How To Draw A Stack of Books Step by Step

How To Draw A Stack of Books easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.

How To Draw A Stack of Books

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below


Video produced by channel: Art For All

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

In the first step of the tutorial on how to draw a stack of books, we will draw the book that will be on top of the stack.

This book will have the spine facing us, as shown in the reference image. To draw this book, you can use a ruler to draw the edges of the cover, as it will make straight lines much easier to draw perfectly.

Using the reference image, you can draw a slanted rectangle for the front of the cover.

Then, extend a small curved line down from each corner of this rectangle and connect them to another line below.

Finally, draw another line parallel to the end of the book, and then draw some lines inside this outline to show the pages in the book.

We will also add some curves on the spine of the book to get some more detail.

Step 2 – Draw the second book in the pile

Now that you’ve finished drawing the first book of this stack of books, you’re ready to draw the second.

This book will be placed in a slightly different position than the first one, because this time the spine will not be facing us.

We’ll start by using your ruler to draw the top cover of the book overhang, and then extend those short, curved lines down from the corners.

Finish by using some extra lines for the back cover of the book to run parallel to the pages. Then add some more page details and we can move on to step 3 of the tutorial!

Step 3 – Next, draw two more books for the stack

This is the third step of this tutorial on how to draw a stack of books and you’ve done great so far!

For this part, you’ll essentially repeat what you did in the previous step two more times.

There will be two books added in this step, and although they are at slightly different angles, they will all have pages facing us instead of spikes.

Otherwise you would basically do what you just did in the previous step and draw some lines for the edges of the cover and some curves for the pages.

For a little more variety, we’ll also draw some bookmarks drop-down from the book.

Step 4 – Now draw another book for the stack

In the last step of the stack drawing, you copied what you did in the second step. For part 4, we will repeat what you did in the first step.

This means that the spine of the book will once again be facing us. Again, use your ruler to draw the edges of the cover that we can see.

Then use some curved and straight lines to draw the spine of the book to resemble the first image.

This time there will be some different line details on the spine of the book and again we will draw a drop-down bookmark from between the pages.

This time, the bookmark will be a rope sticking out instead.

Once this book is drawn, we’ll be ready to add the final book and some final strokes in the next step.

Step 5 – Add some final details to your stack drawing

Now, you’re ready to add the final book to the pile in this step of our how to draw a stack of books tutorial. Again, this book will face us as a few others have.

For this reason, you can simply copy what you did to draw other books for this last one. Once it’s drawn, you can add some final details of your own!

Maybe you could draw the cover of your favorite book on the top book, or add some other object sitting next to the stack of books. How would you complete this drawing?

Step 6 – Complete your stack drawing with some colors

We’re going to perfect your stack drawing by adding some awesome colors to it right now! In our reference image, we tried to use a different color for each book cover to add variety.

You can take a similar approach or maybe even keep the colors more consistent to make these books look as if they are part of a collection.

These are just a few ideas that you can implement, but ultimately it’s up to you! What colors and art mediums will you use to complete this amazing drawing of yours?

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