List of Dummies Drawing E-book

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Drawing For Dummies
by Brenda Hoddinott, Jamie Combs

The fast and easy way to learn to draw

Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from your imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it’s something just about anyone can learn to do.

Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that only you can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need to explore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. This revised edition of one of the most successful For Dummies guides includes

  • Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people, animals, still life, and more
  • Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective
  • How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawings from simple geometric shapes to finished artwork

It’s never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery and self-expression through drawing.


Figure Drawing For Dummies
by Kensuke Okabayashi

Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.

Fashion Drawing For Dummies
by Lisa Arnold, Marianne Egan

The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing

This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you’ll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures.

If you’re an aspiring fashion designer, you know it’s essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro.

  • Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing
  • Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles
  • Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style

If you’re a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!


Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies
by Brian Fairrington

A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics

An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks of cartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to create everything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains. It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expert marketing advice. The book’s color insert provides guidance on how to add color to cartoon creations.


AutoCAD For Dummies
by Bill Fane

Simple steps for creating AutoCAD drawings

AutoCAD is the ubiquitous tool used by engineers, architects, designers, and urban planners to put their ideas on paper. It takes some AutoCAD know-how to go from a brilliant idea to a drawing that properly explains how brilliant your idea is.

AutoCAD For Dummieshelps you de-mystify the handy software and put the tools in AutoCAD to use. Written by an experienced AutoCAD engineer and mechanical design instructor, it assumes no previous computer-aided drafting experience as it walks you through the basics of starting projects and drawing straight lines all the way up through 3D modeling.

  • Conquer the first steps in creating an AutoCAD project
  • Tackle drawing basics including straight lines and curves
  • Add advanced skills including 3D drawing and modeling
  • Set up a project and move into 3D

It’s true that AutoCAD is tough, but with the friendly instruction in this hands-on guide, you’ll find everything you need to start creating marvelous models—without losing your cool.


Watercolor Painting For Dummies
by Colette Pitcher

Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to:

  • Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper
  • Mix colors and work with white
  • Create backgrounds and foregrounds
  • Transfer your drawings to watercolor
  • Avoid common watercolor mistakes
  • Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more
  • Find your way around the color wheel
  • Practice the principles of design
  • Plan compositions using thumbnails
  • Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective
  • Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures
  • Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more

Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.


AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies
by David Byrnes

A full-color guide to the #1 architectural draftingprogram—AutoCAD 2012!

AutoCAD is the leading software used to create 2D and 3Dtechnical drawings. Used by engineers, architects, and draftingprofessionals, it can be complex and is a perfect subject for thetried-and-true For Dummies format. Full-color illustrationsmake the instructions even easier to follow, because examples inthe book appear exactly as they will on the screen.

  • Explains AutoCAD and gets readers quickly up to speed on thelatest version
  • Features full-color illustrations that look the same as theAutoCAD 2012 screens, making the interface and the all-importantModel view easier to understand
  • Covers all the new features, creating a basic layout, usingAutoCAD DesignCenter, drawing and editing, working with dimensions,adding text, and more

Newcomers to AutoCAD will easily master the software with helpfrom this full-color edition of AutoCAD 2012 ForDummies.


AutoCAD 2006 For Dummies
by Mark Middlebrook, David Byrnes

AutoCAD “X” For Dummies is being updated to reflect the new features in the latest release of AutoCAD.

AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies
by David Byrnes, Mark Middlebrook

AutoCAD 2007 is a premiere computer-aided designing program that lets you organize the objects you draw, their properties, and their files. It also helps you create great-looking models. But it’s not always easy to figure out how to perform these functions, and many users end up missing out on AutoCAD’s full potential.

AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies will show you how to perform these tasks and more! This hands-on guide lets you discover how to navigate around all the complications and start creating cool drawings in no time. Soon you’ll have the tools you need to use DWG, set up drawings, add text, and work with lines, as well as:

  • Draw a base plate with rectangles and circles
  • Organize a successful template
  • Zoom and pan with glass and hand
  • Use the AutoCAD design center
  • Navigate through your 3-D drawing projects
  • Plot layout, lineweights, and colors
  • Design block definitions
  • Slice and dice your drawings to create new designs
  • Create a Web format using AutoCAD

This book also features suggestions and tips on how to touch up your creations as well as ways to swap drawing data with other people and programs. Written in a friendly, straightforward tone that doesn’t try to overwhelm you, AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to draw precise 2-D and 3-D drawings!


AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies
by David Byrnes

AutoCAD is the hot computer-aided design software known for both its powerful tools and its complexity. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies is the bestselling guide that walks you through this complicated program so you can build complex 3D technical drawings, edit like a pro, enter new dimensions, and plot with style.

AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies helps you navigate the program, use the AutoCAD Design Center, create a basic layout and work with dimension, and put your drawings on the Internet. You’ll soon be setting up the AutoCAD environment, using the AutoCAD Ribbon, creating annotation and dimension drawings, exploring 3D models, and cruising comfortably through AutoCAD 2010.

  • Understand object selection and learn all about commanding and selecting, one-by-one selection, and perfecting selecting
  • Use the AutoCAD tool kit and learn to copy between drawings, manipulate images, and polish your properties
  • Turn on your annotative objects and say more in multiline text
  • Understand the anatomy of a dimension, then draw and edit your own
  • Get up to speed on how to create block definitions, insert blocks, and more
  • Discover techniques for setting up a layout in paper space
  • Push the boundary of hatch and define hatch objects
  • Learn to design in Web format and draw on the Internet

With AutoCAD, the only limits are your imagination. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies prepares you to use this powerful software to design and document your ideas in 2D and 3D.