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Steve Harpster

Autor/a de Pencil, Paper, Draw!: Horses

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Obres de Steve Harpster

Pencil, Paper, Draw!: Horses (2006) 28 exemplars
Pencil, Paper, Draw!®: Animals (2006) 21 exemplars
Pencil, Paper, Draw!®: Dogs (2006) 12 exemplars
Not so Tiny (Max & Tiny) (2003) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Pencil, Paper, Draw!: Sharks (2008) 10 exemplars
The Misfit Martian (A Fairy Tale of the Future) (2002) — Il·lustrador — 9 exemplars
Giggle Fit: Silly Knock-Knocks (2001) 8 exemplars
Drawing Animals With Numbers (2010) 7 exemplars
Hello Friend (Max & Tiny) (2003) 6 exemplars
Max & Tiny (2003) 6 exemplars
1-100 Dot-to-Dots (2003) 6 exemplars
Drawing Dragons With Numbers (2016) 5 exemplars
Pencil, Paper, Draw!: Pirates (2007) 4 exemplars
Little Red Rocket Boots (2002) 4 exemplars
Drawing Monsters With Letters (2010) 4 exemplars
The Little Blue Goo (2002) — Creator/Illustrator — 3 exemplars
Exploring Outdoors (2002) 3 exemplars
A Super Day (Murphy) (2002) 3 exemplars
The Three Little Bots — Il·lustrador — 3 exemplars
Draw Giant Monsters (Kaiju) (2018) 1 exemplars
Max & Tiny: Hello Friend (2003) 1 exemplars
Silly Animal Mix-ups (2002) 1 exemplars
Hermis and Howard, A Bully finds his heart (2002) — Il·lustrador — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mystery Coins (Stone Arch Readers: Level 2) (2013) — Il·lustrador — 106 exemplars
Double Trouble: Jimmy Sniffles (Graphic Sparks) (2007) — Il·lustrador — 15 exemplars
Up the President's Nose (Graphic Sparks) (2007) — Il·lustrador — 13 exemplars
The Super-Powered Sneeze (Jimmy Sniffles) (2007) — Il·lustrador — 9 exemplars
Chicken Little (Classic Tales) (2011) — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
The Jumping Monkeys (Reader's Theater Nursery Rhymes and Song) (2009) — Il·lustrador — 1 exemplars


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This book is a great way to introduce kids to video game art. It focuses on character, background (worlds and level creation) and vehicle drawing. The simplified techniques and explanations are undoubtedly a friendlier version of what professionals in the field might use. For example, thumbnailing and the simplification of forms with basic geometric volumes (Block world chapter).

This book is not a guide for improving your drawing skills. It resembles more one of those drawing tutorials where you start with a circle and in the next two steps you suddenly have a more complex figure. I don't think there is anything wrong with that, as kids start their creative journey by copying without knowing how perspective, proportions, values, gesture, etc. were taken into consideration when making those simple but nice looking characters. Keep in mind that pre-teens and up might find it too simple. However, it does give some basic tips, like adding contour lines to visualize volume, but nothing explained in-depth.

Think of this book as a field trip to an artist's workplace where the artist is there to explain what he is doing (and what tools he uses) with enough simplicity that kids can follow along without feeling intimidated (or bored). I think that is the best part of "How to draw Video Games": it works as a bridge that introduces kids to the world of video game design, keeping it simple and fun at all times. I got me eArc from NetGalley
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Miss_Honeybug | May 3, 2020 |
Draw Alphabeasts: 130+ Monsters, Aliens and Robots from Letters and Numbers by Steve Harpster is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. Wow, it is a fun and informative kids book to draw robots, monster, strange animals, and more starting with a letter or number. All of it is step-by-step instructions/guide. Bright colored monsters guide the reader through the book! Cute fun! I think my grandkids will love this! Certainly on my list to pick up!
MontzaleeW | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 4, 2018 |
This is a good example of a folk tale because it is written very simply with the plot, setting, and characters all being established very quickly. The entire book is only 6 pages so the plot is fast paced and repetitious. The setting is vague (definitely a background setting) as is common in folk tales. The adventures with the young boy and dinosaur in this story are implausible, but very fun to read about.

Level: Primary
Leah08 | Oct 24, 2010 |
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
fernandie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 15, 2022 |


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