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The ultimate exercise book for any original, training the eye, the hand and the mind.Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression. Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.
Wait until you get your hands on this rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. kraft tex is supple, yet strong enough to use for projects that get tough wear. Use it to bring an exciting new texture to your craft-sewing projects, mixed-media arts, and bookmaking. Color may vary slightly between rolls. . Play with it Sew it, stamp it, draw on it, fold it, inkjet print it . Durable enough for totes, belts, wallets, book covers, luggage tags, and more . The fiber-based texture softens and crinkles with handling and washing"
Travels with Watercolour is a book for every watercolour painter who loves to travel - whether it's the English coast or India - and wants to make the most of painting on location. Packed with practical advice, as well as 150 of Lucy Willis's beautiful paintings, it provides all the information necessary for the painter to plan and enjoy painting - wherever their travels take them. It covers: * Equipment, including how to travel light by using a limited palette of colours, how to make the best use of a sketchbook, and the most practical way to carry watercolour paper * The practical aspects of choosing locations - how to deal with inquisitive onlookers, unfamiliar weather conditions, and how to respect the cultures of other countries. * The watercolour techniques that are best suited to location work, enabling the painter to capture a scene quickly and effectively. * What to paint, from dramatic skies in Tanzania to bathers on the beach in Cornwall * How to follow up location work back at home, using sketches, photographs and notes to develop paintings made on location or create new ones.
Join Lizzie Mary Cullen (the illustrator behind The Magical City and The Magical Christmas) on an expedition around the world, with her brand new colouring book. For the past few months, Lizzie has been travelling the world, exploring some of our planet's most beautiful landscapes and fascinating cities. Inspired by the places she discovered, she has created this stunning new colouring adventure. The Magical Journey is Lizzie's most interactive and absorbing book yet - with different treasure hunts for each continent around the world. This is an epic trip that will transport you from the depths of the Brazilian rainforest to the dizzying heights of the New Zealand mountains. Join Lizzie and faithful friend Paddy the Pug as they trek, fly, sail and swim through the wonders of the world, discovering hidden objects along the way. For fans of Johanna Basford's The Secret Garden and Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom, this is a stunning new colouring book.
This is a book to make your own. Fill the pages with your thoughts, dreams, memories and ambitions. Explore your world and make your mark by reflecting on your experiences. Cut and paste, create and play, collage and keep. Collage and Keep is a visual journal and keepsake where the reader is encouraged to participate in collage based activities that explore and reflect on their own experience and perspective of life. Whilst some pages seek a more personal engagement, for example relating to memory or desire, others simply provide a space to 'recreate your favourite book cover' or produce a 'collage quilt' using collected ephemera from friends and family. Including helpful tips and basic principles of collage, the reader is guided to source materials from their everyday world and to look for what is beautiful, inspiring or unusual to them. * Collage your three greatest achievements * Create your perfect view * Tell the story of your favourite record * Fill a page with bright ideas * What make you hot? What makes you cold? * Make a paperchain of people you connect with * Collage a home video of your happiest memories * Fill the cabinet full of things that you are curious about * Create footprints using photos of places you've been
'Colours are the smiles of nature.' Leigh Hunt Discover some peace and quiet within the pages of this book, where you'll find gorgeous patterns and intricate designs to colour in and enjoy. Colour, create and keep calm!
Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative `category killer' approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists. The book's up-to-date approach is a far cry from the dry instructions and dated artwork that feature in more traditional art books. In contrast to other, largely project-orientated titles, Drawing and Painting places the emphasis on the techniques themselves, encompassing drawing, sketching and a range of painting styles. Covering everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics, specially commissioned photography and artwork accompanies step-bystep techniques, while profiles of contemporary artists provide insight into various working methods, materials and techniques. Acknowledging the growing interest in digital tools as a medium, information is provided throughout the book on how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.
The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang knife and a hidden tang knife. Make each of these two projects by following the individual construction principles here, and learn all phases of the knifemaking process. A few simple tools and a suitable workplace are all you need; materials are inexpensive. In their decades of teaching, the authors have often heard "I've never worked with metal before" and offer quick ways to understand the basics. Enjoy clear answers to the questions they often hear from their beginning students, such as "Is the steel hard yet?" or "What kind of wood works best for the handle?" With this complete guide, there is nothing standing in the way of you starting your knifemaking hobby.
With more than 250 characters across all the popular genres, this is the big, must-have book for every aspiring manga artist! Drawing on the mega-success of Christopher Hart's Manga Mania series, Manga Mania Universe combines curated content from each of his previous Manga Mania books (Girl Power!, Romance, and Shonen) into one giant, breathtaking volume. It showcases the best in capturing manga girls, romantic characters and scenes, and action and adventure. Fans will enjoy having such a wide variety of first-rate how-to-draw instruction, along with the dynamic artwork that has made this series so popular.
In this beautifully produced book, artist and teacher David Webb shares his expertise to provide comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolour, from beginners up. How-to techniques are at the heart of the book and feature detailed explanations and demonstrations that will get you progressing fast, with a real understanding of the medium. Included in this section are `Help!' panels that focus on what can go wrong: the typical mistakes made and how you can avoid them. Readers will also discover the widest possible range of watercolour techniques thanks to our team of internationally recognised guest artists, who will be revealing some of their painting secrets in a series of `life lessons' - how they appear to get the paint to really glow and their paintings to spring into life.
A 2018 Best Book of the Year-The Guardian The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment. Organized by color, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, Make Ink combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind's oldest tools of communication.
Scratch pages have dethroned adult coloring books in the world of adult activity books. Scrape off the coating to reveal beautiful scenes with Scratch & Create: Enchanted Forest. Adult coloring books are so 2015. Grab your stylus and dive into the awesome world of scratch art! Each art page in Scratch & Create: Enchanted Forest is covered in a layer of silver, metallic coating. With the provided tool, you will etch, scrape, and scratch it away to reveal beautiful scenes beneath. What better way to unwind after a stressful day than with the simple, meditative, satisfying act of creating art? Scratch & Create: Enchanted Forest comes with 20 delightful, original postcard-style designs by Kailey Whiteman. Each page is easy to tear out, so once you've completed your masterpiece, you can display, frame, or even mail them. Grab your stylus and get scratching today! You'll definitely be glad that you did.
Tell your own story in comic-book form with this blank journal--already formatted with panels! An intro from art instruction superstar Christopher Hart will get you started. Whether they're interested in producing comic strips, manga, or graphic novels, aspiring illustrators can begin their own artistic journey with this specially produced journal. Every page features blank, black-framed panels formatted in the comic-book style, and separate sections throughout allow artists to create several different stories. Those with more experience can use the journal to flesh out their narrative and visual ideas, while beginners can experiment with the format and see where it takes them. The possibilities for self-expression are endless!
All you need to know about mixing watercolours Explores all the different colour mixing techniques including palette mixing, overlaying and wet-into-wet Provides a visual source of over 600 watercolour mixes Fully annotated paintings throughout demonstrate the colours and mixes used. Colour is fundamental to painting and the ability to mix and reproduce specific hues is an art in itself. Colour theory can be dull and complicated, but in this book, experienced artist and teacher, Sharon Finmark, demonstrates colour mixing in a practical and easy-to-follow way. In addition to being an extensive visual sourcebook to nearly 600 colour mixes, there are paintings featured throughout with all the different hues and mixes in each painting analysed and annotated. In this way, watercolour painters learn by application how to get the best out of their paints.
Learn how to use traditional watercolour techniques to produce beautiful, contemporary paintings that are full of light, colour and life. Packed with inspirational finished paintings and step-by-step projects, this engaging book teaches you how to use watercolours in their purest form, without the addition of any other media, to create art that has a radiancy and luminosity that cannot be achieved in any other way.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to paint successful flowers in watercolours in just 30 minutes - ideal for the busy amateur artist. Many people think they don't have enough time to paint, but in this attractive guide Trevor Waugh encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to achieve successful, delicate paintings of flowers in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously. All the key topics are covered, from watercolour techniques, colour and tone to learning about flower shapes, foliage, patterns and textures. There are also practical projects and step-by-step demonstrations as well as helpful tips and checklists.
It is impossible not to have fun adding colour to this captivating collection of mehndi designs. Whether you're completing hypnotic paisley prints, exotic birds or beautiful flowers, The Mehndi Colouring Book will entertain you for hours. With over 120 intricate designs to colour, this adult activity book is the perfect gift for the artist in your life and a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone looking to create their own designs.
Cute cats, fat and fluffy cats, crabby cats, funny cats. Cats to decorate your home, your cat-loving self, or your cat-loving friends. Whatever your craft of choice is, this book has something for you. Here are just some of the delightful items you can make for yourself or a fellow cat lover: Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover Make a lovely embroidered or shrink art brooch or earrings Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up And more! It's all fun and simple, and it's all CATS! Simple instructions, diagrams and templates make these projects inviting and doable even for novice crafters, and the high-quality results make delightful handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality.
This inspiring sketchbook, part of the 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - jellyfish, seahorses, star fish, clown fish, eels, sea lions, star fish, lobster, and much, much more - over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Jellyfish and 44 Other Amazing Sea Creatures. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized sea anemones, dolphin, and squid are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Jellyfish and 44 Other Amazing Sea Creatures!
The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domains, castles and battle lines, mountains, forests and sea monsters! Learn to create completely unique and fully functional RPG maps time and time again on which your world can unfold. All the skills necessary to create awe-inspiring maps are covered! Landscapes. Add depth, balance and plausibility with rocky coastlines, towering mountains, dark forests and rolling plains. Iconography. Mark important places--towns and cities, fortresses and bridges--with symbolic iconography for easy-to-understand maps. Typography. Learn how to place readable text and the basics of decorative script. Bonus instruction teaches you to create fonts for Orcs, Elves, Vikings and dragons. Heraldry and shield design. Depict cultural and political boundaries with shields and colors. Advanced cartography. Includes how to draw landmarks, country boundaries and political lines. Build roads to connect merchants and troops, troll cairns and dragon lairs. And complete your maps with creative backgrounds, elaborate compasses and thematic legends. 30+ step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to construct an entire fantasy world map from start to finish--both digitally and by hand!
Capture your subjects on paper like never before. Look Closer, Draw Better will transform the way you see the subjects of your artwork, lighting the way with practical techniques in a range of mediums. Are you looking to make a leap in the quality of your artwork? Are you looking for new perspectives on the art of drawing? Or maybe you want to bring more poetry and presence to your work. Look Closer, Draw Better will help you reach your goals with projects that explore graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor wash, emphasizing techniques that Kateri Ewing has refined over years of practice and teaching. Ewing teaches by training your eye to see subjects clearly in contour, line, and shadow, while you learn to make marks with tools that are expressive of what we really see. Her focus is on nature-birds, flowers, and plants that can be closely observed. Discover the techniques for capturing the delicacy of feathers, the natural blemishes on a piece of fruit, the veins and velvety texture of a leaf-all the tiny details that enhance the realistic quality of a drawing. Ewing takes you carefully through every step. Let Look Closer, Draw Better inspire and transform your artistic eye.
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