This series represents an attempt to teach the art of drawing and
colouring methodically. Step-by-step instructions are simple and lucid, unobtrusively imparting instructions on how to make
illustrations that elicit admiration from the viewer. A methodical, step-bystep
approach is adopted in teaching the child how to draw and colour the
subject, to achieve the desired effect.
Each book of this ten-volume series is scientifically graded, lessons being
comprehensive but never over-taxing, thus ensuring that the student is
not overwhelmed by the complexities of technique. From simple lines to
complicated line drawings and colouring, the style of instruction is so
subtle that the child is overjoyed by the new-found confidence and
mastery over art by the time the last volume is covered.
Imagination is allowed ample breathing space. The choice of colour is
often left completely to the child. This helps a budding artist to think of
colour as a flexible medium, giving a child the opportunity to appreciate
the use of colour as an abstraction quite separate from the accurate hues
needed for encyclopedic purposes. Lessons in basic shapes encourage the
child to observe patterns around her, often using these shapes to
imaginatively draw all manner of flora and fauna, besides human, animal
and other forms.
Specially designed and written by an accomplished and gifted artist for
children (or even adults!) blessed with artistic flair, Learnwell Living
Colours is a series that towers high above the crowded field of run-of-themill
art instruction manuals.