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Drawing: For the Artistically Undiscovered (Klutz) Spiral-bound – March 1, 1999
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There is instuction in the book but it's subtle and never says *a sky should look like this and a dog like this*. It's more about the joy of drawing and just getting started than it is about how to draw anything in a line by line way. A great thing for kids as they get to develope their own style.
That isn't to say there aren't lessons to be learned (perspective, shading, faces...showing movement, etc) The book is set up with small amounts of text and drawings (almost doodles) on the pages with the expectation that you will draw your own designs on the blank spaces. One thing I just love is that the pictures they included as examples are very sketchy and loose... simple and quickly drawn. Nothing that anyone would look at and say "I could never do that!" about. I think that is wonderful. I have seen too many how to draw books where the results look nothing short of professional and when I buy them for my son he just looks at them and thinks he could never duplicate the result. Its intimidating and he won't even try.
with this book... The examples, looking more like doodles, are very inviting and non-threatening. Almost inviting you to add your own. Perfect!
The text is helpful and humorous. Some pages there is very little and others...there is more but it's all friendly and conversational. This is a real winner!
I would recommend this book to anyone too embarrassed about her stick figures to ever draw one in public, but who secretly cherishes a desire to doodle with style.
However I would not give it to yopung children for two reasons. Reason number one is that children younger than ten express themselves through drawing. The way they draw a tree, for example, tells us a lot about their personality. No instruction should be given before age 8. Reason number two is the instructions are a bit difficult for kids up to third grade.
I suggest teacher should use this book as an art connection inside a Roald Dahl author study.
Drawing can be frustrating but this book, although encouraging, also shows how relaxed and and joyful it can be, never making it tedious. If my nieces were old enough, I'd buy one for each. Can't wait to be done with it so I can move to some of other KLUTZ' works.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While this is a cute concept, the kids were disappointed that there wasn't more actual drawing instruction. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fair and Honest
This book brings out the kid in all of us. I find that I draw with more abandon and freedom thanks to this book. I was reluctant to get this because I'm not a cartoon artist. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Adrien
A good start for kids interested in drawing. Requires a small amount of adult guidance.Published 11 months ago by Ameena Mohammed
I've bought this book more times than I can keep track of. This is a really out of the box way to approach drawing and it is always well received when given as a gift. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Leiko Enseki
If you can stop laughing long enough to pick up your pencil you will find yourself artistically discovered!Published 12 months ago by Susan Savage
My 8-year-old son was skeptical at first with this Christmas present, but as soon as he started reading and drawing he's really gotten into it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Matt Vita