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Five minutes may not seem like a lot of time to allow yourself to work on a drawing, as artists have been known to take days, months, and even years to complete a single work of art. However, as this book will prove, you can draw some really cool stuff in just under five minutes. By limiting their time, artists will start to see only the most essential parts of a subject while communicating action, movement, and expression into one timed drawing.This book is jam-packed with step-by-step lessons for drawing cool objects quickly – in 5-minutes or less! Author, artist, and instructor Catherine V. Holmes will start by teaching you how to quickly interpret basic information onto paper using simple but meaningful lines made with purpose. Start by observing, then draw the main shapes within your object. Next, you’ll find simple lines and smaller shapes that build on the original ones, blocking in areas with lines and curves to represent the major details of your subject. The final steps should be filling your subject in with tone and refining shadows and highlights. Drawing under a time limit is a wonderful exercise that will help you learn how to draw more instinctively and gain a better understanding of form. The final outcome is not meant to be a polished drawing, but rather an all-around practice exercise that will improve your game and help you draw really some cool stuff with ease. The fifth book in the How To Draw Cool Stuff series, this exciting new title will teach you how to create simple illustrations using basic shapes and a drawing technique that simplifies the process of drawing, all while helping you construct height, width, and depth in your work. It will guide you through the creative thought process and provide plenty of ideas to get you started.
From the Publisher
Jam-packed with step-by-step lessons for drawing cool objects quickly – in 5-minutes or less!
See Like an Artist
Break down a complex object into simple shapes. Lines and circles can become elaborate creations when details are built upon them.
As an element of art, value refers to the lightness or darkness of tone. Value is important when creating shadows, highlights, and the believability of a drawing.
Texture & Pattern
Texture and pattern describe various decorative/descriptive elements in an art work. A pattern is a visual element that repeats a shape or form, while texture is the way something looks like it feels.
Draw Cool Stuff
Cross Contour, Perspective, and Planes.
Why 5 Minutes?
This book includes a variety of subjects that can be drawn in 5 minutes, as the title suggests. Why 5 minutes? Drawing with a time limit can be a challenge, but also fun since an artist has just enough time to capture a strong sense of an object, but not so much that a drawing will be overworked (or over thought). Keeping a work efficient and simple helps an artist to focus on the main ideas within a subject and not get bogged down by minute details.