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An easy guide to drawing people for budding artists ages 9 to 12
Grab a pencil and an eraser—it's time to explore the world around you and illustrate the people in it! Featuring a step-by-step format for beginners, Figure Drawing for Kids is a great way to start sketching friends and family, pop culture icons, and epic superheroes—one simple exercise at a time.
Project-based activities—Learn how to draw people with 13 different projects that will advance your skills from basic shapes and shading to full, detailed illustrations.
Guided practice—Explore essential drawing concepts like proportion, negative space, point of view, composition, and crosshatch, and practice with a range of human sizes, shapes, skin tones, and abilities.
Bonus drawing tips—Learn to draw from life or a photograph, how to set up a model station, and how to complete your drawings with additional objects and landscape elements.
Dive in and let the doodling fun begin with this beginner's guide to drawing for kids.
About the Author
ANGELA RIZZA graduated from New York City’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology in 2011 and has been creating artwork inspired by the wildlife around her home and her favorite childhood stories ever since. She enjoys teaching art and creating activity books that help others learn to draw and use their imagination. She lives in Mahopac, New York.
“Young aspiring artists will truly benefit from this remarkable book. Kids will especially love the way illustrator Angela Rizza has simplified all the basics of drawing in a way that is easy to understand and apply. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It would make the perfect gift for any kid who loves to draw.”—Eric Velasquez, author/illustrator of children’s books and adjunct professor, Fashion Institute of Technology
“Angela Rizza has created a delightful, comprehensive how-to for children of all ages.”—Salvatore Catalano, artist and educator
“Angela Rizza is an amazingly talented artist who shares a love of craft in this excellent figure drawing book. The exercises are challenging and fun, with lessons for artists of all ages—not just children!”—William Low, author and illustrator