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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Look into this Book
Sizing up the sidebars
ArtSpeak
Info Tidbit
Warning!
Tip!
Art Quote
Eying action icons
Shaping up with exercises
Step-by-step projects
Action sidebar numbers and letters
A few words on illustrations
Insights into the parts
Part 1: Get Ready!
Part 2: Get Set!
Part 3: Go Draw!
How to Use this Book
Chapter 1: Welcome to Drawing 9
A Brief History of Drawing
The birth of classical art
Remembering the Renaissance
The Inside Scoop on Drawing
Drawing is an action word
YOU can draw!
Traveling Back in Time with Graphite
How the “lead” pencil got its name
The link between graphite and sheep
Making the Grade
Hard is light
Soft is dark
Combining soft and hard grades
Finding out your grade
Chapter 3: More Drawing Mediums 25
Picking out Proper Pencils
Graphite pencils
Charcoal pencils
Other fun pencil mediums
Mechanical pencils
Chapter 4: Sketchbooks and Drawing Papers 33
Check up on Tooth (without a Dentist!)
The surface of a smooth tooth
Big smile for a medium tooth
Textures on a rough tooth
Sketchbooks and Papers
Softcover, hardcover, or sheets?
Weighing in on paper
Larger is not always better
Tools for Erasing
Vinyl erasers
Kneaded erasers
Sharpening your Mediums
Sandpaper blocks and sheets
Pencil sharpeners
A Few Extras
Stuff you can’t do without
Pencil case
Portfolio
Ruler
Viewfinder frame
Nice to have, but not necessary
Manikins
Display boards
Spray fixative
A Comfy Place to Sit and Draw
Choosing a drawing surface
Shedding light on your art
Good Posture First!
Sitting correctly
Must have
Nice to have
Supplies for making a portfolio
Supplies for making a viewfinder frame
Supplies for a portable studio
Deciding on a size
Option 1: Using one large sheet of board
Option 2: Using two pieces of board
Holding Your Mediums
Becoming a Natural
Leonardo the lefty
Finding your natural hand movement
Rotating your paper as you draw
Part 1: Circular shape
Part 2: Straight- sided shape
Part 3: Circle
Just for fun!
Create a sketch by framing your view
Outlining Mugly with neat lines
Squirkling shading for Mugly
Glossary
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Published by: Daniel Alexandru Istrate on Sep 13, 2010
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