How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series Review

How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Series Review + Giveaway

There is no doubt that I am a creative person. I love to up-cycle items in my home, I love to use paper to craft cards and scrapbook layouts and I love to just doodle.

My entire life I have thought it would be neat to have the ability to draw cute things on the pages and cards I create, but I am never able to get past a bloated looking stick figure. As a crafter, I am dismayed that I can not draw event the simplest of images, and made a resolution that this year I would work on changing that.

Timing is a constant theme on this blog, and this item is not exempt from a case of perfect timing. When I received an email with an opportunity to review the How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series I could not believe the timing, because the night before I started looking for a books that would help my drawing skills.

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Smith Publicity. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

I received each book in the How to Draw Cook Stuff – 3 Book Series by Catherine Holmes for review.

Since How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students is the one geared for teachers and students, I began to start with that one. The book covers basic drawing items, and explains how to draw and shad. I thought that this was a well laid out book, and at least showed me how to draw an eye.

The second book I delved into was How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events. This book spans a year and all the iconography for the that particular season or month. Many of these images would be fun to put on cards and then use a set of water-color pencils to shade them in.

The third book in the collection was How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions, which was my favorite since I love optical illusions. Each step adds elements to that image which allows the artist to build on the creation and make a more detailed image.

Each of these books explains the drawing process and explains the steps needed to successfully draw almost any image. There are so many images and over 900 pages between the three books, you will find many images you want to recreate.

These would be a wonderful collection for tattoo artists, wanna be artists and everybody in between. I highly recommend and suggest you get your own copies of  How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students, How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions and How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events by Catherine Holmes.


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GIVEAWAY: Smith Publicity is giving one How to Draw Cool Stuff series to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) one physical copy of each the following books:  How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students, How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions and How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events by Catherine Holmes. – This is a $58.75 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on April 27th (4/27/2017) to receive this series trio! Open to residents in the US only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Smith Publicity. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!

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55 thoughts on “How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series Review

  1. Rhiannon Rowland

    I’m more of a doodler, mainly flowers, small animals and mandalas.

  2. Maureen kennedy

    The only thing I think I can draw are Christmas trees, trees, houses and birds in the sky. Like, really basic. I’d love to add to my repertoire!

  3. Shelley P

    I love drawing and painting animals. I also like doodling cartoon characters. I used to draw everyday but now it’s more like once a week. I think these would be fun and get me interested in doing more 🙂

  4. shirley

    I have a daughter that draws everyday. She draws everything, of course she says she can’t draw.

  5. Jen Dantuma

    I’m not one to draw – can’t even draw stick figures well…lol – but my husband and children are all talented in drawing. If I win this giveaway I will be gifting the books to another person who is showing interest.

  6. Alex

    I use to draw everything. At 10 y.o., I’d sit alone at the park and sketch the lake and trees. At 15, kids at my Job Corps location would pay me $1 to sketch them, they said it was better than a photo to send home. At 17, I sketched for friends, in pencil and charcoal, who actually paid to have the pictures professionally framed. For a while, I free-hand painted women’s tees. As the family grew and I had to get a real job, I slipped away from it all. I haven’t actually drawn anything in quite a while, but this win would provide some great tools for my grandchildren to learn. Thanks for the soapbox! : )

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  8. Dawn Monzu

    I love to draw…however, I don’t know how to draw very well! My sister is a fricken artist. She got the talent in that area! haha This would certainly help me! God bless and good luck everyone!

  9. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I do not draw often bit would love to start. Both of my daughters are very artistic.

  10. Victoria Scott

    I doodle here and there, but my daughter loves to draw! She would love this!

  11. Maryann D.

    I do not draw often. My daughter is an artist and she can draw just about anything. I think drawing people is her specialty.


    I do not draw. My lovely daughter Lily does everyday! She draws cats,horses and cute anime people.

  13. LauraJJ

    Oh we love to draw things. We are not very good….but love trying! This would be so fun to help us learn to draw well!

  14. Dave L

    When I was younger I used to draw all the time. Unfortunately I have fallen away from art as an adult, but would like to begin drawing again. This fun book would be a great motivation. Thank you for the chance to win.

  15. Shelton Rogerson

    I would love to learn the techniques in these books. I can’t get the image in my mind to cooperate with my hands to make the drawing work on paper.

  16. Crystal F

    I don’t but my daughter days. She loves to draw and will draw anything. She’s the artist of the family. Thank you!

  17. Lynda

    I’m no artist, never was, but these are great learning tools for my grandchildren.

  18. Nicole Lancaster

    I don’t draw but my daughter loves to draw. She likes to draw animals. I know she would love these books.

  19. Leah Shumack

    I love drawing! I draw all the time with my daughter and we’re always trying to learn how to do new things!

  20. Susan Chester

    I love to draw. I am really just a doodler-which I do all the time. It helps me think!

  21. heather c

    I doodle, but sometimes I think, well, that’s a cool bug, maybe I’ll draw it.


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