04/23/14 By Beth Bauer
"To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home."
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As a child, there was nothing more peaceful than lying in the grass and gazing up at a bright blue sky, watching whispy white clouds slowly drift by. I was free to daydream and soak up the serenity of a beautiful summer day. Occasionally an airplane would come roaring through, disrupting the stillness and perfectly puffy clouds, while leaving wonderment in its wake. Flight was freedom and beauty in one. And the thought of soaring in the clouds is still as magical to me today as it once was.
If you know a child who's fascinated with planes, turn their attention skyward and let their imagination soar with every page of the Learn to Draw Disney Planes book.
Even if your child hasn't seen the movie, this book will capture their attention from the start with "The Story of Planes," a summary of the movie's storyline. Getting to know the characters will help bring out each plane's persona when it's time to draw. And, if your child is a little intimidated to attempt to draw a favorite character, these exercises shown below will help propel them
Pages excerpted from Learn to Draw Disney Planes
After a warm up, they'll be ready to navigate the rest of the pages in detail. Step by step, characters like Dusty Crophopper, Skipper Riley, El Chupacabra, and Rochelle are brought to life in detail from propeller to tail. The artists even highlight special features like each plane's distinct wing structure, decals, flags, and facial features to make sure their personalities shine through.
Give your child a chance to spread their artistic wings with Learn to Draw Disney Planes and see where it leads.
Have airplanes ever inspired your artwork? Do you enjoy drawing a particular model?
Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyes—one finger painting at a time.
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