The Drawing Lesson : A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw

Author(s): Mark Crilley

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Read This Comic and Start Drawing Today Nominated for a 2017 Eisner Award

For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson, you'll meet David--a young boy who wants nothing more than to learn how to draw. Luckily for David, he's just met Becky--his helpful drawing mentor. Page by page, Becky teaches David (and you ) about the essential fundamentals that artists need in order to master drawing, all in a unique visual format. In panel after panel, Crilley provides lessons on shading, negative space, creating compositions, and more, with accompanying exercises that you can try for yourself. Are you ready to start your drawing lesson today?


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Uses a narrative graphic novel format to impart step-by-step drawing lessons. Great for beginners and more experienced artists interested in a new take on drawing instruction. From YouTube drawing instruction phenomenon Mark Crilley.

"Engaging...A pleasant diversion for a long summer afternoon, The Drawing Lesson is likely to result in lots of ambitious sketching among readers ages 7 to 14." "Wall Street Journal" "The narrative is often funny and unexpectedly poignant, while the tutorials are impressively clear and easy for readers to implement...A great pick for juveniles and young teens looking to learn the craft of drawing." "Library Journal" "Proportion, negative space, perspective, lighting, and other drawing basics are covered concisely and informatively, so a student could easily follow the clear drawings to benefit from Becky s lessons. Crilley develops his characters fully, making this a true novel and not simply a narrated drawing lesson. An original and accessible way to learn to draw. "(Graphic nonfiction. 10-14)"" "Kirkus Reviews" Everyone has looked at a piece of art, whether it is a comic book or classical painting, and thought "I wish I could do that "Mark Crilley s latest drawing manual, The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw, turns that wish into an absolution. "GeekChicElite ""The book doesn t just show you the right way to do things but also common, fixable mistakes. Then it shows you what to do in order to make things right."" Nerdophiles" ""The Drawing Lesson" is a truly innovative way to learn art. I can t wait to get this book for every kid on my gift buying list. Whatever your age, "The Drawing Lesson "is an essential primer on how to draw what you see." Gene Ha, artist for "Alan Moore s Top 10, Fables," and "Action Comics," creator of "Mae," and four-time Eisner Award winner"

Mark Crilley has published nearly twenty books and developed a massive internet following for his drawing demonstration videos, earning him a spot as one of the top 25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube. With over 10 million views and growing, his YouTube drawing instruction videos have an enormous worldwide legion of fans and have been featured on sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit.

General Fields

  • : 9780385346337
  • : Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
  • : Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
  • : July 2016
  • : 254mm X 178mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Crilley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1016
  • : English
  • : 741.2
  • : 144
  • : full colour illustrations