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Draw! Brett Bean breaks down the art of drawing

Draw! Brett Bean breaks down the art of drawing

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In this book, professional artist Brett Bean has taken everything he knows about drawing and created an invaluable collection of straightforward tasks, expert advice, and incredible examples of how simple techniques can result in imaginative illustrations. All you need is paper and a pen or pencil to start practising, taking the lead from Brett's clear directions and exercises along the way. Discover the techniques and tools available to you as an artist, from simple lines and shading methods to the effective use of shape, contrast, and negative space. Later in the book, build your confidence in tackling trickier tasks such as drawing perspective, anatomy, and lighting. Every piece of advice is illustrated with cool drawings and presented with Brett’s witty personality, making this the truly fun way to learn to DRAW!

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Accessible, comprehensive, and emphatically enjoyable, this book by drawing nerd Brett Bean will have you filling your sketchbooks before you can say DRAW! Brett has taken everything he knows about drawing and created an invaluable collection of straightforward tasks, expert advice, and incredible examples of how simple techniques can result in imaginative illustrations. 

All you need is paper and a pen or pencil to start practising, taking the lead from Brett's clear directions and exercises along the way. Discover the techniques and tools available to you as an artist, from simple lines and shading methods to the effective use of shape, contrast, and negative space. Later in the book, build your confidence in tackling trickier tasks such as drawing perspective, anatomy, and lighting. Every piece of advice is illustrated with cool drawings and presented with Brett’s witty personality, making this the truly fun way to learn to DRAW!

*Featuring essential drawing techniques: shape, contrast, lighting, colour, value, pattern, texture, rhythm, flow, perspective, and more!
*Learn how to draw characters, creatures, props, vehicles, and environments
*Exercises at the end of each chapter prompt you to practise and grow in skill
*Brett Bean works in comics, film, TV, video games, and board games -- he is also a soughtafter art teacher and has worked on book series for top publishers such as Penguin and Scholastic

Product details
Softback 224 pages
Dimensions: 270mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-912843-78-7

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About the artist

Brett Bean is the author and illustrator of the series Zoo Patrol Squad with Penguin Workshop, and the illustrator on I Hate Fairyland (Image Comics), Battle Bugs (Scholastic), and the Beasts of Olympus (WORKSHOP) book series. He works in film, TV, video games, and board games with Disney, Riot Games, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Marvel, Ravensburger, and more. Brett has taught character design and concept art at Gnomon School of Visual FX, LAAFA, CGMA, and various workshops around the world. He loves board games, comics, original art, basketball, Tom Waits, and travelling.

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Contents and contributors

How To Use This Book
Introduction
Visual communication
Art & design
You-nique

An Artist's Supplies
Equipment & supplies
Pencils
Pen & inks
Markers
Paper & sketchbook
Digital

The Tools We Use
Tools
Lines
Shapes
Negative space
From simple to busy
Rhythm & flow
Patterns
Textures
Contrast
Tonal values
Colour theory
Perspective
Light & shadow
Tool exercises

Body Breakdown
Study & observe
The body 
The head
Nose & ears
Teeth
Eyes
Hands
Feet
Physical balance
Clothing tips
Body exercises

Building Character
Character design
Gesture drawing
Gesture drawing exercise
Shape exploration
The scribble method
Building up a character with basic shapes
Building up a human character
Character design exercises

Creatures
Creature design
Creature design exercises

Props & Vehicles 
Props
Vehicles
Tips on props
Prop exercises

Environments
Environments
Environments exercises

Final Thoughts

Brett Bean

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