How to Draw a Book

Learn to draw a closed book.

You will need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Ruler (optional)

Step 1 Draw a rectangle Draw a rectangle with one corner pointing toward the lower edge of your paper.

Step 2 Add corners Draw slightly curved backward Cs from the rectangle’s three points closest to the page bottom. These will determine the width of your book.

Step 3 Add binding and pages Draw straight lines parallel to the lower two edges of your rectangle, connecting the C curves. Create pages by drawing multiple straight lines inside the small lower left rectangle you just created.

Step 4 Add details Create small triangles at the upper points of the book by drawing short diagonal lines across the book cover. Draw a line parallel to the top line of the binding about the width of the binding and shade the spaces you created.

Step 5 Add more details Add design and a title to the binding for flair, because you never know who might judge this book by its cover.