Drawing for Beginners -

A series of short E-books which will teach you how to draw.


Do you want to learn to draw?

Really well?

Do you want to develop the "artist's eye for seeing"?

Do you want to understand the process of how we actually draw?

Then our series of E-books on learning how to draw while using your right-brained creative side is just what you need.

This series of 12 E-books covers the topic of drawing from many different directions. While it is designed for the absolute beginner, it will make a very useful reference for the experienced artist...

Each E-book can be purchased as a stand-alone course but you will find that the entire course (all 12 E-books) make up a comprehensive toolbox to hone your proficiency skills.

Mixed into the whole series of 12 E-books (each book is between 14 and 20 pages in length), you will gain the theoretical skills of:

  • Drawing psychology and emotion,
  • Left and right brain activity,
  • Secrets of the Old Masters,
  • Anatomy,
  • Composition,
  • Perspective, proportion and vanishing points,
  • Color, contrast, shadows and transparency,
  • Shapes and lifelines.

And the practical skills of:

  • Scribbles,
  • Texturing,
  • Pencil sketching,
  • Fabric rendering,
  • Drawing nudes and human features,
  • Crosshatching,
  • Reflections
  • Pencil and Tortillion drawing.

Taken together, all 12 courses in the form of short PDF E-books make up a complete basis for the start of a very rewarding hobby.

For more details and some actual samples of what a few of the actual pages look like, click on the links to the right.


The "Drawing for Beginners" E-book List

The use of the Right Brain to draw with.
The course introduces the basics of learning how to draw. Increasing creativity is shown by looking at life with new eyes using the artistic Right half of the Brain.

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Drawing lines – theory and practice
An expressive line with a creative pencil is the beginning of visual communication, extending to the fluent expression of deep emotion in a drawing.

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Lifelines and Shapes
The course teaches about shapes being vital to the beautiful images we imitate by illustration. As a silhouette or negative shape or contour, they are part of the lifeline of the drawing.

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Shadow basics
What shadows do; how the light behaves; how to manipulate light; and then how to draw shadows using available light bounce techniques to the best advantage.

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Textures on a surface
Cross-hatching is a drawing technique that will help make depicted textures look convincing; also revealed are methods of drawing transparent objects, portrayed to appear authentic.

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Color and Contrast
Contrast can be shown by means other than complementary colors. It’s the difference between lighter and darker bits in a picture as well as its content. This is particularly relevant when drawings are not in color. Colors can be garish or they can be subtle. Contrast can be all shades of grey depending on the intensity of your shading.

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Perspective Drawing
Do you know how to achieve a believable depth with perspective drawing? Learn to draw your subject from any perspective point of view, even a worm's or bird’s eye view, using linear perspective lines and vanishing points; with orthogonal (vertical and horizontal lines) or recessive lines, and transversals. Easy non-technical geometry included.

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Drawing the human shape
The wireframe view is the basic introduction to the art of drawing people where the correct proportions and posture are mapped out first and foremost.

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Drawing the Human Head
Life drawing teaches the sketcher how to look at people’s faces and heads, translating what is seen into graphic form and a portrait is born.
The human skull has all the same facial furniture but it is amazing how much variety and exclusivity there is in each of us. This course teaches you how do draw a head including skull, eyes, mouth and ears.

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Drawing the Nude Figure. The full Body - Proprtions, Props, Lighting and Posing
Learn how to draw and work with a nude model, evoking mood with lighting, drapery and props, using contour and gestural drawing techniques.

(Sorry guys, this course is not a collection of erotic girlie pictures.)

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Pencil and Tortillion drawings of skin with a photorealistic finish
Methods are shown of how to estimate and measure body proportions resulting in accurate and credible work. How to draw a face using facial graphing. Drawing skin textures with a pencil is demonstrated giving your art a photorealistic finish. An overview of hands and feet drawing is given. The tortillion is introduced.

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Draw Hands and Feet
Are you battling to draw hands? Can you draw a hand easily and understand what you are doing? Do those hands look authentic?
What about feet?
Can't seem to get started drawing those hands and feet?

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Price: $4 each