Tuesday, March 10, 2015

20 Ways to Draw a Mustache by Cara Bean | Book Review

learn to draw funny faces

20 Ways to Draw a Mustache and 44 Other Funny Faces and Features: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers is a great source book for anyone who needs a reference book for drawing characters, illustrations, cartoons, doodles, and card making.   I have my own collection of this series of book because of their great content.  Each book is its own treasure trove of ideas.  This book is not limited to just drawings of mustaches but also shows how to draw eyes, facial expressions, facial hair, hair and more.  The selection is vast and the drawings are easy enough for the reader to copy or just be inspired to create their own version.

20 Ways to Draw a Mustache Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Mustaches
  • Lips
  • Eyes
  • Monsters
  • Ears
  • Noses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Bean Characters
  • Beards
  • Braids
  • Curly Hairstyles
  • Straight Hairstyles
  • Mohawks
  • Star Characters
  • Ponytails
  • Hats
  • Helmets
  • Block Characters
  • Feet
  • Mask
  • Mullets
  • Eyebrows
  • Teardrop faces
  • Collars
  • Leaf Characters
  • Hands
  • Skulls
  • Smiles
  • Frowns
  • Bottoms
  • Cupcake characters
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Doodle Faces
  • People Taking
  • Walkers Walking
  • Sittings Sitting
  • Hairlines
  • Different Ages
  • Circle Characters
  • Emotions
  • Monkey Faces
  • Cat Faces
  • Dog Faces
  • Heart Characters

As you can see, there is a vast amount of drawings included in 20 Ways to Draw a Mustache . Each page has simple straight forward sketches that help one get a good idea of the elements of each drawing while at the same time inspiring one to be creative with their own version.  One way to utilize the book is to just use the basic shape of a drawing as a base idea to create your own inspired drawing.  I use this book as a resource when I am sculpting my paper clay creatures.  The eyes, noses, ears, hands and feet sections are particularly helpful for me.  Additionally, this book is so straightforward that it can be used by readers of any age.

If you want to check out one of the projects from the book, just go the Craftside Blog to view a free project.

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