You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less by Mark KistlerYou Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less by Mark Kistler

You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less

byMark Kistler

Paperback | January 4, 2011

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Learn to draw in 30 days with public television’s favorite drawing teacher.
 
Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent—anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. You Can Draw in 30 Days will teach you the rest. With Emmy award–winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you’ll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way. Inside you’ll find:
  • Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face
  • More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step
  • Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D
  • The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing
  • 75 student examples to help gauge your own progress

In just 20 minutes a day for a month, you can learn to draw anything, whether from the world around you or from your own imagination. It’s time to embark on your creative journey. Pick up your pencil and begin today!

Mark Kistler is one of the most popular and most recognized drawing teachers in the world. The longtime PBS host of Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station, he is the author of nine books, including the bestselling children’s drawing book, Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler. He lives near Houston, Texas.
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Title:You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or LessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.12 × 7.25 × 0.62 inPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful helpful tool My daughter has become passionate about drawing and I love that this helps her with her art!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from There's better books out there This is definitely a beginner's book, but a GOOD beginner's book.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Yep you can draw... Probably better than the examples in this book. 'Learn to draw what you see', that was the best advice given.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Can Draw in 30 Days This book teaches you the basic techniques of drawing shapes and using tones. There are practice projects in the book to teach these concepts. Great book for the budding artist
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Can Draw in 30 days Great book with lots of practice for the budding artist who doesn't want to attend a art class. Book is geared to the beginner artist who is starting to draw. Materials and exercises are covered in this book
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A life saving book good book to learn how to draw
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basic This is a great book for learning basic sketching, and shading
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book is great for anyone just starting out drawing. It teaches a lot of the basics and really helps you mould your skills. It's a great book, well written, and really teaches you step by step. I highly recommend this book to beginner or intermediate drawers/sketchers.
Date published: 2014-04-19

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Kingman Daily Minor, 12/22/10“Would make a great gift.”Boston Globe, 1/16/11"Sharpen your pencils and open your sketchbook; your teacher is waiting.” Infodad.com, 1/20/11“The book offers a set of valuable introductory lessons in putting what you see—in the real world or your mind’s eye—down on paper.” Midwest Book Review, February 2011“A must for anyone who wants to pursue art but doesn’t know where to start.” Deseret News, 2/26/11“Kistler provides detailed instructions and tips that take the mystery out of making simple drawings that look good. He also uses a sense of humor and encouraging words to help.” Sacramento Book Review, April/May 2011 “Kistler’s approach is light and fun, and rather than overwhelming with technical terminology and intimidating concepts, he instead starts you out putting pencil to paper. Within the first few pages of the book, you are already well on your way…The approach presented in this book works so well because you get instant results, which inspire you to continue with the process.”