Drawing Book Recommendation

January 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm 3 comments

While my daughter has always shown some talent for drawing, I haven’t really known how to help her develop. My friend who was an art teacher pre-babies recommended the book, Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes. I just handed it to my daughter and she read through it and did the drawings on her own. In 2008 (age8) she produced this:

A year later she did the same drawing (age 9):

These were made from looking at this painting in the Drawing With Children book.

Now this is the picture she just made today, 2010, still age 9 (10 in March):

She did it from this drawing:

This is in the book, The Art of Drawing. She just received it as a gift this month. That girl was only the second thing she had drawn from it.

On the first day she used the book, she made these:

This book really seemed to inspire a new level of drawing immediately. We’ll see how she progresses. Anyway, I thought I would share in case there are others who don’t know how to help your artists continue to improve their work.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chelsey  |  February 1, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Wow, Lee! What a gifted little lady you’ve got! That’s incredible…I was really blown away! Thanks for all of the blogging…I’m glad I’m able to watch the kids grow.

  • 2. Tina  |  February 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Wow! I’m impressed! We have “Drawing With Children”, and I tried to look up “The Art of Drawing” but there are a few. Can you tell me who the author is or where I can find this book too?


    • 3. The King Will Make a Way  |  February 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      Title: The Art of Drawing
      Subtitle: Discover simple step-by-step techniques for drawing a wide variety of subjects in pencil.
      It lists five authors:
      Michael Butkus
      Walter T. Foster
      Michele Maltseff
      William F. Powell
      Mia Tavonatti

      If I can find a link to it on Amazon or something I will email it to you.


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