There are few feelings better than getting lost in a good book, and so it makes sense that this should be celebrated through art. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to draw our own book, and label the parts – let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Grab a black fineliner pen and a ruler, and draw two vertical, parallel lines in the left of your page.
Now, create a parallelogram with two angled lines at the top and bottom, and connect these on the right with a vertical line.
Add another line just to the right of the edge…
Add another line to the bottom, adding a small mark to the bottom right-hand corner.
Now, add two parallel lines in a “corner”…
Add two short, angled parallel lines heading towards the top right-hand corner of the page. Take these to the right, and then up.
Add a line to the top of the original shape…
And then add a curve to the top right corner, as well as the bottom right corner.
Connect the curved lines with straight lines on either side and add a diagonal line to the left.
Add a line to the right of this new shape.
Now, bring two curved lines across on the right to form the top of the spine of the book.
Add a line to the top right, and take this across to the spine, adding a curve at the end.
Now, add another straight line to the left – the back cover of the book…
And then take another line across the top.
Add small marks inside the spine for the binding.
Use a brown pen to shade the cover…
And then use a black fineliner pen and the ruler to add a series of lines to the book.
Finally, use a black pen to add labels to the book. From the bottom right corner: Corner, Tail, Front cover, Spine, Head band, Headcap, Case cloth, Fore edge, Book block.
And there we have it – why not take a little time to learn more about bookbinding? This is a truly fascinating subject with plenty to learn.