You Can Draw in 30 Days : The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less
About the book
Learn to draw in 30 days with public television's favourite 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: type="disc" Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face type="disc" More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step type="disc" Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D type="disc" The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing type="disc" 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!
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."
Mark Kistler Biography
Mark Kistler is an American artist who hosts drawing instruction programs for children, young adults, and their parents to teach the freedom and joy of drawing.
CareerHe was inspired as a 15-year-old by Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich." He wanted to follow his passion of teaching children to draw. He set a goal of teaching 1,000,000 children to draw by the age of 18. Stopping short at 400,000 on his 18th birthday re-set his goal to hit the million mark at 21 and continued teaching hundreds of kids at schools. In 1983 wanting to address the lack of drawing specific how-to-videos in art stores he began to approach video production companies to create a drawing program to make drawing accessible. One of the production companies he approached was already preparing to produce a children's painting program, upon learning about the opportunity Mark convinced the company to change their focus citing the lack of available programming specifically geared to drawing techniques. The show developed into Maryland Public Television's 1985 production "The Secret City." Mark starred as the host Commander Mark, an enthusiastic space man teaching drawing techniques to viewers at home and the on-screen characters Zebtron, Metaman and Cindy the Dragon. The show was broadcast to 11 million PBS viewers each week, far surpassing his original one million student goal. His art style is a cartoon 3D style that is focused on basic drawing techniques such as foreshortening, shading, surface, size, overlapping, contour, and density. His first book "Draw Squad" was released in 1988. In 1990, Mark was brought back to host a new Public Television program "Mark Kistler's Imagination Station." The show demonstrated to viewers techniques on how to Draw-In-3D and having fun while doing it. In 2010 Mark was awarded an Emmy for the series for "teaching kids to draw in 3-D while imparting messages of self-esteem, and appreciation for literature, science, classic art and the environment. He continues to teach students in classroom settings, has produced several drawing books and DVDs, and currently hosts live and streaming drawing tutorial videos to members through a subscription model on his website. His use of enthusiastic tag lines for viewers such as "Draw, draw, draw!", "Art Attack!", "Art Animals!!", "Yeeeeahhh", "Sharpen your pencils!", "pencil power!", and "Dream it, draw it, do it!" continue to be referenced as inspiration for other artists such as Jerzy Drozd, Lee Cherolis and Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade.
Commander MarkHe portrayed Commander Mark in The Secret City Adventures, a fictional space-themed series where he taught child viewers skills and vocabulary to become better artists. Each episode included a segment where Mark would add to a large 12-foot mural that was added to each episode using a technique or several techniques learned throughout the series. The mural was inspired by his mother, who let him and his brother draw a mural ... Read full biography
|Imprint:||Da Capo Lifelong|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||200 b/w illustrations|
|Publication date:||Jan. 4, 2011|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||Cambridge, MA, United States|