One Drawing A Day

One Drawing A Day by Veronica Lawlor

A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537242
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: One A Day
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Through 46 daily exercises which make up a complete 6-week course, you will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imaginations fertile by doing One Drawing A Day. Each spread in the book features a beautiful drawing by one of 8 professional illustrators, with a description and comments by the illustrator as well as a companion exercise. Each exercise includes suggestions for various mediums or mixed-media solutions, advice on how to approach and execute the drawing, as well as professional tips. The book also includes exercises designed to spark new ideas and increase creativity.

Veronica Lawlor is an instructor at Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and her own Dalvero Academy. She is an illustrator and the president of Studio 1482, the illustration collective that contributed illustrations to One Drawing A Day and One Watercolor A Day. Lawlor is also a correspondent with Urban Sketchers, and her work was featured in the Quarry book: The Art of Urban Sketching, as well as in the first two issues of the Urban Sketching Handbook series.

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537242
Series: One A Day
Illustrations: 100
Size: 8.5 in x 9 in x 0.5 in / 215.9 mm x 228.6 mm x 12.7 mm


Chapter One: Getting Started

Chapter Two: Line and Mark

Chapter Three: Playing with Color

Chapter Four: People Watching and Capturing Motion

Chapter Five: Close to Home

Chapter Six: City and Country

Chapter Seven: Ideas, Holidays, and Special Projects

Chapter Eight: Gallery

About the Author


"Based on the popular One Drawing A Day blog, this book presents 42 short drawing exercises—one per day for six weeks. These simple project ideas address different aspects of drawing including line quality, subject matter, inspiration, and color. Various styles are represented and a wide range of media is covered as Lawlor (Pratt Inst. & Parsons The New School for Design) and seven other professional illustrators explain the exercises. Also included is a gallery section showcasing the contributors’ own work. Beginning and experienced artists alike will find that this highly accessible book can boost motivation, strengthen discipline, or even jump-start creativity during a block." - Library Journal

February 27, 2012
Veronica Lawlor, author of One Drawing a Day, will be participating in a drawing event and workshop at Etsy in New York on March 8. Read More.
October 27, 2011
One Drawing a Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration & Mixed Media, written by New York City USK Correspondent Veronica Lawlor, was featured by Read More.