# Drawing an Open Book

This design is neatly mirrored, meaning that the left side is a flipped copy of the right side and vice versa. If you're drawing it on a computer, you can make the job easier by drawing only one half of the design, then make the other half by copying it, flipping it and then pasting it into place.Here's a quick and easy way to draw an open book:

Begin your book by taking a rectangle that's a little over twice as wide as it is tall and dividing it in two down the middle. | |

Draw another rectangle inside it. This new rectangle should share its top edge with the first rectangle, while the other sides should be a little ways inside it. Try and make the bottom closer to the outer rectangle than the sides. | |

Next, draw lines going diagonally upwards and inwards from the corners of the second rectangle. All four lines should be the same length and fairly short. | |

Connect the ends of those lines to the line bisecting the rectangles using a curved line. Since these lines define the pages, the bottom lines should be as similar to the top lines as possible. | |

Now connect the ends of the lines to each other to finish defining the pages. | |

To add bookmarks, draw rectangles that start between the bottom curves and the second rectangle's bottom side and end a little bit past the bottom side of the bigger rectangle. | |

For text, just add some dashes and dots on the pages; don't try to actually write something there. Erase the unwanted lines to finish the book. |