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20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers

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"This series takes a novel, minimalist approach to art instruction. Each “20 Ways” title provides 45 spreads that are
each filled with 20 small drawings on a given theme. REaders will find no step-by-step exercises here; however, each
spread offers a variety of styles and techniques. Drawings range from the realistic to the cartoonish to the decorative,
with a few rendered in color. The variety of drawing types is intended to inspire readers to experiment on their own.
ASpiring artists can either copy drawings directly from the book or create their own variations on a theme. The latest
two volumes in the series focus on nature and animals. 20 Ways To Draw a Tree presents many sophisticated, modern
drawings of plants and flowers, executed with a surprising array of materials. Despite the title, 20 Ways To Draw a
Cat includes all sorts of animals, such as hedgehogs, buffalo, fish, and zebras. VERDICT While Tree will appeal to teens
or adult readers, Cat is most appropriate for younger audiences." - Library Journal

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About the Author

Eloise Renouf graduated from university with a degree in printed textiles. She designed high-end fashion prints for two
years for the Timney Fowler Design Studio in London, then moved to New York and spent another year working in design
studios, again designing prints for fashion. She established her own stationery business with her partner in 2001; for 8
years, they have designed and published their own greetings cards, selling to stores both domestically and
internationally. In addition, she designs giftware and has done commissions for organizations such as UNICEF. She also
teaches part time on the textiles degree course at Nottingham Trent University. Eloise is also the author of the
best-selling Quarry book 20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature. Eloise has a keen interest in
mid-century art and design that influences her design aesthetic. Imagery, textiles, children's book illustrations, and
home interiors from the 1950's, 60's, and 70's contribute to her unique, appealing style.

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