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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback 64 pages
  • Publication: 31 May 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921320
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 235x250 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: £8.99
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Draw Some Awesome


Drawing tips & ideas for budding artists by Donovan Bixley (Author)

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Book Description

International award-winning illustrator Donovan Bixley brings his unique style to teaching kids (and grown-ups!) to draw.

In a book that spans all levels of skill, Donovan takes his readers through warm-up and imagination exercises, before moving onto mark making and inspirational shapes. Readers are then guided through the processes of drawing animals, faces and characters, ahead of working on details like perspective, shading, shadows and composition. Donovan even teaches you how to draw a unicorn. Donovan makes learning fun, the book is bursting with his sense of humour, which makes every page enjoyable to follow and easy to remember. This book is full of tips and tricks for budding artists of all levels to come back to again and again.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Warm-Up Exercises 6
How I Draw Simple Animals 8
Mark Making 10
Sketchbooks 12
Faces 14
How I draw A Māuisaurus 24
Creating Characters 26
Fruity Characters 28
Details 30
Character Details 32
Exercises For Your Imagination 34
Everyday Inspiration 38
How I Draw A Flying Furballs Biplane 40
Inspiration From Artists 42
Perspective 44
Roughs 50
Shading 52
Shadows 54
How I Draw A Unicorn... And More 56
Composition 58
Composition Exercise 60
Making an Illustration 62

About the Author

About Donovan Bixley

Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and writer based in Taupo. Donovan has numerous bestsellers to his name, including the recent Maui series, and Much Ado About Shakespeare. Donovan created Pussycat, Pussycat (2015), Little Bo Peep (2014), The Wheels on the Bus (2010) and Old Macdonald’s Farm (2011) and The Great Kiwi ABC (2016).

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