50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life
50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life: Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper.
by Irene Smit & Astrid Van Der Hulst
A full-color instructional illustration book that's as beautiful as the drawings it will teach you to create. Simple, practical lessons teach you to open your eyes to the everyday world around your home, in a park, on the street and commit what you see onto paper, from your thermos to a bicycle to a bouquet of flowers. Lots and lots of room to practice guidance, and colorful inspiration in these 50 lessons that cover topics like color, perspective, materials, tools, and negative space.
Multimedia paper goodies bound into the book will help spark your creative imagination.
Designed + Produced in Portland, Oregon
* Woman Owned Business
Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice.Microcosm has lived in milk crates, in closets, in a mud room, in a windowless basement, in a church, and under a desk at a major credit card company. We've brought our brightly colored books to infoshops, zine fests, media summits, bicycle conferences, parks, street corners, house shows, dirty bars, allnight coffeeshops, art museums, and every corner of the mainstream where we can clear away a little space to set up shop. We set out to save ourselves from not caring, but out there in the margins we've found communities worth always doing it better for. Now we have contracts instead of handshakes, a warehouse instead of a fanny pack full of zines. We have a staff, we have relationships in the industry that send our books to places we wouldn't have dreamed we could walk into ourselves. We're not as drunk or dirty as we used to be. But still, at heart, we've got this milk crate strapped to the back of a bike and we're riding wildly across town to hand you the book that might just be the one that saves your life!