Master Drawing Book
If you liked the original Visual Manna Drawing Book, you'll love the new, improved, and larger version they've just released. Like the previous edition, the only tools you need are a drawing pencil (they recommend a 5H or 6H to start off with) and paper. Like the previous book, this one covers all the bases of a serious drawing program including shading, texture, proportion, perspective, drawing people, buildings and more. But that's as far as the similarity runs. Visual Manna's Master Drawing covers each of these drawing topics in more detail than the Visual Manna Drawing Book, and also includes lessons on using grids, rhythm and value, drawing motion, and also gets into more specifics such as still life, animals, landscapes, cartoons and caricature. As a special treat, a section which features many field sketches of birds by renowned bird artist David Plank are also included in the animals section. Other very helpful lessons include using creativity and how to concentrate on what you are seeing as you draw - both important for the serious sketcher. Lessons are open-ended, and easy to understand, while covering all the basics such as the face being five eyes wide, and finding a vanishing point to draw accurate perspective drawings. This could be implemented with a group of budding artists, or for the older or more driven art student. All the way through, students are reminded to practice, practice, practice... or, should I say, sketch, sketch sketch to improve their mastery of the skills taught. Characteristically Visual Manna, this is a good, solid, Christian-based drawing program that will give aspiring artists a solid start to becoming the next Rembrandt.