Drawing Outer Space
Working with students, it's always a surprise what interests them, or not. Last month, I placed Draw 50 Outer Space on our art table in the library. The art table (with various drawing instruments -ie pencils, markers, crayons) invites students to peruse the book there and perhaps contribute to our rotating art work display board. This one didn't interest my 190+ students as much as the fairies book did. It's an excellent book with step-by-step examples by noted author, Lee Ames - just not as exciting as dragons, aliens or other worlds. Here's what I was given from two artists:
"Why did you use pencil?", I asked him. "Space doesn't have color" was the reply. Hmmm.
"Tell my about your squiggly lines over your planet". "That's space," he said.
|Drawn by 7th grader, CG.|
"Would you check out this book?" I asked. "Maybe, if I need a drawing for a science project."
I received this book (published by Watson-Guptill Publications) from Blogging for Books for this review.