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9780760382004

Big School of Drawing Well-explained, practice-oriented drawing instruction for the beginning artist

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  • ISBN13:

    9780760382004

  • ISBN10:

    076038200X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-04-11
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SERIES, now in English! More than 2.3 million copies sold in 23 languages!

Big School of Drawing allows beginning artists to get started drawing anything and everything, from flowers and still life to animals, people, landscapes, and more! Learn to develop your sketches from basic shapes, adding texture and shading step by step to create realistic, three-dimensional drawings.

Perfect for beginners, this 192-page reference guide explains everything you need to get started, from choosing the right materials to basic drawing techniques and step-by-step lessons. Experiment with different pencils, drawing tools, and erasers as you learn to create depth and realism with shading techniques, perspective, and texture. Then follow along as you use those pencil techniques to create detailed drawings, step by easy step.

With more than 1,000 step-by-step drawings for you to reference, Big School of Drawing covers:

  • Sketching from basic shapes
  • Gesture drawing
  • Adding shading, texture, and highlights
  • Creating depth and realism
  • Perspective and foreshortening
  • How to draw flowers, still life, and landscapes
  • How to draw animals, horses, dogs, and cats
  • How to draw people, portraits, and more


With helpful tips and easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, Big School of Drawing is the perfect series for beginning artists ready to grab a pencil and get started drawing. With practice, you’ll soon be able to create your own realistic pencil drawings. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Also available as a companion: Big School of Drawing Workbook, a 112-page interactive workbook allowing artists to practice their step-by-step drawing skills directly inside the book.

Author Biography

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling, and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

Table of Contents

Contents
Basics 
Tools & Materials 
Getting Started 
Learning to See 
Starting with Sketches 
Beginning with Basic Shapes 
Warming Up 
Form & Shadow 
Simple Shapes 
Flowers 
Sketching Flowers 
Basic Flower Shapes 
Simple Flowers 
Tulips 
Rose & Water Drops 
Daffodil 
Carnation 
Dendrobium 
Fuchsia 
Primrose 
Hibiscus 
Hybrid Tea Rose 
Floribunda Rose 
Bearded Iris 
Landscapes 
Surfaces & Textures 
Perspective 
Tree Basics 
Tree Shapes 
Tree Trunks 
Root Patterns 
Branches & Boughs 
Majestic Oak 
Sycamore Lane 
Clouds 
Rocks 
Creek with Rocks 
Mountains 
Deserts 
Animals 
Drawing from Photographs 
Drawing from Life 
Drawing Animals 
Shading Techniques 
Rabbit 
Guinea Pig 
Squirrel 
Kangaroo 
Toucan 
Budgerigars 
Iguana 
Giraffe 
Elephant 
Baboon 
Chimpanzees 
Giant Panda 
Parrot 
Cats 
Feline Features 
Paws & Tails 
Tabby Cat 
Persian Cat 
Adult Cats 
Kittens 
Common Cat Behaviors 
Dogs 
Proportion & Anatomy 
Muzzles 
Doberman Pinscher 
Great Dane 

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