The Art and Science of Drawing

The Art and Science of Drawing – Parents and children should try to find mutual bonding experiences to make memories. One of the great ways to bond with your children is through art. We love The Art and Science of Drawing  by Brent Eviston because it is a way to bond families through art. Together, you and your child will learn how to observe, analyze and draw any subject.

Everyone loves studying art! Drawing, sketching and painting are a lot of people’s favorite past-times, but for many of us, we believe it is a talent and not something to be learned. Luckily enough, this book teaches you that you can be an excellent drawer if you learn that it is a skill that anyone can pick up.

How We Learned How To Draw From This Book

We love to draw. We always admired those who can put their imagination to paper and draw accurate and stunning pictures. Whether it is objects, people or animals, we are impressed. Never did we think that you can learn to draw well and quickly. The Art and Science of Drawing breaks art and drawing down to its finest components. This book has made us see sketching in a whole new light.

From studying shadows to angles, we realized that there is so much more to drawing then what meets the eye. A whole new world will open up for you! Studying how shadows fall on objects, accurate angles of shapes and studying your subject as shapes will change the way you see and experience art.

We found that we really gravitated to gesture drawings. The book explains “one minute poses”, that teaches us how to get a pose of a human in less than a minute. From there, the book takes you to a five minute pose. Wow, how one incorporates such detail in five extra minutes really helped us see movement, distillation and contouring. It was like a light bulb went on! We started to see movement and drawing as one digestable subject. Lastly, the ten minute pose. Keeping it simple and yet dynamic and full of action helped bring our figure to life. Though we are not perfect, we see a huge improvement in our drawing skills just from this simple two page instruction. Luckily, there are over 200 pages for you to learn different skills. There are also tips on how to make your drawings life like.

What Our Children Loved

It was really interesting that our young and older children gravitated to light and shadows. We can see their minds working how shadows fell on objects and certain times of day. There were also interested in what angle they are hitting that object. They were amused in the measurements behind the drawings and how to make accurate shapes for their moving people. The instructional images and diagrams are understandable and enjoyable for both adults and children alike and make it easy to learn from. The takeaways from this book are endless.

If you are looking for a great gift for your family member or just to start a really fun hobby that will only grow with time, pick up The Art and Science of Drawing. You will be fascinated how you hone in on your skills and what a difference it will make in your artistic abilities.