Draw Squad / Mark Kissler
Looking for a good drawing book? Let me introduce you to Mark Kistler's Draw Squad. This book is similar to the Drawing Textbook, but a lot more fleshed out (Mark was actually a student of Bruce McIntyre's and uses the same progression and techniques). You start out with the introductory tables, chairs, boxes, cakes, fishbowls, and work up to more difficult objects such as space-ships, houses, sawhorses, and characters. Can be used as a write-in workbook, or work exercises on separate paper. I like the book because it's simple, friendly, and instructive - and easier for a student to use himself (or herself). Besides that, each lesson is packed with "extras", cute little cartoon-like characters and also has samples of other Draw Squader's drawings. Happy penciling!
1. Paper - two spiral bound sketchbooks of at least 100 sheets each 8.5" x 11" is a good standard size. Like these:
2. Pencils - standard #2 pencils (can use mechanical with 2B lead)
3. Bananas (to eat while drawing)
4. Miscellaneous - he encourages experimentation. i.e. with a softer lead or a thick felt pen.