Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Draw Review

I'm not sure if I have mentioned this here at Household Cents or not, but our children are home educated. I recently joined a Blogger Review Team for a company called Timberdoodle. They are a company that sells a wide variety of homeschool supplies at discounted prices and we have been buying products from them since we first started homeschooling over 6 years ago. Needless to say, I was pretty excited when I was accepted onto their review team.

A couple of weeks ago we received "Simply Draw with Bob Parsons" to review.

I was a little bummed when I first opened it and saw that it wasn't even in book was just the pages and they were 3-hole punched. But, once I put it in a big 3-ring notebook, I found it to be really convenient to have it that way.

This drawing book teaches some basic concepts of drawing and the importance of tricks such as foreshortening, overlapping, size and shading, just to name a few. It is set up in a systematic format and each lesson tends to build on the next.

Simply Draw also comes with a DVD which includes videos of the author/artist actually drawing some of the sketches taught throughout the book. We found this quite helpful. The DVD also includes printables.

All in all, Simply Draw is a pretty good book for teaching basic drawing concepts. We did find it to be very "cartoonish," which we thoroughly enjoyed, but if you are wanting a course that teaches drawing in a more "still life" form, this probably isn't for you.

My two oldest, happily drawing away.

Legal Disclosure:
As a member of 
Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Simply Draw in exchange for a frank and unbiased review. 

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