How to Draw a Book

Books are truly magical creations – they can teach us about the world, transport us to new locations, and help our wildest dreams come to life. To help celebrate the wonder of books, we are going to learn how to draw our own in just a few simple steps – let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a pencil and a ruler, and draw a vertical line down the center of your page.


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Use the pencil and ruler to add a rectangle around this, with the line in the center.


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Add a small oval shape to the bottom of the central line…


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And then use the ruler to bring a line out on either side of this, connecting it to the corners.


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Repeat this with another line below on both sides…


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And add a line to the edges on both sides.


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Now, add a curved line to the bottom on both sides, and connect these to the corners with angled lines.


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Bring a line up on either side with a ruler and pencil, extending this just above the tops.


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And bring a curved line in on both sides.


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Use the ruler and pencil to add a horizontal line to the bottom of the book…


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Add a diagonal line across this.


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Now, connect the ends of this diagonal line to the ends of the horizontal line to create an angled square shape.


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Now, add three short, vertical lines to the corners.


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Connect these at the bottom…


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And add curved lines just inside the corners.


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Connect these with horizontal lines at the ends.


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Add another line just below this.


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Grab a black fineliner, and go over all the lines so far. Add a “tongue” of the bookmark to the left of this side.


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Use an eraser to remove the remaining pencil lines…


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And then use a pink pencil for the covers of both books.


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Now, use a gray pencil for the edges of the books.


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Finally, use a green pen to shade the bookmark.


Now, it is up to you to decide which tales and stories these books are filled with – the only limit is your imagination!

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