Fun and Easy format to learn to draw and shade basics

Drawing Made Easy: How to Draw from Observation and Imagination

By: Robbie Lee

Rating: 5 of 5

This book reminds me of a basic drawing college class that I took (and enjoyed tremendously) years ago. The attitude the author takes makes a huge difference in the way a non-artist can approach and finish projects.

The projects in this book are fairly basic though the subjects are covered in plenty of detail. I’ll include a photo of the table of contents below.

I especially enjoyed the portions of the book which deal with shading and texture as that is an area where I lack any form of finesse.

Also, the idea of drawing in grids was right up my alley. I am a cross stitcher (and have even been a cross stitch designer), so breaking images down into little squares was second nature to me. I had a lot of fun with this portion of the book.

Finally, the lessons in perspective were something I really needed and appreciated. I lack depth perception, so the world is pretty much a flat viewing surface for me. Trying to draw that is a little difficult for me to translate. The lessons helped me move what I see to the page more easily than I have before.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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