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Start Here: Draw 50 Ways To Be an Artist Without Trying

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2024-06-04
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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If you’ve always wished you could draw, but have no idea where to start, this guide is the place—offering progressive art activities that develop skill and confidence.

Start Here: Draw gives you exciting prompts for kickstarting an artistic practice centered on drawing. By exploring how simple motifs, such as lines or circles, can be repeated to draw more intricate images and patterns, Start Here: Draw builds up your understanding of shape, color, and technique without the usual intimidating jargon or theory.
  • Start Here. Daily mark-making ideas, from the simplest single line to turning curves, dots, and scribbles into cute motifs designed to be drawn in 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Get a Sketchbook. Guidance on how you can get the most out of your sketchbook and inspiration to help you keep it up.
  • Practice Makes Perfect. Using these prompts as an inspiring starting point, have fun experimenting with different techniques and developing your own style.
  • Make It Your Own. From patternmaking with stylized motifs to more realistic sketches, this section helps you develop your own creative approach by interpreting the prompts in your own way or by copying them using a different medium.
  • Stuff. Here are a few essential pieces of equipment you’ll need, or what you could add to your kit. Includes plenty of ideas of what to do with your finished work, from making T-shirts and mugs to curating your own “pin it” library of pieces you’re proud of.

With Start Here: Draw as your bright and beautiful creative companion, you’ll learn how to draw and never want to stop.

Start Here: Draw is a companion title to Start Here: Paint, which guides you through the basics of painting, including color mixing, value, and shadow, and using ink, watercolor, and acrylic.

Author Biography

Moira Clinch is a watercolor artist and urban sketcher. She is the author of two books on watercolor painting, including The Watercolor Painter’s Pocket Palette, which sold more than half a million copies. She has worked as a creative director in the publishing industry for more than 25 years, and her own artwork has been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and featured in several books. She lives in London.

Table of Contents


Hello, Let’s Get Started

Draw a Few Short Straight Lines
Add Small Curves and Circles
Fingerprint Characters
Other Marks and Media
Draw Some Longer Lines
Longer Curved Lines
Feathery Curves
Brush Drawing
Drawing Pixel Pets
Drawing with Tone
Pixels to Tone
Layers and Textures

Start a Sketchbook
Sketch Things Around You
Sketch, Color, Cook, Then Eat
Capture the Cat
Make it a Dog Day
Start Sketching People
Decorative Flowers

Pattern Workshop
Geometric Patterns
Paisley Pattern Shapes
Flying Fish
Border Patterns
Play with Leaf Shapes
Play with Florals
Like Drawing Pattern?

Draw a Japanese Mouse Mat
Decorative Birds
Flying Bird Mobile
Perfect Pasta
Drawing on Pebbles
Wish You Were Here
Draw Something Small, Big
Recipe Cards
Urban Sketching
Doodle Shapes
Sharp Shoes
Brush Drawn Birds
One Continuous Line
People Watching
Send a Letter
Create a Hand Drawn Repeat Pattern
Add Dimension and Drama
How’s Your Sketchbook
Celebrate Your Friends and Family

Visit the Art Store
Make It Big
Take Away


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