Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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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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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