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Drawing & drawings

See below for a selection of the latest books from Drawing & drawings category. Presented with a red border are the Drawing & drawings books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Drawing & drawings books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Linear

Linear

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

On the Wing

On the Wing

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

20 Bald Men

20 Bald Men

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Wildlife Artists of the Year

Wildlife Artists of the Year

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

How to Draw: Unicorns In Simple Steps

How to Draw: Unicorns In Simple Steps

Author: Sharon Hurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Unicorns have captured the imagination of people all over the world. These fantastical creatures have never been so popular, and well-known fantasy artist Sharon Hurst shows you how to bring them to life in this, her first book. Containing 26 different unicorns to draw in a range of poses and styles, each one is achieved in just 7 simple steps, making this book suitable for all ages and abilities. Each one starts with a few basic shapes and is developed into a finished tonal drawing, and a final coloured version shows you how to take your drawing even further. Choose from majestic winged creatures or playful young unicorns and discover how easily you too can create these amazing fantasy animals.

How to Draw: Kawaii In Simple Steps

How to Draw: Kawaii In Simple Steps

Author: Yishan Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Kawaii is a Japanese word meaning 'super-cute', and it's a trend that's sweeping the globe. Anything can be drawn in the kawaii style, from animals, people, vegetables and flowers to food, vehicles and household items. Here, expert comic book and manga artist Yishan Li shows you how to achieve amazingly adorable drawings in just a few simple steps. Draw the cutest rabbit you've ever seen, or turn a car into a cute and cuddly character complete with eyes and a smiley mouth. Even a vacuum cleaner and a television set are brought to life in kawaii style. There are 28 different drawings to choose from, all full of personality and bubbling over with charm. Each one is developed in 8 easy stages from a rough sketch of the basic shapes through to the finished, coloured drawing, making this book suitable for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

A Short Book about Drawing

A Short Book about Drawing

Author: Andrew Marr Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Like millions of others, Andrew Marr draws. He hasn't had lessons, yet since childhood, the journalist and TV presenter has been at his happiest with a pen or brush in his hand. One way or another he draws most days, even if it's just a doodle on the edge of a newspaper. But why does he do it? Does it have a point? And in what way, if any, does this activity of his relate to what we think of as 'art'? In this intriguing new book, Andrew Marr explores the subject of drawing and painting through his own experience. He considers the mechanics of the drawing process - the act of making and its importance for a happy life - along with the ways in which good drawing or painting can make us think harder and see the world differently. He also investigates the tensions between drawing as concentrated work and drawing as an expression of freedom or play, and looks at the historical differences between drawing and fine art as well as how drawing fits into today's art world. Written in his signature fresh, engaging and evocative style and illustrated with his own work, A Short Book About Drawing is Andrew Marr's unique take on this absorbing subject.

The Wilful Thing

The Wilful Thing

Author: Gill Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Begin to Draw People Simple Techniques for Drawing the Head and Body

Begin to Draw People Simple Techniques for Drawing the Head and Body

Author: Christopher Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

From Chris Hart, the bestselling art instruction author of all time, the first in a brand-new series--and the perfect go-to guide for anyone ages 12 and up interested in beginner-level figure drawing. In Begin to Draw People, bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart taps into his vast experience to prove that anyone can depict the human body. Chris has carefully designed his step-by-step instructions so they're accessible to absolute beginners, especially kids 12 and up. His simplified yet detailed guidance covers drawing the head and body for men, women, and children in a wide variety of facial features, expressions, styles, and poses. Learn to capture the many personalities and activities of people in everyday life, from firefighters, doctors, soldiers, and students to swimmers, skateboarders, gymnasts, and even daydreamers. A quick look through this book will make it clear to any aspiring artist: you can learn to draw, quickly and easily--and love every step along the way!

Drawing Animals 101 How to Draw with a Veterinarian's Eye

Drawing Animals 101 How to Draw with a Veterinarian's Eye

Author: Mari Suzuki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

This extensive, step-by-step guide to drawing animals, created by artist and veterinarian Mari Suzuki, offers a unique viewpoint on the animal form. With her unique perspective as both an artist and a veterinarian, Mari Suzuki provides meticulous instruction on how to draw a host of animals. Exploring everything from a corgi's expressions to a lion pouncing, Drawing Animals 101 teaches the basics in a way even beginners can grasp: the different proportions of various creatures, simple skeletal forms, how muscles attach, and other physical fundamentals. While an array of animals is included--from pandas and penguins to kangaroos and elephants--dogs and cats provide the template, because we can easily observe them and their wide range of movements. Each step-by-step project is done in pencil, giving the work a genuine figure-drawing feel for the winged and four-footed.