Do you have a budding artist at home or a child who just likes to draw? Then I have the perfect drawing book series that will surely delight them! One or all of these books would be perfect for the Easter Basket! The How To Draw Cool Stuff series (Library Tales Publishing) by art teacher and professional artist Catherine V. Holmes guides readers through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. The original How To Draw Cool Stuff and the subsequent books, How To Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions and How To Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events, each offer unique lessons for readers.
In addition to teaching basic drawing skills, this wonderful series provides:
- Lessons on creating shading and texture for more realistic artistic renderings
- Step-by-step tutorials on drawing fun and beloved characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns and more!
- A guidebook that can be used by art teachers in the classroom to help supplement lesson plans and provide students with independent activities
- Valuable lessons in how to make drawing easier and more fun, such as: draw lightly, don’t aim to create an exact replica, and why patience pays off
- A wonderful gift for all aspiring artists
How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing! Pair one of these books with a pencil set and a drawing pad and you will have a great Easter Basket for a budding artist.
Catherine V. Holmes is an art/ELA teacher and visual artist from historical Plymouth, Massachusetts. She studied at Boston University and at Bridgewater State College, where she earned her BFA and MA in ED, and has her second Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. Holmes specializes in portraits, architecture and illustrations and her art is inspired by her feelings, ideas, and experiences, whether found in nature, the media, or in man-made structures. Holmes is also heavily influenced by the interests and suggestions of her students and says, "To see success through their eyes inspires me to be a better teacher and creator of art."
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