Love to Draw but you don’t think you can?
My son and I have always done creative, colorful projects together- until he became a teenager! Now he’s really into drawing and anime. When I heard about The How to Draw Cool Stuff series, I knew these books were perfect for him and ME!
About The How To Draw Cool Stuff series:
The How To Draw Cool Stuff series (Library Tales Publishing) by art teacher and professional artist Catherine V. Holmes guides readers through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. The original How To Draw Cool Stuff and the subsequent books, How To Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions and How To Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events, each offer unique lessons for readers.
In addition to teaching basic drawing skills, this wonderful series provides:
- Lessons on creating shading and texture for more realistic artistic renderings
- Step-by-step tutorials on drawing fun and beloved characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns and more!
- A guidebook that can be used by art teachers in the classroom to help supplement lesson plans and provide students with independent activities
- Valuable lessons in how to make drawing easier and more fun, such as: draw lightly, don’t aim to create an exact replica, and why patience pays off
- A wonderful gift for all aspiring artists
About the Author:
Catherine V. Holmes is an art/ELA teacher and visual artist from historical Plymouth, Massachusetts. Holmes specializes in portraits, architecture and illustrations and her art is inspired by her feelings, ideas, and experiences, whether found in nature, the media, or in man-made structures.
“To see success through their eyes inspires me to be a better teacher and creator of art.”
If you don’t think you are the artist-type but really want to learn to draw, these are the perfect books for you! My son has always been creative and loves to draw and doodle. I can doodle with the best of them, but when it comes to drawing realistic things, such as eyes, faces, or hands, I need remedial training! I want to be able to enjoy drawing, not just get upset because it doesn’t look just right. These books, especially the purple one- Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions are the perfect way for me to enjoy drawing again. I love the Zen Doodle section- it has some great patterns to use in my expert doodles! Actually, in Middle School, I had a pen and ink Doodle that went on a traveling art show to other middle schools. I wish I still had that- my son would be impressed!
If you are looking for books to help you learn to draw or to draw better, How to Draw Cool Stuff books are perfect for you!
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