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About the Authors

Mark Willenbrink is a freelance illustrator and fine artist whose work has been displayed in fine art shows, with several paintings receiving awards. Mark also teaches art classes and workshops using demonstration, simple instructions and professional tricks to help his students achieve beautiful artwork they can be proud to display.

Mary Willenbrink has her master's degree. She is a Christian counselor and author, but feels her highest calling is to be home to raise her children.

As a husband and wife team, Mark and Mary have authored and illustrated Water-color for the Absolute Beginner (North Light, 2003), and the book has been translated into several languages. Mark's writings and illustrations have been featured in a number of other art instruction books. Mark is a contributing editor for Watercolor Magic Magazine. His regularly featured column, "Brush Basics" has been rated as a favorite among the magazine's readers.

Mark and Mary reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, with their three children.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner. Copyright © 2006 by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Manufactured in China. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission in f* writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote I lA7" brief passages in a review. Published by North Light Books, an ..™JL;..,»,,. imprint of F+W Publications, Inc., 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236. (800) 289-0963. First Edition.

Other fine North Light Books are available from your local bookstore, art supply store or direct from the publisher.

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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Willenbrink, Mark and Mary

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner / Mark and Mary Willenbrink.— 1st ed.

p. cm Includes index.

ISBN-13: 978-1-58180-789-9 (pb. : alk. paper) ISBN-13: 978-1-60061-601-3 (EPUB) ISBN-10: 1-58180-789-9 (pb. : alk. paper) 1. Drawing—Technique. I. Title.

ND2237 .B67 2001 571.42'24328—dc21

Edited by Kelly Messerly Designed by Guy Kelly Production art by Lisa Holstein Production coordinated by Matt Wagner

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