will instill faith in

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express your creative

self.

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Color Theory Made Really Easy Tired of ending up with a pile of mud when you try to mix colors? Learn Sandra's simple color mixing solutions exercises based on traditional color theory. Make your colors come alive. Theory applies to all media. 55 min. The Easy Way To Draw Faces Learn how to capture a likeness and secrets for putting personality in your portraits as Sandra demonstrates key secrets for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, skin tones and hair with graphite. 45 min. Easy Pen & Ink Techniques for Artists and Crafters Learn techniques for combining pen and ink, water soluble pencils watercolor to create clouds, fur, flowers, foliage, backgrounds plus exciting craft applications on cloth, wood, etc. 70 min. Paint Like Monet In A Day™- With Oil pastels Impressionists and Realists will love the variety of fast, easy ways to create drawings that look like paintings with inexpensive, non toxic, versatile oil pastels. Great for kids too! 40 min. Creating Dynamic Compositions, What do do with the background? You just finished a drawing and you don't know what to do with the background? Sound familiar? Sandra Angelo explains how to use the six principles of composition which solve this dilemma as well as how to modify bad photo references. She then interviews Steve Miller, a nationally recognized celebrity portrait artist who shows his step-by-step process for creating dynamic compositions. 62 min.

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some of the finest supplies from Europe. Although I get hundreds of requests to recommend art products and books, I carefully test each item and only sell first quality materials that I highly recommend. You will find that you don't get the same results I describe on the videos, if you use a lower grade product. Unlike some retail stores where as to import

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Getting Started... Beginners are more likely to succeed

know how

if

they build basic skills

first like,

drawing and

draw and you can't mix colors, you will always struggle with art. Start with our beginners kit, So You Thought You Couldn Draw™ which includes four videos and a companion workbook. On these videos you can see me color theory. If you don't

to

't

demonstrate takes

many

On the video, 7 Common Drawing MisThem, I show you how to correct problems every beginner

of the drawings in this book.

and How To Correct

encounters. If you are

a rank beginner, build basic drawing

skills

150 page Workbook: So You Thought You Couldn

't

by choosing:

Draw™ and its four companion

Drawing Basics, The Easy Way To Draw Flowers, Water and Landscapes and The Easy Way to Draw Animals, 7 Common Drawing Mistakes and How to Correct Them. videos:

Materials:

drawing pencils, 2) Goat hair dust brush, 3) Battery sharpener, 4) Battery eraser, 5) Eraser refills. 6) The Art of Pencil Drawing book contains countless subjects to draw. It's a good supplement. To use this book, you will 1) tin set

with 12 degrees of hardness

need the following: 7) Grid

kit

8)

-

Wire bound sketch pad with hard cover.

Understanding Color Mixing... After you finish the So You Thought You Couldn't Draw™ book and videos, move on

to

Made Really Easy. Color Theory Made Really Easy

the video, Color Theory 2) Video:

So many books make it so complicated and it doesn't have to be! This video provides you with a foundation that will help you learn how to mix color in any media. Materials you will need to learn color theory: 1) Color Theory Kit - 7 acrylic paints that you will need for learning this theory, (in exactly the right hues). I recommend you learn the theory in acrylics because

it's

faster

and inexpensive. Then you can apply the theory

So You Thought You Couldn't Draw

to all art media. 2)

with color corrected night.

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by Sandra Angelo

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1989

your color charts), 3) palette paper, highly recommend the daylight lamp which will provide you

Wire bound watercolor

4) small round brush 5)



Good

light.

tablet (for

light is critical for accurate color mixtures... especially at

who

(This light has the added benefit of providing light therapy for those

depressed by dreary climates.)

It's

portable too, so you can take

it

from room

to

are

room.

After studying color theory, watch our Beginner's Colored Pencil Video Collection... Getting Started with Colored Pencils 2) Realistic Colored Pencil Textures 3) Time

1)

Saving Colored Pencil Techniques, 4) Building

A

Nature Sketchbook

The following colored pencil materials will work with all of the videos listed above: Colored Pencils: I have assembled my favorite pencils, both hard and soft pencils with the colors I use most. This pencil set is called Sandra's Favorite™ 48 colored pencils. If you have a smaller budget, start with the set of 24 pencils. If you have a bigger budget, buy the 120 color set. I highly recommend it because the palette is based on the traditional artist

pigments and the relatively hard leads don't get used up as

The

don't wear out as quickly).

your pencils

pencil keeps a sharp point for doing detail like

fur,

eye-

comes in a great three tiered wooden box! I take this one everywhere bebox makes it so portable. It's my very favorite! Blender pencils for burnishing.

lashes, etc.

cause the

fast (so

It

Colored Pencil Tablets

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100%

cotton drawing tablet (11x14), black paper tablet (9x12),

multicolored paper tablet (9x12) Also: Goat hair dust brush to control crumbs, battery

operated sharpener.

Colored Pencil Materials for videos about drawing animals and people: Materials - Colored Pencils: I have assembled my favorite pencils, both hard and pencils with the colors

I

use most. The pencil set

pencils. This set contains all the colors

120 color set

set is incredible....

I

is

soft

called Sandra's Favorite™ 48 colored

use for flesh.

you have a bigger budget, the

If

fabulous colors and a great three tiered box!

because the hard lead pencils are great for detail like

hair,

eye lashes,

I

like the larger

etc. I

use the

blender pencils for the burnishing technique. Paper:

I

like to

draw faces and animals

cotton plate Bristol

If

you

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11x17

tablet)

in

black and white

first

(on professional

100%

and then photocopy them onto a sheet of colored paper.

draw animals: video: The Easy Way To Draw Animals how

like to

Start with

to

draw a

variety of animals in

graphite.

Next, Drawing Your Loved Ones: Pets whiskers,

If

you

how

like to

Start with

to

compose

draw

-

shows key

secrets for

drawing eyes, noses,

fur,

a drawing etc. in colored pencils.

people:

The Easy Way To

Draw Paces which

teaches you

how

to

draw

the face in

graphite. (It's important to learn these techniques in black

and white

Next, you can watch Drawing Your Loved Ones: People

key secrets for drawing eyes,

noses, hair, skin tones,

how

to

compose

-

first.

a drawing etc. in colored pencils.

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So You Thought You Couldn't Draw



by Sandra Angelo

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1989

To learn fast colored pencil techniques, how to work with watercolor pencils and how to combine colored pencils with other media: Materials: 1) 24 Watercolor pencils with

hard bound wire

FREE

brush and water container! 2) Watercolor

Goat hair dust brush, 4) Battery sharpener, Video: Watercolor Pencils, the Portable Medium - 6 techniques for working with watercolor pencils as well as methods for combining them with graphite, colored pencils, ink tablet, 3)

and watercolor. Video: Special Effects with Colored Pencils

how

niques and If

you want

Materials:

pens 5)

to

draw metal and

)

show you watercolor

glass with guest artist

to get the look of paint

1

will

-

pencil tech-

David Dooley.

on wood, but don't want the mess:

Set of 3 black pigmented pens (3 nib sizes)

,

2) Set of 6 colored

pigmented

.05 nib. 3) Set of black Identipens, 4) book: Create With Colored Pencils on Wood,

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Goat hair dust brush,

6) Battery sharpener.

Drawing with Colored Pencils on Wood - This video has With Colored Pencils on

Wood which

a

companion book

titled

-

Create

contains the designs and instructions demonstrated

on the video. If

you love

Materials: 3)

detail...

1 )

Set of 3 black pens (3 nib sizes)

24 Watercolor pencils with

FREE

,

2) Set of 6 colored pens

-

.05 nib.

brush and water container! 4) Watercolor hard

bound wire tablet, 5) Goat hair dust brush, 6) Battery sharpener Video: Easy Pen and Ink Techniques - combine watercolor pencils with pen If

you

work loose and fast: Paint Like Monet in A Day™

like to

Video:

Materials: Oil Pastels set of 25, Wire

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SANDRA'S FAVOftlTfc™ WATERCOLOR PENCIL SUPPLIES: Watercolor pencils - 24 colors with FREE BRUSH Water soluble graphite set of Practice paper: Wire bound, hard cover, 7x9 watercolor tablet Performance paper Watercolor Block 9x12 - archival Sandra's Favorite Colored Pencil Papers 100% Cotton Colored Pencil practice tablet: White 11x14 Black colored paper - smooth on both sides: 1

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About the Author

You've always wanted to draw and paint but you thought you had to be born with talent. It's not true. Selected from hundreds of top educators to receive the prestigious Fellowship Award from Rhode Island School of Design, Sandra McFall Angelo specializes in teaching classical art techniques to people who can't even draw a straight line. Author of 18 step-by-step videos, four companion books, 25 TV segments and over 50 magazine columns, Angelo' s teaching system has been heralded by top critics such as the Washington Post as super simple. Her books and videos have been adopted by schools, universities and libraries worldwide and have won top awards including an Emmy nomination, Videographer's Award of Excellence, 1st. Place WAVE Award, Communicator's Award of Distinction, 1st. Place Boston Bookbuilder's Award, and more.

A leading authority on drawing techniques, Sandra writes for The Artist's Magazine, American Artist, Decorative Artist's Workbook and has served as Contributing Editor for Art Materials Today and Arts & Crafts. She also creates step-by-step brochures for leading manufacturers and travels the lecture circuit teaching workshops in a variety of media, for resorts, universities, art schools, manufacturers, retailers, and art guilds. Her award winning television appearances on networks such as ABC, CNN, Discovery Channel, HGTV and TNN have won her many awards including an Emmy nomination. Her unique combination of videos and companion books walk^ne novice step-by-step through the drawing process and transform amateurs into artists in just a few months.

A widely

collected artist, with work in both corporate (such as Kaiser Hospital and Scripps Hospital Birthing Center) and private collections worldwide, her personal art reflects simple straightforward emotions she garnered as a child growing up in the primitive jungles of Africa. Having traveled in 40 countries,

45

states,

and speaking

six languages, she finds

it

easy to relate to people from

all

walks of

life.

For your convenience, a back of the book.

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SO YOU THOUGHT YOU COULDN'T DRAW An Easy Self-Study Guide and Workbook NO TALENT REQUIRED!

This entertaining self-study guide will ease you through a simple four step drawing system which can transform your skills from rank beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. Look at the remarkable progress made by the students below.

In a few easy lessons, Joan

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