Updated: Jun 2, 2022
We received Cognitive Drawing: Learn the Male Figure from Timberdoodle Co. in exchange for my fair and honest review. I am under no obligation to post a positive review on this item. I will never recommend or promote an item that I don't find useful or beneficial. I used this program with my 13 year old rising 8th grader and my 10 year old rising 5th grader. It is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Are you looking for a simple easy to use Art program for a semester? Cognitive Drawing: Learn the Male Figure may be just what you are looking for. It is a part of Timberdoodles 11th grade Curriculum Kit. This short 90 day program by Jason Brubaker takes you step by step through the process of drawing the male figure. It's unique approach will have you seeing results immediately and keep your child engaged and wanting more. Everyday the Cognitive Drawing workbook has an engaging lesson in a comic book style format that is simple to understand and fun to use. Covering topics such as size, shape, form and proportions every aspect of the drawing process is covered. The use of drawing from a reference and drawing from memory engages the brain in ways that no other program does.
My daughter whom has never been an artist had surprising results using this unique method. While she improved her drawing this workbook wasn't a big draw for her, but she has never been into comic books at all and isn't a big fan of drawing. My son whom loves drawing and has even written a few small comic books was blown away with this workbook. Because of his Autism he has always been good with doing things from memory so this was a perfect art program for him. The human form however has always been his nemesis and now his skills have improved 10 fold. He now can't wait to draw more comic books.
Overall my only complaints about this workbook is the tight binding keeping it from laying completely flat especially in the earlier lessons. A looser binding or tear out pages would make it a bit easier to use. I feel though this would be perfect for homeschool families looking to add a semester art elective for a high schooler or for younger kids who like art and drawing and want to add an extra fun element to your homeschool day.
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