Do you have a budding artist in the family who is ready for something more creative and challenging than the ubiquitous coloring books of yesteryear? The variety of activities and materials found in this book should engage their imagination and encourage them to launch into projects of their own.— Walt
The mindful pleasure of learning to draw, with paper goodies and creative secrets from expert illustrators.
Draw the Flow way. In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. And paper goodies bound into the book encourage artistic exploration and remind us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work.
The lessons, 50 in all, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space.
Filled with paper goodies:
- Paper doll fashion sketchbook to draw your favorite outfits
- Mini daily drawing pad
- DIY postcards
- Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers
- House interiors to unfold and decorate
About the Author
Irene Smit is the cofounder of Flow magazine, a popular international publication packed with paper goodies and beautiful illustrations that celebrates creativity, imperfection, and life's little pleasures. She lives outside Amsterdam.
Astrid van der Hulst is the cofounder and creative director of Flow magazine, a popular international publication packed with paper goodies and beautiful illustrations that celebrates creativity, imperfection, and life's little pleasures. She lives outside Amsterdam.
“Filled with lots of paper goodies, colorful illustrations, tips and tricks, practice pages, and easy-to-follow lessons, this book offers plenty of materials and space to play, learn, and increase your drawing confidence.” — Cloth Paper Scissors magazine