The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw

by Mark Crilley. Berkeley, CA: Watson-Guptill Publishers, 2016

Nonfiction. This book follows a boy named David who wants to learn to draw and by chance meets Becky who agrees to teach him (and the reader). As the storyline follows David, Becky gives him very concrete easy to follow art lessons on drawing, shading, negative space, creating compositions and more.

It has received starred reviews and multiple awards including a nomination for a 2017 Eisner Award.

Grades 4+

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