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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 May 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219972
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 170x230 mm
  • Illustrations: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $31.99
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Sketch Your Best Self


How to draw selfie-style by Amy Blackwell

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Book Description

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!

Table of Contents

How to use this book

Part 1: Your Face
Draw your face, Composition, Angles, Ears, Eyes, Noses, Mouth, Teeth

Part 2: Beyond Basics
Expressions, All smiles, Feeling icky, Creating style, Using pattern, Using colour, Makeup, Hair, Frames & sunnies, Introduce your selfie

Part 3: Entire Selfie
Proportions, Stretch or shrink, How to draw hands, How to draw feet, Boobs, bums & tums, Body confidence, Stance, Sports day, Sitting & reclining, Dressing room, Accessorize, Shoes, glorious shoes!, Scars & tattoos, My entire selfie

Part 4: Selfie Style
Black & white, Monochrome, Full colour, Pop art, Pattern overload!, Behaviour patterns, I, Robot, Mermaid, Life under the sea, Chibi: Kawaii!, Once upon a time, Dream team, Flower power, Friendship garden, Animal selfie, Hippie or vintage chic?, Retro classics, Cool girl, The man filter, Photo booth, Face paint, Glamazons, Dream come true


About the Author

About Amy Blackwell

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 100,000 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


Leisure Painter

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. 

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