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Inspirational goats, rainbeards, a cat fashion parade and some good ol' cosmic bananas. This book is full of nonsensical surprises to keep you reaching for the colouring pencils. Be proactive and get distracted, in this magical mindless world.
This is an innovative colouring book, presenting masterpieces of the Impressionist movement. On the left-hand page is an image of the masterpiece, while on the right is a large-format picture for you to colour. Included are highly detailed colour palletes, with a complete breakdown of how to mix each shade, ensuring that you get every colour just right. Every picture is annotated with numbers and letters, signifying where each colour should go.Artworks by the following artists are included: Claude Monet, Camille Pisarro, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Science and Imagination Collide! The Great Hall of Dinosaurs is an illustrated guide to studying and drawing dinosaurs from the best-selling author of the Dracopedia series! Astounding dioramas of the world's biggest, fiercest and fastest creatures line the halls, from a lumbering family of grazing triceratops and a gnashing T-rex to a duo of swift-footed carnotaurs. History's "terrible lizards" are more than a thundering Hollywood nightmare. William O'Connor brings these beautiful and complex beasts to life through accurate illustration based on the anatomical and scientific knowledge of contemporary paleontology. But in The Great Hall of Dinosaurs, our imaginations are not limited by science: We can dream of worlds and scenes that may have existed millions of years ago, of animals we have never seen before, using nothing more than a simple no. 2 pencil and some paper. * Learn the basics of scene setting. Create believable natural dioramas with depth, dinosaurs and detailed Mesozoic ecosystems in which your creatures could live and hunt, such as mountains, forests, deserts and seashores.*16 complete step-by-step demonstrations. Build your drawings from initial composition and thumbnail sketching to completed piece through color concepting, underpainting, texture development and more with both digital and traditional painting techniques.Master dino morphology. Each demonstration offers a description, history, biological diagram and skeletal composition of the most popular dinosaurs, including personality traits, diet and dates of fossil discovery.* Glossary of prehistoric terms.
Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Mighty Thor and Spider-Man, have collaborated on this comics compendium: an encyclopedia of information for creating your own superhero comic strips. Using artwork from Marvel comics as primary examples, Buscema graphically illustrates the hitherto mysterious methods of comic art. Stan Lee's pithy prose gives able assistance and advice to the apprentice artist. Bursting with Buscema's magnificent illustrations and Lee's laudable word-magic, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way belongs in the library of every kid who has ever wanted to illustrate his or her own comic strip.
A practical book with simple excercises showing the basics of drawing. Learning to draw is quicker and easier than you might think. This practical and concise book contains simple exercises and techniques to encourage you to start drawing, whether you want to be able to create a sketch, a visual diary of your holiday, or draw for sheer creative pleasure. Sharon Finmark covers the basics of drawing, sharing advice on texture, pattern and form. She shows how to achieve light and shade, solidity of form and how to add simple perspective to your compositions. There is an introduction to working with different drawing media including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, coloured pencils and watercolour. Subjects covered are still life, flowers and plants, landscapes, interiors and people. By the end of this little book you should be able to draw with confidence and have fun with it!
Perspective is easy; yet surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Now they can remedy that situation with this step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective. Using over 250 simple line drawings, the author leads the reader through every important concept, from horizon to vanishing point to the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing. 256 illus.
The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! How to make the audience "feel" the story while they are "reading" the story. Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful storyboards and graphics for the best visual communication.
After a brief discussion on narrative art, Marcos introduces us to drawing and composing a single image, to composing steady shots to drawing to compose for continuity between all the shots. These lessons are then applied to three diverse story lines - a train accident, a cowboy tale and bikers approaching a mysterious house.
In addition to setting up the shots, he also explains and illustrates visual character development, emotive stances and expressions along with development of the environmental setting to fully develop the visual narrative.
Zen of Drawing inspires you to pick up a pen, pencil or an iPad and start drawing what you see with a 'zen' approach. Author Peter Parr has spent his career in animation successfully teaching people to draw and encouraging students to nurture their skills through observational drawing. He advocates a fresh way of looking closely at your subject and enlisting an emotional response, in order to fully appreciate the nature of what you are about to draw. You will learn that whatever you are drawing, it is essential not only to copy its outline but also to ask yourself: is it soft, smooth or rough to the touch? How heavy is it? Is it fragile or solid? Then, having grasped the fundamental characteristics, or zen, of the object, make corresponding marks on the paper - crisp textures, a dense wash, a scratchy or floating line. The chapters cover: keeping a sketchbook; tools (pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and iPad); perspective; line and volume; tone and texture; structure and weight; movement and rhythm; energy, balance and composition.
Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of intricate mandalas to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring.
This delightful activity book combines inventive doodling ideas with your own space to embellish, draw, scribble and doodle as you please. Artist Sarah Skeate clearly wasted her school days improving her books' margins and covers, and now she shares her inky-crazed imaginings with you, in the three ballpoint pens that you always have near at hand: red, blue and black. You'll create fantastical cities, crazy creatures, cure characters and dramatic patterns - so pick up your pens and let your imagination run wild!
Experience wonder and excitement as you mindfully take your painting technique to the next level: It's Paint Alchemy. Part of the new Alchemy series, Paint Alchemy explores how to build a painting practice. Whether you're a novice or an experienced painter, you'll learn how to create freely by combining a foundation in solid techniques and design principles with an open approach that stays focused on the moment, rather than the end result. You will learn how to prepare your art space, work with intention, and move between action and observation, responding to the work along the way. Paint Alchemy will help you cultivate a full perspective on the process: from developing ideas in a sketchbook to crystalizing your vision. As you work through the exercises, you'll gain a better understanding of color theory, mark making, representational form, abstraction, and composition. Mindfulness, experimentation, and reflection will give way to wonder as your paintings develop.
Learn how to draw and design awesome fashion looks in the hottest styles from Gothic to Romantic and everything in between. With style inspiration on the seminal looks of each theme and practical tips on drawing garments in each style, The Fashion Design Workbook will start you on the road to becoming the next big name in fashion design! This super-cool workbook features 14 key fashion styles - including Rock Chick, Emo, Pretty Vintage, Grunge, Boho Chic, Punk, Glamour, Rockabilly, Gothic and more. You'll find guidance on how to draw and pose the human figure followed by practical tips on how to illustrate fashion garments. Learn how to achieve textures in your fashion drawings, such as fur, leather, metal, sequins, lace, satin, jersey, knits, denim and frills; and how to build up patterns such as camouflage, paisley, floral prints, animal prints, tartan and checks. With over 60 illustration sheets and over 50 mannequin blanks on which to draw your fashions, this fabulous interactive book for young artists and would-be fashion designers will inspire, entertain and instruct!
This is the story of one woman's journey from amateur painter to botanical artist, told through the sketchbooks and paintings she produced for the Distance Learning Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists. Packed with advice and tips, this book will serve as a guide and inspiration to anyone wanting to embark on life as a botanical artist. This book is both a showcase of Mary Ann Scott's work and a record of her achievements, including first-hand accounts of the joys and challenges she faced as she progressed. It contains work from every assignment she undertook, from her first attempts at drawing a tulip to the triumphant paintings she made for her diploma portfolio. Along the way are delicate floral compositions, juicy fruit and vegetables, botanical dissections, and her adventures out in the field. Margaret Stevens's comments on each assignments are also included, giving an insight into the assessment process and an all-round view of Mary Ann's successes and (very rare) failures. The book ends with a glorious selection of Mary Ann's ongoing work as a botanical artist.
This correspondence, between three artists Joanna Boyce, her brother George P. Boyce and Henry Wells, whom she eventually married, dates from the period 1845 to 1861. They were all friends of Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite circle, but in addition Henry and Joanna both studied in Paris, and Joanna wrote extensively about her time there, training with Thomas Couture. She wrote for The Saturday Review as well as painting a small number of very interesting and much admired pictures. Her brother George established himself as a successful watercolourist and member of the Old Watercolour Society, having been encouraged both by David Cox on his Welsh sketching expeditions, and by Ruskin, whose letters advising him what to paint in Venice are included here. Henry Wells was primarily a portrait painter. At first he specialised in miniatures, and was commissioned to paint Mary, princess of Cambridge by Queen Victoria. There are vivid accounts of visits to country houses to carry out commissions from their owners. The three wrote constantly about techniques of painting and about the new colours that became available at this period, and about their visits to exhibitions both in Paris and London. They all contributed to the Royal Academy and other exhibitions. In addition, there is the extraordinary story of Joanna's and Henry's courtship and marriage, at first encouraged and then viciously opposed by Joanna's recently widowed mother. The correspondence survives only in an unpublished transcript made in the 1940s, as the originals were all destroyed in a bombing raid on Bath during the second world war. Excerpts from George P. Boyce's diaries were published in the 1930s, but the present edition contains a considerable amount of new material.
A focused investigation of Whistler's watercolors that introduces readers to a rarely seen aspect of the artist's creative output In the 1880s, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) reinvented himself through the medium of watercolor. At the time, excellence in watercolor was most often associated with British artists, and most notably with the work of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). Whistler's embrace of watercolor allowed the expatriate artist to present himself as an heir to the great Turner, while at the same time creating easily portable works that could supply an American market and, the artist hoped, help secure his art-historical legacy in his home country. Indeed, it was the American Gilded Age industrialist Charles Lang Freer who would amass the largest collection of Whistler's watercolors, eventually bequeathing them to the Smithsonian in 1906. This publication is the first systematic study of Freer's amazing treasure trove of more than 50 watercolors by Whistler and includes figures, landscapes, nocturnes, and interiors. Providing both an art-historical context that looks into the contemporary reception of the works, as well as rigorous scientific analysis of Whistler's materials and techniques, this volume offers a groundbreaking look into an overlooked segment of the celebrated artist's oeuvre.
Whether you want to unplug completely or be creatively engaged while commuting or watching TV, this adult colouring book offers 72 pages of beautiful and meditative designs featuring hearts in every artistic style: Celtic hearts, folk art hearts, winged hearts, flower-filled hearts, mandalalike heart patterns, and designs with the word "love.". *Top-bound colouring pad is perfect for the right- and left-handed *Detachable sheets make it easy to display your finished work or share pages at colouring parties *72 illustrations are printed single-sided on high-quality paper that is suitable pencils, markers, and watercolours *Compact size is great for travel, and a smaller page is less time-consuming to complete *Pad has a thick backer board so that you can colour with the book on your lap *Cover has gold foil stamping
Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies. Moving Image is a key text for comprehending the deep interconnection of the moving image and the worlds of exhibition in the 21st century. - Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London. This anthology examines the rising phenomenon of moving image practice in recent art and theory, tracing its genealogies in experimental cinema and video, body art, performance, site-specific art and installation from the 1960s onwards. Contextualizing new developments made possible by advances in digital and networked technology, it locates contemporary art centred on the moving image within a global framework. Artists surveyed include: Jananne al-Ani, Francis Al s, Yuri Ancarini, Oreet Ashery, Ed Atkins, Judith Barry, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, Black Audio Film Collective, Brad Butler, Olga Chernysheva, James Coleman, Minerva Cuevas, Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, VALIE EXPORT, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Hollis Frampton, Melanie Gilligan, Joana Hadjithomas, Gary Hill, Susan Hiller, William Kentridge, Anja Kirschner, Steve McQueen, Jumana Manna, Karen Mirza, Rabih Mroue, Otolith Group, Nam June Paik, Luther Price, Yvonne Rainer, R.V. Ramani, Pipilotti Rist, Ben Rivers, Ryan Trecartin, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Bill Viola. Writers include: Erika Balsom, Robert Bird, Claire Bishop, Christa Bl mlinger, Jonathan Crary, T.J. Demos, Jean Fisher, Andrew Grossman, Felix Guattari, Shanay Jhaveri, Sven L tticken, Francesco Manacorda, H.G. Masters, Andrew V. Uroskie, Ian White, Maxa Zoller, and Thomas Zummer.
Glen Scouller's paintings are full of vibrant colour and light. In Colour and Line in Watercolour - his first book - he explains how he achieves these effects. He combines traditional watercolour techniques with adding pen and ink, pastels and crayons to create paintings brimming with colour and spontaneity. Using step-by-step demonstration paintings, Scouller shows how he builds up his paintings, working first in watercolour and adding other media to create his original style. He gives advice on his methods and techniques and encourages the reader to experiment with mixed media. He believes that keeping a sketchbook is very important, especially when travelling and shares tips on how to start and use one. There are also sections on painting outdoors and in the studio. The subjects covered are boats and boatyards, landscapes, still life, animals and figures and portraits. Colour and Line in Watercolour encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own by adding line in various mixed media to their watercolours.
Learn how to draw all kinds of farm animals using this fun and easy step-by-step method. Starting with simple shapes, Susie Hodge shows you how easy it is to develop circles, rectangles, squares and ovals into an exciting selection of animals and birds including sheep, ponies, pigs and piglets, turkeys, hens, cows and ducks. If you have never drawn before this is definitely the book for you, and there is a lot here to inspire more experienced artists too.
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