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?
I was so excited to see that some one came out with a graphic novel on how to draw. The Drawing Lesson by Mark Crilley came at just the right time for Seth. He is really into both art and graphic novels.
I really liked how this book is geared toward kids and inexperienced artists. The instructions are simple to understand yet it actually challenges the reader how to see their world differently. The artwork itself in the book was simple and not overdrawn as well. One of the best parts was in wasn’t about drawing comics. Not that comics are bad, but this is an actual art book.
There was only one thing I didn’t like and maybe I am being picky. I just thought the story line itself was a little weird. As a parent I just wondered where the kid’s parents were. Did they meet Becky?? I know that may sound weird, but the kid was showing up at her house at 8 in the morning.
That being said overall I think this was a great book to get kids started in drawing. The subject matter was good. I even learned a few things about art myself. If your kids are looking for a book to learn and like graphic novels this may be for them.
- Age Range: 10 – 13 years
- Grade Level: 5 – 8
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill (July 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385346336
- ISBN-13: 978-0385346337
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.