Donovan Bixley has illustrated over 100 books and now he is sharing his craft with readers. He begins with warm up exercises and simple animals then progresses to faces, emotions and characters. Then it’s onwards to adding detail and more technical aspects. Finally he demonstrates how to put it all together in a complete illustration.
The information is shared through a mix of speech bubbles instructions as if Donovan is talking directly to the reader and supported with anecdotes, written steps and examples.
This is a beautifully presented, fun, step-by-step guide with interesting facts and inspirational ideas that are sure to motivate children whether they are budding artists or would just like ideas for illustrating their own stories.
Title: Draw Some Awesome
Author & Illustrator: Donovan Bixley
Publisher: Upstart Press
Publication: October 2021
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? no
Would this book work as a read aloud? no
Is there a particular country that this book is set in? no
Reviewer: Elaine Wills, Library manager, Enner Glynn School, Nelson
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommend
Opening sentence: Kia Ora, I’m Donovan and I love drawing.
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