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From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, an easy, no-skills-necessary guide to drawing flowers, leaves, and cacti with 200 step-by-step prompts. Line drawing is an easy-to-master art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine and bold lines, creating different variations. Botanical Line Drawing teaches you how to start with the simplest doodles, building into more elaborate, delicate illustrations. This book focuses on the extremely popular subject matter of the natural world and includes flowers, leaves, succulents, houseplants, trees, branches, mushrooms, and more. These simple line drawings will allow you to branch out and have fun with your own personal style, as well as inspire you to add flourishes to other projects.
This book provides a thorough and expert guide to the subject of botanical drawing, through detailed text, examples of the author's own studies, short exercises and larger projects. Penny Brown produces traditional botanical drawings primarily rendered in pencil. The book touches on the history of botanical drawing, the rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. From creating an initial line drawing to adding tone and then creating more complex compositions, Botanical Drawing is a detailed study of the practice for anyone wishing to explore the subject in great depth, led by an expert artist.
Clear, challenging and inspiring, this book contains instructions for 65 abstract paintings that you can get to work on straightaway, with no previous experience. All the basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design is provided at the start of the book, together with an exploration of the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity. Rather than providing step-by-step instructions, each of the exercises consists of information on method, materials, technique, composition, imagery and structure which will direct you to the finished piece while at the same time allowing your creativity to flow.
Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones through this beautifully and intricately illustrated colouring book for adults. Complete portraits of your favourite characters, and experience the dramatic landscapes and cities of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. This is a colouring book of truly epic proportions. Official HBO Licensed Product (c) 2016 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
Classic approach to the dynamics of drawing by brilliant teacher with insights and practical advice on line drawing, mass drawing, visual memory, materials and much more. 84 plates and diagrams reinforce Speed's clear presentation.
Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures and the pitfalls of learning to paint. In these pages, she channels it all to help others discover (or re-discover) The Joy of Acrylic Painting. This guide offers an engaging, streamlined approach for any beginner, but especially those who--due to life detours or lack of time--had previously postponed their artistic aspirations. In a fun, instantly gratifying style, Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting. With special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling. If now is your time to pursue creative fulfillment, then this is the book to ease your way. Strategies for gathering resonant ideas and inspiration Practical advice, such as when to splurge and where to save on painting supplies Mixed-media techniques for creating character in your paintings Inspiration from Expressionist masters, including ways to use their work as a jumping-off point for your own original paintings PLUS 8 fabulous start-to-finish painting projects--landscapes, still life, figures and abstracts
In A Dangle A Day, Angela Porter will guide you through adding charms and embellishments to your hand lettering and artwork to create your own dangling masterpieces. Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical art form for people who love coloring and tangles. A Dangle A Day features the artwork of Angela Porter, whom you may know as the author of the Color Me series. In this book, you will follow Angela's instructions to add charms and embellishments to letters and artwork. A Dangle a Day features more than 120 pieces of art for you to look to as you add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you, and create dangle words from a variety of highly detailed alphabets. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationery, invitations, lettering, scrapbook, journals and more; so if you like coloring, tangling, or lettering, you'll love to dangle!
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes is the latest addition to the best-selling Draw in 15 Minutes series. Following the success of Draw Faces and Draw People, artist and drawing expert Jake Spicer introduces you to the most important skill in the artist's repertoire: life drawing. From understanding relationships and proportions and considering basic anatomy, to learning about mark-making and tonal values, Jake takes you through the process of drawing the most rewarding of subjects: life class remains a key component of nearly every art degree in the UK With step-by-steps and techniques derived from his proven life-class methods, Jake gives you the skills to create beautiful life drawings quickly, successfully and, ultimately, in only 15 minutes.
Babies bring their parents a tremendous amount of joy... and sometimes a little bit of stress. WELCOME TO BABY LAND to the rescue! This coloring book will relax and entertain new and expectant parents as they navigate the always exciting, sometimes stressful months from birth through babyhood. Tiny shoes, cozy onesies, patterned swaddle blankets and colorful rattles-this book has it all! WELCOME TO BABY LAND is the perfect de-stress activity for new and expecting parents and makes a wonderful gift for baby showers, or for anyone who just loves babies! So next time you drop the pacifier or can't figure out why your baby is crying, take a deep breath, grab your pens and pencils, and color your way to calm.
Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil offers simple step-by-step drawing instructions that help you to learn how to draw your favorite animals. Adorable animals like rabbits, squirrels, deer, and pigs come alive with vibrant color and beautiful detail. Using colored pencils learn tips and techniques to easily draw an elephant, polar bear, lion, alpaca, hippopotamus, and several others. The instructions are simple to follow, but detailed enough so anyone can easily achieve great success in replicating each figure. Author Ai Akikusa loves animals and she shares interesting details about each animal in each section. Enjoy Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil as a guidebook to animals and drawing in color!
PEPIN Marker Colouring Books contain 16 sheets of superior acid-free bleedproof paper, printed with exciting and intricate designs. The printing is done in very light lines, so that the printed outline will not or hardly be visible after colouring. The 150 gsm paper is made to our specifications to be suitable for alcohol and non-alcohol based felt-tipped pens and all types of markers. However, other techniques can also be used. Paper from responsible sources, acid-free, colourfast and age resistant; the coloured sheets can be framed and displayed without the risk of rapid deterioration provided that high-quality, colourfast markers have been used.
Tricia Guild has spent her life working with colour, pattern and texture to create beautiful rooms and producing collections of paint, fabric and wallpapers from her own signature colour palettes. In this inspiring and practical book Tricia lifts the lid on her `paint box', providing visual inspiration, expert advice and 45 bespoke palettes. Each story describes its inspiration and features a room showing how it can be used. Hints and tips - such as how to use plains, patterns and texture, or how to alter the balance of the colours - spell out how to create different effects. Mood boards demonstrate how to ensure your chosen palettes will work. With all these elements at your disposal all you need to do is open up the Paint Box and get creative!
Jeremy Ford is a master-artist who will show you how to paint beautiful watercolour pictures, starting from initial sketches, through simple techniques to completed pictures, ready for display. A reissue of the best-selling How to Paint Water Colour, this book includes three comprehensive step-by-step demonstrations and covers a range of subjects from flower portraits to landscapes. Jeremy examines and breaks down the various essential materials needed, from selecting paper, paints and brushes through to other painting equipment. A simple colour theory section eliminates any mysteries about watercolour paint.
The How To Draw series takes a highly visual and practical approach to drawing, featuring step-by-step instructions for each art project. This comprehensive drawing handbook covers all aspects of drawing famous monarchs from throughout British history including essential concepts such as light, tone and composition. Duotone lines highlight each step.
91 designs for workable projects: abstract patterns in both straight-line and curve; men and women in characteristic 1920s garb; geometrically stylized birds, trees and animals; and more. Intermediate to advanced level. 60 plates.
Best-selling author Christopher Hart goes 'manga chic' with this guide to drawing the edgy fashions found in the popular Japanese genre. Packed with tutorials, his stylish drawing bible offers many enticing projects for aspiring artists, from creating classic outfits worn by popular manga characters to depicting the newest trends emerging from Tokyo. Chris explains how to draw eyes and hairstyles as well as figures, body types and poses; mix and match movement to the image, and design complementary colour schemes, add a sense of movement to the image and design exciting wardrobes for all seasons. He demystifies topics that typically puzzle beginners, from capturing the creases and folds of clothing to drawing patterns on fabric. A troubleshooting guide covers common problem areas so fans will quickly learn how to transform their basic manga characters into compelling fashion plates.
Billy Showell is a well-respected contemporary artist whose watercolour flower portraits have earned her the respect of watercolour artists all over the world. Worked to the same degree of accuracy as traditional botanical paintings, Billy's compositions are given a more contemporary twist, combining her unique eye for design with her love of flowers. In this book, 40 flower portraits are presented, arranged in alphabetical order, each one accompanied by small studies, details, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. At the start of the book there are useful sections on the materials and equipment needed and the main techniques used, including wet-into-wet, colour blending, lifting out, layering glazes, dry brushing and colour mixing, and at the end of the book Billy gives her own unique slant on composition and discusses the importance of creating a sketchbook. Whether you love to paint, or simply love flowers, this book will delight and inspire you.
Stan Lee, the founding father of Marvel Comics, and John Buscema, artist of the classic Silver Surfer series, give professional advice and instruction for budding comics artists. Learn how to draw the Marvel way, courtesy of this lavishly illustrated, step-by-step guide to all facets of the process.
Created by one of Japan's most popular artists, this kit provides the instruction and tools needed for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life. The author's special and distinct style is simple, appealing, happy, and cute and offers artists, crafters, and art enthusiasts - with and without experience - the instruction and inspiration to draw people, characters, animals, flowers, plants and more This kit is for artists and crafters of all skill levels that want to bring their own illustration to their work. It offers both entertaining and fun drawing instruction and techniques along with inspiring and sweet unique-style characters and elements.
Marylin Scott presents her complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and coloured inks. She provides over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing ways of tackling tricky subjects. You will learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media and there are over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing ways of tackling tricky subjects. There are also tips from the author on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace.
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