Suggestions for really good drawing instruction books for pre-teen kids getting into fine art?
My 12 year old has a real natural talent for drawing. He already draws characters and such well, lately he has taken an interest in still life drawing and he really enjoys it and it's more "fine art" type stuff than drawing cartoon characters. He also loves drawing people realistically. What are some good instructional books for kids his age that are more inclined towards fine art techniques that aren't so grown up they'll bore him, but also are beyond "kiddie drawing" techniques?
There is an art to drawing. Some people may be gifted with an innate ability to create realistic looking images. Other people need to learn how. In this hub, we look at three really good drawing instruction books for pre-teen kids. Grownups will like them too, with their friendly tonality and solid tools and techniques. From learning perspective to giving drawings personality, these books make the process fun. Whether on their own or as a family activity, kids will really enjoy art and learning. read more
A great starter book is Fast Sketching Techniques, by David Rankin, published by North Light Books in 2000. It guides anyone along a loose and quick learning curve to develop meaningful sketches quickly, and find ways to use them as a biasis for more sophisticated artwork.
(You might also check my Hubs on How to Draw (Sketch), You Can Caricature!, and Create an Architectural Rendering)
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