642 Things to Draw: Inspirational Sketchbook to Entertain and Provoke the Imagination
About the book
Dive into this treasure trove of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawing prompts. The perfect inspirational guided art journal: A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil. * Includes 642 random drawing prompts to spark casual doodling while entertaining the mind. * With a collection of silly, thought-provoking, simple, and complex prompts, this drawing ideas book will push your mind - and pencil - to think outside the box. * While there are no step-by-step, how-to-draw instructions included, you don't have to be a skilled artist to enjoy the relaxing, stimulating, and entertaining drawing ideas. Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of unique and wonderful drawing prompts. 642 Things to Draw is a guided journal that will inspire creativity, energize the mind and stimulate artistry in any aspiring or skilled creator. * Makes a unique gift for artists of any age to expand knowledge and boost creative awareness. * A must-have for anyone who could benefit from an occasional creative brain break that is pure enjoyment.
Chronicle Books Biography
Chronicle Books is a San Francisco-based American publisher of books for adults and children. The company was established in 1967 by Phelps Dewey, an executive with Chronicle Publishing Company, then-publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1999 it was bought by Nion McEvoy, great-grandson of M. H. de Young, founder of the Chronicle, from other family members who were selling off the company's assets. At the time Chronicle Books had a staff of 130 and published 300 books per year, with a catalog of more than 1,000 books. In 2000 McEvoy set up the McEvoy Group as a holding company. In 2008, Chronicle acquired Handprint Books.
PublicationsChronicle Books publishes books in subjects such as architecture, art, culture, interior design, cooking, children's books, gardening, pop culture, fiction, food, travel, and photography.It has published a number of New York Times Best Sellers; the Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock, Me Without You by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh. Other best sellers have included The Beatles Anthology, What's Your Poo Telling You?, Mom and Dad are Palindromes by Mark Shulman, the Worst-Case Scenario series by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the children's series Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, All My Friends Are Dead, and Papa, Do You Love Me and Golden Kite Award winner Mama, Do You Love Me by Barbara M. Joosse. In March 2006 the company published Between the Bridge and the River, a novel by Craig Ferguson. Chronicle Books has published at least 25 books in The Art of... series that showcase the evolution of artwork and stories of animated films, including many by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, DreamWorks and Blue Sky Studios. The company also sells custom publishing service and gift accessories (such as desktop calendars), and operates three retail stores in San Francisco – including one in the base of their corporate headquarters near AT&T Park. In the late 2010s, they published two Jenny Parks books Star Trek Cats (2017) and Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats (2018).
McEvoy GroupIn addition to Chronicle Books, McEvoy Group also owns: Princeton Architectural Press Galison/Mudpuppy, acquired in 2012Galison, a stationery and gifts publisher Mudpuppy, a publisher of puzzles, games, and toys I See Me!, a publisher of personalized books acquired in 2014In 2006 the McEvoy Group purchased Spin magazine in connection with the owners of San Francisco's 7x7 magazine and California Home+Design. McEvoy sold off the magazines by 2014.
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|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Sept. 7, 2010|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||San Francisco, United States|