This revised 15th anniversary edition of the bestselling beginning drawing book updates art and text examples to include new student pieces, up-to-date materials, and additional sections on drawing in 3D and travel sketching, along with refreshed and contemporary design.
Based on author and art instructor Claire Watson Garcia's successful courses and workshops for beginning and aspiring artists, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner applies a positive, accepting tone to a progressive series of lessons in sketching and rendering. The book's step-by-step methodology and examples of student works from earliest efforts to completed drawings give novices the tools and techniques needed to make competent and eloquent renderings of still lifes, portraits, and more. In this revised edition, Garcia covers such in-demand subject matter as drawing-on-the-go, drawing in three dimensions, and drawing the portrait at a three-quarter view. The reinvigorated art and text ensure that this drawing instruction classic will continue to appeal to new generations of aspiring artists.
About the Author
CLAIRE WATSON GARCIA is an instructor at the prestigious Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where her "Absolute and Utter Beginner" courses and workshops have been popular for over 20 years. She is also the author of Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner.
“For the beginner whose artistic passion awaits awakening and direction you are in luck. Claire Watson Garcia, the eminent artist and art educator has created an extraordinary book for you. Easy to follow step-by-step guidance through varieties of drawing techniques will take you from the uncertainty of beginning into a world of newfound self-confidence. With Claire’s book, you are on the runway to a new fearless clarity to approach and draw any subject.” —David A. Dunlop, artist, teacher, lecturer, and Emmy Award-winning TV host
"This wonderful new version is as much a labor of true love as was the original, and a beautiful roadmap that one can reference on the path to creativity." — Angela Wood, Publisher, Blogger, Creative Director, inventivekids.com, Circle Media Inc.
Praise for the first edition: "This is simply the best beginners' drawing book available. Garcia gently teaches how to see like an artist and then leads the student from creative exercises (recording shapes upside down), through "turning edges into objects," and finally to detailed still life and facial drawings." --Library Journal