The 35th anniversary edition of the classic how-to book that has helped millions of artists learn to draw.
When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’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 his 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 of an object—cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere—and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.
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The purpose of this book is pretty much to help you learn to see more accurately. You start out with basic shapes and move on to more complicated drawings. The one thing to be aware of is that this book is directed towards drawing from life. There are some very helpful points, but sometimes I found the explanations to be a little confusing. In the end it is a decent guide, but not really worth $19.