Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Idiot's Guides: Drawing

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Book Review - Idiot's Guides: Drawing

Idiot's Guides: Drawing

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About the Book
Learning to draw can be intimidating, but all you need is a good teacher. This step-by-step, project-based approach to learning the fundamentals of drawing teaches you in the easiest way possible. This all-new guide uses color to show the progression of strokes and techniques for completing 50 fun drawing projects from scratch. It also gives you an introduction to the tools and materials you'll need to get started. Features include:

  • 50 easy-to-understand project-based lessons, with step-by-step illustrations.
  • A variety of the most important drawing subjects are featured, including people, animals, objects, landscapes, still-lifes, buildings, and more.
  • Basic concepts of drawing, such as contour, proportion, gradation, abstraction, texture, dimension, perspective, symmetry, light and shadow, texture, depth, and anatomy.

My Take on the Book
My eldest daughter is into art and loves to learn more and more about art whenever she can, so I was excited to share this with her to see what she thought and what she could do with the book itself. The book itself is great. It walks any artist or artist to be through a step-by-step process to be able to draw many different types of pictures. I loved that for each of these images that start with the finished picture and then deconstructs it to the beginning and builds it again so that the reader can follow along and do it for themselves as well. The instructions were clear and the book truly provides some great foundations for any beginning artist to follow. If you have a budding artist in your family this book will really gives them some strong tools to build from!

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