Save 35% on all books during our Thanksgiving Sale! Use Promo Code FEAST14 at checkout.
QBookshop Worldwide

One Drawing A Day

A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media

One Drawing A Day
Format: Paperback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537242
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: One A Day
Illustrations: 100
Size: 8.5 x 9
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: Oct. 1, 2011
List Price: $22.99 $18.39
All discounts based on list price.
No trade discounts available from sale price.
In Stock
Buy from an Online Retailer
Through 46 daily exercises which make up a complete 6-week course, you will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imaginations fertile by doing One Drawing A Day. Each spread in the book features a beautiful drawing by one of 8 professional illustrators, with a description and comments by the illustrator as well as a companion exercise. Each exercise includes suggestions for various mediums or mixed-media solutions, advice on how to approach and execute the drawing, as well as professional tips. The book also includes exercises designed to spark new ideas and increase creativity.

Veronica Lawlor is currently on the faculty of Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. She teaches at Dalvero Academy and is the president of Studio 1482, an illustration collective based in New York City. Lawlor has exhibited her work at the United Nations, the Puck Gallery, the Society of Illustrators, and the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration. Her illustration work has appeared in numerous publications including New York, Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, and the New York Times. She was interviewed for an article in Communication Arts 2007 Illustration Annual and was featured in "Top Ten Illustrators to Watch" in the 2009 World Association of Newspapers. Veronica's work may be seen at She blogs at and contributes to and

"Based on the popular One Drawing A Day blog, this book presents 42 short drawing exercises—one per day for six weeks. These simple project ideas address different aspects of drawing including line quality, subject matter, inspiration, and color. Various styles are represented and a wide range of media is covered as Lawlor (Pratt Inst. & Parsons The New School for Design) and seven other professional illustrators explain the exercises. Also included is a gallery section showcasing the contributors’ own work. Beginning and experienced artists alike will find that this highly accessible book can boost motivation, strengthen discipline, or even jump-start creativity during a block." - Library Journal

Submit Your Review


Chapter One: Getting Started

Chapter Two: Line and Mark

Chapter Three: Playing with Color

Chapter Four: People Watching and Capturing Motion

Chapter Five: Close to Home

Chapter Six: City and Country

Chapter Seven: Ideas, Holidays, and Special Projects

Chapter Eight: Gallery

About the Author



February 27,2012
Veronica Lawlor, author of One Drawing a Day, will be participating in a drawing event and workshop at Etsy in New York on March 8. Learn More.
October 27,2011
One Drawing a Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration & Mixed Media, written by New York City USK Correspondent Veronica Lawlor, was featured by Learn More.


Caught in the Act: Veronica Lawlor