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LEARN TO DRAW!

Ages 1-6. Here is how to draw. . . .

A rabbit!

The Sun!

Funny monsters!

These drawing lessons came from these Dover books. . . . . . . You can order them down below.

Ages 7 and up. TRY TO DRAW THESE PICTURES!

We can learn a lot by tracing and copying! And it is okay if they don't match exactly. Just do your best. The important thing is to keep trying -- and keep drawing! You will get better and better! Promise!


These pictures to draw came from these Dover books. . . . . . . You can order them down below.



HOW I STARTED DRAWING

I like drawing.
I started drawing when I was a little boy. I drew my dog. His name was Duke. He was a puppy then. He was a Dalmatian. He was white with black spots.
I liked drawing a lot.
I had my favorite kinds of pencils, with good erasers. It's very frustrating to have a bad eraser on your pencil -- it smudges everything and rips the paper!
I had a set of colored pencils. I had a plastic drawing tool, too. It had a ruler and a protractor and lots of little circles. That helped a lot.
I drew airplanes. I drew a lot of airplanes. And I drew rockets, too. As a boy, he drew airplanes and rockets for hours at a time....  -- about artist Scott Kirkman As a boy, he drew airplanes for hours at a time....  -- about artist Scott Kirkman As a boy, he drew airplanes and rockets for hours at a time....  -- about artist Scott Kirkman As a boy, he drew airplanes for hours at a time....  -- about artist Scott Kirkman Mostly, I liked drawing the airplanes that had a lot of colors. But sometimes I drew shiny silver airplanes. For a while, I colored them with a silver pencil I had then. But then I realized I could use my sky-blue pencil, and it looked even more silvery than silver! Colors can trick you like that, sometimes!
And I copied pictures from comic books. My favorite comic back then was Sgt. Rock. It was a comic book about an American soldier in World War 2. By copying other artists, I learned a lot about how to draw.
When I was about 13 years old, I drew cartoons for the school newspaper and to make my pals laugh. I tried to draw like Don Martin, who was my favorite cartoonist. He drew cartoons for MAD magazine.
Now, I am an adult, but I still love drawing just as much. Now mostly I draw people. I use all kinds of pencils. Some are just regular lead pencils. And some are colored pencils. They come in all kinds of colors -- every color I can think of!
I use pastels, too. Pastels are like chalk, but softer. I like pastels a lot, but the dust gets everywhere! Sometimes, it makes me sneeze!!
I used pastels to draw this horse. I never drew a horse before. So I copied this from a very old painting by a man named Stubbs, who painted horses very well.
And I use watercolor paints, too. But I have to be careful not to spill the water!
I tried some oil paints this year, to paint some waves. Boy, are they messy! But they make really good water. The waves in my painting shine just like real water!
I live in Maine now. It has many boats. It has a lot of water too! And pretty mountains. But you can draw no matter where you are! All you need is some paper, and a pencil or pen. And you can draw anything you see! Isn't that great?!



FUN Mazes!

Ages 1-6. Try to help the pirates find the treasure! . . .

"X" marks the spot! Draw a path from each pirate at the bottom, to see who will reach the buried treasure at the "X" first!

(Answer below.)
This fun maze came from this Dover book. . . .

Ages 7 and up. Find your way through this tricky maze! . . .

But also try to stay away from the pirate ghosts appearing out of the mist!

(Answer below.)
This fun maze came from this Dover book. . . .



ANSWERS!





Art Books

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Including some books from family-friendly Dover Publishing to help you draw better!

Your parents should probably help you with this part. . . .



"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
-- Groucho Marx


(a joke -- get it? ha, ha, ha!)


Click through here to buy fantastic art books at amazon.com! To get amazon.com details about a particular book, just click on its cover below. . . .

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