Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Drawing Lesson
Mark Crilley's latest book, The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw is a graphic novel about a boy name David who receives art lessons from a woman name Becky. David sees Becky drawing at the park and asks her if she can give him free art lessons. Through their dialogue, you learn various lessons about drawing. David and you, the reader, gets a lesson about drawing what you see, shading, doing a loose sketch, understanding light and shadow, using negative space, checking proportions, simplifying things, creating a composition, and bringing it all together. I really liked this graphic novel because I love non-fiction graphic novels or graphic novels that teach me something new. I wish the illustrations were more cute (more manga-like since Mr. Crilley has written about drawing manga) and that the graphic novel was in full-color instead of the sepia-tone. All and all, I highly recommend this graphic novel for artists or anyone who enjoys reading educational graphic novels.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.