By joining circles, ovals, rectangles, cylinders, and other common shapes, even the budding artist can easily create 30 different characters -- a fireman, a drummer, a mailman, a cowboy, an astronaut, a roller-skating girl, a boy on a swing, and more. Simple directions, step-by-step illustrations, and blank practice pages make it even easier. You can color the pictures when you are done -- it's a fun-filled way to teach art to young children or a beginner that enjoys drawing.
Barbara Soloff Levy has created over two dozen "How to Draw" guides for Dover, plus many other activity books. Since retiring from her job as an elementary school art teacher, she devotes much of her time thinking up new ideas for this popular series.