Escape to the world of your imagination with nothing but a pencil and paper. Start out small and draw a circle with intense shading or challenge yourself with a self portrait. Regardless of what you draw, you will find that time passes quickly. Artists of all ages can learn to draw because all these books are available to download through Hoopla Digital.
Drawing School by Nila Aye
Anyone can learn how to draw with this simple step-by-step guide! The book begins with instructions for drawing basic shapes and and introduction to color before jumping into projects featuring a variety of subjects. More than 250 animals and objects are broken down into clear and easy-to-follow steps, so that aspiring artists of all ages and abilities can learn to draw anything and everything.
How to Draw by Ian Sidaway and Susie Hodge
Drawing is an essential skill that represents the first step into all other visual arts. This practical book teaches aspiring artists how to draw the most popular topics: buildings, landscapes, people, portraits, and still life. Even absolute beginners will be amazed at what they can achieve by working through this book and learning from the tips, tricks and know-how of experienced artists. Fifty original, exciting projects free readers to practice and perfect their skills without dreary routine exercises. Each demonstration features a photograph of the subject, the finished drawing, clear instructions, and step-by-step photos.
The Art of Basic Drawing by Walter T. Foster
The Art of Basic Drawing contains fundamental information about tools and techniques, as well as a number of inspiring step-by-step lessons. With instruction and advice from five different accomplished artists, this book showcases a range of styles for beginners to imitate. And with simple, easy-to-follow lessons that cover a variety of subject matter-from engaging still lifes and beautiful landscapes to realistic people and adorable animals-there is something for everyone inside. With the inspiring material in this comprehensive reference book, you’ll soon discover how exciting the world of drawing can be!
5 Steps To Drawing Monsters by Amanda Stjohn and Patrick Girouard
After explaining interesting facts about monsters in an introduction, this book shows readers how to draw vampires, ogres, werewolves, and more. The text also discusses drawing tips and the different ways to color finished pieces. Now drawing can be informative as well as fun! Each book in our new 5 Steps to Drawing series starts with fun facts about the subject and then guides readers through a simple five-step drawing process. Extras include tips on drawing and on coloring finished pieces.
Fearless Drawing by Kerry Lemon
Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of “I can’t draw!” Embark on 22 adventures to re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing for every reader. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to allow the reader to fall in love with the process of physically creating marks and shapes across a page. Only by enjoying the process will you begin to draw regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement!
Dinosaurs And Other Prehistoric Animals by Rochelle Baltzer
In this fun-filled title, kids will build on basic shapes to draw ten dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in six easy steps. They’ll learn about each one along the way. Features include table of contents, art tips from the illustrator, fun facts, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.