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Students and professionals alike will benefit from this focus on
the figure in the overall composition of a sketch or drawing. Its
solid instruction and many fine examples make it a particularly
valuable tool for intermediate artists.
Four and three and two and colour! Walk the streets of Broad City in this over- the-top colouring book illustrated by Mike Perry, the artist behind the show's kaleidoscopic title sequences. This playful, irreverent homage to the hit TV show takes you inside the minds of Abbi, Ilana, Lincoln, Trey, Jaime and Bevers with activities, maps, mazes, quotes and more.
This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Alwyn Crawshaw has a very loyal following among amateur painters, and this book provides an essential introduction to this exciting subject. Landscapes are a very popular and rewarding subject for painters of all abilities. Here well-known and respected TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates all the basic techniques of painting landscapes in watercolour and oils. The book includes many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings of a variety of different landscapes, featuring mountains, snow, meadows and water. There are also useful sections on sketching, painting skies and trees, and how to add buildings, people and animals to your landscape paintings. Part of the essential Learn to Paint series, this book provides the best introduction to this fascinating subject.
Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to make a dazzling array of beaded baubles, stars, icicles and snowflakes, and adorable beaded Christmas Tree, Santa, Angel and Christmas Pudding designs that look great as earrings and work equally well as small decorations. Learn how to take the designs further by changing the bauble size, create mobiles, make beautiful beaded tassels, or simply take your favourite element of a design and create a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Over many years in a workshop, the knowledge and ability to perform a wide number of relatively minor jobs becomes second nature to a skilled engineer, but the amateur, no matter how great his natural talent, rarely has the opportunity to experience the same wide range of tasks. This book, by the experienced engineer Ian Bradley, contains useful advice and instruction for beginners on workshop practices including arbors and mandrels, belt jointing and splicing, shaft collars, finishing metal surfaces, G-clamps, surface gauges, cutting holes, special nuts, hand turning tools, the wobbler, case-hardening, and machining square material. This book was suggested to the author by his many readers and correspondents as a supplementary volume to his classic textbook The Amateur's Workshop.
This gorgeous new book from the team at Mollie Makes brings together ten designers and makers. Taking their inspiration from the natural world, they have come up with over twenty exclusive projects just for you, based around the ever-popular theme of birds. With ideas for handmade accessories, cards and gifts, this book is perfect for nature-lovers. It is full to bursting of ideas for using cute designs and pretty motifs in your craft projects. Includes a variety of crafts, with full instructions for knitting, crochet, sewing and papercraft projects, as well as ideas on how to turn your junk-shop finds into works of crafty art. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, with hints and tips on personalising your makes, ensuring that everything you create is unique, just like you. Word count: 20,000
This is a full-colour compendium of paintings by renowned and anonymous artists of every era and from all over the world. The paintings are organised into subject categories, including human life from birth to death, man's emotions and beliefs, and work and leisure.
This is the first exhaustive study of a piece of furniture that has been used in the Arab world for centuries, and on the East African coast since the early 1800s. The Arab chest caught the attention of expatriates and travellers throughout these regions, and by the mid-20th century it had become a collector's item in the West. The author, Sheila Unwin, first came across the chests in East Africa in the early l950s. Since then she has been determined to discover their provenance and unravel their stylistic origins. This journey of detection is reflected in her historical overviews, which cover the early Arab trading networks, Arabs and Persians in East Africa, the Gulf and Oman, the Mughals in India, and the early explorations and trading expeditions of the Portuguese, Dutch and British from East Africa to the Far East. Her study of these enables her to trace the cultural influences that have combined to produce the chests, and to chart their complex origins. More than a historical survey, the book is also a guide to the classification, care and cleaning of chests. It is lavishly illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and maps, while line drawings demonstrate the differences in classification and type of chests and fittings. Owners of these fine pieces will find this an invaluable companion and resource. Sheila Unwin greatly enriches our appreciation of an artefact which can now be seen, in the light of her research, as a fascinating embodiment of the old Indian Ocean trading network.
"Life drawing is not only about learning to draw the body accurately; it also teaches you to translate our complex three-dimensional world... to the confines of a sheet of paper." Eddie Armer Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course. By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials. Feel encouraged as you start your life-drawing journey by accomplishing an effective, straightforward pose, formed across a few straight lines and drawn with a standard pencil. Then, work with ease through each of Eddie's beautifully drawn projects to tackle fundamental methods for sketching, designed to steadily introduce you to invaluable techniques that will bring your work to the next level. Every project includes fully-illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. Pore over the accompanying gallery of stunning pieces by Eddie at the end of the chapter, showing examples of the demonstrated technique and providing inspiration for your own poses and style, once you've built your confidence. From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate guide to learning to draw the body.
Learn how to draw your favorite furry friend! With Christopher Hart's simple templates, any pet owner can do it. Whatever your pet, you can capture it in a beautiful drawing! Chris Hart, the world's bestselling art instruction author, has created templates that work for pups and kitties of just about any shape and size--from poodles, dachshunds, and Bernese Mountain Dogs to tabbies, Persians, and Siamese cats. Every template is easy to follow so you'll get adorable results worthy of framing . . . no matter what your skill level.
Pallets: Upcycling projects offers 33 DIY pallet items where the humble pallet is transformed into affordable, practical and eco-friendly furniture, decor, toys, garden products and gifts. Upcycling is the term that is used for the creative recycling of discarded materials or unusable or unwanted items to create new products. The book is packed with full-colour photos and easy to follow step-by-step instructions – from how to dismantle the raw pallet and how to plan and build your own projects, to paint techniques to finish off your products. The difficulty of the projects varies, so the book is ideal for beginner crafters and DIY enthusiasts with more advanced skills. Some of the projects include: a wine rack, garden tool rack, coffee table, easy chair, trousseau chest, book case, vegetable rack, photo frame, planters, toy kitchen, trolley and playhouse.
This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference book for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques and technical data in one volume, providing an essential one-stop look-it-up resource for both students and professionals. The focus is on detailed explanation with clear step-by-step photography used extensively which means that while this book contains the expert techniques aimed squarely at professional jewelers, it is also accessible to students of any level seeking an authoritative and comprehensive bible of their craft.
A handy, practical and inspirational little book - perfect for the pocket or art bag - showing watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity. Written by popular artist Hazel Soan, the book is arranged in two parts: the first section explains all about watercolour and shows what can be achieved with it in a short time span; the second section suggests specific approaches to painting in particular situations. INCLUDES: covering all the essential techniques, the book focuses on maximising brushstrokes and exploring colours Useful advice on deciding what to include and what to leave out Helpful chapters on painting a wide range of subjects, including people, landscapes, seascapes, buildings, gardens, flowers and still life subjects
For the past fifty years, Tamarind has breathed life into the once-underappreciated art of lithography. From Josef Albers and Philip Guston in the 1960s, to Ed Ruscha and Kiki Smith in recent decades, contemporary artists have teamed up with professional printmakers at Tamarind to create an archive of exceptional lithographs. In 1960, in an effort to generate interest in lithography and make it accessible to artists, June Wayne founded Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fifty years and many thousands of prints later, it is difficult to imagine what lithography in the United States would be without the influence of the renowned Tamarind. Showcasing the broad aesthetic capabilities of lithography, Tamarind Touchstones demonstrates the diversity of the artists who have embraced lithography and their increased facility and comfort with the medium. Highlighting the ninety lithographs in the exhibition, reproduced in full color, this catalogue also includes glimpses into the recent activities of Tamarind, the psyche of the professional printmaker, and the curatorial perspective that guided the selection for this National Endowment for the Arts--funded traveling exhibition. With its trademark passion, Tamarind enters the next fifty years committed to its original goals to invigorate and fortify lithography and to expand its reach throughout the world.
This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw, it is one of the four top-selling titles in the Learn to Paint series, and provides an ideal introduction to this essential skill. Sketching is a vital artistic skill and painters of all standards need to be able to sketch. In this book Alwyn Crawshaw looks at all aspects of sketching on location, explaining how to use sketches either as works of art in their own right or as reference for later drawings or paintings. Contents include: * advice on sketching materials and equipment * using pencil, charcoal, conte pencil, pen & ink and watercolour * guidance on perspective * help with design and composition * sketching in colour In addition, there are numerous practical exercises and several step-by-step demonstrations to encourage readers to put their new skills into practice.
From grasping perspective to balancing your composition to mixing colours and learning how to create new effects, Drawing and Painting Step-by-Step is an accessible guide through practical lessons for the budding artist. Beginning with a section on the equipment needed, the book covers the different drawing and painting tools from pastels to acrylics to oils and water, the papers and brushes used, how colours can be combined and mixed. More advanced techniques include painting without a brush, painting on glass and curved surfaces, while other skills include how to capture movement, how to paint reflected light and understanding tone. After all the lessons, there are also tips and hints on breaking the rules. Each lesson is packed with colour photographs and artworks, with helpful tips as well as step-by-step guides keeping you clearly on track. Including instructive examples of classic works by artists such as Pieter Brueghel the Elder, David Hockney, Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh and Alfred Sisley, Drawing and Painting Step-by-Step is an expert companion for the home artist.
Only a thoroughly accomplished artist such as Borough Johnson--a
nineteenth-century landscape and genre painter--could manage to
illuminate the technique of pencil drawing in these exquisitely
simple terms. Artists at every level of experience will appreciate
the wealth of information he offers on everything from choosing the
right tools to drawing the nude figure. With a host of helpful
"how-to" illustrations, as well as a "mini-gallery" of finished
compositions, this invaluable guide offers clear direction for
artists who want to learn to draw--or sharpen their skills.
Make fabulous festive craft projects with this collection of 20 fantastic projects that are modern and stylish, but simple enough to make for the busy Christmas season. Covering a wide range of crafts, from sewing and beading, to card making and cake decorating - it is everything you will need to create your best Christmas ever. Packed with step-by-step instructions, beautifully illustrated techniques and handy tips from top designers to make it fun and easy for craft experts and beginners alike. With ideas for festive decorations for your home and pretty gifts for family and friends, each project is simple to make but will be treasured forever. Learn different crafting skills and improve your techniques with handy tips. Create beautiful items that will bring a cosy atmosphere to your home. Celebrate Christmas with unique and special Christmas gifts for friends and family. Enjoy making delightful decorations, tasty treats, cards and presents for Christmas.
Create beautiful, natural soaps without leaving home
Ever wonder what's really in your store-bought soap? Once you start making your own soap, you'll never have to wonder again "The Everything Soapmaking Book, 3rd Edition" is a comprehensive guide to making all kinds of soap, whether you want to decorate your home or pamper your or your family's skin. Homemade soap is not only an easy project for any level craft lover, but it's beautiful, too
Completely revised and updated with information on natural and organic ingredients, this easy-to-use guide shows you how to:
'n Praktiese gids met sterk, kleurryke ontwerpe vol inspirasie Polimeerklei is 'n gewilde medium, geskik vir en gewild onder handwerkers van alle ouderdomme en vaardigheidsvlakke. Dit is in elke moontlike kleur te kry, en omdat dit maklik in 'n kombuisoond gebak word, is dit toeganklik vir alle handwerkers. Klei-oppervlakke kan op soveel verskillende maniere versier word dat tegnieke van ander handwerksoorte soos stempelwerk, ponswerk, bosselering en mosaiekwerk mildelik gebruik word. Dit maak kleiwerk soveel veelsydiger en dra by tot die toenemende gewildheid daarvan. Hierdie boek wys jou hoe om manjifieke juwele, styfvolle geskenke, versierde houers, knope, nagemaakte afwerkings, aantreklike huistoebehore en veel meer te skep - prettig en lonend. Hope stap-vir-stap foto's en duidelike aanwysings verseker dat selfs die groenste groentjie sukses sal behaal, en die volbladfoto's sal handwerkers inspireer om die voortreflike projekte aan te pak. Verskeie tegnieke, van basiese kondisionering tot kreatiewe staafwerk en millefiori-afwerkings, word verstaanbaar verduidelik en dan in die onderskeie projekte gekontekstualiseer. Gebruik hierdie tegnieke om oorspronklike items te skep en projekte volgens jou eie smaak aan te pas. Weens die aard van die medium is dit bykans onmoontlik om ontwerpe en afwerkings presies te herhaal - elke item bly uniek. Waarvoor wag jy dan? Gryp jou klei en begin speel!
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