Brenda Hoddinott

Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of Drawspace.com, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist

Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments.

Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren.

Currently available books by Brenda Hoddinott:

2013: Introduction to Shading (Drawspace Publishing)

2013: Drawing on Your Brain (Drawspace Publishing)

2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing)

2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing)

2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing)

2011: Drawing for Dummies, 2nd Edition co-authored with Jamie Combs (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing)

2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books)

2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)