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Whizz Kids: Painting & Drawing: 09/16/06

Whizz Kids: Painting & Drawing

This introduction to drawing and painting from 1980 was slipped in with another book I received off the Book Relay site. While the book is twenty-six years old it is still a well written introduction to artist technique and is aimed at elementary school aged readers.

Whizz Kids: Painting and Drawing's examples are beautifully illustrated by Moira Chesmur. When reading the book, take time to enjoy the illustrations. They are as valuable a tool as the included text.

Here's my BookCrossing Review:

Painting & Drawing is a nice introduction to fine art and I would have loved this book twenty-three ago when I first started painting. The book takes the approach that art is everywhere (which it is) and that anyone can do something artistic. It then lays out a selection of styles to try and the equipment needed to work in different media. There are no formal art lessons in this book save for a brief introduction to one and two point perspective and the color wheel. The book instead focuses on learning the tools of the trade rather than practicing specific skills. I really like the openendedness of the book.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 10:16:32

Moira Hay

Hello! In a trawl to see how my wewbsite is doing I've just discovered your blog, which amazingly, includes a lovely little review of a kids book I illustrated in another life - "WhizzKids - Painting and Drawing". I was Moira Chesmur back then. Just wanted to say thanks for saying such nice things! If you want to see what I'm up to these days look up my website. Hope all's well with you and yours - especially Harriet. Bye.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 19:47:23


Thank you for stopping by and leaving this lovely comment. I'm sorry I didn't have the comment form set up for the review. I am in the process of retrofitting my oldest posts to take comments. The comments are now up and the permalink is here.

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