• Art

How to Draw Almost Everything

An Illustrated Sourcebook
Author: Chika Miyata
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631591401
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 3899
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.

    • Art

How to Draw Almost Every Day

An Illustrated Sourcebook
Author: Chika Miyata
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631593772
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 9086
The perfect book for budding artists, How to Draw Almost Every Day challenges and inspires you to draw one simple illustration each day of the year. Organized as a calendar, illustrations are presented as daily exercises. Each image is broken down with step-by-step diagrams, making the process easy to understand. You’ll learn to draw items from everyday life, like food and clothing, as well as seasonal images including snowmen and pumpkins. We have also included inspiring project photos to show you how to incorporate the doodles into greeting cards, calendars, invitations, gift wrap, and more!

    • Art

How to Draw Almost Every Animal

An Illustrated Sourcebook
Author: Chika Miyata
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631593765
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 4567
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Boggled by how to draw an antelope, an armadillo, or a cheetah? How to Draw Almost Every Animal is here to help! Have you ever wondered how to draw a hippopotamus? Or a lazy, brown dog? Or a hedgehog? Then this collection of over 75 adorable animals to draw and doodle is just the book for you! This teaching tool does more than just show you completed pictures of the animals. Each illustration is broken down with step-by-step diagrams and helpful tips to truly teach you how to draw. Plus, we’ve included extra images to teach you how to draw animals relaxing in their natural habitats and on the move. A helpful how-to section includes valuable coloring tips and techniques for mastering fur and feather, spots, stripes, scales, spines, and everything else animals are covered in.

How to Draw Everything


Author: Gillian Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910552049
Category:
Page: 128
View: 1453
How to draw anything and everything, including the kitchen sink . . .Gillian Johnson, the renowned illustrator and artist, invites you to let your inner artist come out to play. Her full-colour drawings and sketches provide a starting point and inspiration for having a go yourself. With unfinished drawings to complete, and plenty of space for you to experiment and improvise, this is a joyous way to discover your untapped artistic talents.Starting with easy projects and quick sketches of the objects around you at home, the book progresses through a series of fun and challenging ideas that you can try for yourself. Whether drawing flowers, hands or faces, or using shading, perspective or different styles, this is a great way to lose your inhibitions and get drawing.


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Sketch Your Stuff

200 Things to Draw and How to Draw Them
Author: Jon Stich
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631592669
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 8411
Grab your pencil and Sketch your Stuff! Learn how to turn the everyday objects that fill your life into subjects for your sketchbook, allowing you to work on your drawing skills at any moment of the day or night. You'll find over 200 prompts to help you build up strong art skills as you work though the book. These everyday objects are small enough to sketch in minutes, so you can practice quickly and often. Everything you need to know about perspective, observation of shape and form, light and shade, and composition in included. Sketch Your Stuff is a great starting point for the sketching beginner as well as a wonderful source of practice and inspiration for the seasoned artist.

    • Art

Illustration School: Let's Draw a Story


Author: Sachiko Umoto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631590936
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 1767
Created by one of Japan's most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for colourful illustrations presented in a fun "finish the story" format.

    • Art

Illustration School: Let's Draw Magical Color


Author: Sachiko Umoto
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592539173
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 4966
DIVThe 4th book in the Illustration School series focuses on the subject colors. A good understanding and use of color is a key skill for artists and designers to master. The popular illustrator Sachiko Umoto's exercises on magical color selection show you how to enjoy colors and express your feelings with colors, with each exercise accompanied by cute illustrations and simple color exercises. Adults and children can equally enjoy and learn how to use colors through this book. /div

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

How to Draw Bible Figures


Author: Barbara Soloff Levy
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048647237X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 3414
Uses step-by-step diagrams to show how to draw such Biblical figures as Eve, Noah, Abraham, Samson, Cain, and Gideon.

20 Ways to Draw Everything

With 135 Nature Themes from Cats and Tigers to Tulips and Trees
Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 163159267X
Category:
Page: 288
View: 9860
Be inspired by this fun compilation sketchbook of four favorite volumes from Quarry Books' "20 Ways series!" Designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun, each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 135 themes, over 3600 drawings total! From trees and flowers to animals and sea creatures and everything in between. Don't worry, there's tons of room for you to draw your own versions of these amazing doodles right on the pages. This is not a step-by-step technique book - within the pages you'll find drawings simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. These four artists each have a uniquely creative style, resulting in an engaging and motivational practice book that provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.

    • Art

Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People


Author: Sachiko Umoto
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610594266
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 7914
Created by one of Japan’s most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life. The author’s special and distinct style is simple, appealing, happy, and cute and offers artists, crafters, and art enthusiasts—with and without experience—the instruction and inspiration to draw in the Japanese character style. This book is for artists and crafters of all skill levels that want to bring their own illustration to their work. It offers both entertaining and fun drawing instruction and techniques along with inspiring and sweet unique-style characters and elements.

The 1-Minute Artist

Learn to Draw Almost Anything in Six Easy Steps
Author: Rich Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631062549
Category:
Page: 176
View: 8279
Turn "I can't draw" into "I can draw that in sixty seconds or less!" What can you do with one minute? When you're drawing, a minute is enough to create a world of fun! Send a rocket to the moon! Make a robot and name it something silly like "gorgonzola!" You can even turn your dog into a cartoon character! Using six simple steps, Rich Davis breaks more than 100 sketches into a series of six basic images, showing you how to draw a fast sketch of almost anything. You'll learn to draw all sorts of fun things, from animals and creatures, to cars and flowers. And you can draw them in under a minute! A fun drawing adventure for anyone interested in drawing and doodling, "The 1-Minute Artist" is ideal for building confidence for non-artists of any age. Anyone can draw!

    • Art

Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil


Author: Ai Akikusa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 159253936X
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 8055
Offers step-by-step, illustrated instructions for drawing animals using colored pencils, including elephants, polar bears, lions, penguins, and deer, with tips on drawing animal hair and experimenting with colors.

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Kawaii Doodle Class

Sketching Super-Cute Tacos, Sushi, Clouds, Flowers, Monsters, Cosmetics, and More
Author: Zainab Khan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631063758
Category: Art
Page: 144
View: 9964
The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images of tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, doodle monsters, Christmas trees, lipsticks, teacups, and more for your adoration. Popular kawaii artist Zainab Khan shows you how to draw 75 super-cute characters with simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions. She has also included fun search-and-find images and inspiration boards that show you how to give your characters different facial expressions and zany accessories. Thanks to this crash course in Kawaii Doodle Class, soon you will be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and more with your own unique kawaii world!

    • Art

How To Draw Anything


Author: Mark Linley
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 0716023318
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 5529
If you can write your name, you have enough touch to learn to draw. Let Mark Linley inspire you to pick up your pencil and create a magical masterpiece. His positive approach secures quick, accurate results and ever-growing confidence. Learn to look properly and get the basic outlines correct; include the key features but simplify what you see; understand how shading (such as dot stipple or cross-hatching) can transform a sketch; get the eye level right and see how a grid helps with the composition. Whatever you want to draw - a beautiful holiday scene, a lifelike portrait of your family or favourite pet, or even a funny cartoon to illustrate a birthday card - Mark Linley shows, in this new edition of his bestselling book, everything you need to succeed.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

How to Draw Cute Stuff

Draw Anything and Everything in the Curest Style Ever
Author: Angela Nguyen
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 9781454925644
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 3481
Enter Planet Cute--where kids can make any drawing absolutely adorable! Draw anything and everything--people, animals, and things--and make it CUTE. It's easy! Budding artists just have to pick up their pencils, pens, crayons, or gel markers and follow these step-by-step how-to sequences. They'll learn the basics of Japanese kawaii, which emphasizes simple, rounded shapes; faces with large eyes and sweet expressions; and personifying inanimate objects. They'll also master animals, mythical creatures, food, plants, vehicles, and more!

    • Art

50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life

Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper
Author: Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523501154
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 7078
In its innovative magazines and books, Flow celebrates creativity, mindfulness, and the pleasures of paper through a uniquely appealing marriage of ideas and visuals -- beautiful illustrations and paintings created by a group of talented professional artists. Now those same artists have opened up their toolkits, sharing secrets, techniques, and point of view to teach the creatively curious how to draw. Here are 50 easy, illustrated step-by-step lessons on how to draw a whimsically curated list of the things we see and interact with every day: a bouquet of flowers, a watering can, a cat, mittens, favourite plants and vegetables, a cup and saucer, a kitchen table, fruit wrappers, a seagull, a dress collar, an apple tree. The lessons take us line by line from early sketch to finished drawing, with space alongside for the reader to draw the same. And unlike other beginner's drawing guides, every lesson stems from each artist's particular sensibility. This book is not about learning shapes, but how to create beautiful images with quirkiness and personality. The focus is not on perspective or shading, but the mindful pleasures of doing creative work. Included are special paper goodies, from the instructional (sheets of tracing paper, watercolour paper, coloured paper for a singular effect) to the purely joyful -- postcards, a 32-page booklet with bellyband, paper doll foldouts, and more.

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Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way (Guided Sketchbook)

Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Through One Creative Year
Author: Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
ISBN: 9781419720147
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 9813
Conceived by Instagram's daily sketch sensation @augustwren, this guided journal encourages carving out a moment of self-expression every day. To conquer the intimidating prospect of filling 365 blank pages, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is divided into monthly themes, with undated daily prompts that suggest what to draw each day. You can work through the journal from front to back, or jump around and draw whatever appeals to you at the time. Monthly themes include: A month of nature A month of your favorite things A month of characters A month of print and patterns Jennifer Orkin Lewis (aka @augustwren) encourages experimentation with a one-page tutorial at the beginning of each month that outlines accessible ways to draw with different materials, such as ballpoint pens, colored pencils, paint, and collage. Coupled with sections of varying paper types, there is an unlimited canvas available to flourish artistically; brown craft paper pairs well with black ink and white pencil, black paper is great for white and metallic gel pens, and heavy white paper is included for painting. The journal is not only useful as a stress-reliever and as a mode of personal exploration, but also as a way of changing visual thinking. And when completed, it will serve as a reflection of its owner. With prompts, tutorials, and unique packaging, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is a must-have for those looking to sketch and doodle their way out of an inspirational rut.

    • House & Home

The Art of Discarding

How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy
Author: Nagisa Tatsumi
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316558931
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 6626
The book that inspired Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Nagisa Tatsumi's international bestseller offers a practical plan to figure out what to keep and what to discard so you can get - and stay - tidy, once and for all. Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don't need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control. By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from "accumulation syndrome," and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.

    • Art

Illustration School: Let's Draw Cute Animals


Author: Sachiko Umoto
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610594258
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 8903
Created by one of Japan’s most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life. The author’s special and distinct style is simple, appealing, happy, and cute and offers artists, crafters, and art enthusiasts—with and without experience—the instruction and inspiration to draw in the Japanese character style. This book is for artists and crafters of all skill levels that want to bring their own illustration to their work. It offers both entertaining and fun drawing instruction and techniques along with inspiring and sweet unique-style characters and elements.