My Year in Small Drawings
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My Year in Small Drawings : Notice, Draw, Appreciate

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"If you've ever struggled with the enormous pressure that a blank page or canvas demands of you then Matilda's 'My Year in Small Drawings' is just the ticket to ease you back into the joys of drawing or help you have a go for the very first time! "Whether you're on the train to work, in the park on your lunch break or people watching at your local coffee shop, Matilda's book will help you see the world through fresh eyes!" - The Big Draw. Explore the extraordinary in the ordinary with this charming visual diary like no other! Create and collect the small details around you and build up dozens of dinky drawings for your own uniquely personal record. From tangles of cables to window frames to tree buds, learn to see everyday things in a new way and explore their simple - and sometimes surprising - beauty by drawing them. With expert advice on how to simplify what we see; which pens and pencils to use; colour; and using perspective plus suggestions for drawing every day of the year, this is an opportunity to embrace your creativity and build up a unique and delightful personal sketch collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 165 x 25mm | 384g
  • The Ivy Press
  • Lewes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782405348
  • 9781782405344
  • 13,235

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"If you've ever struggled with the enormous pressure that a blank page or canvas demands of you, then Matilda's 'My Year in Small Drawings' is just the ticket to ease you back into the joys of drawing or help you have a go for the very first time! "Whether you're on the train to work, in the park on your lunch break or people watching at your local coffee shop, Matilda's book will help you see the world through fresh eyes!" * The Big Draw * "Like draw-it-yourself Instagram. The book is a route to mindfulness and a way to get more creative, which has been shown to benefit health." * Clearly Magazine * "By actively encouraging us to slow down and look at the world around us, books like these enable us to take time out of our busy lives and just enjoy the present moment." * The Book Bag * "This charming paperback inspires everyone to sketch daily life; the underlying purpose is drawing as mindfulness, but it could be just for fun!" * Daily Mail * "Cleverly designed to be carried around, My Year In Small Drawings invites you to notice and draw the simplest details in life, from your daily commute to curious travels around the world. Plus, Matilda Tristram offers her expert advice on colour and tools so you can observe, sketch and enjoy!" * Papercrafter * "Inspiring and fun, the book examines how to draw with purpose and look outwards to find the stories of the places and things around you. The more you draw, the more it may feel natural and flow like writing. The book provides guidance, tips and inspiration throughout." * Psychologies * "This book encourages you to draw, draw lots, and make the most of each day, as she evidently does. Who could argue with that?" * Urban Sketchers London * "Matilda shows you how to easily copy the objects all around you. You'll find it's very calming." * Daphne's Diary * "It's both a visual diary presenting some sweet, energetic sketches and a guide to drawing itself: each page offers her valuable insights on abstract things, like how to see the world anew by drawing it, as well as more technical aspects of drawing like which pens and pencils to use for different tasks and how best to use colour. It's like one of those ubiquitous colouring books, but better." * Creative Boom * "This is a beguiling small journal that provides an easy framework for anyone who might not know quite where to start with their mark making." * Slow Muse * ""This gorgeous little book can accompany you everywhere and really does help you appreciate the little things that you might otherwise miss. The illustrations are perfect for inspiring your own creativity - even if you're someone who doesn't usually draw." * Oh Comely * "This charming journal will encourage you to pay more attention to your surroundings and help record moments, objects or scenes you want to remember." * The Simple Things *
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About Matilda Tristram

Matilda Tristram is an animator and illustrator. She teaches at Kingston University in London, and leads workshops on "drawing as therapy" at the School of Life. Matilda has co-written childrens' television shows including the Bafta-winning animation Dipdap, and is the author of autobiographical diary comic Probably Nothing: A Diary of Not-Your-Average Nine Months (Penguin, 2014). She studied at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008, and now lives with her family in London. Matilda really likes drawing telegraph poles.
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