Unlock Your Artistic Potential with "How to Draw Cool Stuff"

Start drawing today with easy, fun guides by Catherine V. Holmes. Perfect for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills or just enjoys creating. These books are made to help you draw with confidence.

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Learn to Draw with Confidence

"How to Draw Cool Stuff" is more than just a drawing guide—it’s your gateway to artistic expression. Each book in the series is packed with straightforward, practical advice that takes you from basic shapes to detailed illustrations.

Step-by-Step Learning

Our clear, concise instructions make learning new skills easy. Each step builds on the last, helping you progress at your own pace and grow your confidence with each drawing.

Develop Artistic Skills

Dive into essential drawing techniques such as shading, texturing, and creating accurate proportions. These foundational skills are vital for any artist and are presented in an understandable way.

Versatile Drawing Range

The series caters to a wide array of interests. From capturing the nuances of photorealistic faces to designing themed illustrations for holidays and tattoos, there's something here for every aspiring artist.

For Everyone

Designed for individuals of all ages and skill levels, these books are perfect whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced artist looking to refine your skills.

Meet Catherine V. Holmes

Catherine V. Holmes is not just an author; she’s an experienced art teacher and visual artist based in Plymouth, Massachusetts. With degrees from Boston University and Bridgewater State College, and ongoing advanced studies at the University of Scranton, Catherine brings a rich blend of educational background and practical expertise to her books. Her deep understanding of artistic techniques is matched only by her passion for teaching and inspiring budding artists.

Beyond the classroom, Catherine's artwork spans portraits, architecture, and illustrations, each piece infused with insights from her personal experiences and the vibrant worlds around her. Heavily influenced by her students’ interests and feedback, she crafts content that resonates with and inspires her readers. Catherine’s commitment to art education is evident in every page of "How to Draw Cool Stuff," where her aim is to empower others to see success through their own artistic journeys.

How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students

Dive into drawing with "How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions". This book is designed to teach you the foundations of drawing with a focus on creating depth and realism through various techniques. Suitable for artists of all levels, it offers a unique opportunity to master drawing essentials and see the world through the eyes of an artist.

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How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions

"How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students" lays the groundwork for teaching and learning the art of drawing. Designed for both classroom use and self-study, this book simplifies complex drawing concepts into manageable lessons that progress logically.

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How to Draw Cool Stuff - Holidays

"How to Draw Cool Stuff - Holidays" offers a fun, engaging way to celebrate holidays through art. With over 100 holidays covered, this book provides endless inspiration for artists looking to express the festive spirit in their drawings.

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How to Draw Cute Stuff

For those who love all things adorable, "How to Draw Cute Stuff" is a delightful exploration into drawing cute characters and scenes. This book is particularly great for young artists and beginners who enjoy cute and playful art.

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The 5 Minute Workbook

"The 5 Minute Workbook" is designed for artists who want to improve their skills quickly and efficiently. This book challenges you to create compelling drawings in just five minutes, focusing on essential elements and rapid execution.

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How to Draw Awesome Stuff

"How to Draw Awesome Stuff" steps out of the conventional to explore the edgier, darker side of art. Perfect for those who admire the unconventional, this guide will teach you to create bold, impactful artworks.

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Shading Techniques

Master the art of shading with "Shading Techniques". This guide is essential for anyone looking to add depth and realism to their drawings, providing easy-to-follow instructions on various shading methods.

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"An excellent book that is highly recommended to be kept in school libraries. It will be really useful during drawing sessions to guide students in a very practical and methodical way. Some of the ideas given are fun and unique and it is also a stress-free way of learning which makes it very useful guide for those who enjoy drawing and also for those who are trying to get into drawing." - Art Supplies Hub

Fun, easy lesson’s for a new artist!

"I got the soft copy and the book is super nice. As my picture, I have been doing the lessons and learning so much about sketching. I highly recommend this book for beginner’s and those of us that want to learn new techniques for sketching."

Sam P

Fun in drawing cool stuff

"The book is simple to understand! Helps me with perception, width, and depth as well shading while having FUN drawing! Taking it to another level! I drew 3 different skulls with the blood moon behind it! [Graphite, Prismacolor, pastel chalk under glass].Absolutely EVERYTHING to love in this cornucopia of art❤"

Jerrie Stephens

Was surprisingly good

"Written for kids, but can be read and used by anyone. Simplified shapes and lessons make learning how to draw very easy. At first, I was pretty disappointed when I opened it and saw some of the overly-simplified how-to's and the vocabulary lessons, but reading ahead showed me different. It might be meant for student-use but I found some of the lessons to be very interesting. As adults, we over-complicate so much, and this book teaches us that maybe slowing things down and using just the basics can give very surprising results. Definitely can't wait to sit down and unwind with some of the easier techniques tomorrow!"

Juanita H.


"Bought it for my 11 year old, and she lived it. Some are a bit hard, but she enjoys practicing. I wouldn't recommend for you get children."

Nadia Harper

Great book. Really enjoying the exercises. My First Attempts.

"Just started learning to draw and this book is amazing!!! Describes step by step how to draw different "cool things". Pictured is the first time I tried to draw either the birds or the noses just by following the book. So as you can see the book works or at least I am happy with the results. Can't wait to draw more cool stuff."

Gentleman Adventurer

Student Animator, grateful for this book

"As a student animation artist I am grateful to have this book, which holds detailed instructions on various commonly drawn items, starting with the base outline of the common circle. I especially love the “Foreshortened Person” which I thought would be under the “Perspective” chapter - but I’m glad it’s not."


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Ready to dive into drawing and unleash your creative potential? Our complete "How to Draw Cool Stuff" series is available now at a special price. Whether you're starting out or enhancing your skills, these books provide everything you need to succeed in art.

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