I Can't Draw: This Book Will Prove You Can

Author(s): Lydia Crook

Non-Fiction

I Can't Draw: This Book Will Prove You Can is a fun and interactive workbook for all ages that teaches the basic elements of drawing.

Illustrator Lydia Crook provides beginners with 60 quirky art activities to teach you how to draw. These include lessons on:

  • Continuous line drawing

  • Drawing with dots

  • Hatching

  • Making patterns

  • Creating 3-D objects

  • Contouring and shading

  • Drawing perspective and movement

  • . . . and more surprising activities such as drawing with cotton wool and other unusual mark makers!


With simple instructions, prompts and starting points for each activity it is suitable for non-artists of all ages. The delightful illustrations and beautiful neon ink make it an inspiring workbook that will have you reaching for a pen, pencil or marker ready to get started.

Whilst working through the pages you will soon be excited about the endless possibilities of a fresh blank page. An activity book that is designed to help you learn new ways of looking, noticing, doodling, and squiggling, this book will have you saying 'I can draw' in no time. 

If you like this, you might also be interested in My Year in Small Drawings . . .



Product Information

Lydia Crook is a UK-based artist and paper engineer who creates playful illustrations, ornate paper cuts and limited edition prints. As a paper engineer she has designed and created books for Ivy Kids, Macmillan, Kingfisher and Thunder Bay Press among others. Her books include Paper Play, Christmas Paper Play, Make a Mobile and Two Player Big Fun Book. When not working on her own projects she is part of award-winning UK paper engineer Corina Fletcher's creative team.

General Fields

  • : 9781782409779
  • : Ivy Press, The
  • : allen
  • : February 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 128
  • : Hardback
  • : Lydia Crook