13 Best Drawing Books For Kids Update 05/2022

Drawing Books For Kids

Despite the fact that I’m well into my twenties, my ability to sketch hasn’t progressed above the kindergarten level. No matter what kind of style you want, there are numerous drawing books for adult novices. Drawing books tailored toward children’s wild and crazy imaginations are also available. You and your child can learn to draw together using children’s drawing books if you have one.

As a side note, the most of these titles are written by white authors, and let’s be honest, apart from the obvious injustice of it all, you’d be losing out on a lot of beautiful art if you didn’t. With that in mind, here are some gorgeous artists of color to accompany this list of the best artists of color.

Best Drawing Books For Kids

How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West

How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West

Ash finally became a Pokemon Master after more than two decades of training. Even though this book has been categorized as a “children’s book,” let’s be honest: this is definitely for adults as well. Pikachu, Meowth, and Chikorita are just some of the Pokemon featured in the book’s step-by-step instructions. You’ll be able to create complex fight scenes in no time thanks to the included stances.

Step-by-Step Drawing Book by Fiona Watt

This book is a fantastic place to start if your child wants to learn how to draw everything. Even the youngest of artists can follow along with these tutorials because they break down common household items into basic shapes. The essentials are covered in the book, from animals to automobiles. The pages are thick and provide plenty of room for a child to practice their skills.

Drawing with Children: A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too by Mona Brookes

Since it was first published in 1986, this drawing tutorial has been a favorite among artists of all ages. The Monart Drawing Method was created by Mona Brookes in reaction to the way children were afraid to even begin drawing out of fear of being judged. When it comes to teaching drawing, the book provides advice on how to incorporate it into lesson plans.

Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery

So this one isn’t really a how-to book, but I’m a sucker for books that encourage youngsters to actively participate in the reading experience. Readers are drawn into the story, literally and figuratively, and join a team of intrepid explorers as they embark on an intergalactic journey.

Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book by Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book by Ed Emberley

Most people have dabbled with finger painting at some point, but Ed Emberley is here to show you how to really step it up your game. This book teaches children that they already have everything they need to make great art in the form of their fingerprints, and it does so in a fun and imaginative way.

How to Draw Black People by Malikali Shabazz

Exactly what it says on the tin! As a result of Eurocentric approaches to drawing (and art in general), people of color are not taken into consideration. As a result, Malikali Shabazz, an artist, set out to rectify the depressing portrayals of Black people. It covers a wide range of topics, from hair texture to skin tone to body shape.

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

In 1979, Dr. Betty Edwards originally published this New York Times best-seller, which has since become a standard in classrooms around the country. Color theory and brain research have been updated in the newest edition.

Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants by Sarah Simblet

You’ll likely think of an art lesson as a circle of easels surrounded by a live model. But nature has plenty of inspiration for your creative endeavours beyond the human body. For the first time, you’ll learn about the techniques used by early botanical illustrators, and you’ll learn about the structure of plants so that you can better depict each flower and leaf.

Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley

Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley

We’ve had a lot of fun reading this book together as a family. The Mutant Game, Doodle Dare Circles, and Squiggle Masterpieces are among the games that JJ and his father have enjoyed the most thus far, according to their feedback (squiggles that become something wonderful).

How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals (With Simple Shapes in 5 Steps) by Lulu Mayo

The step-by-step instructions in this book are a big hit with my oldest daughter, AJ. You may follow the directions for 30 different creatures, such as a llama, sloth, beaver, panda, and tiger. With the Apple Pencil, AJ enjoys drawing these on her new iPad.

How to Draw a Bunny and Other Cute Creatures with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps by Lulu Mayo

You and my kids both adore Lulu Mayo, don’t you? You’ll learn how to draw a guinea pig, rabbit, and duckling, as well as a sloth on an Easter egg, a llama bunny, and a unicorn in this spring-themed drawing book. Detailed instructions and enough of room for your own designs are included in the book.

The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw by Mark Crilley

Inspire and teach young artists with the principles in this graphic novel story. A little child named David seeks a young woman named Becky for painting lessons, and the lessons are intertwined into the greater plot. In order to ease her mind, she asks him to first remove the band from her watch. As a result, students learn to recognize the distinctions between the actual watch and the drawing’s representation of it, as well as how to judge scale. She continues to teach him about shadowing, loose sketching, negative space, proportions, and more, despite his resentful protests. Graphic novel masterpiece The Drawing Lesson, which entertains and instructs at the same time. For budding artists, this is a great place to start.

Drawing Fantasy Creatures by A.J. Sautter

This is a fantastic book! As a result, JJ has honed her sketching talents by re-creating most of the 48 fantasy creatures she’s learned to create in the course of the book. Her chimera drawing is shown above.)

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