Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil and Paper

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Book Review - Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil and Paper

About the Book
This unusual book serves several different purposes, starting with its guaranteed appeal to both professionals and amateurs who like to pick up a pencil and draw. Art students seeking a change of pace will respond to the authors' very informal approach, seeing the lessons as fun-to-do confidence builders that emphasize the value of creative freedom. Every exercise can be performed by artists at all levels of training and ability.

  • All exercises are designed to develop and improve hand-eye coordination
  • Each exercise focuses on a different approach to drawing precisely what the eye sees--rapid sketches of moving objects, detailed observation of tones and shadow, exercises that teach rules of perspective, and much more
  • A powerfully effective art course that never feels like a set of tedious drills

Lessons can be completed using various media--pencil, ink, colored pencils, magic markers, or charcoal. Illustrations on every page in color and black and white.

My Take on the Book
My daughter loves to draw is so this book looked a bit intriguing to me, as I'm always looking for ways in which to encourage her artistic abilities. This book has some great ideas about how to become a better artist and become better in pencil drawing primarily. My daughter is eight, and this book is a bit over her head, however she loved reading through it and seeing the images within. I ended up sitting down and helping her read through quite a bit of the book in explaining some of the different areas, and once I did she better understood this, at least somewhat. I believe that this book would be better appreciated by the older young adult or even a college-age student (or adult). This it is not to say that is a bad book because it is far from that, instead, the book is filled with great exercises that will help you better understand drawing and better understand the mechanics behind drawing well. The book is well-written and explains things clearly and concisely. If you are looking to become a stronger personal artist this book will give you many of the tools you'll need to move forward in your quest.

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