|20 ways to draw|
20 ways to draw a tree (and 44 other nifty things from nature - 96 pages) by Eloise Renouf, and 20 ways to draw a tulip (and 44 other fabulous flowers - 96 pages) by Lisa Congdon.
|20 Ways to draw a Tulip|
They are books for artists designed to either teach you to draw, or if you have some experience, to develop your ideas.
They both start with a brief introduction and then a ‘how to use this book’. The instructions tell you that each page has been purposely left with blank space, these books are designed for drawing in!
|Draw 20 shells|
There are a few helpful pointers for beginners, with tips for learning how to see the subjects you want to draw, but after that, you’re on your own.
|Draw 20 feathers|
Each double page spread has a subject. In the trees and other things book, there are leaves, eggs, logs, seeds and other natural objects.
|Draw 20 seed heads|
And in the Tulips and other things book, each page is a different type of flower.
|Draw 20 Lavender plants|
Draw 20You can see where I’ve made a start sketching some of my own tree ideas in the gaps on this page.
|Draw 20 trees|
Both books are beautifully illustrated by the authors, all in bold simple styles, and are a great springboard to get you looking and thinking differently about your designs.
|Draw 20 poppies|
I would recommend both of these books whether you’re looking for something simple to help you start drawing, need something to help develop your ideas, or are looking for a kick start during a dry spell. And if trees and flowers aren’t your thing, there are also 20 ways to draw a dress, cat, moustache, bike and more. You will never be stuck for an idea again!