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Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favorite everyday items! Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. With Draw Every Little Thing, the fir Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favorite everyday items! Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. With Draw Every Little Thing, the first book in this new series, you can learn to draw and paint your favorite everyday items. From learning to draw and paint plants, flowers, and bicycles to the neighborhood café and the contents of the kitchen cabinet, this contemporary drawing book demonstrates just how easy it is to render the world around you with little more than a pencil, paper, and paint. Following a brief introduction to the joys of simplistic drawing and painting, this aesthetically pleasing book familiarizes you with a range of drawing tools and materials, including graphite pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and gouache, before offering a quick overview of basic color theory. Each subsequent chapter is then devoted to a specific theme—kitchenalia, hobbies, neighborhood haunts, and much more—and packed with simple step-by-step drawing projects. This accessible book encourages you to jump around so you can draw what immediately inspires you. Interactive prompts, creative exercises, and inspiring ideas make the process fun and engaging. Easy techniques and helpful instructions show you how to develop your own personal style, as well as add color to your drawings using gouache and colored pencil. Crafty projects round out the book, allowing you to use your newfound drawing and painting skills. Filled to the brim with whimsical artwork and loads of creative ideas, Draw Every Little Thing encourages artists of all skill levels to draw any time inspiration strikes.


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Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favorite everyday items! Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. With Draw Every Little Thing, the fir Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favorite everyday items! Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. With Draw Every Little Thing, the first book in this new series, you can learn to draw and paint your favorite everyday items. From learning to draw and paint plants, flowers, and bicycles to the neighborhood café and the contents of the kitchen cabinet, this contemporary drawing book demonstrates just how easy it is to render the world around you with little more than a pencil, paper, and paint. Following a brief introduction to the joys of simplistic drawing and painting, this aesthetically pleasing book familiarizes you with a range of drawing tools and materials, including graphite pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and gouache, before offering a quick overview of basic color theory. Each subsequent chapter is then devoted to a specific theme—kitchenalia, hobbies, neighborhood haunts, and much more—and packed with simple step-by-step drawing projects. This accessible book encourages you to jump around so you can draw what immediately inspires you. Interactive prompts, creative exercises, and inspiring ideas make the process fun and engaging. Easy techniques and helpful instructions show you how to develop your own personal style, as well as add color to your drawings using gouache and colored pencil. Crafty projects round out the book, allowing you to use your newfound drawing and painting skills. Filled to the brim with whimsical artwork and loads of creative ideas, Draw Every Little Thing encourages artists of all skill levels to draw any time inspiration strikes.

30 review for Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion

  1. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    Flora Waycott has a very appealing style of whimsical folk art and her book abounds with examples, including vases, gardening tools, pets, and plants. Draw Every Little Thing recommends doing just that — drawing all kinds of objects found in the home and then moving outside and beyond. This is actually how Ms. Waycott improved her own drawing skills — she discovered that one doesn’t have to travel very far for inspiration. Ms. Waycott shares her own artistic process with the reader — how to use a Flora Waycott has a very appealing style of whimsical folk art and her book abounds with examples, including vases, gardening tools, pets, and plants. Draw Every Little Thing recommends doing just that — drawing all kinds of objects found in the home and then moving outside and beyond. This is actually how Ms. Waycott improved her own drawing skills — she discovered that one doesn’t have to travel very far for inspiration. Ms. Waycott shares her own artistic process with the reader — how to use a notebook, sketchbook and to look at your surroundings with a fresh eye. The section on tools and materials taught me a lot about paintbrushes and different kinds of paint. In fact, reading this section inspired me to want to try adding color to my art. I also appreciated the section on color theory which I found to be clear without being intimidating. Draw Every Little Thing is filled with delightful eye candy that can’t help but inspire you. Creative prompts abound in this book, which will have you drawing in no time. It never occurred to me that my daily attire is something I can practice drawing every day. Pay particular attention to Waycott’s moths - the folk art drawn on its wings is outstanding! Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Walter Foster Piublishing and NetGalley for an advance reader. Opt in exchange for my honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕

    As the daughter of an artist, this book spoke to me on several different levels. The instructions were easy and I was able to finally draw something for once. 5/5 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing is a simple and appealing tutorial guide for painting and drawing by Flora Waycott. Released 1st Oct 2019 by Quarto on their Walter Foster imprint, it's 128 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats. The author has a naive, whimsical, folk-art inspired aesthetic. The items are everyday familiar objects and can be used in so many ways. The layout follows the familiar Walter Foster tutorial format. Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing is a simple and appealing tutorial guide for painting and drawing by Flora Waycott. Released 1st Oct 2019 by Quarto on their Walter Foster imprint, it's 128 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats. The author has a naive, whimsical, folk-art inspired aesthetic. The items are everyday familiar objects and can be used in so many ways. The layout follows the familiar Walter Foster tutorial format. An introduction and artist's statement (5% of the total content) is followed by sub-chapters on finding inspiration, tools and materials, a short and easily accessible general drawing tutorial and an introduction to color theory. The following four chapters are full of step by step specific drawing tutorials for objects around the house, outdoors, everyday items, and around town. The tutorial chapters are also interspersed with practice pages and drawing prompts for the reader to try out their own drawn items. The final chapter includes specific gallery tutorials for a charming handmade concertina book, a card, and a bookmark. These are all achievable by artists with all levels of ability. It's unclear from the publishing info available online, but the eARC I received has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references. I hope the ebook release version does also. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. Presumably that feature will carry through to the final release version. This book would be useful for readers who wish to incorporate more direct drawing and painting to coordinate with journaling or other diary/writing activities, cardmakers and other papercrafters, as well as people who just want to add a little more painting in their day-to-day lives. Five stars. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dasha Slepenkina

    A big thank-you to NetGalley, the author, and publisher for giving me a copy of this book for an unbiased review. 3/5 - It was okay This book follows the typical outline for a how-to guide on sketching and drawing. The beginning outlines basic art tips and rules, the next section offers some quick drawing prompts and objects to sketch, and it finishes up with three larger projects. In this, the book is good for beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for some inspiration. What sets this book A big thank-you to NetGalley, the author, and publisher for giving me a copy of this book for an unbiased review. 3/5 - It was okay This book follows the typical outline for a how-to guide on sketching and drawing. The beginning outlines basic art tips and rules, the next section offers some quick drawing prompts and objects to sketch, and it finishes up with three larger projects. In this, the book is good for beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for some inspiration. What sets this book apart is its focus on the ordinary. The suggestion is to sketch quite literally everything instead of seeking a great big "something" to draw. I enjoyed the book's sweet illustration style, its simple step-by-step instructions, and its suggestions of which mediums to use to get lovely illustrations. I did feel that it could have had more instruction and more focused prompts. In short, it was a worthwhile read and it may be good to add to any artist's collection.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ...

    I love this little book! I can barely draw stick people, but love the idea of learning to draw and paint sweet, simple art that I can use for cards or in an art journal. I was disappointed with the first ten or so pages as it felt more like a "what to buy" book than a "how to draw" book. But then we got to the section where the author had created little pieces of art exactly like I wanted. I took my pen and scratch paper and practiced several of her drawings. They look nothing like hers, but I a I love this little book! I can barely draw stick people, but love the idea of learning to draw and paint sweet, simple art that I can use for cards or in an art journal. I was disappointed with the first ten or so pages as it felt more like a "what to buy" book than a "how to draw" book. But then we got to the section where the author had created little pieces of art exactly like I wanted. I took my pen and scratch paper and practiced several of her drawings. They look nothing like hers, but I am hopeful that practice will help me improve. I am especially excited to draw and paint the little kitchen shelves vignette, and some of her plants and florals. I will be buying a drawing tablet the next chance I get! Thanks for the lovely inspiration Netgalley, Flora Waycott and Walter Foster Publishing who gave me this digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Bayer

    I really enjoyed this sweet little book that shows you how to draw (yep, you guessed it) more than 100 little things. From cats to houseplants to tea tins, Waycott gives easy to follow little simple sketches and also walks you through making them into little paintings. I like that she shows how to draw multiple examples, like several breeds of dogs and cats in several poses. Since these are very simple drawings, step by step instructions are not needed and are not really provided if you're looki I really enjoyed this sweet little book that shows you how to draw (yep, you guessed it) more than 100 little things. From cats to houseplants to tea tins, Waycott gives easy to follow little simple sketches and also walks you through making them into little paintings. I like that she shows how to draw multiple examples, like several breeds of dogs and cats in several poses. Since these are very simple drawings, step by step instructions are not needed and are not really provided if you're looking for that. These would be great for adding to bullet journals, scrapbooks, chalkboards, homemade cards or any little personal art projects. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for the purpose of review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    When a super-speed reader is finding herself sitting in front of the a/c in OCTOBER as it is so hot and humid in Canada, she gets a lot of reviews done! I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favourite everyday items! Step-by-step proje When a super-speed reader is finding herself sitting in front of the a/c in OCTOBER as it is so hot and humid in Canada, she gets a lot of reviews done! I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favourite everyday items! Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. With Draw Every Little Thing, the first book in this new series, you can learn to draw and paint your favourite everyday items. From learning to draw and paint plants, flowers, and bicycles to the neighbourhood café and the contents of the kitchen cabinet, this contemporary drawing book demonstrates just how easy it is to render the world around you with little more than a pencil, paper, and paint. Following a brief introduction to the joys of simplistic drawing and painting, this aesthetically pleasing book familiarizes you with a range of drawing tools and materials, including graphite pencil, pen and ink, coloured pencil, and gouache, before offering a quick overview of basic colour theory. Each subsequent chapter is then devoted to a specific theme—kitchenalia, hobbies, neighbourhood haunts, and much more—and packed with simple step-by-step drawing projects. This accessible book encourages you to jump around so you can draw what immediately inspires you. Interactive prompts, creative exercises, and inspiring ideas make the process fun and engaging. Easy techniques and helpful instructions show you how to develop your own personal style, as well as add colour to your drawings using gouache and coloured pencil. Crafty projects round out the book, allowing you to use your newfound drawing and painting skills. Filled to the brim with whimsical artwork and loads of creative ideas, Draw Every Little Thing encourages artists of all skill levels to draw any time inspiration strikes. I am a lousy drawer, per se, but I love to doodle - I blame my Nana Pole for that as she would doodle whilst the tea was steeping...and then throw the tea bag (with love) at Gramps. LOL. This book inspires people to get a note pad or a sketch pad and doodle away and draw what is around you and inspire you. From there, there are wonderful instructions on how to add colour and where to find the inspirations: this would be a perfect holiday gift for the artsy/artist in your life - I loved it! As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "Social Influencer Millennials" on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it ✏ ✏ ✏ ✏ ✏ 

  8. 4 out of 5

    June

    So I've been trying to improve my drawing skills as a path into creative thinking, and to encourage my students to do so as well. I have tried several books on drawing this year, and I wish I had picked up this one first! The instructions are easy and flexible. The author focuses more on getting the inspiration and mastering techniques with materials rather than drawing weird proportional circles that you have to erase later. In sum, this approach made more sense for the way my mind works, thoug So I've been trying to improve my drawing skills as a path into creative thinking, and to encourage my students to do so as well. I have tried several books on drawing this year, and I wish I had picked up this one first! The instructions are easy and flexible. The author focuses more on getting the inspiration and mastering techniques with materials rather than drawing weird proportional circles that you have to erase later. In sum, this approach made more sense for the way my mind works, though I suppose everyone has to work out this process for themselves. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for a digital ARC.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Geha

    Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion by Flora Waycott Easy to follow book that allows the reader to look, learn and execute drawing of a variety of items found in every day life. The illustrations are simple, colorful and fun making me want to pick upu a pencil immediately. This is a book I can see using ideas fIterom but also giving as a gift to my granddaughters who have said they plan to be artists when they grow up. What I li Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion by Flora Waycott Easy to follow book that allows the reader to look, learn and execute drawing of a variety of items found in every day life. The illustrations are simple, colorful and fun making me want to pick upu a pencil immediately. This is a book I can see using ideas fIterom but also giving as a gift to my granddaughters who have said they plan to be artists when they grow up. What I liked: * The color theory information was easy to understand * Examples were easy to follow * Materials required are often readily available in the home already * I could see myself or my granddaughters having fun using the ideas in this book * Learning about the author Would I buy this book? Yes Would I give it as a gift? Yes Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster Publishing ~ This is my honest review. 5 Stars

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lia

    This book is perfect for anyone that wants to bring a bit of magic and simplicity to their papers or journals. It goes from materials to helpful guides about color, step-by-steps and inspirations about drawing and colouring a bit of your life, let them be plants (and I really needed help in this part), animals, equipement or street art. As someone who stresses about their drawings being complex and not similar to the image I create in my mind, it's good to be reminded that the most beautiful draw This book is perfect for anyone that wants to bring a bit of magic and simplicity to their papers or journals. It goes from materials to helpful guides about color, step-by-steps and inspirations about drawing and colouring a bit of your life, let them be plants (and I really needed help in this part), animals, equipement or street art. As someone who stresses about their drawings being complex and not similar to the image I create in my mind, it's good to be reminded that the most beautiful drawings can be simple too, specially for someone who hates colouring things like me. The illustrations are really cute and whimsical, daring you to be creative. Thanks NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group and Flora Waycott for this ARC, it definitly will help in decorating my journal in the future!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing by Flora Waycott. Creative prompts and drawing exercises for everyday items indoors, outdoors and around town with helpful step by step drawing instructions. Drawings can be used in journaling. Recommend using the print version of the book; the online version was difficult to navigate and deflected from the artwork. Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    C. S.

    Wholesome and adorable. This is a beautifully colorful little how-to book for simple doodling. I think it's particularly good for beginners, but people who have taken a break from art or who have found themselves stuck recently will really appreciate it too. Wholesome and adorable. This is a beautifully colorful little how-to book for simple doodling. I think it's particularly good for beginners, but people who have taken a break from art or who have found themselves stuck recently will really appreciate it too.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Malligal

    I received a free e-copy of Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fun fact about me, I love “...and so can you” books! I have a serious anxiety issue when it comes to my own creativity! I love being creative and find myself with ideas galore. I want to sit down and create, but I always feel like I never have enough time to dedicate towards the creative process, and if I don’t have the time to dedicate to being great at a chosen creative outlet, I received a free e-copy of Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fun fact about me, I love “...and so can you” books! I have a serious anxiety issue when it comes to my own creativity! I love being creative and find myself with ideas galore. I want to sit down and create, but I always feel like I never have enough time to dedicate towards the creative process, and if I don’t have the time to dedicate to being great at a chosen creative outlet, why bother. By the end of the introduction, Waycott had me feeling inspired! I enjoyed Flora’s confession of dreaming about traveling in-order to further her artistic skills, but not having the means, deciding to search her home, work and neighborhood for inspiration. Drawing and documenting every and anything she found interesting! Taking walks around your neighborhood with open eyes? Now that’s something I can do…. with my dog, even!! Two birds, one stone! Throughout my life I have taken a lot of art classes. There are good teachers and there are bad teachers. Waycott is obviously one of the good ones. She knows what she’s talking about and she shares just enough to allow the reader to hit the ground running at their own pace. She kept encouraging the reader to use her samples, but then to take a look around their space and find their inspiration in their own worlds’. When she was listing the supplies that she uses, she did not mention many brands. She laid out the items that she typically uses, complete with sizes and styles, but only mentioned one brand that I remember. It seemed that she was genuinely telling the readers what worked for her and her personal advice on getting started. She wasn’t trying to sell the readers on anything. In fact, the best part was her emphasis on the fact that you don’t need to go out and purchase everything before you even begin (totally guilty of this), but you can instead, build your collection as you create and discover what works for you! The only thing that I found to be a little bit of a negative (and I do mean little) was that the book is very geared towards Waycott’s personal drawing style. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not. It’s her book! Will it make the book less appealing to people who don’t necessarily enjoy or want to illustrate in the same style? Probably. The drawing tutorials were incredibly simple and easy to follow, but still awesome with an aesthetically pleasing depth to them. In some drawing books I have seen, nothing is explained. There are pictures and diagrams that you can’t understand, and then ta-da, you have a completed masterpiece which looks nothing like the version you’ve been drawing for 45 minutes. This didn’t happen with DELT! I tried a few of the exercises, and although they aren’t going to be hanging them in the Louvre anytime soon, I was still wicked proud of how they came out! DELT is receiving 4 stars from me and I would recommend it to anybody looking to add some whimsical and simple drawing skills to their repertoire.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mechthild

    Have the courage to start drawing little things Illustrator, artist, and author of various books Flora Waycott is presenting "Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing. Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion", published by Quarto Publishing Group - Walter. The first part of her book covers topics such as "Finding Inspirations", "Tools & Materials", "Drawing & Painting Techniques", and "Color Basics." The main part of the book is divided into three parts that cover "Around Have the courage to start drawing little things Illustrator, artist, and author of various books Flora Waycott is presenting "Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing. Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion", published by Quarto Publishing Group - Walter. The first part of her book covers topics such as "Finding Inspirations", "Tools & Materials", "Drawing & Painting Techniques", and "Color Basics." The main part of the book is divided into three parts that cover "Around the home", "Get Outside!", and "Everyday Life.". Each of these parts contains creative prompts and exercises. The last part of the book is dedicated to Crafting Projects. The goal of the author is to share ideas and tips how to draw every little thing that the readers see around themselves as well as challenging them to notice things which they mighty typically overlook. I appreciated the fact that the author gives practical and realistic tips where to find inspiration for drawing. The step-by-step approach is very helpful. Readers will be able to follow the process for the different drawings. Waycott uses different materials for her drawings such as water colors, acrylics, or colored pencils which can be an inspiration to the budding artists to try different approaches. The book can be an inspiration for them. It is a good guide for beginners and advanced artists and would make also a nice present. Sadly the author has not included references where the readers can obtain the materials used for drawing or a list of books for those who are interested in more advanced studies. Nevertheless, I recommend this books for artists who want to learn or want to extend their knowledge about drawing. 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. #InspiredArtistDrawEveryLittleThing #NetGalley

  15. 4 out of 5

    joyce w. laudon

    This is an appealing book that will teach budding artists, including adults, how to draw more than 100 every day items. The author has a natural, chatty style as she describes the projects and how she became interested in each. The book begins with general directions, a list of tools and materials, etc. It is then divided into chapters including Around the House, Get Outside!, Everyday Life and Around Town. There is also a final section on Crafting Projects. Each section has multiple ideas. For e This is an appealing book that will teach budding artists, including adults, how to draw more than 100 every day items. The author has a natural, chatty style as she describes the projects and how she became interested in each. The book begins with general directions, a list of tools and materials, etc. It is then divided into chapters including Around the House, Get Outside!, Everyday Life and Around Town. There is also a final section on Crafting Projects. Each section has multiple ideas. For example, the section Around Town has two Creative Prompts: one on Bicycles and one on Mailboxes. There are then exercises that involve drawing a house, a cafe and a neighborhood map. Each of the other chapters is similar in organization. For all, there are detailed illustrated directions for drawing. The book has a mix of color and black and white artwork. The finished projects look lovely and, at times, whimsical. Throughout, the book is inspiring and helpful. Readers will see that, even if not born an artist, you can learn to draw and enjoy creating your own works. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for htis read in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    Split into 4 sections, with each section offering guidance for warming up your drawing skills, stretching your drawing skills and working your way through guided projects, this book offers a wide range of tips, projects and guidance for drawing everything. I love how the book starts by exploring where you can find inspiration and how to record your inspiration before moving onto tools and materials. Sometimes knowing where to start can be more daunting than the actual drawing so it is good that Split into 4 sections, with each section offering guidance for warming up your drawing skills, stretching your drawing skills and working your way through guided projects, this book offers a wide range of tips, projects and guidance for drawing everything. I love how the book starts by exploring where you can find inspiration and how to record your inspiration before moving onto tools and materials. Sometimes knowing where to start can be more daunting than the actual drawing so it is good that this book addresses that from the start. I especially love how the tools/materials/where to find inspiration/how to record inspiration is also portrayed through drawings - this completely matches the book's purpose which is to demonstrate and encourage how you can draw everything. There is detailed information about colours, combining colours, the colour wheel and colour palettes. This is a truly fabulous book for children and adults which is inspiring, encouraging and creative., I would highly recommend it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    'Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion' by Flora Waycott seemed like an ambitious title for a book of 128 pages, but who's keeping track of these things? After a charming introduction, and a helpful chapter on tools and materials, the reader/artist is taken in to various familiar areas like Around the Home or Everyday Life. Each of the 4 sections has a series of creative prompts to draw things like pets or gardening tools or lam 'Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion' by Flora Waycott seemed like an ambitious title for a book of 128 pages, but who's keeping track of these things? After a charming introduction, and a helpful chapter on tools and materials, the reader/artist is taken in to various familiar areas like Around the Home or Everyday Life. Each of the 4 sections has a series of creative prompts to draw things like pets or gardening tools or lamps. These are followed by exercises where the prompts get put in to a larger project like a picture of the local park, or a homey view of plants and pets. I liked the cozy and encouraging style of the writing. I do wish the drawing prompts had included perhaps a bit more instruction, or been varied as to build skills. It is approachable and would easily build confidence in anyone looking to do that. I received a review copy of this ebook from Quarto Publishing Group - Walter Foster, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Liz (Quirky Cat)

    I received a copy of Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing is a helpful guide book for any new artists, or artists hoping to advance their drawing techniques. Written by Flora Weycott, this book does exactly what it promises. It gives the readers a foundation in which they can then go ahead and drawing anything they so desire. This book is part of a series, known as the Inspired Artist. So i I received a copy of Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing is a helpful guide book for any new artists, or artists hoping to advance their drawing techniques. Written by Flora Weycott, this book does exactly what it promises. It gives the readers a foundation in which they can then go ahead and drawing anything they so desire. This book is part of a series, known as the Inspired Artist. So if you’re interested or enjoyed this one, do be sure to check out the rest as well! They’re perfect for hobbyists and artists alike, regardless of skill level. Not only is this guide extremely informative, but Flora Weycott’s artistic style is simply endearing. Her whimsical nature shines through in this guide, giving off a soothing feel while being simply adorable. It’s no surprise that others would want to learn the methods behind her artwork. For more reviews check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks

  19. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    3.5 stars This sweet book has creative prompts and drawing exercises for things around the home, outside, everyday life, and around town. it also has some lovely crafting projects. If you're brand new to drawing and want to look for inspiration, this is a sweet book that you can flip through and read whichever section speaks most to you. It has a few steps for how to draw things but I think it's too hard for a true beginner to make the leaps in between each step. If you're more advanced, you can a 3.5 stars This sweet book has creative prompts and drawing exercises for things around the home, outside, everyday life, and around town. it also has some lovely crafting projects. If you're brand new to drawing and want to look for inspiration, this is a sweet book that you can flip through and read whichever section speaks most to you. It has a few steps for how to draw things but I think it's too hard for a true beginner to make the leaps in between each step. If you're more advanced, you can also use this book for inspiration but it might seem a bit too basic for you. I fall somewhere in between and while I really enjoyed my time with this book, I don't think there was a major take away for me. There were 1-2 wonderful ideas in the book that I would like to try which is enough to make me happy that I read this book. Not to mention a few hours of lovely inspiration. thank you to netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jason Muckley

    "Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing," by Flora Waycott is a fun art book that teaches students to create art by looking at the every items all around them and sketching what they see. She also covers the basics such as a the color wheel, shading, and other techniques for creating specific effects. Throughout the book, she includes creative prompts meant to spark the imagination and get the student to try something new, such as take a day trip to the park and draw the gazebo or park bench. A "Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing," by Flora Waycott is a fun art book that teaches students to create art by looking at the every items all around them and sketching what they see. She also covers the basics such as a the color wheel, shading, and other techniques for creating specific effects. Throughout the book, she includes creative prompts meant to spark the imagination and get the student to try something new, such as take a day trip to the park and draw the gazebo or park bench. Another exercise was to draw pieces of clothing in your outfit. Her style and way of communicating to art students was both informative and empowering, this was a great guide for a beginning artist. I received this eBook free of charge from Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia

    What a charmingly illustrated book! This little beauty is suitable for both experienced artists and beginners. It gave me a fresh view of things I'm surrounded by every day that I had not paid much attention to, but now I want to draw and paint everything from my favorite coffee cup, to my cats, to my houseplants, to even my socks. It covers materials and techniques thoroughly, including suggested color palette ideas, which is something I really struggle with. I think my favorite technique is th What a charmingly illustrated book! This little beauty is suitable for both experienced artists and beginners. It gave me a fresh view of things I'm surrounded by every day that I had not paid much attention to, but now I want to draw and paint everything from my favorite coffee cup, to my cats, to my houseplants, to even my socks. It covers materials and techniques thoroughly, including suggested color palette ideas, which is something I really struggle with. I think my favorite technique is the one for making a perfectly symmetrical drawing, which is something I'll be using from now on in my folk art drawings. Brilliant idea. This would make a lovely Christmas gift for the artists in your life, especially aspiring ones. It is a truly lovely book. Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing this ARC in return for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennyfer

    This is a lovely little book filled with whimsical artwork and inspiration to create your own pieces. The first few pages discuss the artist's love of drawing and the differing media she recommends.. I did like her tips on how to capture inspiration and the focus on the minutiae of every day life rather than looking at "big picture" scenes. As someone who is not an artist, both that and the basic art introduction she included was helpful. The downsides to me, were the highly specific tutorial prom This is a lovely little book filled with whimsical artwork and inspiration to create your own pieces. The first few pages discuss the artist's love of drawing and the differing media she recommends.. I did like her tips on how to capture inspiration and the focus on the minutiae of every day life rather than looking at "big picture" scenes. As someone who is not an artist, both that and the basic art introduction she included was helpful. The downsides to me, were the highly specific tutorial prompts (tea caddies and Japanese meals, which, while everyday items to the author are not for everyone) and a glossing over of detail in the step by step instructions. Despite this, I plan to borrow this from my local library and re-read it when I want to be inspired to draw the little things. *I received a digital copy of the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  23. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Roth

    I find this book charming! I love the author's drawing style. If you want to begin to learn to draw and paint, I think this book would be very helpful because it shows step by step diagrams on how to complete drawings of over 100 items. These drawing steps are not overwhelming for a beginner or an accomplished artist. If you are an accomplished artist you will find this book helpful as well because it shows you how to draw in a charming, popular style that you can incorporate into the work you a I find this book charming! I love the author's drawing style. If you want to begin to learn to draw and paint, I think this book would be very helpful because it shows step by step diagrams on how to complete drawings of over 100 items. These drawing steps are not overwhelming for a beginner or an accomplished artist. If you are an accomplished artist you will find this book helpful as well because it shows you how to draw in a charming, popular style that you can incorporate into the work you already do. In addition this book guides you on what art supplies you need and gives instructions on how to use gouache paint. I am a drawing teaching and love to use examples from this book in my drawing classes to motivate my students to begin drawing. This book's drawing examples lead to successful finished drawings.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Weronika Elżbieta Falińska

    The book is very simple and easy to read. Illustrations inside are lovely and heart-warming. The book focuses on doodling and includes drawing instructions step by step. It also touches the subject of applying the colour with paint. Unfortunately, the book is really short and doesn’t provide in-depth instructions for beginners. The section about tools and techniques is pretty short and describes only the author’s favourite tools. I wouldn’t recommend the book to somebody searching for a legitimate The book is very simple and easy to read. Illustrations inside are lovely and heart-warming. The book focuses on doodling and includes drawing instructions step by step. It also touches the subject of applying the colour with paint. Unfortunately, the book is really short and doesn’t provide in-depth instructions for beginners. The section about tools and techniques is pretty short and describes only the author’s favourite tools. I wouldn’t recommend the book to somebody searching for a legitimate beginner drawing guide. However, it would be perfect as a gift for somebody getting interested in arts or just enjoying various illustrated books. It can be also suited as a tiny source of inspiration. Book copy received thanks to NetGalley

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing By Flora Waycott Being inspired by what is around you is not a new idea but it is easy to neglect and take for granted the things so near. I appreciated the author's encouragement to not fall into the trap that you have to travel to exotic places to find inspiration and beauty. The beginning of this book goes over tools to use, how to use the color wheel and basic drawing techniques. The Art of the book is split into 5 sections; Around the Home, Get Outside Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing By Flora Waycott Being inspired by what is around you is not a new idea but it is easy to neglect and take for granted the things so near. I appreciated the author's encouragement to not fall into the trap that you have to travel to exotic places to find inspiration and beauty. The beginning of this book goes over tools to use, how to use the color wheel and basic drawing techniques. The Art of the book is split into 5 sections; Around the Home, Get Outside, Everyday Life, Around Town and the last Crafting Projects. Altogether I think this was a good book for beginner artists. It shared valuable advice and encouraged creativity wherever you are. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Terrie Case

    There are so many things around us to draw, we just have to open our eyes. When looking for something to draw, many aspiring artists cannot locate that “perfect thing.” Flora Waycott encourages us to look at the normal things around us. Everything is perfect for practice. For example, after reading this book, I notice the way my breakfast biscuit package is laying on my phone and my pencil is by my cup. The shapes, contrasts and shadowing would be perfect practice for me. Go out and really see wh There are so many things around us to draw, we just have to open our eyes. When looking for something to draw, many aspiring artists cannot locate that “perfect thing.” Flora Waycott encourages us to look at the normal things around us. Everything is perfect for practice. For example, after reading this book, I notice the way my breakfast biscuit package is laying on my phone and my pencil is by my cup. The shapes, contrasts and shadowing would be perfect practice for me. Go out and really see what is around you. I received an ARC from Quarto Publishing through NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book. I am voluntarily submitting this review and am under no obligation to do so.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Olivia L

    I have a son who may (or may not) be a budding artist and who also happens to be a visual learner. This guide will be perfect in demonstrating the various stages of a drawing from the rough sketch to the finished masterpiece. The tips were brimming with practical knowledge. (From now on, I will always remember to pack a pencil sharpener.) The illustrations were extremely helpful and lovely. This is a fantastic guide. I'm excited to get started. Thank you! Thank you to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing I have a son who may (or may not) be a budding artist and who also happens to be a visual learner. This guide will be perfect in demonstrating the various stages of a drawing from the rough sketch to the finished masterpiece. The tips were brimming with practical knowledge. (From now on, I will always remember to pack a pencil sharpener.) The illustrations were extremely helpful and lovely. This is a fantastic guide. I'm excited to get started. Thank you! Thank you to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster, and Flora Waycott for an ARC of 'Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing' in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Flora

    This is a lovely book for a beginning artist just about to open a new sketchbook and embark on that most fulfilling of habits that is art journaling. There's the basic info that is needed and the step by step drawing instructions so helpful for a beginner. I love the whimsical drawings and paintings and the pleasing colours. The ideas and inspirations on what to draw is most helpful too as we can sometimes be unable to decide what on earth to put down in our blank pages next. One thing that would This is a lovely book for a beginning artist just about to open a new sketchbook and embark on that most fulfilling of habits that is art journaling. There's the basic info that is needed and the step by step drawing instructions so helpful for a beginner. I love the whimsical drawings and paintings and the pleasing colours. The ideas and inspirations on what to draw is most helpful too as we can sometimes be unable to decide what on earth to put down in our blank pages next. One thing that would make it even better is more steps for the drawing instructions. Thank you Netgalley and Walter Foster for allowing me to peek into this new book. This is my honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    A lovely little book that is so inspiring. Floral Waycott encourages you to look to the everyday objects that are all around you for inspiration. The book is divided into six sections. The first section deals with tips for getting started, tools needed and various drawing and painting techniques. The next four sections offer ideas for subjects, step by step tutorials and exercises to try. These four sections are themed - Around the Home, Get Outside, Everyday Life and Around Town. The final sect A lovely little book that is so inspiring. Floral Waycott encourages you to look to the everyday objects that are all around you for inspiration. The book is divided into six sections. The first section deals with tips for getting started, tools needed and various drawing and painting techniques. The next four sections offer ideas for subjects, step by step tutorials and exercises to try. These four sections are themed - Around the Home, Get Outside, Everyday Life and Around Town. The final section offers ideas for crafting projects. A great book for beginners and for those looking for inspiration. It is well set out and the instructions are clear.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    I read this book because the description said it provided creative inspiration. I started painting later in life and need all the inspiration I can get. I have realized I need to improve my drawing skills to improve my paintings. The items chosen for this book did not interest me. There were some good tips on drawing symmetrical objects. There are also some craft projects at the end of the book that I was not interested in. There weren’t any projects I thought to be finished work. The author's s I read this book because the description said it provided creative inspiration. I started painting later in life and need all the inspiration I can get. I have realized I need to improve my drawing skills to improve my paintings. The items chosen for this book did not interest me. There were some good tips on drawing symmetrical objects. There are also some craft projects at the end of the book that I was not interested in. There weren’t any projects I thought to be finished work. The author's style is a little whimsical and cartoonish for me. I received this galley from NetGalley.

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