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The Amazing Step-by-Step Art Card Studio: Fantasy Creatures You Can Draw

The Amazing Step-by-Step Art Card Studio: Fantasy Creatures You Can Draw

Linda Ragsdale
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 6 to 8
Sterling, 2008   ISBN: 978-1579909055

Many children start their drawing adventures by creating pictures of cats, dogs, and other animals that they see. Then they start reading stories and seeing movies that feature dragons, fairies, unicorns, and other magical creatures. They want to draw their own pictures of dragons attacking castles, flying horses swooping through the air, and mermaids swimming through their underwater realms. The problem is that dragons, mermaids, and flying horses are not all that easy to draw. Thankfully, there is this kit that will show young artists how to create pictures of fantastical creatures.

The kit includes eight colored pencils, a sharpener, a drawing pad with sixty-four pages, and more than thirty drawing cards. On each card, the illustrator shows you - using a number of easy-to-follow steps - how to draw a magical creature in a basic pose. If you want your dragon or sea serpent in an alternate pose, you can turn the card over and you will see a picture of your creature doing something very different.

Young artists will surely enjoy using this cleverly designed kit, which would make a great gift.

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