Drawing is a joy to me because it is creative practice that fits well in my life with little ones. It is portable, can fit into odd chunks of time and gives me the satisfaction of nurturing my creativity in a time when I often have little nurturing energy left. Want to join me in learning to draw?
Not just for children- Mona Brookes takes the mystery out of drawing and makes it accessible to all. She gives a multitude of practice exercises, answers your questions about how to start, and gives good advice on how to talk about art with kids in ways that will encourage creativity instead of squelch it.
You are guaranteed to find inspiration somewhere in Carla Sonheim’s book. Her “52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun” are goofy, intriguing and, yes, a lot of fun. Those beginning to draw and seasoned artists alike will benefit from her novel suggestions for drawing play. Working through this book will help you loosen up and tap into your creative flow.
You don’t feel like an artist? You don’t have to; here’s your permission to create anyways! Danny Gregory hands you the keys to unlock your inner artist. This book will tell you how Gregory went from not seeing himself as creative to being a vibrant voice for the creativity in everyone. His enthusiasm is contagious and his book is filled with ways to get you drawing and creating.
Last time I posted about books (Books for Parenting Under Pressure) a commenter gave a a wonderful suggestion for a parenting book that I am reading and enjoying. Now it’s your turn to tell me about any wonderful beginning drawing books. What else should I have in my library?