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.
The perfect book for budding artists,
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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Lynne B says
These are all great books to give or receive. I think most people love art and as children, loved to draw. My kids would have loved these books when they were younger. I think they’d love them now!
Carol S says
My younger son loves to sketch but has periods where he loses patience easily. These books look like they would help encourage his drawing ability further. Thanks for sharing.
ellen beck says
I used to draw a whole lot, it was a passion. I totally lost that when I developed Parkinsons. So if you see typos, thats whats happening. Look like great books though.
My daughter loves the draw. She’s pretty good but this would help her learn to draw a few more things and put her own little spin on them!!
Amelia Bayless says
These are wonderful! I’m always wanting to hone in my drawing skills (it doesn’t come as naturally for me as it does for some.) These would be so helpful for that.
Deborah Cochran says
I took 4 years of art classes in high school and barely can draw a stick figure lol. However, my two sons are so talented and I love that they enjoy drawing so much. This book would be perfect to get for myself and others who haven’t quite learned how to draw.
Katie Bellamy says
I would like something like this!
America Salyers says
I am a horrible artist–seriously horrible. I used to be good…in the 4th grade. I may have to pick up some skills from one of these books. HAHA!
Ronald Gagnon says
I can’t draw at all..and will never try…buy this will make fantastic gifts for the little ones
Judy Thomas says
I would love to know how to draw as my daughter is an amazing artist and I can’t even draw a stick figure nicely .lol
Kimberly Flickinger says
I would love to learn how to draw so I will definitely be checking these books out.
Sarah L says
Get the kids started in drawing as soon as they can hold the crayons.
Veronica Lee says
This would be the perfect Christmas gift for my goddaughter. She loves to draw.
justin orkin says
It’s great to have some inspiring prompts while drawing
Amber Ludwig says
These are too fun!! I love that they encourage you to be creative every day! Something I think we lack as we get so busy from day to day!