301 Things to Draw
Creative Prompts to Inspire Art
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 22 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 27 Apr 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Chartwell Books, Chartwell Books
Whether you're a doodler, a budding artist, or a pro who is creatively blocked, let the 301 diverse prompts—from everyday objects to original concepts—help you get those creative juices flowing. And with so many prompts, you can turn your drawing into a daily practice that may even become a lifelong habit. Try your hand at drawing: MazeHorns or AntlersSelf PortraitKoi PondSkyscraperBasket of BerriesTrain Tracks With lots of space to draw, this journal has a minimal design that will allow your artwork to shine and the prompt text to recede into the background, making for an artist's keepsake. The layflat format facilitates your focus on your drawing.
So, are you ready to open your mind, start drawing, and feel accomplished? This is just the beginning of something big!
With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon!) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love.
Also in this Series: 3,001 Questions All About Me, 3,001 Would You Rather Questions, 3,001 This or That Questions, 301 Writing Ideas, Anti-Anxiety Journal, Complete the Drawing, Create a Poem, Create a Story, Create Comics: A Sketchbook, Design & Destroy, Forever Friends, Gratitude Journal, Inner Me, Inspired by Prayer, Internet Password Book, Mom & Me, My Family Story, My Father's Life, My Grandfather's Life, My Grandmother's Life, My Life Story, My Mother's Life, Our Love Story, Sermon Notes, Sketch - Large Black, Sketch - Large Kraft, Sketch - Medium Black, Sketch - Medium Kraft, This is Me, Write - Medium Black, Write - Medium Black
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Average rating from 23 members
Thanks for a chance to review this book. I think that if you want to charge for this book or have someone be interested in buying it, the cover needs to be better than this. I've seen some amazing covers nowadays even for the independently published books. Since the entire book is just mostly blank pages with prompts, it would make sense to spice up the cover or some of the inside pages just a bit. There are some prompts that go together and some separated. I think that this book would've been something I would've bought for my younger sister, for example, when she first started showing interest in drawing and art. It's something that would make a budding artist practice, providing space and examples which is great for when you are facing a block or just want someone else to tell you what to do instead of coming up with it yourself. I recall when my sister (who turned into a decent artist!) was learning to draw, she utilized mostly prompts, traced sketches, etc. That's why I think that this book would be best targeted toward beginners or someone who just likes to draw/color. But make the cover more exciting so people will actually think it's worthwhile.
I've not given this book a full 5 stars as although it does provide lots of prompts, they're all quite standard things like draw a watering can or draw a windmill etc. I was hoping there'd be some off the wall suggestions like draw a chicken rollerblading etc, some random things that really get the juices going so I marked down due the fact I didn't find the prompts more interesting
301 Things to Draw is a pretty self-explanatory title. And the book delivers. The things to draw are varied and are vague enough to allow a lot of freedom when you sit down to draw.
I definitely recommend to book to people who love to draw and want to draw more.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Chartwell Books for providing me with an free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.*
Does what it says on the tin. I know if was meant as inspiration but I wish there had been sample drawings and maybe some additions or a swing, a swing set and slide, a tree swing etc.
Overall this is a solid idea generator with ideas that could stimulate simple or elaborate images. I'm glad I had the opportunity to use it.
301 Things to Draw is 301 ways to drink my morning coffee
Posted on March 20, 2021 by michellelovatosbookreviews, world's first book color commentator, book reviews with a twist
Why do I fall in love with every single digital book title that floats across my desk? I want them all, sitting old-style on my shelves so I can pull them out, crack their pages, and jump down their rabbit hole of thought and imagination.
What happened to the days I looked forward to the afternoon mailman who delivered happy cardboard boxes full of review books to open like Christmas presents. So fun. I was like Beauty, sort of, twirling my peasant dress in my own Beast’s gorgeous, but extremely dusty royal library.
And the ART BOOKS! Gimme gimme gimme! Let’s leap into those pages like Mary Poppins in her famous English movie. Didn’t whirl her umbrella, open her carpetbag?
Chartwell Books premiered 301 Things to Draw four days before Christmas last year. That’s a shame. Missed the biggest selling season of the year. But, never fear, 301 Things to Draw is an evergreen title that will remain fresh year-round indefinitely.
There aren’t more than five words on each page of this genius drawing book. But each word is judiciously placed to inspire a plethora of activity. 301 things to draw is a sketchbook intended to help beginner artists kick start their imagination.
Draw a tree frog … Draw a tornado …
Each page displays two prompts, making art space in this roughly 6×8-inch title about 6×3 inches each. It’s not an all-day project.
Like runners stretch their muscles before hitting the track and writers write a few hundred words before they start their professional work, 301 Things to Draw is an artist’s version of professional morning coffee.
In school, I would have been awarded a failing grade for completing this book instead of working on whatever boring academic pieces of paper lay before me.
301 Things to Draw is appropriate for pencil, colored pencil, and pens. I wouldn’t try to put paint on these pages. Too small. Too tight and a sure-fire way to created colored glue.
If you know an elementary school artist whose birthday is rolling around, or a bored mom recovering from her day, 301 Things to Draw is a thoughtful, inspiring, and supportive way to encourage the hand of those special people who can visualize life’s beauty and transform it into life on paper.
The last time I did a review on one of these Chartwell drawing books, I was on Amazon finishing my purchase before completing my own blog publishing process.
This time? I’m going to resist. Resist. Resist. Well, maybe I will just scan through the electronic pages of this fun little distraction once more and check my bank to see if I have any extra money laying around.
Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him. You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things. Psalm 128: 1-2
Ok, this one is pure fun! and it proves that simplify can be the most powerful.. Pages and pages of prompts - the interior is as plain as the exterior, waiting for your creativity. I can't resist showing you one of its 200 pages. Some prompts have a single page, while others share a page.
This book makes me want to pull out all my art supplies and have a great time playing.
You don't have to do these in order. Skip around and see what inspires you. However, in a year's time, if you use one prompt each weekday and skip weekends, you'll have a notebook of inspiration and doodles and painting and drawing and .... well, creativity.
You could also use these prompts for writing a paragraph, sending a postcard to someone, etc. Use them as food for your creative brain. Highly recommended for those who want to journal something each day. Buy a copy as a birthday present to yourself or an artsy friend
A fun book with blank pages incorporating the start of a drawing. What the reader creates out of these pages could be very creative and imaginative or just ordinary. The result is up to you, but one thing is certain once you start, it isnt easy to stop.
I love to draw and doodle but am often stuck for inspiration and daunted by the vast expanse of white paper before me. This book is the answer to that! It is full of prompts, from the more day to day (door, milk carton, laundry hamper) to ones requiring a little more imagination (talisman, alien, ray gun). Perfect for when you just don't know what to draw - open it up at a random page and take your prompt! Highly recommended