An interactive doodle book of fairies and other fantasy characters from the best-selling art instruction author whose books have sold more than six million copies, pairing illustration tips with drawing, designing, coloring, and crafting activities.
I’ll take a different approach to this one, as it doesn’t really fit my standard story-illustrations-cover model. This is a great, fairly comprehensive book on drawing fairies. Obviously, this only covers drawing fairies, but I think it’s quite a good choice for a child or adult who is learning to draw. Here’s why: IMAGINATION.
When you’re studying art, a lot of the technical stuff is a bit dry. It’s necessary, and you can’t skip it, but it doesn’t exactly get the creative juices flowing. So if your child is studying art, a b0ok like this one is a great choice. Fairies are whimsical and because they’re not “real”, they can be adapted to fit whatever setting your little artist can imagine.
I set my little niece up with this book one evening. She started out following the instructions carefully; but before long, she was busy creating her own worlds. She built on the basics of form and structure, and then let her imagination run wild.
So this one gets a firm five stars from me.
About the Author:
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world’s bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart’s books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.