It's common practice to learn from drawing books but sometimes it's hard to find one that suits your specific needs.
I have assembled this review page for your assessment and there is absolutely no risk involved. It's time you found the perfect book that's just right for you!
We are all different with our wants and needs, so it's up to you to do the testing.
All of these resources have a money back guarantee so if you're not happy with your purchase, you won't experience any problems getting your money back.
I created the How To Sketch book that you can read about below.
The other drawing books listed here were not written by me but I have purchased a copy of each book so I can check out the value before I even think of recommending anything. I have bought some online books that are complete rubbish so you won't find them listed here.
These drawing books will help you to acquire the skills you need to create beautiful illustrations because they are written by people with experience behind them.
My main aim with this site is to encourage everyone to pick up a pencil and try this hobby. This learn to draw experience is everything it's cracked up to be, I desperately want you to have what I have!
Sketching is simplified drawing and, seriously, it gives you freedom with a pencil like you've never experienced before.
I realized I should create this book for you because it took me a long time to gather all the worthwhile information that I needed to successfully learn to sketch.
The book has an easy format to follow and every progressive step is set out in separate chapters.
I can't stress enough that wasted time cannot be recovered. Sketching is so wonderful, you really need to give yourself the opportunity to at least try it!
As with all the drawing books I recommend to you, there is a 60 day money back guarantee if you don't like it. I won't be offended if you return it because everyone is different and it does take time to find a teacher that you can relate to.
As a token of my appreciation, you also receive FOUR bonus books when you buy this book.
Read more about the How To Sketch guide plus bonuses.
NEWSFLASH -- How To Sketch is now available in Paperback! (Please note that only 2 bonuses come with the hardcopy version.)
I like this drawing book because Author Jenni has lots of great exercises for you to do and you can print those pages as many times as you like!
It's good to perfect the flow of the pencil and you learn to do that from the exercises provided. Actually, every artist needs to practice them at various intervals.
As an added bonus, Jenny sends an e-course, free of charge, as a follow up to the books. This is very good value and it's guaranteed that you'll like it or your money back.
A terrific video course with corresponding ebooks (Great Value!)...
This drawing book takes you through 8 Easy Steps To Drawing A Portrait in just 7 days.
This is a step by step guide to learn portrait drawing with simple and easy steps.
Christopher does a good job of explaining each pencil mark that he makes and the process is very easy to follow.
The price is reasonable and if you don't like it, there is a money back guarantee so you've got nothing to lose by trying 8 Easy Steps To Drawing A Portrait.
I followed his guide and I am really happy with my results, pop over and take a look. My artwork isn't professional but hey, I'm pretty excited I did that!
There is now a new Home Study course where Christopher guides you step by step on individual facial features.
There is a 60 day money-back guarantee so it's in your favor to try it out and decide if it suits you.
It is a huge package so click here to read all about it.
In this drawing book, you will find the secret to creating great cars!
I bought the book and I can tell you that it's very comprehensive with step by step directions for each angle. Tim and Andy have also done a good job of explaining perspective in a simple way.
It's a good idea to copy and draw as you go through this book because it helps to simplify the process even further (plus it's great practice!).
You'll find it all in this guide - How To Draw Cars Fast and Easy.
Plus, you get 5 free bonuses, I thought it was very good value. Don't forget, if you don't like it you can always ask for your money back.
I bought this cartooning guide before I created this site. I have always loved it and I feel it gave me good grounding with learning to draw.
This is a character that I drew, I copied it from Cartoon Drawing Secrets.
I take this book with me on holidays so that I can practice on simple cartooning.
As you practice with this drawing book, your own unique style will evolve naturally, just as your hand writing did.
You will learn about animating facial features which ultimately gives you a greater understanding of portraying expressions.
See also the simple methods of illustrating cartoon animals without the hassles of learning anatomy.
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I've been buying online for a couple of years now and I haven't experienced any problems. As with any financial business, we need to stay aware and take all safety precautions as normal.
I will be buying more drawing books and other resources as they become available. The books featured here will help you progress and to answer any artistic questions you might have along the way.
Don't forget to make back up copies of your precious drawing books if you purchase them over the internet. (A USB stick is a great way to save your ebooks.) I like to print my ebooks so I can leisurely practice anytime.
The only way I have been able to learn to draw is through all the books I have bought and ones lent to me. I am very grateful because drawing has enriched my life so much.
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