Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner (Art for the Absolute Beginner) (Paperback)
Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles - Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes.
- Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition.
- Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art.
Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.
About the Author
Mark and Mary Willenbrink are the husband and wife team of the internationally best selling Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, with their Absolute Beginner titles translated in more than a dozen languages. Mark and Mary enjoy teaching the fundamentals of art while encouraging everyone to "Have fun and keep up the good work!" Mark is a fine artist and art teacher who strives to do a sketch a day, while Mary is an author who loves reading, writing and spending time with family. The Willenbrinks live in southwestern Ohio with their growing number of rescue cats and dogs.