How to Draw Almost Everything

How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata

An Illustrated Sourcebook

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591402
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help!

With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles.

At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal.

Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.

Chika Miyata, born in 1980, is an award winning illustrator. She lives and works in Japan.

Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591402
Illustrations: 500 color illustrations
Size: 6.25 in x 8 in x 0.875 in / 158.75 mm x 203.2 mm x 22.225 mm
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INTRODUCTION 4
GETTING STARTED 8
Materials 8
Warm Up: Practice Drawing Lines 12
Warm Up: Practice Drawing Shapes 13
How to Use This Book 14

ANIMALS 15
Terrestrial Animals 16
Aquatic Animals & Fish 31
Birds 42
Bugs & Insects 48
Dinosaurs 54
Challenge #1: Draw a Zoo 60
Unidentified Mysterious Animals 62

PEOPLE 65
Faces 66
Expressions 68
Actions 69
People by Age & Gender 70
Clothing 84
Occupations 88
Famous Faces 94

PLANTS 97
Trees 98
Shrubs 102
Flowers 105
Other Unique Plants 112

FOODS 113
Fruits 114
Vegetables 118
Main Dishes 126
Snacks 136
Drinks 141
Challenge #2: Draw Bottles 141
Packaged Foods 142
Challenge #3: Draw Food Packaging 143
Challenge #4: Make a Food Journal 144

AROUND THE HOUSE 145
Entryway 146
Kitchen 147
Living Room 152
Bedroom 154
Study 155
Bathroom 156
Patio 159
Home Maintenance 160
Challenge #5: Draw Windows and
Doors 160

ARCHITECTURE AND SITES 161
Around the Neighborhood 162
Challenge #6: Draw a Street Map 167
Famous Sites in Japan 168
Famous Sites Around the World 171

VEHICLES 177
On the Road 178
On the Tracks 192
In the Air 195
Challenge #7: Draw Vehicles and
Landscapes 198
On the Water 200
Other Vehicles 205

SEASONS 209
Everyday Events 210
Challenge #8: Illustrate Your Date Book 211
Holidays & Seasonal Events 212
Weather 215
Chinese Zodiac 218
Astrological Signs 219
Challenge #9: Draw Scenes from Your
Favorite Movies 220
Challenge #10: Animal Alphabet 221

AUTHOR’S NOTE 222

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 223