Learn-to-Draw

Please note: the sketchpads, pencils, erasers, charcoal, books, etc. are to return with the kits. Participants are to keep the drawings they create. Please post photos of your pictures to our Facebook page!

You Try It!

  • Twelve (12) Sketch pads
  • Twelve (12) Instructional drawing books of varying skill level
  • Twelve (12) tool boxes with pencils, charcoal, erasers, and other tools.
  • You will need:
  • Clean up supplies.
  • Hairspray (or other ‘setting’ spray) for finished projects to finish the artwork and keep the graphite or charcoal from smearing
  • Hanging tools for displaying the completed artwork
  • Creativity

Learn-to-Draw Tool Guide

TOOLS:
Loose in tool box:

Pencils: 2 graphite pencils of different widths. This gives different types of lines.

Erasers: the white plastic and kneaded erasers are smudge-free. Roll and knead the kneaded eraser before using.

Clear Sharpener: to sharpen graphite pencils ONLY. DO NOT USE on Charcoal pencils.

Tortillons: Stiff cardboard pencil shapes. These are used for shading and muting sharp lines.

In plastic bag:

2 Charcoal pencils

1 charcoal stick

Charcoal pencil sharpener. DO NOT USE on charcoal stick or graphite pencils.

Resources!

Animators reference books, Goodreads List:

Sycra’s YouTube Channel offers clever tips:

Including “A talk about drawing styles:”

A free, online drawing classroom:

The Five Best Tablet Drawing Apps, as of 5/27/2012:

Tutorial for MS Paint, probably already on your computer:

Through the State Library of Kansas, you can sign up for a free account in Learning Express and develop skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop!

This site offers anatomical advice for drawing the human body:

Animators reference books, Goodreads List:

Sycra’s YouTube Channel offers clever tips:

Including “A talk about drawing styles:”

A free, online drawing classroom:

The Five Best Tablet Drawing Apps, as of 5/27/2012:

Tutorial for MS Paint, probably already on your computer:

Through the State Library of Kansas, you can sign up for a free account in Learning Express and develop skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop!

This site offers anatomical advice for drawing the human body:

Learn-to-Draw Booklist

Perspective! for Comic Book Artists David Chelsea
Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors Elizabeth Lunday
Frida Kahlo: The Paintings Hayden HerreraJoel Avirom
13 Artists Children Should KnowAngela Wenzel
A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists Mark Gonyea
Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution Brenda Knight
De Kooning: An American Master Mark StevensAnnalyn Swan
Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas HovingEve Metz
History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture Frederick HarttDavid G. Wilkins
Talking With Artists Pat Cummings
In Other Words: Artists Talk about Life and Work Anthony DeCurtis
Foul Play: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! Grant Geissman
Here’s Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves Bob Raczka
Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa Nicholas Shrady
Andy Warhol Arthur C. Danto
Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day Pam Carriker
An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers Natasha Wing
Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People Susan Goldman Rubin
Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey BookLynda Barry
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills: For Aspiring Art StudentsValerie Colston
Click: The Ultimate Photography Guide for Generation NowCharlie Styr with Maria Wakem
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing FunCarla Sonheim
The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and MoreKaren Michel
AlternaCrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to MakeJessica Vitkus
Extreme Worlds: The Complete Guide to Drawing and Painting SciFi ArtFrancis Tsai
The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your PortfolioTamar Daniel
SnApp Shots: How to Take Great Pictures with Smartphones and AppsAdam Bronkhorst
Manga for the Beginner: Everything You Need to Start Drawing Right Away!Christopher Hart
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