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Draw and design right on the pages of this fun, modern, approachable practice and inspiration book focusing on one of the most popular drawing tools - markers of all kinds! This playful, colorful exercise book is filled with fun, contemporary, beautiful illustrations by leading illustrator Ana Montiel. Markers of all types, including thin and wide-lined markers, are explored as artistic tools in this volume of the Playbook Series. The exercises explore mark making, patterns, geometrics, simple drawings, texture, and composition and includes professional tips and tricks that will enhance your skills as you work through the book. Each spread has one page filled with art examples and an exercise, with room to draw and create right in the book. The Marker Playbook is printed on high-quality, uncoated paper, allowing you to doodle or draw anywhere that inspiration strikes. Explore texture, pattern drawing, geometrics, meditative doodling and more with this all-in-one learning and practice book. This is a great volume for artists, designers, doodlers, illustrators, painters, pattern illustrators, and zentanglers of all ages. You will not want to miss it!
Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend's birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don't just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss. A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper 'younger' mind. Helping to enhance your brain's cognitive function through art therapy techniques, this book contains 30 intricate line drawings of cats and big cats, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With this book you will draw your way to a younger brain.
'Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.' John Howe Life can get pretty busy with little ones to look after, but this charming book will transport you to an oasis of tranquillity. Colour, create and keep calm!
In this innovative approach to Impressionism and its methods, Jonathan Stephenson's instruction enables amateurs the world over to paint like the Impressionists. Vibrantly illustrated in colour throughout, both with well-known works of art and step-by-step examples, the book shows how the masters achieved their diverse effects and how their ideas and styles can be adapted to today's tastes. Sections on the artists provide fascinating insights into individual techniques: learn how Monet produced his oil colour sketches, or how Sisley created his atmospheric landscapes. With an introduction providing the historical background to Impressionism, and a comprehensive section on artists' materials, this is a highly practical book that will appeal both to beginners and more experienced artists, as well as to the many thousands of of people inspired by the brilliance and beauty of Impressionist painting.
Learn to Draw Still Life is a new title in the successful Learn to Draw series of instructional step-by-step books for beginners, now with attractive new covers. Still life is traditionally the ideal drawing subject for the complete novice. Drawing is an essential skill for all artists and this book makes learning to draw still life as simple as possible. All the basics are covered, to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques, and numerous attractive illustrations and step-by-step drawings show how these are put into practice. The book includes practical information on: tools and equipment * selecting your subject * composition * portraying light and tone * proportion and perspective * pattern and texture Perfect for total beginners, Learn to Draw Still Life will also be valuable to more experienced artists wanting to improve their drawing skills.
With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to fill your daydreams with shapes and images from country surroundings. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate combinations and unusual perspectives, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.
"Charming book for creative types who find a blank page a little too overwhelming." - The Guardian "In her charming journal-cum sketchbook, Matilda Tristram inspires us to look at the everyday things in life in a new way. As well as encouraging us to explore the extraordinary in the ordinary, she also provides guidance, insights, tips and inspiration." - Flow Magazine "If you've ever struggled with the enormous pressure that a blank page or canvas demands of you then Matilda's 'My Year in Small Drawings' is just the ticket to ease you back into the joys of drawing or help you have a go for the very first time! "Whether you're on the train to work, in the park on your lunch break or people watching at your local coffee shop, Matilda's book will help you see the world through fresh eyes!" - The Big Draw. Explore the extraordinary in the ordinary with this charming visual diary like no other! Create and collect the small details around you and build up dozens of dinky drawings for your own uniquely personal record. From tangles of cables to window frames to tree buds, learn to see everyday things in a new way and explore their simple - and sometimes surprising - beauty by drawing them. With expert advice on how to simplify what we see; which pens and pencils to use; colour; and using perspective plus suggestions for drawing every day of the year, this is an opportunity to embrace your creativity and build up a unique and delightful personal sketch collection.
ENTER PLANET CUTE!!! Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff teaches you how to draw anything and everything - people, animals, food and everyday objects - in an adorable manner. You don't need any specialist tools or materials to start drawing cute stuff: all you need is a biro or marker pen, then you're ready to go! With artist and illustrator Angela Nguyen, start by learning the techniques of kawaii through quick and easy exercises on the basic shapes, effects and style. You can then dive right into making your kawaii characters, as the step-by-step, how-to sequences inside make drawing cute stuff really simple. A perfect book for beginners - add cute-appeal to any drawing in no time at all!
As Picasso said: 'It took me a lifetime to Paint Like a Child'. Raw Drawing is not an art class - it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It's a non-judgmental technique to help you visualize your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil. Since he launched the Raw Drawing initiative in 2017, Italian artist Alessandro Bonaccorsi has given dozens of courses across Italy, helping people expand their creativity. This book brings together all of Alessandro's core teachings, making the power and creativity of raw drawing accessible to everyone. The book is recommended for those over 14 years of age, who are open to let themselves become children again and draw with a carefree mind. Use Raw Drawing to get closer to the heart of things, and learn to appreciate the beauty of the spontaneous.
This stunning guide with original artworks by Emma Faull will enable painters of all abilities to create exquisite watercolour paintings of birds. Even beginners will be able to produce beautiful watercolour paintings of birds with the help of the guided projects in this book. Fifteen original artworks by acclaimed artist Emma Faull have been reproduced as outlines on high-quality watercolour paper, so that you can achieve beautiful results and enjoy the relaxing practice of watercolour painting. At the front of the book, you'll find inspiration in Emma's original artworks, as well as the recommended colour palettes to use. You'll also find advice from the artist on how to get started and guidance on professional watercolour techniques. To get started, simply choose an outline on watercolour paper and pull it out of the book, then follow the artist's step-by-step advice on creating beautiful watercolours and use the gallery of finished artworks as a guide. The professional paper will also work beautifully with other media, such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and art brush or marker pens. Includes the following birds: European Goldfinch Peacock HummingbirdAmerican Blue JayWoodpecker Wren Mandarin DuckGolden Eagle ...and more.
A fun and accessible guide to painting flowers in watercolour with step-by-step exercises. World-renowned artist Trevor Waugh reveals the secrets of painting flowers in watercolour in this fun, easy-to-follow book. Focusing on the techniques that matter the most, you'll be able to start producing better flower paintings in the space of an afternoon. The book includes expert guidance on all aspects of flower painting in watercolour, including the basic shapes and how to combine them, how to design the perfect composition and how to create subtle and evocative effects. The author shares tips on how to use colour to create realistic-looking flowers and foliage, his go-to basic palette and details on how to create beautiful, nuanced colour mixes. There is also a section on how to achieve real artistry in your work, using hard and soft edges, clever observation and different angles to perfect your work. Armed with this beautiful book, packed with breathtaking inspirational paintings and a selection of helpful step-by-step demonstration sequences, you'll become an expert flower painting in no time at all.
Discover your drawing and creative skills with this fun-packed book, designed to take your pack of pens further.There is more fun to be had with felt-tips than colouring. With her trademark vibrant and energetic style, felt-tip illustrator Holly Wales shakes up your humble pack of pens and gives you the best tips on the tips. Learn how to draw, decorate, doodle and embellish using every colour and permutation of the pen. More fun, more inky and more vibrant than pencils and pastels, Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers is the perfect way to discover your creative talents.
Learn how to draw with charcoal, pen, and pastel with step-by-step workshops from professional artists. Artist's Drawing Techniques is your guide to every aspect of drawing, from choosing a subject to mounting your finished masterpiece. Follow the workshops that teach you more than 80 artist's techniques, including cross-hatching, stippling, blending, and masking using pencil, charcoal, coloured pencils, and pastels. Develop your artistic style by following step-by-step drawing tutorials through beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. Explore new creative challenges with inspiring exercises and art projects to develop your skills, and study the stunning feature drawings that showcase every artistic technique and show you how that technique can be applied. Artist's Drawing Techniques will help you tap into your creative potential and unlock new talents.
Dreaming and relaxing, with cats, foxes, owls and many more animals, this beautiful new book will give you many hours of pleasure, and calm. With a range of challenging and more restful designs Cute Animals takes you on an enjoyable journey where the satisfaction of creating stunning artworks is mixed with rediscovering the joy of colouring by numbers. You can use a wide variety of pens: from gel and pencil, to pigment and crayons, from ballpoint and rollerball to highlighters, although it's best to avoid the heavy felt pens. Each page has a colour chart to follow and is perforated near the spine of the book, so you can tear out and frame, or simply place your wonderful creation on the walls of your home, perhaps even send them as a gift to your loved ones. You'll have to make a choice about which design to make, if you want to tear it out, but with nearly 120 to choose from there's more than enough to help you make your decision. Each page is perforated, and ready for you to frame. Bring the Ink to life!
Dreaming and relaxing, with stunning birds surrounded by tropical plants and wildlife, this beautiful new book will give you many hours of pleasure, and calm. With a range of challenging and more restful designs Exotic Birds takes you on an enjoyable journey where the satisfaction of creating stunning artworks is mixed with rediscovering the joy of colouring by numbers. You can use a wide variety of pens: from gel and pencil, to pigment and crayons, from ballpoint and rollerball to highlighters, although it's best to avoid the heavy felt pens. Each page has a colour chart to follow and is perforated near the spine of the book, so you can tear out and frame, or simply place your wonderful creation on the walls of your home, perhaps even send them as a gift to your loved ones. You'll have to make a choice about which design to make, if you want to tear it out, but with nearly 120 to choose from there's more than enough to help you make your decision. Each page is perforated, and ready for you to frame. Bring the Ink to life!
Learn to draw manga with this great value, monster-sized practical sourcebook of hundreds of step-by-step manga drawings. The popularity of manga comics and graphic novels continues to grow in the UK, inspiring considerable interest in learning how to draw in this exciting style. The Monster Book of Manga is divided into sections focusing on the most popular manga figures and themes - girls, boys, monsters, samurai, fantasy and science fiction. Each figure is broken down into six stages, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the reader from an initial black and white sketch to the final colour artwork. Throughout there are many practical suggestions, hints and tips. In addition, there are useful sections on anatomy, lighting and the digital studio.
Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Guided by Matisse's innovative methods and wise words, this colourful book sets you a variety of tasks to complete on the page, and describes several techniques for you to attempt any way you please. My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse is the first in a delightful new series of master-led activity books where you will also discover the wisdom and expertise of Mr Picasso.
This practical introduction to drawing will teach the absolute beginner how to draw clearly and simply in all the common drawing media, and features a wide range of popular subjects - animals, people, the countryside and buildings. Full of useful tips and advice, it will help the beginner to master basic drawing techniques, using drawings, sketches and step-by-step demonstrations to illustrate how the techniques are put into practice. If you ever wanted to learn to draw, this is the book for you. Guidelines on pencils, pens, charcoal, pastel, pen & wash and conte Over 400 drawings and step-by-step demonstrations Clear and straightforward advice on drawing animals, birds, people, landscapes, trees, flowers, buildings and skies
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor. Find out about paper, brushes and paints, color mixing, wet and dry techniques, blending and gradients, contrast and even how to digitize your work. Then learn to paint roses, peonies, carnations, dahlias, anemones, poppies, leaves, details and textures and how to bring all of these together into beautiful compositions which make lovely art pieces, journal pages, handmade stationery and greetings cards, inspirational quote frames, personalized gifts and more.
In Chibi Art Class, renowned anime artist Yoaihime teaches you the art of chibi, step by adorable step. Anime artist Yoai has captivated a huge audience with her adorable chibi drawings, and now she's ready to share her secrets with you! Chibi is Japanese slang for "short," and that's an appropriate description for these tiny doll-like creatures. In this book, you'll find tutorials on recreating their signature features and props, including dreamy eyes, mini-skirts, vibrant hair, colorful bows, and boba cups! You'll also practice drawing, coloring, and shading fully-formed versions of these vertically challenged, baby-faced characters and their kawaii little companions. As a bonus, several pages at the back of the book will allow you to create your own original characters and add your own color and shading to several colorless cuties. With Yoai's expertise and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn the art and technique of cuteness in no time!
This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 05 with a fresh new cover design. Alwyn Crawshaw has a very loyal following among amateur painters, and this book is an ideal introduction to this popular medium. Each title in the best-selling Learn to Paint series is written by a professional working artist and offers the leisure painter a personal course of art instruction. Here well-known and loved TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw clearly describes all the basic techniques of painting in watercolour, and provides many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings. The book includes: * advice on materials and equipment * basic techniques and methods * help with brush effects * how to mix colours * help with composition This is the only guide you'll need to learn how to paint watercolours with skill and confidence.
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