Learn to Draw American Landmarks & Historical Heroes

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From the sea to shining sea, the United States of America is a storied country full of life, liberty, and the pursuit of artistic happiness! Children will love learning about this great country as they learn to draw many of its diverse locations, monuments, and iconic figures. Learn to Draw American Landmarks & Historical Heroes features step-by-step instructions for drawing the very symbols of freedom, such as the American Flag, the White House, the Statue of Liberty, and the National Monument. In addition, the book will feature instructions for drawing the flags and various symbols from each state, such as California’s Golden Gate Bridge and New York’s Empire State Building. Historical figures, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Paul Revere, round out this informative and educational drawing book that is packed with fun facts, easy-to-follow instructions, and lots of patriotic spirit.

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Starting with his grade school days, drawing dinosaurs and animals in notebook margins, Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, he moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and illustration styles. The range of his work has included anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult nonfiction, illustrated guides for out-patient care, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation. The variety has continued to fuel the creative spark that makes illustration work rewarding for him. In 2010, his artwork was featured in the Upstream People Gallery 7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Exhibition. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury moved back to Duluth in 2009, where he supplements his illustration work with wildlife photography and painting, hiking, skiing, and canoeing in the northern forests that border Canada. Maury lives with his wife, who works as a graphic designer at the university.

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From sea to shining sea, the United States of America is brimming with history, natural beauty, and iconic people and places.

In 1776, fifty-six men—including future presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson—signed the Declaration of Independence, thereby freeing the original 13 colonies from Britain’s rule. A year later, the Revolutionary War began, and on October 19, 1781, America won its independence when Britain surrendered. What began as 13 small colonies eventually grew to 50 states. The U.S.A. is now the third largest country in the world!

Follow along as we explore this great land—from coast to coast, mountains to plains, and fields to deserts. Along the way, you’ll learn how to draw some of America’s renowned people and historical places, as well as symbols and features that make each state unique.

Turn the page to get started in your drawing journey across America!

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