I don’t get it. Isn’t this just a book full of pictures?
It has been proven the best way to learn how to draw is by drawing from visual reference. Ideally an artist would draw from a still life or a live model but as you know these change over time. The benefit of drawing from photographs is that the lighting doesn’t shift and a person can hold the same pose or expression without getting tired. Also photographs allow you to draw things you would never be able to see in a real environment.
Many drawing books teach children how to draw through a series of steps. The problem I see with these books is they focus on the steps to make the author’s drawing and not the original subject being drawn. So you are left with a copy of their drawing without being able to compare it to what they had originally referenced.
Cool Things to Draw™ contains over one hundred ideas you can take wherever you and your sketchbook go. The ideas contained in this book will challenge your drawing skills as you practice perspective, value, depth, composition, and photo realism.
Sound fun? Then go grab your sketchbook and flip through the pages to find something to draw.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This book is 100% visual. WIth very little words.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
To create something you would be happy using yourself and enjoy reading.
Jacob Lett has been a professional graphic designer since 2004. Together with his wife Colleen, they started UpliftingPlay™ to encourage young families to explore their creativity through art and creative play.
Before starting UpliftingPlay, Jacob posted doodles on his website doodleideas.com as a fun creative outlet from his day job. This process uncovered a strong interest in learning how to properly teach art and drawing to children. Through research, he learned the best way to teach children to draw is through positive encouragement and creative exploration rather than step by step tutorials.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I was learning to draw I found it difficult to find things worth drawing. I also noticed drawing books you buy only show you how to draw a drawing they have done. You have no way of seeing “the thing” they were drawing in the beginning. The goal of this book is to empower children to use their creativity to draw what they see in the picture or combine parts with other photos to make up a whole new image.