Draw Some Awesome

Donovan brings his unique style to teaching kids (and grown-ups!) to draw, answering your questions like “How do you draw a dinosaur”, “how do I get better at drawing”, and “what should I draw”.

In a book that spans levels of skill, Donovan takes his readers through warm-up exercises, mark making, sketchbooks, imagination exercises, inspirational shapes, drawing animals, faces, character creation, detail, copying, perspective, thumbnails, shading, shadows, composition, making an illustration, and even drawing a unicorn.

Full of tips and tricks for budding artists of all levels to come back to again and again.

Of course he does it with humour as well as skill.

Created by Donovan Bixley

$29.50 incl. GST

2 in stock

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NZ Booklovers ~ “Draw Some Awesome is something a little different – it’s a guide for helping beginners and more experienced artists with all the tips they need to know to find their own drawing style.

“It’s an interactive book where he takes the reader through warm-up and imagination exercises before sharing all his tips for drawing animals, faces and characters. He goes into things like copying, perspective, thumbnails, shading, shadows and composition. Along the way, he is helped by Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas and Wolfgang Mozart, and he includes numerous examples from his popular books.” Read the full review.

About the Kiwi author Donovan Bixley

Find out more about multi-award winning, Taupo-based Kiwi author and illustrator Donovan Bixley on his profile page.

Additional information

Dimensions 25 × 23.5 cm

Softcover edition



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Published by

Upstart Press


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