I have always loved art and wanted to learn to draw. I love what minds can create with just a pencil or a pen. I love collecting hand-drawn art. I have a rather large collection of sketch cards I have collected over the years. You can see more about what I love about my hobby here.
Do you know any young budding artists or maybe someone like me who might like to learn how to draw? Then the following selection of books might be a great start.
This is something I want to do on my own as well, learn to draw. I have always wanted to learn how to draw ambulances as I was a paramedic for 24 years.
How to Draw Almost Every Day challenges and inspires you to draw one simple illustration each day of the year. Each daily exercise is broken down with step-by-step diagrams, making the process easy to understand. You’ll learn to draw items from everyday life, like food and clothing, as well as seasonal images including snowmen and pumpkins. We have also included inspiring project photos to show you how to incorporate the doodles into greeting cards, calendars, invitations, gift wrap, and more!
Sketch Now Think Later: Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Here’s a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life. Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!
Just for Fun: Perspective takes a complicated topic and makes it easy and fun for aspiring artists and art enthusiasts! Even if you’ve never picked up a pencil or paintbrush, you can follow the simple, step-by-step instructions, and create realistic, proportionate artwork using perspective. With approachable and contemporary drawings and paintings as well as lots of tips, instructions, and inspiration, you’ll master perspective in no time.
These would make great gift ideas with the Holidays approaching. I am also happy to announce that these have made my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide here on Tom’s Take On Things.
I am giving a set of these 3 books away here on my site as well. You can find it under my giveaways. Good Luck, would make a great prize to win! ~Tom
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