Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Drawing Lesson Book Review (Blogging for Books)

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I received The Drawing Lesson in exchange for honest review from Blogging for Books. The book was written by Matt Crilley. The book is part teaching you how to draw and part graphic novel of a teacher teaching a young boy how to draw.

I wanted the book because I love to doodle. I wish I could draw better. I struggle with faces. When I used to draw faces, the faces never looked liked the person. Good picture but not accurate. I also took a year of graphic design. My best drawing was a composition of Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris. The teacher said I didn't have to draw them to perfection, but to focus on what made each person unique, such as Lil Jons hair and sun glasses, so others would recognize them.

Crilley presents lessons on shading, light, negative space, compositions, etc. For example, in the story when the teacher was showing the boy how to draw a watch. The boy had to draw the watch with similar size and markings. The boy had to learn where to place the holes in the bands and how to size the watch. He also learned how the watch was tapered at the ends. Another lesson was drawing light lines at first, just in case you made a mistake. You can erase and fix your mistakes early versus trying to fix multiple problems later on.

You can purchase the book in paperback and kindle format, using the link above. The book is prime-eligible.

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