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This sketchbook gives you the opportunity to learn how Harper captured his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. For each of the twenty-eight birds featured herein, weve included a four-page presentation. On the first page, you will find line drawings that show a three-stage process for recreating Harpers image. The line drawings build on each other the first one presents the most basic shapes, the second further develops the form of the bird, and the third com-pletes the image with all the details.
"The new way to increase your stress." Finally! A grown-up colouring book for immature grown-ups. BRAIN SCIENCE can prove that colouring in an intricate mandala design with expensive colouring pencils can make you more mindless. The hunger for new things for commuters to colour in on their #creativecommute has reached the level of a humanitarian crisis. How can we feed the new addicts of mindfulness with their mindfulness fix? The answer is not pretty. We have to start using horrible pictures of things like overflowing ashtrays and elephants making love. Why? Simple. We have run out of pretty drawings. The Mindless Colouring book is not so much mindful as mindless. It's not even really a book. If you like it, you are an awful, awful person. And yet...you do like it. And you're probably going to buy it for your mate Dave as a joke. But is it really a joke? Yes. Yes it is. THINGS YOU CAN COLOUR IN WHILE YOU ENDURE YOUR MISERABLE COMMUTE OR LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT: Mandala swear words! Crocs & Socks Hitler having a lovely day Hipster Beards Mandala Elephants Shagging A huge pile of three-day-old washing up And much much more!
Discover how easy it is to stencil unique projects for home decor and gifts! Presenting creative projects for wood, metal, fabric, glass and other surfaces, this beginner's guide introduces you to the tools and techniques you need to get started on a fulfilling new hobby. Including nine projects to get you started, all accompanied by gorgeous inspirational photography.
The creativity never stops with IlLISTration! IlLISTration is a remarkable and unique book featuring ludicrous lists to help artists, doodlers, and sketchers with daily inspiration! Inside, you'll find complete illustrated lists, partial lists, and blank lists to help guide you through a world full of illustration ideas and motivation. Each list has a distinct theme or fantastical topic. What world would you create using Modes of Miniature Transportation? Could you doodle out dozens of Drinks for Dragons? And how would you create your Recipes for Disaster? These themes include lines for twelve descriptive names, and plenty of space for your accompanying illustrations. A concluding inspirational gallery features art contributed by: John Hendrix, Calef Brown, Julianna Brion, Roman Muradov, Aya Kakeda, and Wilson Swain.
Drawing is not only a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but also one of the original mindfulness techniques, being a great way to be in the moment and observe your surroundings. Despite the common assumption that the ability to draw is a skill you either possess or you don't, it can be readily learnt with the right teacher guiding you. Christine Allison fulfils that role with her expertise and friendly, encouraging approach. With 10 step-by-step tutorials, Christine helps beginners navigate a range of subject matters and drawing media, providing them with a thorough grounding in the basics of this satisfying art. In addition to the tutorials, Christine provides advice on tools, materials and techniques, gives plenty of tips throughout and presents ideas on how to take each tutorial a step further. There's also a special focus on noticing the things around you that can make interesting subject matters, practising a drawing a day, and gathering a collection of reference material to inspire you - each explored in a feature spread, setting them apart from the tutorials.
Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time. This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists' Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.
If you like coloring, tangling, or lettering, you'll love to dangle! Grab a marker, with The Art of Drawing Dangles by your side, you'll be drawing beautiful designs with flourishes and flair abound. Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. By adding charms and pretty embellishments to letters and artwork, you can make your own dangles. With 50 projects in the book, you can add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with details that are unique to you, and create dangle words from the dangle alphabet in the book. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationary, invitations, lettering, and more. Everyone loves hand lettering; this is the next step! Don't just create beautiful word art, use the techniques and ideas you'll find in The Art of Drawing Dangles to make your art really standout from the crowd.
For years, cartooning master Christopher Hart has given readers the tools and techniques needed to learn how to draw and cartoon. Now with Doodletopia: Cartoons, Hart offers his readers a chance to practice and perfect their artistic skills with the first book in an exciting doodle book series. Filled with page after page of Hart's signature silly characters and irreverent humour, Doodletopia: Cartoons provides aspiring cartoonists with activities to stimulate their creativity and their rendering skills. After covering cartooning, Hart sets readers loose to interact with the book's many exercises and challenges, including sections where readers can mix and match facial features, draw the other half of an already completed cartoon, design their own costumes, and even complete their own hilarious cartoon scene. Pairing the informative content for which Hart is beloved with myriad opportunities for creative expression, Doodletopia: Cartoons offers aspiring artists the next level of interactive art instruction.
Reclaim your creativity with this one-of-a-kind workbook of fabulous females to personalize! It's perfect for coloring enthusiasts and mixed-media artists. This is not your typical coloring book. Created by celebrated artist Jane Davenport, and dedicated solely to images of women, Whimsical Girls is bursting with Jane's signature-style figures, faces, and fanciful drawings to color and customize. The unusual combination of four types of high-quality paper--coloring, marker, watercolor, and kraft paper--encourages users to experiment with a variety of mediums and techniques. Inspirational examples and prompts help allay budding artists' nervousness, while bonus stickers and brilliantly hued collage paper--to cut or tear and glue to the pages--provide added fuel for creativity!
A playful, quirky, doodly exploration of the humble pen, full of practical ways to make amazing art using markers, ink pens, quills and even ballpoints. A cute, quirky practical art book, Pick Up A Pen is a guide to making the most of pens, from creating perfect calligraphic script with pen and ink to making masterpieces with a Sharpie. It covers drawing techniques such as cross-hatching and scumbling that'll help you raise your sketchbook game, and is packed with ideas for what to draw and when. It introduces the world's greatest artists working in pen, and explores what your doodles say about you. On top of the arty bits, the book also contains nifty pen hacks and handwriting tips, and it delves into the history of the pen with some fascinating facts - did you know that an estimated 15 million biros are sold every day? Stuffed with tips, tricks and an enormous sense of fun, Pick Up A Pen will help you brandish a biro, perfect your pen and ink techniques and discover that markers really are magic! Word count: 30,000 words
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a romantic person in possession of a good set of colouring pencils must be in want of a Dot-to-Hot book! This unofficial colouring book is brimming with dot-to-dot heart-throbs. From heroes and romantics to rebels and villains, these literary lovers and bad boys are waiting to be lovingly drawn, coloured and completed by you! Connect the dots to create Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham from Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, Marius from Les Miserables, Romeo from Romeo and Juliet, Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility, and many more! A fun and quirky dot-to-dot book perfect for those who love their colouring served with a Mr. Darcy-sized dash of romantic fiction!
The Creature Garden takes you on a step-by-step expedition through the natural world, teaching you how to draw and paint 50 animals in a whimsical folk-art style. Your guides on this journey are the husband-and-wife illustrator team Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, the founders of Papio Press, who will teach you how to make vibrant paintings of beasts-both real and imagined. Learn to create: MAMMALS, including big cats, wolves, sloths, and red pandas MARINE LIFE, including whales, sea dragons, narwhals, and giant Pacific octopi BIRDS, including peacocks, cranes, owls, and flamingos INSECTS, including butterflies, moths, bumblebees, and damselflies MYTHICAL CREATURES, including mermaids, unicorns, and dragons AND MORE! Each project takes you through every step of the artistic process, from creating an outline to adding a realistic animal pattern, along with suggestions for materials and helpful techniques. Full of lush warmth and fairy-tale wonder, The Creature Garden is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of both seasoned artists and novices alike.
Learn how to draw all kinds of woodland animals using this fun and easy step-by-step method. Starting with simple shapes, Susie Hodge shows you how easy it is to develop circles, rectangles, squares and ovals into an exciting selection of animals and birds including rabbits, badgers, woodpeckers, wolves, squirrels and chipmunks. If you have never drawn before this is definitely the book for you, and there is a lot here to inspire more experienced artists too.
Cheng Yan captures all the freshness and spontaneity of Chinese brush painting in this beautiful, inspiring guide. Using step-by-step photographs and his own evocative pictures, he teaches all the techniques needed to paint animals, birds, fish and insects. Learn how to create atmosphere in landscapes and transform flowers and plants into wonderful works of art. Yan guides the artist through all the traditional techniques, illustrating how to master composition, inks, paints and traditional brushstrokes. Detail is as important as a spontaneous style; leaves, stems bamboo, feathers, scales and blossom are clearly depicted and Yan also explores texture, blending colours to define shapes and outlines. This invaluable guide, re-issued in a new edition, captures the essence of Chinese painting, bringing together the fun of learning, the joy of creativity and the delight of discovery.
What does your dream garden look like? Why not sketch it! Dream, Draw, Design My Garden is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, idea book and guided journal for anyone wanting to draw and design their own landscape, yard, or garden! Enojy the stimulating ideas and prompts for patterns, colors, details and design elements to help dreamers get motivated and get started. This playful book is meant to be a visual guide, not a technical handbook, so you can create until your garden is full and flourishing righ on the pages! James Hobbs, whose quick sketching techniques were featured in The Art of Urban Sketching and the best selling Sketch Your World, will guide both experienced and amateur sketchers. The unfinished quality of his line drawings leave room for the reader to imagine how they would use it themselves, through different color interpretations or redrawing for their own purposes. Whether you dream of an English rose garden, a desert rock garden, or a beautiful pondscape, Dream, Draw, Design My Gardenwill let your creativity grow!
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are a professional, a student, or enjoy art as a hobby, Betty Edwards' practical step-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your ability, deepen your artistic perception and provide a new way to appreciate the way you perceive the world around you. Edwards breaks down first steps to ensure the reader has a practical grounding that will help them improve and have fun learning more difficult techniques. Edwards gives her expert advice on what materials to use and the importance of making a record of your starting point, with three key exercises: drawing a person from memory, a self-portrait, and drawing your hand. With great advice on how to look at these first attempts, she provides the reader with a guide to measure their progress and the ability to understand what you are doing and learn from every attempt so that none are wasted. The later sections of the book focus on perceiving edges, spaces and relationships within your drawing before applying these skills in solving problems and ultimately being free to continue on your own. Edwards will help you to shift to the right side of the brain that utilises more intuitive and artistic aspects of thinking.
Enter the enchanting world of the garden, where birds, insects and flowers unite to form 100 beautiful illustrations for you to make your own. From Eden to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, any garden is a symbol of peace and pleasure and this book allows you to create your own wonders of the world. Let your imagination wander between the seasons through the pages of this book and rediscover the simple, yet calming pleasure of observing nature at its finest. These 100 original illustrations offer a natural universe for you to create according to your fancy: hedge mazes, incredible topiary, elegant romantic gardens and friezes of evocative tulips of the Taj Mahal. Unleash your creativity by filling these amazing illustrations with the shades you like the most. Allow your pen to draw your attention away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life and seek relaxation in the soothing and rewarding process of colouring-in. Explore your imagination and steal a moment of calm with the help of this novel art form.
Artistry with spray paint goes much deeper than what some would write off as vandalism. Modern spray paint artists use the medium in a myriad of inventive ways, see them in The Art of Spray Paint. With roots in graffiti and utilitarian projects, spray paint has come to the forefront of the art world, seen both on the streets and in museums across the globe. The Art of Spray Paint investigates the diverse artists who are thriving with the medium, from the evolution of graffiti by John "CRASH" Matos, to the photo-realistic stencils of Logan Hicks, or the precise lines and can control of Tristan Eaton. Zimmer provides a window into the world of 20 leading artists working with spray paint in diverse ways including graffiti, urban art, stencil, portraiture, crisp graphic work and mixed media. You'll also discover DIY projects and tricks of the trade, as well as a focus on the artist's role in society, the rise of mural festivals and its effects, and each artists' background and attraction to spray paint as a medium. Contributors include: CRASH, PichiAvo, BR163, Logan Hicks, Joe Iurato, Nick Walker, Caroline Caldwell, Casey Gray, Tristan Eaton, Matt Eaton, Hueman, Elle, Tatiana Suarez, Conor Harrington, Remi Rough, Will Hutnick, Rubin415, Rebecca Paul, Zac Braun, Ian Kuali'i, Ele Pack, and Dana Oldfather
With Painted Botanical Collage, artists of all skill levels will learn to create lifelike botanical artwork-featuring flowers, succulents, and herbs-using painted background papers and elegant collage techniques. A unique technique book, Painted Botanical Collage will show you how to create your own collage materials. This guide takes you step by step through creating mixed-media painted papers, then using them-along with tissue paper, art papers, and found paper, such as magazines-to create perfect collage materials. Cut these decorative papers into plant and flower parts to assemble your designs, adding details using various media. Working from nature is central to this technique-look closely at the palettes and shapes in actual flowers to create realistic stylized representations. Painted Botanical Collage includes instruction on creating flowers, cacti, succulents, leaves, and other popular botanicals-over 30 beautiful designs in all. Join in the fun as British artist Tracey English shares the methods behind the magical flower collages that charm and delight her Instagram followers.
An inspirational journal for artists, One Drawing a Day offers simple prompts to spark creativity and practice the art of drawing every day. With 365 prompts, this handy workbook encourages budding and experienced artists to draw something every day for a year, and in the process create an artist's keepsake.
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.
Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of drawing. His first book, "Fun With a Pencil", published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis' charming alter ego on the page.
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