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Colour in the best-loved designs from two decades of Cath Kidston prints. Enhance your inner creativity with your own colour combinations; relax and be inspired by looks that are adored the world over. Reimagine your favourite Cath Kidston designs, or simply recreate the classic prints in their original colours. With hand-drawn illustrations from the Cath Kidston archive as well as contemporary designs, this is the must-have for every Cath Kidston fan.
The official colouring book from The Great British Bake Off and a must-have for amateur baking fans, cake lovers and Bake Off enthusiasts! Colour your way through 90 beautiful illustrations by the official Bake Off illustrator, Tom Hovey, including all your favourite showstoppers and iconic bakes from the show. Immerse yourself in the world of Bake Off -away with the oven gloves, pick up those colouring pencils and unleash your artistic flair. On your marks, get set ...
Notebooks made for creatives by creatives. Introducing the Go-To Notebook: the only notebook you'll ever need. When Chronicle Books and Mohawk teamed up to create their ideal notebook, the Go-To was born, made with the highest quality of materials and designed with productivity in mind. Features include: * Superfine paper by Mohawk-the finest printing paper made today, milled in the USA for more than 80 years * Project planning/tracking pages, as well as dotted or lined pages * A pocket for storage * A silk ribbon marker * Lay-flat binding * Tactile cloth case The Go-To is the ultimate notebook for getting things done, and is sure to help makers, thinkers, and dreamers do their best work.
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.
The secrets and techniques of shoujo manga, the popular style of Japanese animation that is based on stories related to peer pressure, friendship, and romance, are revealed in a guide that includes information on the unique stylistic characteristics of the style and tips on drawing different character types.
Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time. This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists' Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.
Best known for his luscious paintings of pies and ice-cream cones, American artist Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920) has been an avid and prolific draftsman since he began his career in the 1940s as an illustrator and cartoonist. This book of about ninety drawings - compiled with the full cooperation of the artist to accompany a major new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum - explores the wide range of Thiebaud's production on paper, including early sketches, luminous pastels and watercolours, and charcoal drawings made in connection with his teaching. In subjects ranging from deli counters and isolated figures to dramatic views of San Francisco's plunging streets, Thiebaud's drawings endow the most banal, everyday scenes with a sense of poetry and nostalgia. Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, with illuminating texts, including an extensive interview with the artist, Wayne Thiebaud: Draftsman is the first major publication devoted to his lifelong engagement with drawing.
A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.
Rediscover a more child-like approach to creating with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals Through fun and creative exercises, Carla Sonheim teaches you to draw a variety of fun animals and creatures, including:
- And many others
You'll also find a variety of unique mixed-media techniques to help you bring your creatures to life, resulting in a unique finished art piece. Improve your drawing skills, expand your creativity, and learn new art techniques--and have loads of fun doing it --with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals.
This sketchbook gives you the opportunity to learn how Harper captured his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. For each of the twenty-eight birds featured herein, weve included a four-page presentation. On the first page, you will find line drawings that show a three-stage process for recreating Harpers image. The line drawings build on each other the first one presents the most basic shapes, the second further develops the form of the bird, and the third com-pletes the image with all the details.
A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.
Filled with colourful illustrations and step-by-step explanations, How to Draw a Character is a foolproof introduction to the art of sketching people. From babies to grandmothers, cyclists to shoppers, How to Draw a Character gives readers the skills to draw any kind of person in any setting. The easy tutorials break down seemingly complicated drawings into simple components, so even beginners will soon be drawing confidently. The book begins with a handful of simple anatomical rules that lend life and realism to the drawings. It goes on to explore all the essential aspects of figure drawing, from capturing emotions to drawing your characters in motion. Equal parts inspiration and tutorial, the charming drawings are sure to spark the imagination. How to Draw a Character will give anyone who's ever wanted to learn to draw the confidence to pick up a pencil and begin!
Discover how easy it is to stencil unique projects for home decor and gifts! Presenting creative projects for wood, metal, fabric, glass and other surfaces, this beginner's guide introduces you to the tools and techniques you need to get started on a fulfilling new hobby. Including nine projects to get you started, all accompanied by gorgeous inspirational photography.
Make your mark and explore hours of exercises using everyone's favorite marker- anywhere! Now in an all-new format, the creative technique exercises from Sharpie Art Workshop by designer, artist, and art director Timothy Goodman are reconfigured into this useful art pack which includes an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get you started. Sharpie Art Pack includes a wide range of Sharpie techniques that demonstrate how to make different kinds of marks, patterns, images on a variety of surfaces, and mixing media with Sharpie. Be bold, and work through this inspiring book and enjoy the intricate and impressive works created from an everyday tool.
Become inspired by this vast collection of meditative drawing tiles known as tangles "500 Tangled Art Works," curated by Beckah Krahula, author of the bestselling book, "One Zentangle a Day," is the first book to feature a large and wide-ranging collection of exciting, beautiful, and experimental drawings. Tangles, a one to four stroke repetitive pattern used in a meditative art form called Zentangle(TM), are showing up all over the world in drawings, paintings, and many forms of mixed media art. With an introduction and history of this zen art form, "500 Tangled Art Works" shares basic techniques, and features a cutting edge collection of the latest and greatest drawing from this contemporary movement. After seeing this amazing assortment of art, it will be easier than ever to start tangling on your own
"The energy is transmitted. If one feels it, the public perceives it in the painting." Daniella Sukaczer, p98 The unparalleled competition showcase for outstanding acrylic artists! Creative energy is the driving force of what it means to be an artist, and how an artist chooses to use that energy is what sets one apart from the others. Some may choose energetic brush strokes creating movement that seems to dance across the canvas. Others may select colors that represent a feeling behind their emotional energy for a particular work. Or creative energy may take a more behind-the-scenes role, where only the artist knows the source of inspiration. The 6th competition book in the AcrylicWorks series, this volume delivers another show of the best in contemporary acrylic painting, selected from an international call for entries. A rousing blend of instruction and inspiration, these pages feature: 127 stunning acrylic and mixed-media paintings by 120+ accomplished artists Insights from the artists themselves, revealing the hows and whys behind each piece Focus on the power of creative energy, creative solutions, effective approaches and bold techniques A variety of subjects--from still life and abstracts to people, animals and landscapes--portrayed in an equally glorious range of styles A treat for artists and art lovers alike, AcrylicWorks 6 invites you to study these modern-day masterpieces, analyze them...or simply sit back and wonder at their incredible skill and artistry.
An original activity book for kids and adults. Tattoo Activity Book features artwork from more than 30 tattoo artists from around the world. Old school to new school, to graphic and realistic. Pretty birds, dreadful skulls, stylish full-rigged ships and graphic weirdness. Tattoo enthusiasts of all ages are invited to add their own color and creativity to the 64 pages with artwork from some of the best tattoo artists on the planet, and create their own designs. Among the beautiful drawings you will find tattoo activities, such as "follow the dots" and "paint by number." Get inspiration for you future tattoo, and go wild with coloring the motives in the book, just as you would like them to be. Tattoo Activity Book is the latest in Dokument Press popular coloring book series, with themes such as graffiti, skate- boarding and lowriders.
The creativity never stops with IlLISTration! IlLISTration is a remarkable and unique book featuring ludicrous lists to help artists, doodlers, and sketchers with daily inspiration! Inside, you'll find complete illustrated lists, partial lists, and blank lists to help guide you through a world full of illustration ideas and motivation. Each list has a distinct theme or fantastical topic. What world would you create using Modes of Miniature Transportation? Could you doodle out dozens of Drinks for Dragons? And how would you create your Recipes for Disaster? These themes include lines for twelve descriptive names, and plenty of space for your accompanying illustrations. A concluding inspirational gallery features art contributed by: John Hendrix, Calef Brown, Julianna Brion, Roman Muradov, Aya Kakeda, and Wilson Swain.
'If you want to learn about gouache, this should keep you satisfied for a very long time.' Artbookreview.net If you love painting with watercolour and are ready to experiment with something different, then the versatile medium of gouache could be just the thing for you. Gouache is water-based, quick-drying and, can be painted light over dark as well as dark over light. Ideal for the beginner, it can be used thinly in a watercolour style, or more thickly as with oils or acrylics. This guide covers all the materials and tools required and has a comprehensive techniques section that includes overlaying colours, colour blending and troubleshooting. Experienced author Jeremy Ford takes you through three simple, step-by-step projects, each showcasing a unique style of painting with gouache. Numerous finished paintings are included to demonstrate the range of subjects, styles and techniques that you can achieve, and encourage you to develop your own style of painting using this exciting medium.
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