You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less

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Learn to draw in 30 days with public television’s favorite drawing teacher.
 
Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent—anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. You Can Draw in 30 Days will teach you the rest. With Emmy award–winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you’ll learn the secrets of ...
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Overview


Learn to draw in 30 days with public television’s favorite drawing teacher.
 
Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent—anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. You Can Draw in 30 Days will teach you the rest. With Emmy award–winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you’ll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way. Inside you’ll find:
  • Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face
  • More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step
  • Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D
  • The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing
  • 75 student examples to help gauge your own progress

In just 20 minutes a day for a month, you can learn to draw anything, whether from the world around you or from your own imagination. It’s time to embark on your creative journey. Pick up your pencil and begin today!

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Kingman Daily Minor, 12/22/10
“Would make a great gift.”

BostonGlobe, 1/16/11
"Sharpen your pencils and open your sketchbook; your teacher is waiting.”

Infodad.com, 1/20/11
“The book offers a set of valuable introductory lessons in putting what you see—in the real world or your mind’s eye—down on paper.”

MidwestBook Review, February 2011
“A must for anyone who wants to pursue art but doesn’t know where to start.”

Deseret
News, 2/26/11
“Kistler provides detailed instructions and tips that take the mystery out of making simple drawings that look good. He also uses a sense of humor and encouraging words to help.”

SacramentoBook Review, April/May 2011 “Kistler’s approach is light and fun, and rather than overwhelming with technical terminology and intimidating concepts, he instead starts you out putting pencil to paper. Within the first few pages of the book, you are already well on your way…The approach presented in this book works so well because you get instant results, which inspire you to continue with the process.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738212418
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 79,042
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Kistler

Mark Kistler is one of the most popular and most recognized drawing teachers in the world. The longtime PBS host of Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station, he is the author of nine books, including the bestselling children’s drawing book, Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler. He lives near Houston, Texas.
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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Highly Recommended for any adult who wants to learn to draw.

    Finally! Mark Kistler has done a book for his adult readers! I thought this book was great! One of the things I especially like about this book is that he says you can learn to draw in 30 days or even less, but you have the option of how long you want to take to learn to draw with this book. The lessons are clear and easy to understand, and the bonus challenges are great jumping off points for your own ideas. When you use this book, you have one added bonus, Mark shows you how other sutdents applied these lessons to drawing from the real world. That will give you more ideas of what you can try on your own. Great book! I hope he does another one for adults after this one that will also include the figure and how to use color in your drawings.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Best "Learn to.." book yet!

    I've never had formal education in drawing. I like doodling which eventually turns into something. I really liked this book because it teaches without all the technical writing. The authors puts drawing basics into layman's terms and makes the book very easy to follow. I was amazed at some of the things I was able to create!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    SUPER!

    super nice book for the beginner!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Awesome

    I have been wanting to learn how to draw better and this book helped a great deal

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This Book Delivers!

    I highly recommend this book. Border's Rewards made it cheaper than any art lesson anywhere, and there are 30 lessons in this book. This book is the adult version of Kistler's draw series. It builds confidence with simple shapes and easy to understand instructions. Examples from talented and not so talented beginners encourage you to press on. Most of the exercises can be done in half an hour or less - I did two or three on some days. The no pressure approach is great! Because he teaches the basics of shading and texture, you will show your friends and family drawings that look great and leap off the page!I am almost done (on lesson 27) with this book and feel ready to take on a more advanced beginner's drawing book - Keys to Drawing is my next step.If you think you can't draw, this book will help.One last note: There was an exercise on the author's website that was unavailable, but the book instructs you to do it. I emailed the author and he unlocked the exercise the next day!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Such a great book

    I heard of this book from my teacher at scool and she loves art and the class has been practicing drawings from this book and i thought i should buy it on amazon-hardback,even though i have a nook simple touch. I think anybody who loves art or who wants to learn more about art should read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 11, 2013

    How is that helpful

    Stupid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Sup peeps

    !!!!!!!!!!! Ps. I havent read it!!!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Sample

    Only 27 pages.........

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 2, 2012

    Stupid

    Hate it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Melanie

    Havent tryed it yet

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