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

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

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by Mark Kistler
     
 

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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

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!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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

Boston Globe, 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.”

Midwest Book 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.”

Sacramento Book 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786727230
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
145,158
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

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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You Can Draw in 30 Days 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Monniemoon More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
super nice book for the beginner!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been wanting to learn how to draw better and this book helped a great deal
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 19 days ago
This book worked fine. I hadnt used it in a while, now that i am trying to it is asking for a credit card number i no longer have. Now it is useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even my youngest (6 years old) likes doing the exercises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I DONT KNOWWWWWWW!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart guy book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Book! This book is fun to read and simple to understand. I hadn't drawn in years and had forgotten the basics of shading and perspective. You start by doing some 2 minute drawings that in my case weren't something I'd want to show off. By lesson 3, I was amazed at what I did. I read his instructions for one of the daily lessons, which are easy to fit into a busy schedule, and learned to draw spheres and add onto your picture with shading and lots of imagination. At first, I thought my drawing wasn't looking too great, but I followed along and was amazed at the outcome. Holy cow! I couldn't believe what I was able to do. Thank You Mark Kistler! I love this book. He gave me back that fun drawing feeling I felt as a kid. Give this book a try, you won't be sorry. Besides, if a picture doesn't look like you want it to, who's going to see it? I bought 2 other drawing books and this is the best and easiest to understand, definitely the most fun. Mark shows you throughout the book how other students did on the same projects. I really liked that. Grab a pencil and a sketch pad and get this book. You'll love it!
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Stupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
!!!!!!!!!!! Ps. I havent read it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 27 pages.........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent tryed it yet