The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To Draw! by Robin LandaThe Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To Draw! by Robin Landa

The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To Draw!

byRobin Landa

Paperback | November 11, 2013

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Always wanted to learn how to draw? Now’s your chance.

Kean University Teacher of the Year Robin Landa has cleverly disguised an entire college-level course on drawing in this fun, hands-on, begging-to-be-drawn-in sketchbook. Even if you’re one of the four people on this planet who have never picked up a pencil before, you will learn how to transform your doodles into realistic drawings that actually resemble what you’re picturing in your head.

In this book, you will learn how to use all of the formal elements of drawing–line, shape, value, color, pattern, and texture–to create well-composed still lifes, landscapes, human figures, and faces. Keep your pencils handy while you’re reading because you’re going to get plenty of drawing breaks– and you can do most of them right in the book while the techniques are fresh in your mind. To keep you inspired, Landa breaks up the step-by-step instruction with drawing suggestions and examples from a host of creative contributors including designers Stefan G. Bucher and Jennifer Sterling, artist Greg Leshé, illustrator Mary Ann Smith, animator Hsinping Pan, and more.
Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor in the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University, draws, designs, and has written 21 books about art, design, creativity, advertising, and branding. Robin’s books include the bestseller Graphic Design Solutions (now in its 5th edition); Build Your Own Brand: Strategies, Prompts and Exercises...
Title:The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To Draw!Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.46 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:November 11, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321940504

ISBN - 13:9780321940506

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed! If this book was called something like " Pictorial Design for Beginners" I would not have bought it because I know I can find this info on the internet or at I could get a much better book ( which I do and it was made by a graphic artist for graphic artists). Even so, the suggested title describes it better than it's original title because IT DOES NOT teach you how to draw. More that half of this book is filled with drawing ideas and prompts however If you want to learn basics of drawing before tackling a still life or a landscape, well you will not find it here. Everything is so vague. Too many pages have been wasted on drawing prompts and not enough on visual explanation or examples.
Date published: 2017-05-07

Table of Contents

  1. Essential Materials & Tools  
  2. Visual Thinking: What you need to know
  3. The Formal Art Elements   
  4. Introduction to Composition  
  5. Line & Composition  
  6. Shape, Form, Plane, & Volume
  7. Themes: Still Life Drawing, Landscape, and More
  8. The Human Face & Figure
  9. Conceptual Drawing & Experimentation