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Other titles in the What Do You Know About? Books series:
Las Tres Erres; Reutilizar, Reducir, Reciclar (What Do You Know About? Books)by Nuria Roca
Synopses & Reviews
The great popularity of fantasy and science fiction themes in films, books, graphic novels, and computer games has created a continuing demand for artists who can conceptualize and draw convincing space ships of tomorrow, as well as other fantasy vehicles such as cars, tanks, and sea-going vessels of the future. In this book, artist and designer Keith Thompson presents a practical course for art students. He starts with advice on finding research and reference materials, and then advises on using them as inspiration before sketching out original ideas for finished illustrations. The book's extensive main section presents a "mechanical workshop" of fantasy designs for students to copy and adapt to their own story needs and specifications. It gives attention to the techniques of drawing, shading, and coloring. The author analyzes each of the book's fantasy vehicles in terms of how and why artists came to their final design, how well the vehicles fit into the story being told, and how they would move, sound, and perform. Clear instruction is supplemented with more than 400 vivid, step-by-step color illustrations of sample projects.
Las tres erres nos ense±an diferentes maneras de disminuir la contaminaci³n ambiental. Cuando reducimos el nºmero de cosas que tiramos, como las bolsas de pl¡stico, ayudamos a que la tierra donde vivimos est© limpia y que el agua que bebemos sea fresca. Cuando reutilizamos cosas, por ejemplo, si usamos ropa que a nuestro hermano mayor le queda chica, ayudamos a conservar recursos. Cuando reciclamos papel, latas y botellas vacas y las llevamos a centros de reciclaje, estos objetos se aprovechan para hacer cosas nuevas. Las tres palabras que comienzan con la letra R nos ense±an a cuidar de nuestro planeta.
This Spanish-language book is one in a series of four entertaining What Do You Know About? books, for very young children whose first language is Spanish. Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text combine to present factual information that younger boys and girls will readily absorb and understand. Las tres erres, which is Spanish for "The Three Rs," describes the ways in which kids and their families can avoid waste and be environmentally conscious. Four pages presenting activities for children appear at the back of the book, followed by a two-page section for parents, with tips on explaining the subject in more detail.
About the Author
Keith Thompson is a widely respected illustrator and conceptual designer who specializes in fantasy and science fiction. He is also the author of 50 Robots to Draw & Paint, available in North America from Barron's. Keith Thompson lives in Ottawa, Canada.
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