Author(s): Eloise Renouf
This motivational illustration book is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a unique collection of fun and sophisticated exercises. Each spread features 20 illustrations of a single item, such as a tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud, or berry. Then you're provided with blank space for you to draw your take on "20 Ways to Draw a Tree." The stylized flowers, trees, leaves and clouds are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, demonstrating how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different interesting approach to drawing a single item. Presented in the author's unique, appealing style, this engaging and inspirational guide provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing!
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 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. She currently lives in Nottingham, U.K. View her work online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/EloiseRenouf.