What’s a good how to draw book for kids?

3:35 PM, Friday May 13th 2022

I have a young friend who likes to draw, I think he's around 8 or 9. I've been encouraging him to draw regularly and to draw a little from life, and I hope to be a positive force in his drawing journey. Anyways, I want to get him a drawing instruction book for his birthday, I have very little experience with art books so I'm hoping someone here has some ideas. Basically I want a book that will start to give him some understanding of the fundamentals, but it needs to be easy, fun, and beginner/kid friendly. The last thing I want to do is stress him out or make drawing not fun to him.

Also, he mainly draws vehicles, so ideally the book would be centered around that somewhat.

Any ideas would be very helpful!

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Sakura Pigma Microns

Sakura Pigma Microns

A lot of my students use these. The last time I used them was when I was in high school, and at the time I felt that they dried out pretty quickly, though I may have simply been mishandling them. As with all pens, make sure you're capping them when they're not in use, and try not to apply too much pressure. You really only need to be touching the page, not mashing your pen into it.

In terms of line weight, the sizes are pretty weird. 08 corresponds to 0.5mm, which is what I recommend for the drawabox lessons, whereas 05 corresponds to 0.45mm, which is pretty close and can also be used.

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