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123 I can Draw

123 I can Draw

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530397

Most of us know what drawing is, but did you know that you can make unique drawings by using different materials for the same piece of art? Well, you can, and there are lots of other tricks you can learn too.

To show her audience how to experiment with drawing materials, the author of this book has decided to draw people. All too often, children have a hard time trying to draw people, so this book is going to make a lot of young artists happy; it shows them how to make people drawings that really do look like people.

Children will learn how to make a portrait by combining circles, squares, ovals, and other shapes. They will learn how to give their faces expressions and how to create a body for their faces that looks like the real thing. Who knew that it could be so easy!

With easy-to-follow directions and delightful illustrations, Irene Luxbacher shows young artists how to have fun and learn while they explore new drawing techniques. A section at the back of the book provides parents and teachers with some useful ideas.