I’m always looking for great books for our kids to enjoy. I love that they both LOVE to read. One kid loves reading everything….and I mean EVERYTHING. The other one loves reading but is mostly into the comic kind of books (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). I thought that “The Drawing Lesson” would be great for both of them. The oldest loves drawing and this book may give her some inspiration. The younger one isn’t really into drawing, but I think he will be interested in the story itself.
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 David—a young boy who wants nothing more than to learn how to draw. Luckily for David, he’s just met Becky—his 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?
This book reminds me of a instruction book and a graphic novel. It includes both. Even if the kids don’t wanna use it to explore drawing it is still a great read for them.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.