Mark Kistler's Imagination Station: Learn How to Drawn in 3-D with Public Television's Favorite…

by Mark Kistler

Touchstone | December 2, 1994 | Trade Paperback

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Host of public television''s Mark Kistler''s Imagination Station, shows young artists the cool and fun way to draw in 3-D!
Hey, you!
Open this book and learn how to draw in three dimensions! Mark Kistler''s Imagination Station has thirty-six exciting drawing adventures. Mark teaches you the different skills you need in order to create such masterpieces as:
* Dinosaurs in the Sky
* The Cool Cloud Colony
* The Magnificent Moon Base
* The Delightful Diving Dolphins
* Professional Pollution Patrollers
* Super Solar System
* And thirty other excellent adventures that will have you drawing like this:
There''s also a special guide for parents and teachers at the end of the book.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 in

Published: December 2, 1994

Publisher: Touchstone

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671500139

ISBN - 13: 9780671500139

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 3

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Mark Kistler's Imagination Station: Learn How to Drawn in 3-D with Public Television's Favorite…

by Mark Kistler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 in

Published: December 2, 1994

Publisher: Touchstone

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671500139

ISBN - 13: 9780671500139

Read from the Book

Drawing in 3-D with the Twelve Renaissance Words What does 3-D mean? I''ve asked zillions of kids this question at school assemblies all over the world. My audiences have responded with some very creative answers: "Three-D means wearing funny-looking glasses to watch a movie." "Three-D means using different colors in your drawing." "Three-D means making your drawing look real." and my favorite: "Three-D means making your drawing pop out of the paper so it looks like it''s about to bite you on the nose!" Since you are such a scientific-minded art student, I''ll share with you the actual definition of 3-D. Once you understand what this means, you will be able to learn how to create this effect in your drawings. "Three-D" is an abbreviation for "three-dimensional." Three-dimensional means having height, width, and depth. Most people draw in two dimensions. They use height and width, but they do not understand how to create the illusion of depth on their paper. If I asked your parents to draw me a tree, they probably would draw something like this: This tree has height from top to bottom, and it has width from side to side. This tree is 2-D, or two-dimensional, because it doesn''t have any depth. Without depth, drawings look flat. With depth, drawings look as if you can reach right into the picture and touch the object. This tree is drawn in 3-D. It has height from top to bottom. It has width from side to side. It also has depth: It looks as if you can walk deep into the picture
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Table of Contents

Contents What''s Where Hi! Hey! Ho! (Introduction) F.B.I. Warning! Warm-Up Sketches The "Less Television, More Drawing" Legally Binding Contract Here We Go! (The Explanation) Mark Kistler''s Imagination Station Drawing Directory The Tally Heroes Inspire Drawing in 3-D with the Twelve Renaissance Words 3-D Drawing Adventures Episode 1: Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Episode 2: Dinosaurs in the Sky Episode 3: Knights of the Drawing Table Episode 4: The King''s Breakfast Episode 5: The Cool Cloud Colony Episode 6: Pondering Pencil Power 69 Episode 7: The Magnificent Moon Base Episode 8: The Great Undersea Adventure Episode 9: An Ocean Odyssey Episode 10: Terrific Tree Town Episode 11: The Voyage of Ideas Episode 12: Delightful Diving Dolphins Episode 13: Return to Dino Town Episode 14: Fabulous Flapping Flags Episode 15: The Great Adventure Down Under Episode 16: Awesome Australian Animals Episode 17: Earth Patrol HQ Episode 18: Mammoth Moon Metropolis Episode 19: The Cool Clam Family Episode 20: Professional Pollution Patrollers Episode 21: The Adventures of Genius Pickle Episode 22: Expressions of Drawing Episode 23: More Expressions of Drawing Episode 24: Dino-Lizards Episode 25: Polar Party Episode 26: Flying High with Your Imagination Episode 27: Knights of the Drawing Table Return Episode 28: Super Solar System Episode 29: Thumbs-Up for Thinkers Episode 30: Cool Creative Creatures Episode 31: Melf Magic Episode 32: Plumbing Puzzler Episode 33: The Forest of Ideas Episode 34: Stalact
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From the Publisher

Host of public television''s Mark Kistler''s Imagination Station, shows young artists the cool and fun way to draw in 3-D!
Hey, you!
Open this book and learn how to draw in three dimensions! Mark Kistler''s Imagination Station has thirty-six exciting drawing adventures. Mark teaches you the different skills you need in order to create such masterpieces as:
* Dinosaurs in the Sky
* The Cool Cloud Colony
* The Magnificent Moon Base
* The Delightful Diving Dolphins
* Professional Pollution Patrollers
* Super Solar System
* And thirty other excellent adventures that will have you drawing like this:
There''s also a special guide for parents and teachers at the end of the book.

About the Author

Over the past sixteen years Mark Kistler has taught millions of children how to draw in 3-D at over five thousand elementary school assembly workshops around the world, including Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Mexico, and the United States. His starring roles as Commander Mark and Captain Mark in the hit children''s public television series The Secret City, The Draw Squad, and The New Secret City Adventures, have been viewed in eighteen countries with over forty million viewers. His most recent self-produced public television series, Mark Kistler''s Imagination Station, is currently airing on nearly one hundred PBS stations nationwide. Mr. Kistler has written and illustrated many popular children''s drawing books, including Learn to Draw with Commander Mark and Mark Kistler''s Draw Squad. As a result of his television series and drawing books, Mark Kistler has generated over one million letters containing 3-D drawings from children around the world. Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in 3-D builds a child''s critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages on self-image, goal setting, dream questing, environmental awareness, and the power of reading have inspired millions of children to discover their awesome individual potential. When Mark is not waiting for connecting flights at airports, he enjoys sailing his Catalina sloop in the blue Pacific waters off the coast of sunny southern California. Mark lives in Carlsbad, Californ
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From Our Editors

With the same light touch that made his Draw Squad a resounding success, PBS-TV's Mark Kistler enters the third dimension in these step-by-step drawing lessons for kids. A he explains artistic concepts, Kistler peppers his text with jokes, tips, and silly slogans

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 3