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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.
This second book in the Pocket Art series (following Portraits) is packed with expert technical guidance on drawing realistic figures and stunning, inspirational examples. London-based artist Joanna Henly (a.k.a. Miss Led) guides you through every aspect of figure drawing with a lively, graphic approach to instruction-demystifying the complexities of body proportions and capturing gestures with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips. Following an introduction-including a look at career directions for figure artists and an overview of tools, materials, and techniques-your lessons begin with the basics of accurately rendering body proportions, body types, and body parts. After you gain some experience drawing basic figures, you'll move on to adding expression-a person's style and personality, proclamation and identity-to your work. Then you'll finish up by heading out and about, practicing street sketching and movement. A gallery of drawings in the back provides a quick reference for inspiration and to reinforce what you've learned. The exercises demonstrate and reinforce the skills as you go, while the incredible artwork inspires and motivates. With its compact size and sturdy flexi binding, you can carry this invaluable resource everywhere you go-in your backpack, bag, or pocket.
Surrey has charmed visitors for centuries, and this collection of intricate illustrations is a celebration of the county's unique appeal. Featuring a range of picturesque vistas, from rolling hills and verdant woodland, to medieval castles and royal estates, each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fire the imagination and make you reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like to bring these images to life. Suitable for children. If you love Surrey, then you will love colouring it in!
Accomplished artist Jean Haines shares her passion for watercolours in this wonderfully practical book. Known for her exciting techniques and love of colour, Jean takes you on an inspirational painting journey on which you'll encounter, amongst other things, magical watercolour flow, glorious washes, sunbursts, and a magnificent `hotting it up' finale. With her simple exercises, clear advice and easy-to-follow projects, Jean pushes the boundaries and will alter the way you think about watercolours and painting for ever. With a selection of popular subjects, including animals, landscapes, buildings,flowers and people, there is something for everyone here, whatever their artistic ability.
In Anatomy for the Artist acclaimed artist and academic Sarah Simblet unveils the extraordinary construction of the human body and celebrates its continuing prominence in Western Art today.
Using superb, specially commissioned photographs of male and female models, together with historical and contempory works of art and her own illustrations, Sarah shows us how to look inside the human frame to map its muscle groups, skeletal strength, balance, poise and grace. Selected drawings superimposed over photographs reveal fascinating relationships between external appearance and internal structure.
Six drawing classes guide the reader to see the human body afresh, offering techniques and attitudes that imagiatively show how to observe and draw the skeleton. head, ribcage, pelvis, hands and feet.
By investigating ten Masterworks, the author shows the knowledge and ideas of different artists across tie, ranging from Holbein's Christ Entombed to Edward Hopper's Hotel Room. Each masterclass presents a photographed model set in the same pose so that anatomical comparisons can be made.
Understanding anatomy is often the key to an artist's understanding and interpretation of the body. This imaginative modern reference book will enhance the drawing and painting techniques of artists at every level.
Grab a pen and get tangled up in hours of relaxation anywhere! Now in an all-new format, Beckah Krahula's best-selling book One Zentangle a Day is reconfigured into this beautiful gift package, including an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get your started. Find everything you need to experiment with the playful and inspiring world of tangle art, an incredibly soothing and relaxting way to create beautiful works of art. Each mark is called a "tangle" and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. With meditation and focus on small strokes, your simple marks combine to create beautiful, detailed drawings in no time. So grab a pen and get tangled up in hours of relaxation anywhere!
20 workshops from top urban sketchers to help you improve your sketching! Are you bored of drawing the same old thing? Or maybe you're in a creativity rut and want to break out of your comfort zone? Creative Sketching Workshop will shake up your sketch life with stimulating exercises written by prolific urban sketchers. Whether drawing crowds or tackling scale and perspective, each workshop is designed to challenge you and help improve your sketching skills. What can you learn from drawing at train stations or airports? What is the best way to practice the rules of perspective, and then break them? How do you tackle crowds? If you're daunted by anything sketching, Creative Sketching Workshop will help you overcome those hurdles, the urban sketching way. * Along with the author, this features workshops written by a range of international artists including James Hobbs, Melanie Reim, Shiho Nakaza and many others * Each exercise provides ideas to get you started as well as a list of learning objectives * Over 200 images with exercises, guides and instructions to improve your sketches
Featuring beautiful selections from Johanna Basford's Lost Ocean, this set of 50 loose postcards in a premium gift box with a ribbon invites you to colour in shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses, delicately penned seahorses and more - all while exploring the magical depths of the sea. Perfect to colour, keep and share.
This book is for anybody who wants to become confident in drawing faces - whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced artist. From basic facial structures to finer details, the book teaches you the fundamentals of portraiture, and also allows you space to practise on the page. Learn how to:* Understand anatomy and form * Use light and shade * Sketch in profile and front on * Draw details such as hair and wrinkles * Capture likeness and expression The book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your drawings safe. It is also small and compact enough to fit inside your bag and each exercise has an estimated competition time, so it doesn't matter where you are, you'll always be able to find time and inspiration to practice.
Colouring-in is one of the best ways to relax and reduce stress in your day to day life. This colour by numbers book allows you to draw on your creativity and release energy through practical exercises, whilst recreating beautiful illustrations. Journeys: Colouring by Numbers is a beautiful collection of more than 30 landscape scenes. Simply colour in each numbered section using the suggested palate, and watch as the drawing emerges.
Originally published in German in 1964, Professor Gottfried Bammes' Die Gestalt des Menschen is still considered the definitive guide to drawing the human form. Having undergone numerous editions since it was first published and still much in demand today, this, the first ever English translation of the complete work, has been long awaited. Based on the most recent German edition and faithful to the original, it contains over 1200 photographs, diagrams and drawings, including work by the author himself, and spans over 500 pages. Now, both new and experienced English-speaking artists and illustrators can benefit from the vast body of knowledge accumulated and lovingly presented by Professor Bammes in his acclaimed work. This comprehensive guide begins with the history of human anatomy for artists, and its influence on the development of the artistic visualisation of the body. Bammes goes on to explore in depth the human skeleton and musculature; the proportions of the body; the static and dynamic laws of posture and movement; body language; and the interrelationships of the various elements of the body. Through his systematic and practical approach to teaching, the reader will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the ways in which it can be used to express the human form in art.
Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn to draw-and learn about-a diverse array of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world. To feed your curiosity, you'll learn the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of animals from categories like predators, burrowers, grazers, marsupials, frogs and toads, and lizards and snakes. To nurture the artist, you'll get more than 25 step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you'll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork. Some of the intriguing animals you'll encounter: Bengal tiger Yellow mongoose African bush elephant European hedgehog Black flying fox Ring-tailed lemur Blue poison frog Gold dust day gecko Russian tortoise With Drawing Wild Animals, you'll learn to see-and draw-animals in a whole new light!
Start with a heart shape . . . and end with a beautiful finished piece of art!You'll love Jane Davenport's fabulous, fun, and amazingly easy technique for drawing figures. For aspiring artists, drawing people can be intimidating--but it doesn't have to be. Over years working as a fashion illustrator, Jane Davenport devised her own method of creating in-proportion figures. Her clever core technique involves using equal-size hearts to build the body's structure. And Jane's results have been astounding: her students go from "I can't draw a stick figure" to producing gorgeous, well-proportioned illustrations. After laying out the basics, her imaginative guide walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more.
If you can write your name, you have enough touch to learn to draw. Let Mark Linley inspire you to pick up your pencil and create a magical masterpiece. His positive approach secures quick, accurate results and ever-growing confidence. Learn to look properly and get the basic outlines correct; include the key features but simplify what you see; understand how shading (such as dot stipple or cross-hatching) can transform a sketch; get the eye level right and see how a grid helps with the composition. Whatever you want to draw - a beautiful holiday scene, a lifelike portrait of your family or favourite pet, or even a funny cartoon to illustrate a birthday card - Mark Linley shows, in this new edition of his bestselling book, everything you need to succeed.
How to paint oil portraits like the Old Masters Mona Lisa. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Madame X. The infinite variety and beauty of humankind--like the mysteries behind sparkling eyes, a sly smile or an averted gaze--has captivated artists since the beginning of time. This expanded edition of Chris Saper's best-selling guide, Classic Portrait Painting in Oils, reveals keys for mastering how to paint beautiful portraits in oil to create soulful works of art. Through easy-to-follow lessons and expert oil painting tips and techniques, you'll find secrets for working from life, using reference photos and more to create rich, realistic portraits imbued with timeless character.* 14 step-by-step demonstrations teach how to paint 7 diverse subjects of varying skin tones from life and from photographic reference* Additional exercises reveal expert oil painting techniques for defining facial details, like eyes, mouths, wrinkles, facial hair and eyeglasses* Professional tips for working from life, including ideal session times, posing, seeing and mixing color and even how to work with children* The basics of using natural, artificial, creative and "Rembrandt" lighting to light your subject and convey a mood* Expanded key concepts of "perfect practice," the importance of regularly painting subjects in real time and an insistence on excellent photographic reference material, including a checklist for how to take--and self-edit--your own quality photos* New material on how to approach and execute paid commissions, including step-by-step demonstrations for painting both corporate and family subjectsThrough Saper's universal techniques, painters of all skill levels will learn to render more realistic portraits of every subject they paint, with predictable and joyful results.
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!
Brimming over with exciting and innovative techniques, bestselling author Jane Betteridge's new book pushes watercolour to new heights, introducing vibrancy, texture and dynamism to this subtle medium. Following on from her bestselling book Watercolours Unleashed, Jane has taken her techniques even further. She introduces you to a huge range of new and exciting ways of working using crackle paste, modelling pastes, metallic leaf, gilding flakes, print and much more. This book will excite and inspire watercolour artists of all abilities to experiment and take a more dynamic approach to their painting.
Whether you prefer watercolor, oils, or acrylics, learn how to use color brilliantly in your paintings . . . in just a few hours!
Filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, this comprehensive guide from bestselling author Hazel Soan teaches artists everything they need to know about color. Written in an accessible style, it begins with the basics (what color is, how pigments are made) and then explores the palette, the properties of different colors, transparent and opaque colors, granulating and sedimentary colors, and warm and cool colors. Learn how different hues interact, how to blend by eye, and how to create light, shade, depth, and tone in your work. Illustrated throughout with Soan's magnificent, colorful paintings, this beautiful book is the key to mastering color.
Colour in the best-loved designs from two decades of Cath Kidston prints. Enhance your inner creativity with your own colour combinations; relax and be inspired by looks that are adored the world over. Reimagine your favourite Cath Kidston designs, or simply recreate the classic prints in their original colours. With hand-drawn illustrations from the Cath Kidston archive as well as contemporary designs, this is the must-have for every Cath Kidston fan.
A guided journal with a fresh approach to the trendof journal-as-tool-for-self-examination. The journal is delightfully illustrated in the authors' trademark style- accessible, whimsical, detailed. Blending inspiring examples with engaging instruction, this journal asks: What do we learn about ourselves when we measure our gratitude, confidence, and distraction levels? What do our collections say about who we are: our books, music, the clothes we wear? Observe, Collect, Draw! functions as a mini-course in information design, as accessible to beginners as it is engaging to seasoned info designers.
A fun and accessible guide to acrylics, featuring step-by-step exercises and advice on technique to help your paintings flourish. Leading painter, teacher and writer Soraya French has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start acrylic painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and painting with today's acrylics paints has never been easier or more accessible. Acrylics are becoming increasingly popular, especially for beginners because of their versatility and strength of colour. Acrylics can be used thickly like oils, but they dry much more quickly, or they can be watered down to look like watercolour. The author, known for her own vibrant and colourful acrylic paintings, covers equipment and the best colours to buy and shows the different ways of using acrylic to create a range of effects with simple instruction and easy-to-follow exercises. She shows how to use acrylics to paint a range of subjects: flowers and trees, landscapes, cityscapes and people.
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.
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