Friday, October 27, 2017

Drawing Books For Every Artist from Quarto!

Every day we see memorable scenes, people, and places, but how can what's the best way capture them? By drawing them, of course! Whether you want to develop a regular practice with How to Draw Almost Every Day, hone your technique with Just for Fun: Perspective, capture a great candid scene with Sketch Now: Think Later, or just draw your favorite movie characters with Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Quarto has the books for you and your readers. {Books provided for review/feature consideration}

An Illustrated Sourcebook
ISBN: 9781631593772 | Quarry Books | October 1, 2017
$19.99, US $25.99

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. Each daily exercise 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!

{The little ones and I enjoy drawing with the aid of this adorable book! I can't draw to save my life and they are budding artists so it's the perfect book for our skill levels.}

Jump into Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques
ISBN: 9781631593444 | Quarry Books | October 1, 2017
$17.99 US, $23.99

Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Here’s a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life. Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!

{Peyton and I had a bit of tug of war over this book... Spoiler Alert: she won.}

Learn to Draw Favorite Characters, Including Rey, BB-8, and Kylo Ren, in Graphite Pencil
ISNB: 9781633222632 | Walter Foster Publishing | October 10, 2017
$19.95 US, $25.95

Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings modern Star Wars iconography to life in stunning graphite pencil, transforming memorable characters including Rey, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Kylo Ren (along with Leia, Han Solo, and R2-D2) into detailed, realistic portraits. Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist Russell Walks guides artists step by step and provides insightful notes, drawing tips, and memorable moments for each character from the film. This book allows readers to develop and strengthen their drawing skills, while experiencing this legendary series in a whole new light.

{I'm not going to lie, I don't know how much actual use this book will get (for now at least), as I gave it to my Star Wars obsessed hubby as soon as it arrived and it on to his shrine of all the other Star Wars paraphernalia that I've given him over the years.} 

More than 100 Fun and Simple Step-by-Step Projects for Learning the Art of Basic Perspective
ISBN: 9781633224162 | Walter Foster Publishing | October 1, 2017
$21.95 US, $28.95 CAN

Just for Fun: Perspective takes a complicated topic and makes it easy and fun for aspiring artists and art enthusiasts! Even if you've never picked up a pencil or paintbrush, you can follow the simple, step-by-step instructions, and create realistic, proportionate artwork using perspective. With approachable and contemporary drawings and paintings as well as lots of tips, instructions, and inspiration, you’ll master perspective in no time.

Until next time...

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