Draw 500 Fantastic Foods by Zoe Ingram Review & Giveaway


When I was studying art I always thought paintings of fruit bowls were really boring. That is until I took painting, art history, and art foundations. Which taught me so much more then just looking at pictures.


Drawing the most common place things are the best way to develop your artist style. There are those lucky people out there who just look at something and their brain just transfers it to paper, canvas or whatever. I was never one of those people. My art takes time and practice.

To say I've been out of practice is an understatement.

When I saw this doodle/sketch book I new I had to have it. When I'm planning on what to make next I always doodle little sketches next to my list. I should actually keep some of them. Perhaps I can start showing them off here, British Bake Off style. The drawings of the cakes and bakes are probably my favorite part of the show!


Throughout the book are Zoe Ingram's food drawings to get you started and give you inspiration. She shows great ways to shade and tint your images with thick and thin lines. If you happen to have the food item you want to draw in your fridge or cupboard grab it out and study it! Everyone has their own style - copying work is great when learning, but you'll never get anywhere without being original! 


I've enjoyed this book so much the publishers sent me two copies! One for myself and one to giveaway! I have included a package of 12 colored pencils that are double sided to give you a total of 24 colors! With fun color names like 'fudge' and 'bubblegum' I knew it would make a perfect pair! 


For your chance to win a copy of Draw 500 Fantastic Foods and Derwent Academy Flip Pencils (24 colours) follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below! 

Must be a UK resident and 18 years of age. I do check that the winner has done what they said they did to enter. If the winner does not respond within a week a new winner will be chosen.  





notes: I was provided the book to review and to giveaway from the publishers Quarry; all opinions and images are my own.

85 comments:

  1. I tend to pick savoury to cook and I am quite happy to grab one of Grandmas old recipe books and try and do something from there. Online recipes are great if you have a few ingrients to use up and want some inspiration.

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  2. Sweet definitely and I probably look online and in books equally. Great giveaway by the way!

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  3. Savoury and I probably look more online now.

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  4. sweet and book still ahead of on line

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  5. I prefer sweet & I go online a lot.

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  6. definitely look for sweet more often, in books

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  7. Savoury and almost always online :)

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  8. Savoury and I buy most things online

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  9. Savoury for me and I still mainly look in books but only just.

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  10. Sweet and I usually use books

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  11. sweet and combination of online and books

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  12. Sweet and books
    Claire D

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  13. Mostly savoury and mostly online

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  14. Sweet for me.
    Its a mix between online and my large collection of books. Xx

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  15. I like sweet most, and usually look on line

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  16. Savoury, Probably look online and books about equally.

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  17. Sweet and mostly online. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  18. Sweet mainly. I went through my cook books the other day & realised I had hardly looked at them so I gave them to my local heart foundation. i kept one or two with the big bold images.

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  19. Savoury is mostly my choice and look mostly online.

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  20. I'm a savoury - not got a sweet tooth at all. I buy books (and everything else) online.

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  21. Increasingly I find myself seeking out savoury flavours and sometimes find very sweet things unpleasant. Most of my books are bought online although I do love browsing bookshops and may pick up an impulse buy that way.
    Ann

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  22. Savoury generally and I like to use my mums old cook books but online in a fix!

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  23. Sweet in books mainly, but sometimes online.

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  24. Sweet books and I like to go into a shop and see them in person.

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  25. Savoury and I do tend to look more online these days x

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  26. Mainly savoury and I always look on Amazon for my books

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  27. sweet for me and I look on amazon and in car booties/charity shops for my books :)

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  28. sweet for me online is the easiest option

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  29. Online magazines - tend to look for savoury most often :)

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  30. I tend to pick savoury as a quick snack, but I always bake sweet things! It just doesn't feel like baking to me unless I'm icing something or topping it with jam! I'll look anywhere for ideas, probably 50/50 between the internet and one of my many books xx

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  31. I would say savoury but do like my chocolate :) I look at Amazon for my books x

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  32. I love both - but sweet I think is favourite. I buy mainly online. (@PeanutHog)

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  33. Sweet - I tend to scour the internet :-)

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  34. Savoury and both online and in some old fave cook books.

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  35. I more often look for savoury, and in books - I love my cookery books

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  36. I look for sweet. I have the sweetest tooth ever. I look online for specific recipes but I like to look through books for inspiration - especially older books

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  37. depends on how I feel sometimes sweet sometimes savory

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  38. I look through magazines for inspiration I love to draw sweet things like cakes and pies although need loads of practice I enjoy it

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  39. Sweet and I mostly look online, tbh

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  40. sweet food online

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  41. Sadly I've a very sweet tooth,I have to be quite disciplined or else I would just balloon in weight.I often look online for recipes,again they tend to be for more of the sweet variety,my husband is a far better cook than I am but he never follows recipes,just throws everything in and somehow it works,but then that's savoury things which I think mey be easier x

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  42. Savoury mostly, and online seems so much quicker!

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  43. I love savoury and I look both online and through my beautiful cookery books I have collected since I was 12

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  44. Savoury (love cheese) and online is easier but I do use books sometimes.

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  45. sweet and still hit the books first.

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  46. Sweet and I'll look online for inspiration :)

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  47. I have a very sweet tooth and I use both, often I look online for ease of use when checking for inspiration to use specific ingredients but I love taking the time to browse through recipe books as well and often do!

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  48. I like more savoury items than sweet, look in local supermarket.

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  49. Savoury I do a mixture of traditional books and looking online

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  50. Savoury and online

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  51. savoury and probably online now, though I still love my books

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