Sketch Your Best Self by Amy Blackwell

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Learn how to draw yourself 'selfie-style' in Sketch Your Best Self by Amy Blackwell. This fun handbook is ideal for any artist looking to create their own quirky, illustrative portraits and selfies.

In Sketch Your Best Self, Amy Blackwell guides you through drawing all kinds of aces - starting with your own! The book is split into 4 easy to follow sections covering the absolute basics, how to draw faces, building up bodies and selfie style. Learn how to draw facial features, capture different expressions and accurately sketch limbs. The book also features space for you to sketch in your own fun selfies - including some in pop art, retro and mermaid style.

So pucker up for creating lips, decide if today is a good or bad hair day, practise some photobooth-style expressions, build your friends limb by limb, add some attitude, then try out the fun and whimsical drawing challenges with super fun pages based around Snapchat style filters. Don’t be left out this beautiful book is fully inclusive and can be enjoyed by everyone!

144 page paperback. 170x230 mm

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  • Introduction
  • How to use this book
  • Tools
  • Part 1: Your Face
    • Draw your face, Composition, Angles, Ears, Eyes, Noses, Mouth, Teeth
  • Part 2: Beyond Basics
    • Expressions, All smiles, Feeling icky, Creating style, Using pattern, Using colour, Makeup, Hair, Frames & sunnies, Introduce your selfie
  • Part 3: Entire Selfie
    • Proportions, Stretch or shrink, How to draw hands, How to draw feet, Boobs, bums & tums, Body confidence, Stance, Sports day, Sitting & reclining, Dressing room, Accessorize, Shoes, glorious shoes!, Scars & tattoos, My entire selfie
  • Part 4: Selfie Style
    • Black & white, Monochrome, Full colour, Pop art, Pattern overload!, Behaviour patterns, I, Robot, Mermaid, Life under the sea, Chibi: Kawaii!, Once upon a time, Dream team, Flower power, Friendship garden, Animal selfie, Hippie or vintage chic?, Retro classics, Cool girl, The man filter, Photo booth, Face paint, Glamazons, Dream come true
  • Acknowledgments
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Amy Blackwell is loved by readers of Flow magazine and her colourful portraits and pattern designs are recognizable the world over. Her clients include Instagram, Flow magazine, Pom Pom magazine, Candlestick Press, Broadway Cinema, Jeanie Finlay and Juchheim Japan. Amy has over 100,000 Instagram followers as @amyjpeg, which she has built up by sharing her work and progress videos, and has worked with numerous publishers. Her art is inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colours, the natural world, history, fashion and folklore. Her wonderful creations are brought to life in her studio, which is located in Nottingham, UK.

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