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Sketch Your Best Self

How to Draw Selfie-Style

Amy Blackwell



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Search Press Ltd
31 May 2021
A fun how-to sketchbook for drawing portraits and selfies!

Sketch Your Best Self is a quirky guide to drawing all kinds of faces - starting with your own! The book is split into four sections, covering the basics, how to draw faces, building bodies and selfie style. This comprises how to draw features, how to create different expressions, drawing bodies and limbs and lots of fun stuff including how to create a selfie in pop art style, full colour, monochrome and retro classics style.

So pucker up for creating lips, decide if today is a good or bad hair day, practise some photobooth-style expressions, build your friends limb by limb, add some attitude, then try out the fun and whimsical drawing challenges with super fun pages based around Snapchat style filters. Don't be left out - this beautiful book is fully inclusive and can be enjoyed by everyone!
By:   Amy Blackwell
Imprint:   Search Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   436g
ISBN:   9781782219972
ISBN 10:   1782219978
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   31 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Amy Blackwell is loved by readers of Flow magazine and her colourful portraits and pattern designs are recognizable the world over. Her clients include Instagram, Flow magazine, Pom Pom magazine, Candlestick Press, Broadway Cinema, Jeanie Finlay and Juchheim Japan. Amy has over 102,000 Instagram followers as @amyjpeg, which she has built up by sharing her work and progress videos, and has worked with numerous publishers. Her art is inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colours, the natural world, history, fashion and folklore. Her wonderful creations are brought to life in her studio, which is located in Nottingham, UK. For more of Amy's work visit her website

Reviews for Sketch Your Best Self: How to Draw Selfie-Style

This lively book by artist, Amy Blackwell, is a fun guide to drawing portraits of yourself and your friends. Divided into four sections, Amy starts with Your Gave and includes information on composition, eyes, ears and nose before moving on to Beyond Basics. Here Amy shoes you how to handle expressions, create a style, sue pattern and make-up to best effect. The Entire Selfie looks at proportions, drawing hands and feet, accessories and shoes, and the final section, Selfie Styles, moves on to more stylistic exercises, working in black and white, colour, pattern overload, retro classics or creating a photo-booth effect. This is a fun, up-to-date book that will encourage teenagers and all young artists to look again at drawing their portraits. -- Leisure Painter * Leisure Painter * Sketch Your Best Self is a beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to drawing yourself. It is ideal for both beginners and those wishing to develop their artistic abilities further. The blank spaces are ideal for sketching on, allowing you to compare styles. Both myself and my children (ages 15 and 10) have had great fun with this book. We highly recommend it. -- Customer Review * Customer Review *

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