I was recently sent I Can’t Draw! This Book Will Prove You Can for review. It’s an interactive workbook for all ages by Lydia Crook, a UK-based artist and paper engineer.
I always consider myself a doodler and like having fun learning new things. This book is great for newbies and those looking to expand their skills. You do not need much more than a pencil, a pen, colored pencils, an eraser and some ink.
This book is set up to be fun and not intimidating. Exercises are brief but full of info and enough challenge for you to have a good time and not feel frustrated. Some of the lessons remind me of things I did in art class but with out the stuffy professor breathing down my neck!
I gave myself about 10 minutes per lesson so I would not stress out and try to outdo myself. You might need more or less time.
Some of the lessons covered in the book is shading, textures, contouring and shadows. Each page is a new adventure with space to practice the lesson being taught. You can go in order or flip to something you are curious about.
If you are looking to draw or improve your skills then pick up this book and try a lesson or two a day and see how much you can learn in such an entertaining way!
(Book was provided by Quarto for review but all words, photographs and opinions are my own.)
Kendy (AKA MissMuffcake) lives in California with her boyfriend Matt and two kitties (Mady & Mortis). In her spare time she likes eating/creating vegan food, petting kittens, collecting cute toys, wandering cemeteries, making zines and doing yoga.