Category Archives: Books for teens and pre-teens

Pencil Drawing Techniques

This is an excellent book for those just starting out with drawing and also intermediate level students. There is good basic information on how to use pencils, as well as creating value and textures. There are exercises design to help you incorporate perspective in your drawings, including drawing cubes, cylinders and conical objects. Pencil Drawing Techniques puts a definite emphasis on drawing from life. Working with photo references and using… Read More »

Experimental Drawing, by Robert Kaupelis

“This book is about drawing; about the experience of drawing and seeing drawings; and about the possibilities of extending our traditional concepts concerning the parameters of drawing”, R. Kaupelis Experimental Drawing by Robert Kaupelis is a very good text on the infinite varieties of drawing. Written by a college art professor, it is intended for beginning to advanced students and is an excellent text for teachers to use in the… Read More »

Discovering Drawing, by Ted Rose and Sallye Mahan-Cox

Discovering Drawing, by Ted Rose and Sallye Mahan-Cox This is an excellent textbook that offers a tradition approach to teaching drawing. Discovering Drawing starts by defining what drawing is. It covers the elements and principles of design, basic drawing techniques and includes information on different subject matter, including a chapter on expressive drawing. Art history, how to segments, career profiles of professional artists and rubrics are included throughout the book.… Read More »