If you’re looking for a little something extra for the artist in your life, I have just the books you need. These books were a hit with Madison, my budding 14 year old artist in my family. She has put her stamp of approval on them. She immediately took them when they arrived and has been flipping through them ever since!
Best of all, each of these books are small enough to nestle in a holiday stocking, but are packed with tips, techniques, and fantastic art instruction on drawing, painting, lettering, and more.
These three hardcover instructional books are great for those artists with a quirky side. Folk Art Fusion, teaches how to paint folk art subjects in a vibrant yet homespun style. Doodled Cats and Doodled Dogs, meanwhile, are packed with creative prompts, fun animal facts, and step-by-step doodling projects.
Filled with open practice pages, creative exercises, and prompts, The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design, The Little Book of Manga Drawing, and The Little Book of Sketching encourages interactivity for immediate results, while also teaching the fundamentals of the featured medium in an engaging and fun way.
The lively, graphic approach of Pocket Art: Figure Drawing and Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing will have you drawing figures and faces right away. Look and learn with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips provided by London-based fashion and portrait artist Miss Led, a.k.a. Joanna Henly. These compact 112-page books are just the right size for carrying in a backpack or pocket, and comes with a sturdy flexi binding for added portability.
I highly recommend all these books for the artist in your life!