Greetings and Merry Christmas to you Fine Arts section peeps.
I've just made the PDF of my drawing book available to be downloaded for free. Click the link, get the book, read, practice, and dominate. Hope it proves useful to those of you who are pursuing real skills and lofty goals. Feel free to pass it along, especially if you know anyone who is seriously studying (I wish I had a book like this when I was studying).
Thanks for making this available! Can't wait to learn more.
My quick review:
I'm a beginner and a self learner due to time and now newly laid off from my job. So, it's not a step by step guide on how to draw but how a beginner should work when drawing from life. The advice on using Straight Lines for curves made great sense to me. Instead of trying to draw the perfect curve in the very beginning and being frustrated when I couldn't nail it. Also, your the first artist to explain Shading clearly; compared to others that showed types of shading but didn't explain how to use them correctly. This book explains proper Marking technique for smooth shading and the your youtube video to demonstrate it. The Value range section helped me finding the mid tones for the starting point on shading. The explanations on Edges really helped figuring out which should be hard, firm, soft, and loss.
I'm about three quarters through your book now. But, I absolutely love your book because so many little light bulbs went off in my head. From the beginner drawing books I have, none of them mentioned about taking your time, working slow and correctly. I assumed everyone drew fast and I use to think, God d@mn I'm slow!?! Now, I'm understanding the fundamental principles better then what my beginner books failed to explain or omitted.
Thank you, getting into this right now!
EDIT: Can't seem to get it through that mirror no matter what I try, think you could upload it to an alternative site?
Last edited by FireToTheRain; December 27th, 2012 at 08:20 PM.
not loading up for me
Sorry peeps, some are having problems with the original link. Will have it posted to another site or two within a month, and will update the thread. Please keep checking back and there will be more links in the near future.
iMigraine, Thanks! I am glad you are enjoying the book and getting a lot out of it. If you could give me an honest review on Amazon, I would greatly appreciate it, if you have an Amazon account. More reviews helps the book get more general queries in searches, and more views. Thank you for the feedback, and I am very happy to hear how well it is helping you, and others.
Here's the link for the review, if you have a moment. Thanks! http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-D...wing+from+life
thank you very much dude....when i get the money i will definitely purchase your book..i love your style of drawing...and guys all you need to do is right click the link and save link as to download
Thanks for writing. If you want to download, but are having problems with the original link, you can check out the additional links posted to the thread in the lounge. I am linking it here.
If you check out the book I'd appreciate a review on Amazon. Thanks! Any other feedback is welcome and appreciated!