16 October 2017

Review: How to Draw Almost Everything

If there is only one word to describe this book, it would be RESOURCEFUL. How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata literally covers how to draw almost everything, from people, animals, flowers, trees, vehicles, foods, and many more.

I remember buying this book in the airport's bookstore when I was about to fly back to Singapore from Indonesia. I bought this book because it looks artsy and I thought I could kill some time enjoying this book.

This book is not only pleased to look at, but also very interesting. It claims to have more than 2,000 illustrations (though I never really count) with step by step instructions that you can copy to brush up your artistic skill.

The illustration was done in various drawing materials such as colored pencil, coupy pencil, black pen, brush pen, marker, and fountain pen. It will tell you what drawing material was used for each category in each chapter so you can replicate the illustration in the book more accurately. At the end of each chapter, the author also challenges you to draw together what you've learned.

The illustration style on this book is simple and many may find it very childlike. It sure looks like something beginners and kids can easily produce, but I love this book because I basically adore childlike drawing.

Although this book provides instructions, the illustration sometimes just build up with no actual guidelines or details. But since I use this book just to have fun and not to actually learn how to draw properly, I still find this book quite nice and inspiring.

+ Carolynn +

How to Draw Almost Everything: An Illustrated Sourcebook

by Chika Miyata

Rate: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

Conclusion: This is the right book for anyone looking for a book to teach you how to draw just about everything. One thing to keep in mind if you are planning to get this book is that the style is very cartoony.


  1. I am thinking about buying this book. Thanks for your review!

    1. Glad it helped! I enjoy reading this book :)