20 Ways to Draw Everything

With Over 100 Different Themes - Including Sea Creatures, Doodle Shapes, and Ways to Get from Here to There

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Pub Date 06 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 20 Jul 2021

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Explore almost every way imaginable to draw dolphins, trains, flowers, food, and more with 20 Ways to Draw Everything.

Designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers fun illustration inspiration, each spread of this portable sketchbook features 20 art examples—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.

Either on the opposite page or right alongside the example drawings, you'll be prompted to draw 20 of each thing, from trees and flowers to wild shapes and sea creatures and everything in between. This is not a step-by-step technique book, but rather an opportunity for you to draw your own versions of these amazing doodles side-by-side the inspiration pieces

Organized into the sections of “Get Up and Go,” “Under the Sea,” and “Oodles of Doodles,” enjoy hours of creative fun drawing your versions of iconic subjects, such as:

Zigzags, hearts, spirals, and teardropsCrabs, mermaids, sharks, and walrusesBikes, trains, planes, and hot air balloonsAnd so much more

Featuring illustrations by Trina Dalziel, James Gulliver Hancock, and Rachael Taylor, this amazing compilation of over 100 design themes and prompts, get ready to learn how to draw truly everything!

Explore almost every way imaginable to draw dolphins, trains, flowers, food, and more with 20 Ways to Draw Everything.

Designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers fun illustration inspiration, ...

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When I first began looking through this book I was expecting something completely different. I was expecting an instructional format but this is not that is not that al all. It is perfect for the purpose of copying the drawing in the book onto your sketch pad or wall and learning how to draw the items. It was perfect for me to draw the sea creatures into my bathroom mural. I found it useful and informative.

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5 stars, Excellent source! 20 WAYS TO DRAW ANYTHING by the Editors of Chartwell Books Let me count the ways that I love this book! The authors give you 20 different ways to draw each item they draw for you, there is extra room to draw your own versions, also. I like to doodle and this is an excellent source for knowing how to draw amazing things. Highly recommend it. Thanks a bunch to #netgalley #chartwellbooks for the complimentary copy of #20waystodrawanything I was under no obligation to post a review.

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First off, this is not a step-by-step instructional drawing book. It's more of a collection of drawings with each object drawn in different styles. I would totally buy this book as a ready reference for copying and drawing in just about any type of journal to make it more interesting and visually appealing. Really handy for those of us who cannot draw from memory but have already some basic drawing skills. Sure I could get lots of drawings from the Internet but that is very time consuming and less than fun to scroll for page after page looking for just the right drawing. The drawings in this book are cute and fun.

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A simple collection of drawings and sketches to make a "library" of pictures. As a beginner, I liked being able to see inspiration from the different examples. There is no "draw line 1, then line 2" its just a page of 20 cars, then 20 teapots, etc.

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I felt some surprise as I flipped through the examples drawn by the author. From reading the introduction, I expected more variety in the 20 drawings of each subject. (I suppose there were printing limitations.) For instance, I pictured one octopus sketched with cross-hatch shading, one with its head in a bottle and the tentacles poking out the top, another like a comic-book cartoon, etc. I was thinking of drawings in different styles and for different purposes. My imagination surpassed the drawings presented. And yours can too! What I found was simple line-drawn bicycles; them with a basket, with straight handles, curved handles, a tall body, three seats, etc. Mostly from the side. Average, tame, boring. I do recommend this book, however, us it with flair and creativity! Do it for the fun of expanding your imagination and stretching your skills, much the same as brain-storming. After ten subjects, check to see whether you demonstrate a specific style. Do you like that style? How would you change it? Try something similar or new on the next ten subjects. Look online or in magazines of different kinds so you see ten-speeds, motocross, and long-distance bikes! Explore! The instructions for my review told me to contact an email address for the complete book download, but it was never sent, so this review covers only the part I received. I will say that the drawings became more relaxed and mildly more imaginative as the book went on. If you give this book as a gift--which I encourage--please add a couple of your own drawings or sketches to personalize it! The "quality" doesn't matter, but the effort certainly does! Thanks so much to the publishers and NetGalley for the partial preview of this ebook! Concept 4/5 Stars Author's Drawings 3/5 Stars Potential for Creativity 5/5 Stars Total 4/5 Stars #20ToDrawEverything #NetGalley

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A beautiful guide which gives people - young and the old - the confidence to draw in a really clear and simple, step by step way!

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It's a book with so many easy drawings inside. There are no drawing instructions, but you don't necessarily need them here. There are several drawings from all areas inside, like a kind of coloring page. Whether many different models of aircraft or e.g. buildings, everything is available and easy to draw by yourself.

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This is a cute book designed to give readers ideas, and it has simple drawings of just about everything! There is also a section on doodles. I was expecting instructions but it is mostly a collection of simple drawings. I received this ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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Lots of great ideas for different ways to draw animals, patterns and objects, to inspire drawings and doodles.

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20 Ways to Draw Everything is a resource and pattern book curated from previously published material by the creative team at Chartwell. Released 6th July 2021 by Quarto on their Chartwell imprint, it's 224 pages and is available in paperback format. This is emphatically *not* a step-by-step tutorial guide. Rather, it's a listing of 100 objects grouped thematically with numerous interpretations of each. There are some antique cars, bicycles, anchors, random doodles, and so on. They range from very simple and stylistic (stick figures) to quite elaborate and pattern rich "Zentangle" type filled shapes. There are blank spaces on each page to allow the reader to fill in or reproduce the drawings. The pages can be used as drawing prompts. Quite a number of them would make wonderful limbering and warming up exercises for art students to get lines and marks onto their surfaces. Journalers and doodlers will find a lot of inspiration here. Many of the line drawings would be nice for other crafts such as lino printing, surface embroidery, leatherwork, whittling, contemporary calligraphy/illumination, and possibly weaving or knitting. This would be a good selection for the artist's studio for reference, maker's groups, guilds and group studios or libraries. Four stars. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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