Ralph Masiello has taught young artists how to draw robots, dragons, dinosaurs, farm animals, fairies, and bugs. He’s introduced readers to techniques to capture creatures from the ocean, objects from Ancient Egypt, and spooky characters from Halloween on paper. In the tenth book in his drawing series, Ralph Masiello brings the spirit of Christmas alive.
Starting with the snowman—a winter staple—Ralph guides budding illustrators through to the “Decoration Station” where step-by-step instructions teach them to draw trees, lights, ornaments, and wreaths. Then there’s the fireplace and the stockings—not to mention Santa and Mrs. Claus and all their friends and helpers at the North Pole! The book provides artists with the tools to create a true holiday scene.
As in all of Ralph’s drawing books, there are extra steps outlined in blue for artists who want more of a challenge. Back matter includes a list of books and websites for further celebration of the winter and holiday season.