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My two favorite sources for drawing and sketchbook ideas are:
1 Experimental Drawing
by Robert Kaupelis
Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980
I got this from Atlantic Warehouse many years ago. I'm not sure, but
think it has had subsequent editions.( Kaupelis has a couple of books on
drawing) It is a great source. amazon.com will do "out of pint" searches at
2. Drawing A Contemporary Approach
Claudia Betti/ Teel Sale
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1986
I think this is still available. I'm pretty sure I have seen it in the
I use and use these books constantly. If they are not available they should
They both contain all you need for a step by step approach to teaching
All of the problems are about forcing your eye to see what is really there
and not what you think is there.
For sketchbooks --- have the kids do lots and lots of blind contours; it's
the best way to train the eye. AND, draw from observation.
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