Learn to Sketch with “Draw Like This!”

Learn to Sketch with “Draw Like This!”

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Draw Like This! by Christopher Locke

I love to draw. When I was in the 3rd grade, after school, I drew a picture from a picture on the back of a comic book. See, I always loved those paintings of the big eyed cats in the alley, but I knew my parents wouldn’t get them for me. I never asked, I just knew they wouldn’t. I decided that I would have those pictures even if I had to draw them myself. So, I set out to sketch them from that tiny picture on the back of the comic. About two-thirds of the way through, I just couldn’t get the eyes right and it bothered me. It bothered me so much, that I wadded the paper up and tossed it in the trash, and did my chores. I wish now that I’d had a book like Draw Like This! by Christopher Locke.

Learn to Sketch the Fun Way

Draw Like This! is a great book to help you – or anyone else who wants to draw – learn all the little ins and outs. All the tricks, and techniques are in this book, in a series of lessons written into chapters. Mr. Locke makes it easy to understand how to get exactly the look you want when drawing. After each lesson you are given a chance to practice what you read.

Simple lessons in "Draw Like This!"

Christopher Locke will help you figure out the elements of design, proportions, style, perspective, and how to put them all together in a wonderful sketch. He even goes into lettering and layout. If you like to draw, but think you’ll never be able to get it, you should get Draw Like This! It makes learning fun, and it costs a lot less than any of the classes out there!

The chapter on Elements of  Design in "Draw Like This!" by Christopher Locke

When my dad came home, he found my little drawing, and called me down to the kitchen table. He asked me who had drawn that picture, as he slowly smoothed the wrinkles out of it. When I told him, he asked me if I had copied it. I showed him the tiny picture I had drawn it from, and he asked why I threw it away. I explained that I just couldn’t get the eyes. My father told me that it was a very good drawing for a 3rd grader, and encouraged me in all my art classes. Sketching has always been a way for me to unwind. Now I love sketching, as well as all kinds of art, and crafts. With Draw Like This! by Christopher Locke you’ll learn that perfect isn’t what makes a great sketch, and how to fix your mistakes. You’ll learn to love to draw and sketch.

 Do you like to draw? Do you know someone who does?

Comments

  1. This would be great for me! I’m not the best drawer.

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