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  • Item #: 013046
    ISBN: 9780486472034
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  • Item #: 074797
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  • Item #: 069473
    ISBN: 9780385346337
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     Read a graphic novel and learn how to draw? It sounds unorthodox, but that’s exactly what Mark Crilley—drawing instructor and graphic novelist—has accomplished. The “story” itself is, appropriately enough, about a wannabe artist who meets a real artist and begins taking impromptu lessons from her. Each chapter is actually a lesson on drawing; the book covers every basic aspect of drawing (and a few advanced ones), from shapes, to light & shadow, to creating whole compositions. The artist in the story, Rebecca, offers numerous tips and practical advice akin to a real drawing class. Every chapter then ends with encouragement to practice and tips to help. The idea is to take it slowly, taking time to draw and utilize each lesson as you go, gradually becoming better through a mix of practice and practical knowledge. By the book’s end, the reader can put all the lessons together and become a real artist! My sister (who took several drawing classes) describes the book as the “important highlights” of a drawing class: a cost-effective way to learn everything you need to know to draw, as long as you practice diligently. Perfect for adults and young artists-in-development! 137 pgs, sc.

  • Item #: 065594
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       Want to learn to draw? Then start now with this kit by General’s Pencil Co.—complete with a 30-page lesson book and all the tools needed to unleash your inner master artist! The lesson book has step-by-step drawing projects that cover elements of art (ex: line, texture, value) and design concepts (ex: rule of thirds, perspective), as well as basic drawing techniques and how to use the included tools. The kit includes a pad of 60 lb drawing paper, 2 graphite drawing pencils (hard 2H, soft 2B), 2 charcoal pencils (soft 4B, extra soft 6B), 1 Carbon Sketch pencil (graphite/charcoal blend), 1 Layout pencil (extra black) for outlining and sketching, Factis white vinyl eraser, Little Red pencil sharpener, and tortillion for blending graphite. From birds & animals, leaves & trees, to cityscapes & cartoon characters—and with a little practice too—create master pieces while learning to enjoy the world of drawing. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 042267
    ISBN: 9780486462196
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  • Item #: 006761
    ISBN: 9781560100119
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  • Item #: 071424
    ISBN: 9781579906290
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  • Item #: 043032
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  • Item #: 038614
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  • Item #: 003756
    ISBN: 9780874778274
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    Uses methods detailed in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Mona Brooks. Here, she begins by advising us on providing an atmosphere for creativity, choosing supplies and using a variety of media. The lessons and method are based on training children to perceive their environments in terms of five elements of shape. By visualizing or "overlaying" objects with combinations of these basic shapes, children can quickly begin to draw impressively (or accurately?) and then go beyond this step to creating their own compositions. Lessons progress from learning and constructing the five elements to drawing "flat" pictures, then 3-D still lives. The course even teaches children to draw accurate representations of people. The book can be used by anyone able to read and understand it. However, younger children will probably need some guidance in putting the techniques and methods into practice, since there are few actual assigned exercises in the book. Because of the young age of the artists, the "before" and "after" pictures in the text are particularly striking. Newly revised and expanded, including two additional chapters explaining how to teach children with learning problems or special needs and how to implement drawing in the teaching of other subjects.

  • Item #: 047946
    ISBN: 9781933407722
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  • Item #: 030165
    ISBN: 9781600583377
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    This is a comprehensive book that covers how to go from simple technique to almost photorealistic quality with enough practice. Four award winning artists (Pat Averill, Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun) lend their immense creative talents to this book and each provides detailed instructions on how best to emulate natural textures, lighting effects and decoration to achieve some truly awe-inspiring works. As an artist, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to improve my own skills through reading and study. Each artist is clearly an accomplished master of her medium and I found their lessons extremely valuable and readily applicable to future projects. This book is truly a must have for any aspiring illustrator. 144 pgs, pb. 11.75" x 9". ~ Nick

  • Item #: 015256
    ISBN: 9781942446033
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    Another fabulous art book by Visual Manna. My opinion is not biased by my bias on the subject covered, however. Drawing horses can be a challenge, especially drawing them realistically and/or in motion. This book distills the process into learnable portions – focusing on one piece on a time. Heads, legs, tails, shading, etc. are all covered separately with practice and tips given on each. Practice is even done on the anatomically correct horse – drawing bones and muscles. Many helpful tips are given on art materials and on how to simplify some of the exercises for younger artists. Encouragement and Biblical references are frequent throughout the book. As stated in the name, tips and lessons are not merely in how to draw horses, but also how to shade, paint, and sculpt horses. Lessons range from drawing serious realistic pictures to drawing a funny comic strip with comic strip horses. Interesting horse facts, cultural information, and many pictures are sprinkled throughout the book. A must for the horse lover in your family! 90 pp, sc. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 033845
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    This instructional drawing course is great for kids or families looking for a gentle introduction to how to draw. Artist Barry Stebbing, author of the How Great Thou Art programs, guides viewers through 6 lessons, drawing right along with the viewer. The lessons vary between 45 minutes to over an hour in length. Lessons are: Fundamentals I, Fundamentals II, Perspective, Portraits & Anatomy, Animals, and Treasures Around the Home. The first lesson starts out with the very basics; viewers will draw basic shapes, learn simple shading techniques and draw objects such as a fruit bowl. The first four lessons are perfect for younger children or very beginning artists, as the drawing projects all consist of simple objects, scenes and cartoons (like Wally the Worm). Interspersed into each lesson and example are basic drawing concepts, including shading, portraying three-dimensional objects, perspective, layering colors and more. The last two lessons get into more lifelike and still-life drawing, including realistic "portraits" of farm animals and a grouped still life with an apple, decanter, vase and flower.

    These lessons have also been aired on the Homeschool Channel, and How Great Thou Art offers homework PDF files available for free download on their site. Homework pages are grouped by age; 6-9, 10-13 and 14 to adult. Unlike How Great Thou Art's other DVDs, this one is a stand-alone drawing course. It would make a great drawing course for the whole family especially if you have not completed one of their other drawing courses. I think the content of much of the course is more appropriate for young artists just starting out, and while more drawing practice won't hurt anyone, the examples in the first few lessons are quite simple, and Mr. Stebbing appears to be addressing younger children at times. Materials needed for the course include a sketch pad and a 120-color colored pencil set. Approx. 223 min. - Jess

  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
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    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 002747
    ISBN: 9780486478302
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  • Item #: 002745
    ISBN: 9780486472409
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  • Item #: 013688
    ISBN: 9781570915321
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  • Item #: 013687
    ISBN: 9781570915345
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  • Item #: 011138
    ISBN: 9781570915260
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    This book, by illustrator Ralph Masiello, helps kids begin drawing through clear, step-by-step picture instructions. While each step is short and simple, the end result is a realistic (fairly detailed) bug. Each bug covers a pair of facing pages - on the left are the directions (starting with a simple shape or line, and then being built up, with the existing lines in black and added lines of each step in red so kids can clearly see what is being done at each step) and on the right is a full page picture of that bug colored realistically with different materials. Just over a dozen different bugs are included. - Melissa
  • Item #: 074363
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    Polish your drawing skills and learn the cute cartooning style of Manga with this 43-piece set from Royal & Langnickel®. The included, nice-quality art supplies are all stored in a clear, plastic-handled container making this a great gift for young cartoonists. Set includes 4 graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), 8 colored pencils, 10 double-tipped markers, 10 oil pastels, 1 sharpener, 1 blending stump, 1 kneaded & 1 white vinyl eraser, 2 plastic Manga templates, 1 paper pad, and a learning guide with basic introductory lessons. For added learning, pair this set with a "How-to-Draw" book such as How to Draw Cute Stuff (#071430) for the young ones or Learn to Draw Manga (#038614) for the more advanced artists. Let's Manga! ~ Emily

  • Item #: 071485
    ISBN: 9781784282097
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  • Item #: 071430
    ISBN: 9781454925644
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  • Item #: 069163
    ISBN: 9781545527047
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  • Item #: 067778
    ISBN: 9780399580178
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  • Item #: 064281
    ISBN: 9781633220652
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  • Item #: 064173
    ISBN: 9780486798769
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  • Item #: 064125
    ISBN: 9780486798752
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  • Item #: 064124
    ISBN: 9780486799636
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  • Item #: 062801
    ISBN: 9781632204066
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