Grids: A Drawing Book for Squares

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This coloring book is filled with grids of all different shapes and sizes and not just the normal squares either (although there are plenty of those too). This book is filled with wacky grids made of triangles, pentagons, circles, or mixtures of them all. Most pages have a line of instructions and a few examples; one of the triangular grid pages reads, “Fill the sky with geometric snow” and has three example snowflakes. Other pages are filled with lines, like the one for drawing your initials in perspective, or the one for designing a spider’s web. Some of the pages are quirky, like the one for making a flying carpet or a 3-D computer keyboard. Many are more geocentric, using grids to create intricate and colorful geometric patterns.

This book is fantastic. It uses grids not to restrain creativity, but to give it a solid base from which to spring. The examples are great inspiration; when struggling to think of something, copying the pre-existing designs can help jump-start your brain. Best of all, there is never an intimidating blank page to confront. This book is superbly impressive.

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Author Jacky Bahbout
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publish Date 2016-06-14
ISBN 9780500292334
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Issue August 2016
Category Crafts & Hobbies


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