Best Top 10 Books for Drawing in 2022

In this selection of drawing books you will find publications that are suitable for both beginners and professional artists. This top books for drawing is based on the author’s personal experience. The purpose of this list is to share interesting books that will help the artist improve their skills.

Books for Drawing

Barrington Barber: 6-Week Drawing Course (Books for Drawing)

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This book will teach you the basics of drawing in no time at all! Bestselling author Barrington Barber offers you a six-week drawing course that will suit beginners as well as those who want to improve their artistic skills. The book consists of six lessons that are suggested each week, but the reader can work at a different speed and spend less or more time on each section if desired. You will learn all about the best materials to use, and with simple and straightforward assignments, you will learn to draw still life, landscape, animals, and people in just 6 weeks.

Christopher Hart: Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy (Books for Drawing)

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This book is a great resource for beginning artists. By doing the exercises, you will gradually learn to “see like an artist,” noticing the shape, line, and shade. The author explains the basics of drawing in an easy and accessible way, moving from basic simple shapes (circle, oval, square, cylinder, and rectangle) to more complex objects and compositions.

Rosa Roberts: The Big Painting Challenge (Books for Drawing)


“The Big Creative Challenge” is a brand new format for learning to paint and draw. In the book you will find practical information, useful exercises and step-by-step lessons for almost all types of materials. A few simple rules, the simplest materials and a little inspiration and even a beginner will be able to create a finished painting from scratch. This book is a guide to the world of fine art and a guide to unlocking your creative potential.

Hammond Le: Draw Real People! (Books for Drawing)

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Learning to Draw People is not about how to draw portraits. Rather, it is a book about drawing shapes. It teaches how shapes, put together, create the human figure. After all, anything, even a system as complex as the human body, can be conveyed through a collection of shapes.

Lee Hammond: Draw Real Hands! (Books for Drawing)


A professional artist shows how to draw human hands, one of the most expressive elements of a realistic portrait. For a wide range of readers. From myself: The book is peculiar, written in the traditional style of Western authors–the reader is given the opportunity to perform several works step by step. Among other things, the anatomical structure of the hands is described and some pencil drawing techniques are outlined.

Brown D: Draw Cats (Books for Drawing)


This book tells and shows how to use graphite pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink or other means to create beautiful and realistic images of domestic cats of different breeds. For a wide range of readers.

Preston Blair: Learn How to Draw Animated Cartoons (Books for Drawing)


A VERY interesting book that shows you how to draw animation step by step using Disney characters as examples. Everyone who works even a little bit with animation should look at this book.

Lee Hammond: Learning to Draw Animals (Books for Drawing)


Does your drawing look more like a cartoon Bobby from a cartoon than a lively, warm and fluffy dog? And your favorite parrot in the portrait looks like an old Christmas tree made of colored cardboard? No problem! Here’s an in-depth tutorial that shows you how to draw our planet’s fauna. The trick is to first think of your drawing of animals as a combination of simple geometric shapes, linked together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Position these shapes at the right place on the sheet of paper, and then use strokes to give a convincing three-dimensional image. It’s really quite simple, isn’t it?

David Brown: Learn to Draw Perspective (Books for Drawing)


This book introduces perspective in the visual arts and contains instructions for constructing and using it to create illusory space in drawings.
For a wide range of beginner artists.

Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist (Books for Drawing)

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Drawing from life is a great way to depict details of the real world, but what if you want to depict a non-existent, imaginary world on paper? This book will help you draw imaginary worlds.