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You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less

You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less

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By (author) Mark Kistler

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 231mm x 25mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0738212415
  • ISBN 13: 9780738212418
  • Illustrations note: 200 b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 6,500

Product description

Learn to draw in 30 days with public television's favorite drawing teacher. Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent-anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. You Can Draw in 30 Days will teach you the rest. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way. Inside you'll find: * Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face * More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step * Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D * The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing *75 student examples to help gauge your own progress In just 20 minutes a day for a month, you can learn to draw anything, whether from the world around you or from your own imagination. It's time to embark on your creative journey. Pick up your pencil and begin today!

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Mark Kistler is one of the most popular and most recognized drawing teachers in the world. The longtime PBS host of Mark Kistler's Imagination Station, he is the author of nine books, including the bestselling children's drawing book, Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler. He lives near Houston, Texas.

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Kingman Daily Minor, 12/22/10 "Would make a great gift." Boston Globe, 1/16/11"Sharpen your pencils and open your sketchbook; your teacher is waiting." Infodad.com, 1/20/11 "The book offers a set of valuable introductory lessons in putting what you see-in the real world or your mind's eye-down on paper." Midwest Book Review, February 2011"A must for anyone who wants to pursue art but doesn't know where to start." Deseret News, 2/26/11"Kistler provides detailed instructions and tips that take the mystery out of making simple drawings that look good. He also uses a sense of humor and encouraging words to help." Sacramento Book Review, April/May 2011 "Kistler's approach is light and fun, and rather than overwhelming with technical terminology and intimidating concepts, he instead starts you out putting pencil to paper. Within the first few pages of the book, you are already well on your way...The approach presented in this book works so well because you get instant results, which inspire you to continue with the process."