Phaidon A World Of Your Own Children'S Book

So much of a child’s art education is spent being told whether they have done a good or bad drawing – without really being told why. Likewise, very few children’s books encourage readers to understand different drawing techniques and develop confidence in their own style. 

A World of Your Own tackles the how-tos of drawing in a direct, personal way. Much more than a doodle book, it asks the child to look around and try to draw their own experiences, favourite things and best memories. What is home like? If you could fill the corner shop with anything, what would it be? What does someone look like when they run?

The book is a combination of Laura's observations, drawings and tasks, as well as a discussion of sketching tools, techniques and drawing methods. Themes discussed include: home, school, what I like, holidays and more. There are blank spaces throughout for the child's own drawings and response.

  • Illustrator Laura Carlin has created her own marvellous imaginary world especially for Phaidon Press – and invites young readers to do the same
  • Encourages children to unleash their creativity, get inspired by what’s around them, improve it on paper, and develop their own technique of drawing according to what feeling they want to convey
  • Topics in the book revolve around everyday themes that all children can relate to such as school, friends, animals or city life


About the author: Laura Carlin studied at the Royal College of Art and won several awards including the Quentin Blake Award two years running, and the National Magazine Award. She also received the Uniqlo Fashion Illustration Award in 2003 and 2004. A prolific drawer, painter and ceramicist, Laura currently works in an advisory role with the development of Quentin Blake's House of Illustration. She is a regular visiting lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts. As a commercial illustrator, Laura's work has featured in publications such as Vogue, New Scientist and The Guardian. She has illustrated several children's books and was voted in 2009 an ADC Young Gun, one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 years of age. She is the winner of the prestigious 2011 V&A Illustration Award.

Specifications:
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 24.5cm x 29cm
  • 48 pages
  • 75 colour illustrations

Category: books for kids, Phaidon

Type: Unknown Type

Vendor: Phaidon

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