Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Drawing Lesson

Our teenage son is a very gifted artist.  Although we have not wanted to stifle his personal style and creativity by a formal art class, we do encourage him to learn techniques to enhance and perfect his craft.

This book is really great in that it teaches using a comic book format versus a textbook one.  That makes it very easy to read and follow along with, which is especially helpful with those who would rather draw than read.  Some concepts covered are shading, negative space, starting with a loose sketch, and proportions. 

So, although I chose this book for our artsy son, I would recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning to draw. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

I have been super curious about adult coloring books and was wondering if an art-challenged person, such as myself, could really enjoy a book like this. 

First of all, this isn't just a coloring book.  It is a beautifully written book that leads the reader to reflect and journal.  The activities of doodling and coloring allow the reader to dive deeper into thought, making the experience more profound and meaningful.

I admit to being a bit of a skeptic prior to receiving this book, but am thinking this, with a pack of colored pencils, would be a great Christmas gift for some of my gal pals this year!

Love it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.