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Title: Art from Simple Shapes,
Make Amazing Art from 8 Simple Geometric Shapes! Includes a Shape Stencil
Author: Rosa M. Curto
Publisher: Dover Publications
Release Date: August 19th, 2015
A brilliant collection of ideas for drawings based on 8 geometric shapes. The eight shapes are half circle, circle, half oval, oval, triangle, square, rectangle and trapezoid but there are other shapes and ideas, too. There are lots of examples with step by step guidance on how to successfully create the images. From animals, clothing, homes, objects, the list of finished drawings is diverse and inspirational. They are the kinds of drawings that anyone, regardless of age, who has the fine motor control to hold and use a pencil can attempt and succeed at doing.
The drawings in the book are fun, the guidance is pictorial and easy to follow and the end products may well inspire others to try more complicated developments based on these. I really like it and can also see it being useful in schools to help children develop their pencil control and help students successfully and comparatively easily do their own art work based on these simple shapes. I was particularly impressed but the faces to express emotions and could very easily see teachers encouraging their pupils to create their own versions of these! I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone seeking basic guidance on how to draw characters and everyday objects.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for provided an ARC for me to read in exchange for this, my honest review.
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