How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence.
These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw.
This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist. From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings,
How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing.
How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists. How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!
"An excellent book that is highly recommended to be kept in school libraries. It will be really useful during drawing sessions to guide students in a very practical and methodical way. Some of the ideas given are fun and unique and it is also a stress-free way of learning which makes it very useful guide for those who enjoy drawing and also for those who are trying to get into drawing." -- Art Supplies Hub
"With How To Draw Cool Stuff, you can learn step-by-step how to draw anything with confidence. My kids love drawing and are naturally talented when it comes to art, drawing, and painting. That being said, they both strive to make their drawings more realistic." --Akron Ohio Moms
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How to Draw Cool Stuff does an excellent job simplifying the basic principles of drawing for anyone starting at a baseline of zero or teaching novice artists. Shading, line quality, and foreshortening are presented with easy-to-understand examples. I like that throughout the book, the basic outline of shapes is illustrated, then how to add depth with shading and line quality is shown. Some of the more difficult to master shapes and concepts are minimally covered (hands, human forms, perspective), but those require more instruction than is the goal of this book. This is a great introduction to drawing with easy to accomplish exercises that will leave the burgeoning artist feeling successful and eager for their next steps.
A great way to start or restart drawing. Every chapter has a section explaining WHY the skill or technique is important, a section to practice, and a list of Tips to help with more practice later. A great gift idea or just for myself.
How to Draw Cool Stuff by Catherine V. Holmes is an excellent, instructional resource for beginner drawers. It covers a myriad of fundamentals of drawing and effectively expands on the importance of learning each skill. While there are certain elements that I would have liked to see more thoroughly (like the hands), I think that this book serves as a great tool for learners and teachers alike with a step-by-step process. This book covers a spectrum of styles, subjects and perspectives! Thank you NetGalley and Library Tales Publishing for the opportunity to read this ARC!