Review of 'The Drawing Lesson' by Mark Crilley

What a fantastic book!! I highly recommend this one! I wasn't sure what to expect as it didn't seem like the traditional style drawing book - and it's not, but it's excellent.  What Mark has done is created a narrative story in comic book form which follows a kid called David who really wants to learn how to draw and his lessons with an artist he meets in the park - Becky.  As an art student currently, I can say, this is good stuff!  It's written very simply but effectively pulling out the important aspects of being able to draw so anyone can learn.

He covers:
* Drawing what you see
* Shading
* Loose sketches
* Light and Shadow
* Negative Space
* Checking Proportions
* Simplifying
and more.

The way this book is written it would work for all ages giving the essential keys to drawing well. All you'd need to do after this is practice!

Please note that I was sent a copy of this book for purposes of review however the opinions expressed are entirely my own.