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Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illus.
Prepare for the cutest world tour ever with Kawaii Doodle Cuties! YouTube celebrity artist Pic Candle will show you how to draw kawaii characters from every stop on the map! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images from your favorite spots around the globe. From animals and nature to fashion and food, you will learn to draw cute artwork from countries all over the world! Learn how to draw a cute Eiffel Tower and kawaii macarons from Paris. Master how to draw natural beauty like Holland's stunning tulips and monuments like the Taj Mahal in India. Or sketch fashion fun with a cute K-pop skirt from South Korea or a kimono from Japan. The simple, step-by-step illustrations and instructions make drawing these characters perfect for beginner artists or anyone who wants to add a heaping spoonful of cute to their art. Thanks to this adorable crash course in doodling all things kawaii, you'll soon be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and everything with unbelievably adorable illustrations!
Adults and children alike find Julia Rothman's best-selling illustrated guide to the natural world, Nature Anatomy, irresistible, with colorful drawings that awaken curiosity - and invite imitation. With this companion volume, Rothman leads fans deeper into nature observation with her specially designed record pages for tracking daily nature sightings throughout the seasons. Her step-by-step technique tutorials for drawing a flower, a dragonfly, a robin, and much more, along with blank sketchbook pages, will inspire nature lovers and art enthusiasts of all ages to take up their own coloured pencils or favourite pens and create their own unique Nature Anatomy Notebook.
Exploring the concept that all drawing is based on the construction of lines and simple geometric shapes, this valuable guide teaches aspiring artists how to draw horses in a variety of poses. Providing easy-to-follow instructions, a simple two-color method is used to demonstrate the sequences for creating a complete, realistic image. Detailing 28 positions and forms of movement--including standing, trotting, galloping, sitting, and jumping--this invaluable guide includes a full color, vivid illustration at the conclusion of each lesson.
David Curtis is one of the most successful and celebrated artists working in the UK today. His books are bestsellers and in his latest book he discusses and demonstrates his approach to painting outside on location. He paints on site whenever possible as he finds that working directly from the subject gives his work a sense of immediacy, dynamism, light and drama. Many artists are interested in painting outside but lack the confidence to successfully work in this way. Here David shows how to develop the necessary skills. He looks at every aspect, from preliminary planning to appropriate painting techniques and, above all, how to capture the essence of the scene in front of you. He includes location sketching as well as advice on essential equipment to take with you. With practical advice and inspirational paintings covering a wide variety of subjects, Painting on Location will prove valuable to all those who wish to paint outdoors, whether to make finished paintings in their own right on location, or to use the experience and information gathered as a basis for further work in the studio.
Create your own kawaii world with Pic Candle and Kawaii Doodle Class! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images of tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, doodle monsters, Christmas trees, lipsticks, teacups, and more for your adoration. Popular kawaii artist Zainab Khan shows you how to draw 75 super-cute characters with simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions. She has also included fun search-and-find images to play along with, and inspiration boards that show you how to give your characters different facial expressions and zany accessories. You may know Zainab Kahn better by her YouTube channel, Pic Candle. If you know Pic Candle, then you already love her cute, simple drawings, and no doubt want to doodle right along with her. Now is your chance! Thanks to this adorable crash course in doodling all things kawaii, soon you will be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and anything else you can put a marker to-you'll just need a little help from Kawaii Doodle Class!
The zodiac has been used for a millennia to bring humans closer to the cosmos. With this creative masterpiece, it's your turn to travel nearer the heavens following simple directions for painting each of the constellations, accompanied by information about each sign of the zodiac. A basic introduction to watercolor techniques and its tools will get you started. Learn how to paint the beautiful night sky throughout the seasons while learning about sun signs and their place in astrology with Celestial Watercolor-complete with an overview of the tools and techniques of watercolor. This guide to painting the stars also features: How to achieve the look of the night sky unique to each season, from the light blue summer night to the deep blue of the winter Watercolor wash techniques: wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry painting How to paint moons throughout the year, including the 12 moons from the Native American and spiritual traditions Adding environmental elements, including trees, mountains, and lakes Ideas for night sky painting gifts for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, and other occasions Express your passion for the night sky in paint with Celestial Watercolor, whether you're a weekend artist or a more experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire.
Take your drawing, doodling, or lettering to the next level and explore the incredibly diverse medium of fine-tip markers with this two-book set (an instruction book and corresponding workbook). Follow along as artist Sasha Prood teaches all the skills you'll need to create your own beautifully inked art. Begin with swatch tests and work your way up to more intricate compositions. Start with basic marks like hatching and stippling, and progress to more advanced marks like looping and ragging. Experiment with ink density to create unique textures.? Learn to create gradients with different textures and colors. Play with contrasting texture and color to add depth to your designs. The full-color instruction book is filled with step-by-step instructions, helpful hints, and stunning examples of marker art to inspire your own work. The corresponding workbook is printed on heavy-weight paper, so there's no danger of bleed-through as you work your way through the fifty experiments. Check out the other title in this series, Watercolor Workshop: Learn to Paint in 100 Experiments.
Learn to draw pretty much EVERYTHING. With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher.
Whether you need to draw a cat, a flying squirrel, or a sea horse, How to Draw Almost Every Animal is your ultimate go-to guide! Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or slippery slug? Boggled by how to draw an antelope, an armadillo, or a cheetah? How to Draw Almost Every Animal is here to help! Need to draw a hippopotamus? A lazy, brown dog? A quick, red fox? Then this collection of over 75 adorable animals to draw and doodle is just the book for you! This teaching tool does more than just show you completed pictures of the animals. Each illustration is broken down with step-by-step diagrams and helpful tips to truly teach you how to draw. Plus, we've included extra images to teach you how to draw animals relaxing in their natural habitats and on the move. A helpful how-to section includes valuable coloring tips and techniques for mastering fur and feather, spots, stripes, scales, spines, and everything else animals are covered in. Each book in the Almost Everything series offers readers a fun, comprehensive, and charmingly illustrated visual directory of ideas to inspire skill building in their creative endeavors.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Get up close to the beauty and detail of nature through the artwork of award-winning UK artist, Julia Trickey. See how ordinary and sometimes overlooked subjects, such as leaves and fading flowers, can be centre stage and come to life in this beautiful showcase of some of Julia's best-loved botanical watercolours. Having been a tutor of botanical art for many years, teaching as far afield as Moscow and New York, Julia loves to help others explore the potential of watercolour and to discover the keys to a good botanical portrait. In this book she shares some of these insights as well as the motivation behind some of her favourite projects, together with the process and watercolour techniques involved. Take inspiration from these glowing, contemporary watercolours in a book that is both beautiful and useful.
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