Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things

Learn to draw 60 ordinary items in ten easy steps!

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Pub Date 7 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 5 Oct 2021

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Featuring illustrated tutorials for drawing 60 different familiar objects, Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things breaks down each subject into ten simple steps. All you need to get started is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper!

With Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things, learn to create an array of ordinary and familiar subjects, step by easy step. From teapots, flowers, and plants to bicycles, trees, and more, beginning artists will delight in the varied selection of subjects; as well as how easy it is to recreate them in ten simple drawing steps. Handy prompts help encourage artistic individuality and include helpful tips for drawing your own subjects and scenes. Approachable text and step-by-step drawings make learning to draw fun and easy, and the portable format allows for spontaneous drawing wherever you may be.

Designed especially for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists, the fun and approachable books in the Ten-Step Drawing series encourage new artists to get acquainted with the basic principles of drawing so they can learn to create art with confidence. Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things is sure to encourage even the most reluctant artist to break out a sketchbook and doodle to their heart’s content. So grab a pencil and start drawing!

Also available in the Ten-Step Drawing series: Flowers, Animals, Nature, People, and Manga.
Featuring illustrated tutorials for drawing 60 different familiar objects, Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things breaks down each subject into ten simple steps. All you need to get started is a pen or...

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ISBN 9781600589089
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Now that we’re all mostly staying at home, this book is very timely for anyone who wants to start drawing. What better to put on our sketchbooks or journals than the things right before our eyes in our abode. I’m really liking this series as there are 10 steps given for each object, so pretty detailed with nothing skipped or rushed through. The drawings are nice too. Useful too are the colour suggestions with the completed sketch. Great for a beginner or intermediate artist.

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Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own. I really enjoyed using this book to learn how to draw simple everyday items. I've drawn several, my favorite being the alarm clock. I don't know if this is how the publisher intended it, but many of the tutorials were missing, and so I was saddened that I couldn't draw the moped.

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This is a lovely book! If you’ve always thought you can’t draw but like to doodle shapes while you’re on the phone or thoughtful, this book would help you progress to drawing actual objects. It’s helpful because it helps you identify shapes in everyday objects, like circles and rectangles, and build them up into drawings of objects. Nicely presented. My thanks to NetGalley and publisher for a digital copy in exchange for my review. I’m off to draw some pajamas :)

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As an adult with little to no drawing experience, I was immediately drawn to this book. (no pun intended) The tutorials are organized into seven sections: In my Bag, In my Room, In my Kitchen, In my Bathroom, On my Deck, In my Closet, Out & About. Each object includes a 10-step illustrated guide, written instructions for each step, a color key, and a colored example of the final step of the drawing. As a beginner, I found this guide did an excellent job outlining every step with clear illustrations and easy-to-follow text. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of objects included; this made the book fun to flip through! I would recommend this book to beginning artists or anyone interested in improving their art. It’s perfect for both older kids and adults. Review to be posted on Goodreads, BN, and Amazon on Sept 8 with sample drawings. Thank you, Walter Foster, for my review copy.

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Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things is a tutorial and instruction book to drawing people in a variety of poses by Justine Lecouffe. Due out 7th Sept 2021 from Quarto on their Walter Foster imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback format. The eARC I received for review included excerpts from the finished book and encompassed roughly half the content. The titles in this series are all formatted in a similar manner and this one is no exception. The book includes 60 tutorials for household and everyday objects, arranged thematically: things in my bag (wallet, phone, key & fob, etc), in my room, in my kitchen, bathroom, desk, closet, out and about. As shown on the cover, each tutorial includes 10 steps with each refinement numbered sequentially and shown from start to finish. I liked that this guide shows several different styles and includes lots of items which could be used on journals, menus, placecards, crafting, papercrafts, stickers, etc. This is mostly aimed at beginning to early-intermediate artists and will provide a lot of good practice sessions. This would make a good choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, or gift giving (perhaps bundled with some basic drawing supplies). I would also recommend this book to babysitters, grandparents, parents, and basically anyone who spends a fair bit of time with small kids in order to up their 'draw with me' game. Four stars. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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5 stars, Easy and fun TEN-STEP DRAWING: EVERYDAY THINGS Though I was disappointed, that the review copy I was provided by #netgalley was only a partial excerpt, the book did have several everyday things that I liked, and was able to make my first attempts at drawing. My most favorite thing was a key with a house fob key chain. Who knew that a key would be so easy to draw? Very doable for this doodler. Highly recommend it as a gift for children or adults. I was thoughtfully provided a complimentary copy of #TenStepDrawingEverydayThings from #WalterFosterPublishing I was under no obligation to post a review.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a cute book! But it definitely feels like it's for people with some drawing experience. While some of the drawings are simple, others have a lot of detail that can be difficult to fill in. There's step-by-step instructions that show how things come together. There's also a color pallet included in each drawing which is nice. There's a variety of things to draw included in this book from food to things and plants. It's helpful for drawing these specific things, but there's not a theme or anything to follow in this book. Overall an interesting find!

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the drawings are very cute but detailed, they are easy to follow and are quite instructive. I liked the different color palettes that are assigned to every drawing, the book has a wide variety of drawings so it's unique. I definitely recommend it to everyone interested in learning how to draw stuff like clothes, utensils and things like that, also you don't need prior experience to know how to do them, the book explains everything, to me personally it felt kinda short so I expected more drawings.

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As someone who loves all aspects of art and design and is always looking to improve my skills this was a really cool book to help assist with drawing everyday items such as plants ect. It was a very cool guide and I really enjoyed it

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This cute little book has nice and easy instructions on how to draw many different objects. It utilises various basic shapes in order to base the final product off. It has a range of chapters ranging from house hold items to sporting objects. I was unable to view all the pages in this book, unsure if this was intentional. Overall nice simplistic instructions for a beginner artist. Each page also has a little colour scheme on how to colour each object which I thought was a nice touch. Beautifully presented illustrations through this book. Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. There are such fun things to draw in this book. The instructions are all visual and easy to follow. It would be a good book for someone who wants to add details to their calendar or journal. I feel like some basic line skills are needed but with practice this book would be so fun to have!

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Everyday Things can also be drawn Illustrator, designer, and storyboard artist Justine Lecouffe presents another book in the "Ten-Step Drawing..." series published by Quarto Publishing group – Walter Foster that covers topics such as nature, people, flowers, animals,... entitled "Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things. Learn to draw 60 ordinary items in ten easy steps." After the introduction the book the everyday items are presented in seven chapters: 1) In my Bag, 2) In my Room, 3) In my Kitchen, 4) In my Bathroom, 5) On my Desk, 6) In my Closet, and 7) Out & About (covering such items as running shoes, a bike, a sleeping bag). Lecouffe breaks the 60 Everyday Things down into shapes such as squares, rectangles, ovals, circles which is a really help to learn to draw them. This is highly appreciated since this approach can be also applied to items that are not presented in the book. This is the second book by this artist which I have read. The book is not only for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists, it can be also useful for advanced artists. I can recommend it for those who want to learn to or improve their knowledge of drawing everyday things. Nevertheless, it is important to note that there are no step-by-step instructions for the coloring, only for the drawing, but it shows which colors were used. Note: The ACR did not contain all the pages of the book. The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #TenStepDrawingEverydayThings #NetGalley

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This is a lovely book for people who are trying to learn how to draw. The ten steps make it more easy to understand. I like how a simple circle or square can be turned into a everyday object. Have drawn a few and hoping to draw more. Thank to Netgalley, the publisher and Justine Lecouffe for this ARC.

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Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things by Justine Lecouffe I have been trying to increase my drawing abilities so I was excited to try out this drawing book. Ten-Step Drawing: Everyday Things is by Justine Lecoufee and it looked really cute! The format of Ten-Step Drawing Everyday Thing was easy to read and I liked how it set up the steps. However, I had a harder time figuring out how to draw these items. The steps looked simple enough but when I tried to draw them, they didn’t really look right. I think I have to practice more, but this book is not for beginners. Overall, this was a pretty good drawing book. I would recommend it to those who are a little more experienced in drawing, but if you really worked on it a beginner could do it. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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Fun book! My kiddos and I really enjoyed learning to draw some of these objects and I'll be incorporating them into my daily doodles!

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