How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students by Catherine V Holmes




How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings.

With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps.

The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist.

From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists.


Catherine V. Holmes is an art/ELA teacher and visual artist from historical Plymouth, Massachusetts. She studied at Boston University and at Bridgewater State College where she earned her BFA and MA in ED. She is currently working towards her second Master s from the University of Scranton. Catherine Holmes specializes in portraits, architecture and illustrations. Her art is inspired by her feelings, ideas, and experiences, whether they are found in nature, the media or in man-made structures. Catherine is also heavily influenced by the interests and suggestions of her students. "To see success through their eyes inspires me to be a better teacher and creator of art."


This is such a cool book! I am an artist, I sketch and paint (watercolor and mixed media). I was very impressed with this book. 

I think the idea behind this book is to teach you the basics and you can grow from there. I love that it doesn't go on and on with a lot of talk. Each page is a step by step guide to drawing simple objects that you can use, change and alter for your own needs. 

For experienced artists I think this book is great for practice! I, myself am looking forward to just going through the book to see what I can do. If you draw the same thing over and over - you get better at it. So just going through the book a few times will increase your strength as an artist.

After using this book are you going to create a masterpiece?... probably not. But you will probably be better at sketching simple objects.

I do recommend this for teenagers and possibly pre-teens and even adults. Like I said, I am looking forward to having fun with it myself!

Thank you TLC Book Tours for sending me this book for my honest review!

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  1. How fun! I was taught how to draw a cube when I was a kid, and it's always my go-to doodle, but I'd love to be able to draw other things!


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