Drawing Lesson: Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw
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.
For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson, you'll meet Davida young boy who wants nothing more than to learn how to draw. Luckily for David, he's just met Beckyhis helpful drawing mentor. Page by page, Becky teaches David (and you!) about the essential fundamentals that artists need in order to master drawing, all in a unique visual format. In panel after panel, Crilley provides lessons on shading, negative space, creating compositions, and more, with accompanying exercises that you can try for yourself. Are you ready to start your drawing lesson today?
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