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Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion

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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
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Walter Foster Publishing
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Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
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
Kelly ...
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
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
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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.
Dasha Slepenkina
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-reads
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

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
Alicia Bayer
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Cathy Geha
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reviews
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,
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, netgalley
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
joyce w. laudon
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
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
Wayne McCoy
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
'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
Sep 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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
Jason Muckley
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"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.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Weronika Elżbieta Falińska
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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
Olivia L
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
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 ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book would be perfect for creative beginners as well as anyone interested in incorporating mindful sketching into their everyday life. I liked that the author pointed out the joys of drawing objects that might normally be overlooked, and that she additionally gave examples of little doodley marks that can enhance any sketch. Although her style might not appeal to everyone, nor the basic follow-along drawing section, the ideas and philosophy she presented seem like they would benefit most ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: artists, ng
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, ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Lydia Timpson
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I thought this would be a great little book on how to make items look realistic but the book was very basic in giving any details. I know most books like to give a brief rundown of what media to use, including the best kind of pencils and colour wheels but this seemed to go on and on, in fact, the actual drawing part didn't happen until almost halfway through the book. The end results were a little cartoonish and basic but I really enjoyed the little projects sprinkled throughout; they gave good ...more
Leyla Johnson
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very cute little book to get your artistic juices flowing, to start sketching, to add to it with colour, to incorporate your designs into bigger pictures, to put your own style into your sketching and most of all to have fun. Nothing in this book is hard to do, but it will inspire you to to create and sketch which in turn will evolve your own style in your art work.
Fun book for all ages with some craft items to make at the end.
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