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Great Books For Kids Who Want To Learn How To Draw

by Charlotte Lancaster We believe in Quality
Many kids love to draw. But they get stuck and frustrated when what they see in their heads, or what they want to create on paper, doesn't match what comes out of their hands. With a little practice and some simple instruction, any kid (or adult, for that matter) can improve their skills. Here are some great books for kids who want to learn how to draw.

The basic difference between drawing instruction books aimed at kids versus adults is that books for kids can get extremely basic. But that's not a bad thing. Sometimes adult how-to-draw books are too advanced, and adults can get frustrated. Read about Children Books Online, Books For 6 Year Olds India and much more related to the same.

But a great thing about kids how-to-draw books is that the examples and exercises are a lot more fun than those for adults. Sure, you might find the typical circle with shading and shadow to make it look like a sphere. But a kids' drawing book will then turn that into a space mobile or part of something else fun and interesting.

One of the best books like that is Mark Kistler's Draw Squad, recommended for ages 6 and older. He does not oversimplify things for kids. He presents real art terms and techniques, like foreshortening and shading, but he does it in a simple, easy-to-understand way.

Kids will begin immediately by drawing a foreshortened circle as the top of a 3D cylinder. Then he turns it into a simple birthday cake. The second drawing incorporates a horizon line, to show depth and start adding perspective.

Throughout the book, there are small blank areas that kids can do their drawings in, but I suggest using a sketchbook separately. He also includes lots of examples of other kids' work, which is a great motivator and shows the kids that it is possible to draw really well.

If you want to go a step simpler, How to Draw 101 Animals will work for the younger kids, ages 5 and up. There are simple line drawings for kids to follow along with. Most animals kids know are in here, like cow, zebra, crab, plus a bunch of made up silly ones that kids enjoy, too.

Even more basic is Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World, or anything else by the same author. This is your basic combining of shapes to create simple, easily identified objects like ships, cars, and dragons. He uses rectangles, dots, curvy lines, and squiggles, plus letters like C, L, S, and U, to make the objects. Kids old enough to manipulate a drawing tool will be able to work with this book.

There you have three basic drawing books that are proven favorites. They are great books for kids who want to learn how to draw. Pair them with some pencils (crayons for the younger kids) and a sketchbook, and you have a gift most any kid will love.

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