Product Description: •A best-seller for 35 years • 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 the publisher’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 this 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 to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.
I'm an engineer in my late 30s who wants to learn drawing. I enjoy reading the book very much. The book is easy to follow and understand. The writing style is succinct. The presentation flow is coherent. The contents comprise Part One: Fundamentals of Drawing (19 chapters) and Part Two: Drawing in Various Media (11 chapters). I've almost finished reading Part I, and I've finished the exercises in first 9 chapters. Each chapter introduces one concept that is reinforced with the author's many excellent drawing examples. Each chapter is delightfully short - I read one chapter at night before I sleep. I also enjoy doing the exercises! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn drawing.