When you go to school, you’ll be learning from a lot of things. It could be lessons from a teacher, friends, or even books. Therefore, books can tell you a lot of things you don’t know. School books can teach you about how your body works, chemical reaction, or how human socializing. If you like a certain topic, you can look for a book from the school library. Maybe if you’re interested in language, you can learn a lot from a dictionary. As Charles William Eliot said, “Books are the quiet stand most constant of friends. They are the most accessible and wises to counselors and the most patient of teachers.” Therefore, if you want to draw school books, you can follow my instructions. Prepare a paper, a pencil, and an eraser. Now we’re ready to draw!
Step 1: First of all, we’ll start by drawing the guidelines. The purpose of guidelines is to help you estimate the size of the books and to guide you in drawing the rest. Therefore, we’ll draw a long rectangle on your paper to make a guideline for school books.
Step 2: Moving on to the next step. We’ll separate the books into four different lessons. Start by giving three vertical lines inside the rectangle. This will be the guideline for the four books we’re going to make.
Step 3: After the previous step, we’ll continue drawing the right-hand side of the book. Now draw a narrow parallelogram on the right rectangle.
Step 4: The guideline of your school books were almost done, therefore we’ll continue to draw the top of your books by connecting the previous end to the left side with two straight lines (see picture). It’ll resemble another narrow parallelogram. To differentiate each book, just write different types of lessons. In this tutorial, I’ll write “Dictionary”, “Biology”, “Sociology”, and “Chemistry”. Since the book on the right is chemistry, we’ll make the cover of it by creating a chemistry tube that is usually used during chemistry class. Don’t forget, since this is using the perspective technique, make the chemistry tube a bit narrow. At first, create a triangle-like shape with curvy edges for the lower part of the tube. Then, add a curve line to finish creating the tube. Make the fluid inside the tube by creating a wavy line inside the tube. Also, I’m adding a bit of smoke from the tube by making wavy lines that resemble a cloud (see picture to better understand). This will show it looks like the fluid is having a chemical reaction.
Step 5: In finishing the previous step, this is the last part of the book. Therefore create three short diagonal lines. Also, we’re going to make an opened book next to the previous step. Therefore, add two curvy lines on the lower right-hand side of the books.
Step 6: Then, We’ll continue the opened book. To finish creating the guideline, add the same curvy lines just like in the previous step on the lower and a bit left of the previous line. Then, add a straight line to finish the line.
Step 7: After finishing the guideline of the opened book, we’ll continue to make it more look 3d-like. You need to draw another curvy line but put several short straight lines (see picture) to make the book have volume. Don’t forget to separate the pages by adding another line inside the previous guideline (see picture to better understand).
Step 8: Moving on to the next step! The school books usually are thicker and used hardcover. Therefore, we’ll make several lines consist of the curve and straight lines to create the hardcover binding. Also, don’t forget to separate the pages by creating a short line in the middle of the books (see picture).
Step 9: Next, we can move on to continue to make the book has a lot of pages. You’ll need to draw several curve lines and straight lines (see picture to better understand) in the middle part of the book
Step 10: Lastly, erase the intersecting lines. Also, to make your book looks like has a lot of writing, create several curvy lines whether it’s short or long inside the book. Voila! You’ve finished drawing School books!
When drawing school books, the most important part is to look at the reference. How’s the actual shape of the book, the detail, each part, etc. This is important because most of the form won’t be smooth or symmetrical. Even if it’s symmetrical, the form will still be uneven. Therefore it’s important, especially drawing the guideline. You’ll need keen eyes and a lot of practice so you can make your drawing perfect. Good luck!