Foster a love of fine arts in your kids with the 2017 top 10 drawing books for children. This amazing collection helps children discover their talents and get lost in a world of creativity and imagination.
Some of the top 10 drawing books for children focus on how to draw people, while others are exclusively about animals. Little ‘uns can learn to draw their favorite pets or animated characters such as Pokemon or Dory from Finding Dory. This list also includes books about drawing activities and games, as well as those dedicated to lettering.
Provide your children with any of these wonderful books instead of plopping them in front of the television. The mental stimulation these books provide goes way beyond anything on TV!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best drawing books for children for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators who enjoyed these books themselves or taught them in class. Numerous types and themes of books are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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In first place of the top 10 drawing books for kids in 2017 is How to Draw People by Barbara Soloff Levy.
Exactly what the title suggests. This book is all about How to Draw People. Using shapes, like ovals, circles, cylinders, and squares, little artists learn how to sketch 30 characters. The characters have unique personalities and careers, such as a roller-skater, fireman, astronaut, and cowboy. Includes blank pages for practice.
Also managing a spot in the top ten list of drawing books for kids this year – Art for Kids: Drawing by Kathryn Temple.
This book is a drawing favorite because it lacks a theme, so there is more room for imagination. The guide is extensive and fun with over 110 pages of important drawing techniques. Each page teaches a different exercise on things like light use, volume, forms, shapes, perspective, illusion, and landscapes.
My son loves his copy of this book – How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West is a great pick among children’s drawing books for the Pokemon fans. 🙂
Gonna be the very best like no artist ever was! Pokemon! Gotta draw em’ all! Kids, and Pokemon-lovin’ adults, can draw their character favorites from the game series. Includes instructions on how to draw action poses and create battle scenes.
Another great drawing book about animals. This one is all about pets, i.e. dogs, cats, parrots, fish, hermit crabs, sugar gliders, and over 20 more awesome critters. The diagrams are step-by-step instructions, teaching little artists how to draw each pet in detail. Then use colors to make each sketch POP!
Yet another great pick from Barbara Soloff Levy –How to Draw Petscomes in next on the list.
This animal drawing book is a bit shorter than the others, featuring only 20 animals, but more exotic selections. Kids can draw entire zoo scenes with habitats for leopards, pandas, elephants, and camels. Or, they can draw tons of animals in their natural environments, like wheat-covered plains and lush jungles.
Ed Emberley puts a twist on classic animal sketches. These drawing instructions are packed with quirky, cartoony details. For example, the owls don graduation hats. Or, the lions look a bit dumbfounded. Uses basic shapes to teach simple artistic techniques.