288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 in
December 2, 1994
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
Table of Contents
ContentsWhat's WhereHi! Hey! Ho! (Introduction)F.B.I. Warning!Warm-Up SketchesThe "Less Television, More Drawing" Legally Binding ContractHere We Go! (The Explanation)Mark Kistler's Imagination Station Drawing DirectoryThe TallyHeroes InspireDrawing in 3-D with the Twelve Renaissance Words3-D Drawing AdventuresEpisode 1: Dinosaurs, DinosaursEpisode 2: Dinosaurs in the SkyEpisode 3: Knights of the Drawing TableEpisode 4: The King's BreakfastEpisode 5: The Cool Cloud ColonyEpisode 6: Pondering Pencil Power 69Episode 7: The Magnificent Moon BaseEpisode 8: The Great Undersea AdventureEpisode 9: An Ocean OdysseyEpisode 10: Terrific Tree TownEpisode 11: The Voyage of IdeasEpisode 12: Delightful Diving DolphinsEpisode 13: Return to Dino TownEpisode 14: Fabulous Flapping FlagsEpisode 15: The Great Adventure Down UnderEpisode 16: Awesome Australian AnimalsEpisode 17: Earth Patrol HQEpisode 18: Mammoth Moon MetropolisEpisode 19: The Cool Clam FamilyEpisode 20: Professional Pollution PatrollersEpisode 21: The Adventures of Genius PickleEpisode 22: Expressions of DrawingEpisode 23: More Expressions of DrawingEpisode 24: Dino-LizardsEpisode 25: Polar PartyEpisode 26: Flying High with Your ImaginationEpisode 27: Knights of the Drawing Table ReturnEpisode 28: Super Solar SystemEpisode 29: Thumbs-Up for ThinkersEpisode 30: Cool Creative CreaturesEpisode 31: Melf MagicEpisode 32: Plumbing PuzzlerEpisode 33: The Forest of IdeasEpisode 34: Stalactite CityEpisode 35: Sprinting Spinach Superstars
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, California.
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