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How to Draw What You See (Practical Art Books) [Special Edition] [Paperback]

Rudy De Reyna
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30 Nov 1996 Practical Art Books
Watson-Guptill's all-time best-selling drawing book. A best-seller for 35 years! This is a timeless classic that has taught generations of artists - and will teach generations more. When it was originally published in 1970, "How to Draw What You See" zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill's best-seller list - and it has remained there ever since. "I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them - realistically," wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna's methods. "How to Draw What You See" shows artists how to recognize the basic shape of an object - cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere - and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.; 35th Anniversary edition edition (30 Nov 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823023753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823023752
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 18 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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RUDY DE REYNA is the author of many Watson-Guptill classics, including Magic Realist Drawing Techniques.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book when it was not long published. It starts with the most basic of concepts, and illustrates them in a way any reasonably competent person can grasp. You are taken through a gradual process, which is fully explained and illustrated. Just as it says on the cover, you will learn how to see, and how to draw what you see. I can't recommend it enough. If you WANT to learn how to draw well, you should have this book on your shelves. You'll be doing yourself a real favour.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic 26 April 2012
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Fantastic book; I saw it in the Tate Gallery shop but saved 5 by purchasing it here instead. It's a real classic. I teach drawing skills to children and already used many of the methods that this book teaches, but it has helped me refine my explanations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and clear 27 May 2013
By Doc Barbara TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I bought this book to try to improve my drawing, a hobby I have taken up late in life, It is very thorough and goes from drawing boxes (and other basic shapes), with emphasis on the vital need to check whether the box is above or below eye level, through perspective, light and shade, composition, still life, outdoors, figures, children and some of the media to use. I embarked on it with trepidation because of the effort required but am enjoying sketching the various shapes and doing the exercises. There is a refreshing lack of padding and the writer goes straight to the point with plenty of drawings to copy or to inspire my own and I am gaining in confidence and soon, I hope, in skill!.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My tip is this is a great book for drawing 17 Jun 2014
By M Carr
Format:Paperback
This is a book that nicely goes through the fundamentals and gives tips that can be used everyday with your drawing. As a concept art lecturer I was looking for books to support the learners with their drawings and this book stood out for me. It is helpful and goes through the concepts without being overly complicated. The learners who have used a copy of this have found it helpful and really that says it all. This book covers a lot and if there is anything I would say it was missing it would be possibly digitally versions of the images so the pages would be less worn and some of the images in colour. A book for your bookshelf (though it may not stay there long).
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 29 Jun 2014
By jock
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Really the most instruction book helpful since the artist cobers every thing not just his speciality and obviously he is very good at his profesion.
Not just a penchant for various womens features.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great drawing book 29 Aug 2013
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The book is very well written and very easy to understand. It's easy to learn about drawing as different aspects (i.e. perspective, people, landscapes etc..) are split up into projects, allowing you to learn and enhance your skills within a certain area.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 16 Jun 2013
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i bought is as a present for my bist friend to start drawing. She says that it is very helpful and beautiful written. The quality is great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 21 Mar 2013
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This is a very helpful little book for somebody needing a hand with drawing...putting things into perspective and handy tips....thanks
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