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20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers [Paperback]

Eloise Renouf
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15 Jun 2013 20 Ways

This motivational illustration book is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a unique collection of fun and sophisticated exercises. Each spread features 20 illustrations of a single item, such as a tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud, or berry. Then you're provided with blank space for you to draw your take on "20 Ways to Draw a Tree."

The stylized flowers, trees, leaves and clouds are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, demonstrating how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different interesting approach to drawing a single item. Presented in the author's unique, appealing style, this engaging and inspirational guide provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing!


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry (15 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592538371
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592538379
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 21.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This series takes a novel, minimalist approach to art instruction. Each "20 Ways" title provides 45 spreads that are each filled with 20 small drawings on a given theme. REaders will find no step-by-step exercises here; however, each spread offers a variety of styles and techniques. Drawings range from the realistic to the cartoonish to the decorative, with a few rendered in color. The variety of drawing types is intended to inspire readers to experiment on their own. ASpiring artists can either copy drawings directly from the book or create their own variations on a theme. The latest two volumes in the series focus on nature and animals. 20 Ways To Draw a Tree presents many sophisticated, modern drawings of plants and flowers, executed with a surprising array of materials. Despite the title, 20 Ways To Draw a Cat includes all sorts of animals, such as hedgehogs, buffalo, fish, and zebras. VERDICT While Tree will appeal to teens or adult readers, Cat is most appropriate for younger audiences." "- Library Journal"

About the Author

ELOISE RENOUF graduated from university with a degree in printed textiles. She designed high-end fashion prints for two years for the Timney Fowler Design Studio in London, then moved to New York and spent another year working in design studios, again designing prints for fashion. She established her own stationery business with her partner in 2001; for 8 years they designed and published their own greeting cards, selling to stores both domestically and internationally. Eloise now sells limited edition prints and fabric accessories online, and has undertaken commission work, designing for companies such as Target, UNICEF, Cloud9fabrics and Uppercase Magazine, amongst others. She also teaches part time on the textiles degree course at Nottingham Trent University.

Eloise has a keen interest in mid-century art and design that greatly influences her aesthetic. Imagery from textiles, book illustrations, and home interiors from the 1950s, 60s and 70s contribute to her unique, appealing style. She currently lives in Nottingham, U.K. View her work online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/EloiseRenouf.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple fun book on drawing 25 Nov 2013
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is part of their 20 Ways to Draw series of books which now includes Tulip, Dress, Butterfly, Cat and Doodle. They have various authors/artists for the books, and for this one it's Eloise Renouf.

The book's a 96-page paperback that you can open flat on the table for drawing.

There are no instructions so you basically draw what you see. The theme is actually nature. So besides drawing trees, you also get examples of birds, snails, flowers, berries, insects and even fish, and more. Each subject has 20 illustrated examples. The opposite page is usually blank for you to draw on.

The drawings are fun to look at and easy to draw along with. There are nice designs and varying styles.

It's a simple fun book for those looking to draw something.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit unimaginative 15 Sep 2013
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I bought this book to give me some ideas for simple contemporary shapes that might be helpful for printing. It is reasonably ok for that purpose although I think some of the topics were unimaginatve e.g. all the flowers were all round! I felt the author hadn't put a lot of thought into the images. I would have preferred more images rather than paying for blank pages - if I did decide to sell it on later then I wouldn't want to draw in it anyway.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple line designs 2 Aug 2013
By Janet
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I appreciate the simplicity of the designs, it is uncomplicated and will be of use for textile work and I would recommend this book to friends with similar interests
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful pictures 13 Sep 2013
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My daughter (6) loves drawing and this book, with its fab illustrations provided the perfect inspiration for her. The book has blank pages for you to copy the art alongside. Very cool
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5.0 out of 5 stars draw trees 2 Sep 2013
By ickle
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This is great book with lots of ideas and ways to draw with room on the next page to have a go
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational tree drawing 31 Aug 2013
By arnie
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A fascinating book that sets the creative juices going. Different topics other than trees and all so good....can't wait to get paper and pencil ready.
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