DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST POP ART, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

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When Pop Art burst on the art scene in the 1950s as a reaction against abstract expressionism, it found instant favor with its colorful use of images from advertising, signs, soup cans, Coke bottles, and even comic strips. This playfulness is front and center in Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art: a collection of eighteen fun and colorful activities for aspiring Warhols, Hockneys, and Lichtensteins ages ten and up, or anyone who enjoys working with color, pattern, and pop-culture imagery, and gaining a better understanding of the 20th century’s most popular art movement. Sixteen perforated pages provide plenty of raw material for collage, drawing backgrounds, and inspiration.

Includes 18 Activities.

MY THOUGHTS:

This is another book by Patricia Geis that was sent to me for my honest review.  I love this style of art only for the font styles that come with it.  The actual art style coming from the 1960s isn’t one of my favorites.  However, the book’s cover is gorgeous and the book is laid out in a similar fashion as the “portrait drawing book” written/designed by this author that I previous reviewed (here).

This book is set up in the same fashion as her others, with samples and a bit of history about the style, then, she has blank pages for you to try creating a piece of work using the style previously explained.  It’s laid out simplistically and easy to follow.  Another great resource book for the artists out there to pick up and add to their libraries.

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