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Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner

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Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others.

Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you
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Paperback, 127 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by North Light Books (first published June 28th 2013)
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Dee Renee  Chesnut
I found this on sale at Hobby Lobby. I previously purchased another book by Willenbrink about watercolors.
The URL links at the bottom of the pages are not working in 2019. The URL for www.artistsnetwork.com works for other artists. There are 23 demonstrations for practice in this book but I felt there were some steps missing for an absolute beginner who is likely to need much more practice about hatching when the directions state, add values.
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Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I liked this one, I can say that I draw better now because of this book. I do wish though, that they had included pictures of the motives if possible, so as not to basically copy another person's sketches
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Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
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I've bought two books from this series. The Absolute Beginner books tend to have a lot of ideas inside, and they do address the basics. But these books don't include a photo of the original subjects often enough, which means if you do the exercises, you're drawing from a drawing. This is not an ideal, full way to learn, in my opinion and experience.

I spent a year refreshing and doing basic exercises in general, but I had difficulty doing good enough images when I followed the exercises in
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Looking forward to the exercises. Like the simple, straightforward approach. Thanks for the topic and I look forward to reading other books by you.
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