This is a good book once your child has mastered the first four in this series. The subjects get progressively more difficult without being a complete overload. The lack of explanation on shading/hatching etc is frustrating but not that big of a deal. The scenes they create are fun with people in carts, or riding horses, or just rowing down the river.
I wasn’t sure my five kids would really take to these books, but I grabbed them on a whim. They all surprised me by drawing for hours after I brought them home! My 12-year-old daughter stayed up way past bedtime sketching a very complicated drawing in the level 5 book. These books are pulled out of our art cabinet regularly. I enjoy doodling from them a bit myself!
Book five has some great scenes similar to what you would see in a Good and Beautiful style book from 50 years ago. It’s fun to learn to draw scenes that are less familiar to our lifestyle today. This would be a great book for more advanced artists. My older boys were not really into this book, because they don’t have an interest in vintage style, but I think plenty of boys and girls would enjoy learning to draw this style if they are aspiring illustrators or just enjoy a more vintage style.
We started with the lower levels after trying this one since it was more of a challenge than we anticipated. This is something my kids could do on their own but we enjoy doing them together too. There is more attention to detail in this level so they increase in difficulty as you go.
Cute scenes to draw. They make very nice stand alone drawings to enjoy in an art display or book. The pictures were pretty small to try to copy. I think it would be a little better to show less steps in bigger proportions for better visibility.
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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw vintage images like those found in classic storybooks. Available in a five-book set, click here to purchase the entire Draw Vintage Images series!
Level 5 includes exercises that encourage mastery of lifelike and detailed drawing, building on concepts learned in Levels 1–4. Each engaging exercise is created to boost creativity and provide additional practice of previous concepts learned such as drawing people and animals, shading, and creating a full scene. Beauty, nature, diversity, and attention to detail are emphasized in all levels of the Draw Vintage Images series.
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