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Title:
The drawing book
Author:
Baxter, Leon.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Ideals Children's Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
62 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Gives instructions on using depth, perspective, shading, and proportion in drawing animals, people, landscapes, and nature.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780824984755
Format :
Book

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Newstead Library NC730 .B36 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Grand Island Library NC730 .B36 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Frank E. Merriweather Library NC730 .B36 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize
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Summary

Gives instructions on using depth, perspective, shading, and proportion in drawing animals, people, landscapes, and nature.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. Approaching drawing from a wider perspective than Draw 50 Famous Caricatures (also reviewed in this issue), Baxter presents an appealing guide to sketching people, animals, objects, and landscapes. Stressing creativity rather than copying, he suggests clever activities (using numbers as the root of simple drawings, using graph paper to see how objects change shape) to promote both originality and an understanding of basic artistic concepts. Baxter's explanations of perspective and human body proportions are clear and well illustrated, as are his directions for drawing hands, feet, and the foreshortened human figure. In a section on nature, he explains a few of the characteristics of water and looks at some of the shapes and colors that exist in the out-of-doors. Though his page design is busy, it is colorful and kid-pleasing, filled with cartoon-type characters and bits of information delivered through a scattering of balloon shapes. His enthusiastic, encouraging tone is a bonus. ~--Stephanie Zvirin


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