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How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
(How to Draw Cool Stuff: book 1)
Catherine V Holmes
(USA: Library Tales Publishing, @Librarytales, 2014)

This book shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. The book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualise ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist.

From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, this book makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined. Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you’ve always dreamt of drawing. The book is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists – it will help you realise your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing.

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Recommended by:
Christopher Norris, Director, Jolabokaflod CIC

Christopher launched his campaign to promote the Icelandic Jólabókaflóðið tradition in November 2015. This initiative took form as Jolabokaflod CIC, a not-for-profit showcase for book recommendations wrapped in Icelandic literary culture, and Jolabokaflod Book Campaign Ltd, a yet to launch commercial arm. Keep up to date with news and developments by signing up to the monthly Jolabokaflod newsletter and/or the Jolabokaflod platforms at Facebook and Twitter.

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