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Imaginarium - The Process Behind the Picture (Hardcover): Claire Rosen Imaginarium - The Process Behind the Picture (Hardcover)
Claire Rosen
R699 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R231 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Time Garden - A magical journey and colouring book (Paperback): Daria Song The Time Garden - A magical journey and colouring book (Paperback)
Daria Song 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Time Garden will sweep you away into an enchanted world, created in intricate pen and ink by Korean artist Daria Song. Journey through the doors of the cuckoo clock and into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land ready and waiting for you to customize with whatever colours you can dream up. The Time Garden is an international best-selling colouring book and this edition finally makes it available in English. Full of beautifully detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for colouring fans of all ages.

Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonne of Drawing (Hardcover): Menil Collection Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonne of Drawing (Hardcover)
Menil Collection
R25,500 R22,989 Discovery Miles 229 890 Save R2,511 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The definitive six-volume catalogue raisonne of the drawings of one of the most important artists working today Six decades of both iconic and intimate works by Jasper Johns (b. 1930), who is still producing at the age of 88, are given their full due in this magnificent multi-volume publication. Featuring exquisite full-page illustrations of all 813 known drawings by Johns, more than 200 of which have not been published or exhibited, the volumes demonstrate how Johns has been instrumental in elevating and establishing drawing as a major medium in contemporary art, and his drawings chart his artistic interests and aesthetic evolution. Five volumes are dedicated to the drawings, documenting materials and listing exhibition and publication histories, and the large-scale reproductions feature special production details. These include the use of special inks, such as a combination with silver for graphite works and custom mixes to represent particular colors, ensuring that the reproductions are as faithful as possible with state-of-the-art printing technology. The sixth volume includes an exhibition chronology and bibliography focused on drawings, as well as indexes to the set. This landmark publication is a must-have for contemporary art collectors, drawings connoisseurs, art reference libraries, and university art departments.

Pierrot Alterations (Paperback): Christopher (C F ) Forgues Pierrot Alterations (Paperback)
Christopher (C F ) Forgues
R351 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R89 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Surprise Yourself - Get Out of Your Head and Into the World (Paperback): Lisa Currie Surprise Yourself - Get Out of Your Head and Into the World (Paperback)
Lisa Currie
R281 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R96 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

***Make every day a new beginning with this lively illustrated journal from the author of Me, You, Us*** Brimming with fun and quirky ways to learn, create and grow, this charming journal presents simple activities to make every day count. Prompts include: o Memorize a poem o Compliment a stranger o Be a tourist in your own town o Learn to say "hello" in five new languages o Write a fan letter o Avoid the news for a full day o Write a five-star review o Send an overdue apology Filled with delightful illustrations and plenty of room to record your own progress and insights, this is a DIY happiness guide to share with a friend or use as a secret personal playbook for jump-starting each day. Flip to any page and begin!

Everyone Can Draw (Paperback): Barrington Barber Everyone Can Draw (Paperback)
Barrington Barber
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Drawing Birds (Paperback): Andrew Forkner Drawing Birds (Paperback)
Andrew Forkner 1
R320 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R66 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

This book is an expert guide to producing beautiful lifelike drawings of birds in their natural habitat. Artists of all interests will find a lot to inspire them in this detailed, practical and beautiful guide on drawing birds. The book includes sections on materials, basic techniques and reference gathering, as well as how to draw the key features of birds such as beaks, eyes, claws, wings and feathers. A special section focuses on birds in flight, and this is followed by chapters on the main bird groups including: Waders and water birds, Wildfowl, Birds of prey, Owls, Garden and woodland birds, Seabirds and Game birds. Each chapter covers the techniques specific to the group as well as numerous examples and a full step-by-step demonstration. The absence of colour means that Andrew uses other aspects such as pattern, shading and shape to give his paintings life and interest. Written for artists who wish to apply their skills to drawing birds, as well as experienced artists who want to improve their drawing skills, this is an expert guide to producing exquisitely rendered, lifelike drawings of birds in their natural habitats and nothing could be more inspirational than Andrew's accurately observed and truly beautiful drawings.

Watercolour Workshop: Projects and Interpretations (Hardcover): Ann Blockley Watercolour Workshop: Projects and Interpretations (Hardcover)
Ann Blockley
R380 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R72 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

An inspirational and practical art manual, packed with step-by-step projects. Artist Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative approach to watercolour painting. Her highly anticipated new book provides a series of workshops demonstrating how to push the boundaries of watercolour, using key techniques to develop your own work and take your paintings to the next level. Ann's easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects demonstrate how some of her most dramatic paintings are created. She describes in detail some of the key techniques used and how you can experiment with alternative methods to create your own interpretations. Finally, her beautiful and inspirational artworks demonstrate how different interpretations of a subject might take an unexpected or unusual direction, and how to make the most of these opportunities. The book moves, with progressively challenging projects, from loose wildflower meadows, textured woodland and rustic rambling walls to atmospheric or semi-abstract landscape corners, all rendered in Ann's adventurous signature style. Loose, expressive mark-making and unusual techniques include combining water-based paint and ink with granulation medium for dramatic texture, drawing with twigs, using gesso and collage to create unique effects; manipulating paint with materials such as plastic wrap (clingfilm); developing printed marks made using found materials. Following the huge demand for more practical guidance in experimental painting, the book provides plenty of techniques and instruction. Ann's personal commentary also gives a unique insight into the mind of the artist - ways of looking at your subject, how to explore and experiment - to unlock the potential of your watercolour painting.

The Art of Watercolor - Learn Watercolor Painting Tips and Techniques That Will Help You Learn How to Paint Beautiful... The Art of Watercolor - Learn Watercolor Painting Tips and Techniques That Will Help You Learn How to Paint Beautiful Watercolors (Paperback)
W Foster
R370 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book covers all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful watercolor paintings of people, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, children, and even animals! In "The Art of Watercolor," youAEll find information on all the essential watercolor fundamentals and special techniques, as well as in-depth explanations of more advanced concepts. And as you follow and learn, youAEll find both inspiration and information inside this classic instructional guide: The step-by-step lessons are all accompanied by beautiful illustrations that lead up to the finished artwork. This attractive, full-color instructional guide is a perfect addition to any artistAEs reference library!

Drawing Portraits - A Practical Course for Artists (Paperback): Barrington Barber Drawing Portraits - A Practical Course for Artists (Paperback)
Barrington Barber
R242 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
How to Draw: Wild Animals - In Simple Steps (Paperback): Jonathan Newey How to Draw: Wild Animals - In Simple Steps (Paperback)
Jonathan Newey
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Amazing results can be achieved surprisingly quickly using the author's step-by-step techniques to create a wonderful selection of 23 wild animals in various poses--including head shots and full body illustrations. Aspiring artists will discover how easy it is to learn how to draw with this simple and inspirational guide, and more experienced artists will develop specific skills for drawing animals. Each animal starts as basic geometric shapes and lines and becomes a completed drawing within four or five steps. Despite the simplicity of the construction methods, these images are realistic representations of the animals portrayed. Once mastered, the traditional approach used in this book can be used for any subject.

The Art of Doodle Words - Turn Your Everyday Doodles into Cute Hand Lettering! (Paperback): Sarah Alberto The Art of Doodle Words - Turn Your Everyday Doodles into Cute Hand Lettering! (Paperback)
Sarah Alberto; Illustrated by Sarah Alberto 1
R317 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R60 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In The Art of Doodle Words, YouTube artist Sarah Alberto shows you how to combine hand lettering and carefree doodles into your own artwork. If you love the look of hand lettering and calligraphy, but find it too intimidating or perhaps too ornate, then The Art of Doodle Words is the book for you. Now you can learn the basics of lettering just by doodling. Sarah Alberto, the artist behind the popular YouTube channel Doodles by Sarah, likes to start her doodle words with a simple letter or word. Whether you're drawing a word like cold or love or idea, Sarah will show you how to transform it into doodles using super-cute sketches and simple lines. A basic word becomes an adorable illustration. Sarah will also teach you how to work in reverse, starting with a doodle and turning it into a cute illustration of letters and words. Pick up The Art of Doodle Words and begin learning stress-free, laid-back lettering styles now!

Down by the Sea - Draw and paint with watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink (Paperback): Claudia Nice Down by the Sea - Draw and paint with watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink (Paperback)
Claudia Nice
R452 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nobody captures seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this guide, she shares her approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen & ink, acrylics and gouache. More than 60 step-by-step demos, simple enough for beginners, teach how to create all sorts of beach scenery, from waves crashing, to people relaxing while the sun slowly sets, and more.

Sketching from the Imagination: Characters (Paperback): 3DTotal Publishing Sketching from the Imagination: Characters (Paperback)
3DTotal Publishing
R451 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R83 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sketches and drawings are the foundations of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image. In Sketching from the Imagination: Characters, fifty talented artists share their sketches, inspirations, and approaches to creating characters. This book is a visually stunning collection packed with useful tips and creative insights--an invaluable resource that will inspire artists of all abilities.

Observe, Collect, Draw! a Visual Journal (Hardcover): Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec Observe, Collect, Draw! a Visual Journal (Hardcover)
Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec
R377 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R147 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A guided journal with a fresh approach to the trendof journal-as-tool-for-self-examination. The journal is delightfully illustrated in the authors' trademark style- accessible, whimsical, detailed. Blending inspiring examples with engaging instruction, this journal asks: What do we learn about ourselves when we measure our gratitude, confidence, and distraction levels? What do our collections say about who we are: our books, music, the clothes we wear? Observe, Collect, Draw! functions as a mini-course in information design, as accessible to beginners as it is engaging to seasoned info designers.

12 Rules of Creativity (Paperback): Michael Atavar 12 Rules of Creativity (Paperback)
Michael Atavar
R277 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R52 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Imaginative Realism - How to Paint What Doesn't Exist (Paperback): James Gurney Imaginative Realism - How to Paint What Doesn't Exist (Paperback)
James Gurney 2
R426 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R145 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of "Dinotopia," James Gurney instructs and inspires in "Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist." Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Gurney teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the techniques that won him worldwide critical acclaim. This groundbreaking work examines the practical methods for creating believable pictures of imaginary subjects, such as dinosaurs, ancient Romans, alien creatures, and distant worlds.
Beginning with a survey of imaginative paintings from the Renaissance to the golden Age of American illustration, the book then goes on to explain not just techniques like sketching and composition, but also the fundamentals of believable world building including archaeology, architecture, anatomy for creatures and aliens, and fantastic engineering. It concludes with details and valuable advice on careers in fantasy illustration, including video game and film concept art and toy design.
More than an instruction book, this is the ultimate reference for fans of science fiction and fantasy illustration.
"Gurney's "Imaginative Realism" is a gold mine for artists who want to create images that sing with authority and delight the viewer with rich otherworldly visuals." --Erik Tiemens, concept artist, "Star Wars: Episodes II and III"
""Imaginative Realism" is an indispensable, flawless reference for vision makers in any discipline to create their own imaginative realms." --Frank M. Costantino, ASAI, SI, FSAI, JARA, cofounder, American Society of Architectural Illustrators

Here be Dragons - The Cf Sculpture Series Book (Paperback, 10th Edition): Christi Friesen Here be Dragons - The Cf Sculpture Series Book (Paperback, 10th Edition)
Christi Friesen
R232 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R58 (25%) In stock
Morpho (Spiral bound): Michel Lauricella Morpho (Spiral bound)
Michel Lauricella
R525 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R167 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures - Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing *A Sketching Guide for Aspiring Artists and... Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures - Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing *A Sketching Guide for Aspiring Artists and Designers* (Paperback)
Chris Legaspi
R290 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R56 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of human expressions, movements, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, illustrators, cartoonists, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills. Designed as a contemporary, step-by-stepguidebook for artists who are learning to draw the human form, Draw Like An Artist: 100 Faces and Figures features an inclusive array of faces, figures, and poses, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Chris Legaspi is a leading figure illustrator and popular workshop instructor whose clear and elegant drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

Color Me Your Way (Paperback): Pamela Smart Color Me Your Way (Paperback)
Pamela Smart
R315 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Framed Perspective Vol. 2 - Technical Drawing for Shadows, Volume, and Characters (Paperback): Marcos Mateu-Mestre Framed Perspective Vol. 2 - Technical Drawing for Shadows, Volume, and Characters (Paperback)
Marcos Mateu-Mestre; Contributions by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
R470 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Building on the foundation established with the first book in the series, Framed Perspective 2 guides artists through the challenging tasks of projecting shadows in proper perspective on a variety of environments and working with characters in perspective set in particular situation or setting. Author and artist Marcos Mateu-Mestre reveals the many techniques and mechanics he has used to become proficient in such endeavors, including using anatomy, shadows, and clothing folds to define the shape and volume of characters within an environment. He also shares how to effectively observe a model or object to extract the right amount of information to then translate it into an impactful graphic and visual image, the goal of every visual storyteller.

Water Paper Paint - Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media (Paperback): Heather Smith Jones Water Paper Paint - Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media (Paperback)
Heather Smith Jones
R377 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R112 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor text books, this unique, beautiful volume is a field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to's, and projects, all from an artist's perspective. Each creative exercise features a technique, shows stepby-step photographs, and includes a clever idea for a gift or project that can be made from the painted samples.

Creative Haven Celtic Mandalas Coloring Book (Paperback): Cari Buziak Creative Haven Celtic Mandalas Coloring Book (Paperback)
Cari Buziak
R101 R74 Discovery Miles 740 Save R27 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
ESCAPES Fashion Art Coloring Book (Paperback, First Edition, First ed.): Marty Noble ESCAPES Fashion Art Coloring Book (Paperback, First Edition, First ed.)
Marty Noble
R263 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R32 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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