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Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artist
by Carla Sonheim purpose and goal is: Let's put the fun back in the drawing! Carla states: "I'm hoping to help you begin to see drawing as a pleasurable activity rather than as an opportunity to beat yourself up. Honestly, mark-making is one of our first pleasures as children,. We aren't so different now as adults. One of her workshop students recently said, "{Being in your class is} like being a child again, but you get to do it as an adult." That is how I hope you will feel as you experience this drawing book.
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists


Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists
52 Exercises to Make Drawing Fun

Author: Carla Sonheim
Pages: 144
Page size: 8.75" H x 8.5" W
Publisher: Quarry Books
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4L0030
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 080665006357
Weight: 1.20 lb
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Happy Bird by Sharla R. HicksComments by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher and owner of Soft Expressions:

NOTE: Here is an example of my art completed after freeing up with Carla's techniques and studying Zentangle.

As an artist who felt that I could NOT draw for the biggest share of 60+ years, Carla's approach in Drawing Lab, 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun has been invaluable. I was first introduced to Carla's freeing teaching methods in a online workshop called Silly Art. As I progressed through the daily exercises it struck me, I too can draw whimsical images that inspire me and I want to share with others. No more hiding my drawings behind my insecurities. Carla opened a door for me and this book's exercises are an easy introduction to realism is not required, my favorite saying about my own artwork today (see example >>>).

  • Read her introduction below that shares her honest desire to bring back the fun to your personal mark-making as she helps you get over the scary drawing hump!
  • Look closely at the Table of Contents
  • Buy and begin your new adventure of finding the fun of drawing again!

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Author(s) About the Author: Carla Sonheim

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and popular workshop instructor at art retreats such as Art Fest and Art & Soul. She is known for being a gifted facilitator and loves to help adult students recover a more childlike play approach to creating. Carla's "Girls" paintings are showcased in numerous galleries nationwide, as well as in private and corporate collections.

Introduction by Author:

Drawing is Fun! If you don't think so, then you probably haven't drawn lately!

Drawing is Scary. Okay I know it is scary too. You feel comfortable with collage or acrylic paint, but not with a pen or pencil. You might have tried to learn to draw from traditional drawing books or classes and felt frustrated, or worse, bored. Perhaps you tried learning to draw on your own, but are critical of your efforts. (Note: this is not fun.) And yet . . . something inside is telling you to try putting more of you hand into your work.

Let's put the fun back in the drawing! I'm hoping to help you begin to see drawing as a pleasurable activity rather than as an opportunity to beat yourself up. Honestly, mark-making is one of our first pleasures as children,. We (adults) aren't so different now as adults. One workshop student recently said, "{Being in your class is} like being a child again, but you get to do it as an adult." That is how I hope you will feel as you experience this drawing book.

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YOUR Inner Dr. Seuss

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Turn realism into abstraction

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Coffee Shop Drawing Tips

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Be Bugged

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Sidewalk Crack Paintings

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Scribble Drawings

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There is MUCH TECHNICALLY WRONG with this drawing.
The shoulders are TOO big and the hands sort of become her face.
AND yet it is successful drawing. How can That be???
NOTE: Nudity is limited to tasteful poses.


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