How to choose the right Books to Learn How To Draw

If you want to learn how to draw, you'll discover soon, you need some help. Professional help (in the one or another way). When browsing around in the internet or searching the local library you'll see:

There are a lot of different ways to get started learning how to draw. You'll find there are books, DVDs, workshops and drawing courses or even private coaching by local artists available.

I ordered these options by increasing price. The more expensive options tend to be better. But what counts most is quality!

So it's a good idea to start with one or two good books
. It's only a small investment or even a free way to learn drawing, if you find some good books in your local library.

This gives you the chance to do your first steps and move on to more comprehensive (and expensive) later, if you find it worthwhile and matching to your budget.

But what should good learn how to draw books for beginners teach?

The first steps when learning to draw

Many of us have never been taught to really observe what we are attempting to draw. Even though you may have a tea set in front of you, you will probably draw the generic tea set that you have stored in your memory rather than observing the actual tea set you can see as this is initially far easier. So many exercises you'll find in beginners how to draw books are merely ways of negating your memory so that you can begin to truly observe the object set before you.

Also you'll be teached to be able to observe outlines, tones, proportions and negative spaces.

Exercises for observing outlines often consist of tracing objects with your pencil in the air in front of you or on paper over and over again. By practicing such exercises soon you'll be able to transfer even complex shapes and outlines easily and accurately onto paper.

You'll be training yourself to see tones by trying to draw objects without using outlines at all. So you'll learn to control the tones you are drawing also. You can use it to shade areas of light and dark without making dark outlines.

Then there should be exercises to learn how to see and reproduce proportions and relative position. An easy shortcut is to use your pencil or a ruler held at arm’s length to compare the comparative sizes of objects and recording these relative sizes on your page, but this shortcut doesn't contribute much to your improvement so good exercises in this area are necessary.

These are the most important topics
a good book you want to use to learn how to draw. Keep this in mind, go out, and check what options are available. Make your decision an informed one. Learn to draw. And most important: enjoy!

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