20 Ways to Draw a Jellyfish, by artist Trina Dalziel, is based on a winning proposition: The best way to learn to draw is by… drawing. I remember being disheartened when my earliest drawings were nowhere near as good as professionals’ and assuming that I must not be a good artist, the end. But once I got past those fears, and learned to draw for my own enjoyment, drawing becomes really fun — for any age.
This drawing book offers 45 different aquatic themes — sharks, mermaids, clownfish, dolphins, sea turtles, and so on — each rendered in a wide variety of simple ways, opposite blank pages for your own drawings. Some are doodles, some are abstract genius, but all are fun, easy to copy, and designed to inspire artists of any age to create their own art. The book is well-bound and printed on high-quality drawing paper. Brilliant idea, well-executed, and enjoyable for all ages.
About the Author
Trina Dalziel is represented by illustration agency Lilla Rogers Studio. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for over seventeen years. Originally from the North of Scotland, she grew up on a tomato farm. In her teens and twenties she spent time living in the Netherlands, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Paris. She earned a degree in illustration, and at the post-graduate level studied twentieth-century art and design history, which has all fed into her love of art, design, nature, animals, Scandinavia and European cities. She lives in London where she greatly appreciates the access to exhibitions, galleries, and museums which fuel her inspiration and research.