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Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression (Paperback): Marjolein Kruijt Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression (Paperback)
Marjolein Kruijt
R386 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Marjolein Kruijt's deep and abiding love of animals is obvious in this book, which will teach you the technical aspects of drawing domestic and wild animals, such as different breeds of dog and cat, and long and short fur. In addition, it will help you to capture their inner nature.

How to Draw: Woodland Animals - In Simple Steps (Paperback): Susie Hodge How to Draw: Woodland Animals - In Simple Steps (Paperback)
Susie Hodge 1
R121 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R21 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting (Paperback): Matthew Palmer Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting (Paperback)
Matthew Palmer 1
R323 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R56 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive step-by-step guide to producing landscapes and seascapes in watercolour is a natural progression in learning from Matthew Palmer's previous title Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner. Providing a more complete course in painting, this latest book explores in further detail the key techniques used in watercolour painting, including the application of resists; colour mixing; applying natural-looking foliage to trees and woodlands; use of dry-brush technique in depicting intricate detail, and using scratch-out techniques to add sparkle and movement to water. A six-step exercise helps demonstrate the stages of creating a landscape scene of snowy hills and dales - including laying the initial wash, lifting out highlights on the hills, and applying shadow. The book also features five full step-by-step projects to help readers develop their watercolour painting skills, featuring a waterfall scene, a poppy field with country cottage and New York in autumn-time; each accompanied with a full-size outline. Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting is the perfect companion for artists who have mastered the rudiments of the medium but are keen to improve their skills, develop their own style, and progress further on their journey to painting success.

If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book (Paperback): Veronica Ballart Lilja If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book (Paperback)
Veronica Ballart Lilja
R309 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R51 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Are you bored of painting tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes? Or are you labouring under the misconception that that is simply all watercolour is good for? Maybe you're so bored of looking at watercolour paintings that you've never even tried it! Whether you're at the beginning of your artistic journey, stuck in a rut and in desperate need of some inspiration or simply looking to improve your skills with watercolour, this book is sure to awaken your creativity. Stimulate your artistic minds and open your paint boxes to a whole new realm of possibility, using things like bleach, salt and combs - yes, the thing you'd ordinarily use to brush your hair with - to create exciting results. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques based on her years of working with the medium that will open up watercolour for beginners, and encourage experts to stray from their more traditional methods. Jam packed with fresh ideas, adventurous tips and techniques, detailed theory and engaging exercises, this book allows you to develop and practise your skills in a free and expressive way.

Superheroes and Beyond - How to Draw the Leading and Supporting Characters of Today's Comics (Paperback): Chris Hart Superheroes and Beyond - How to Draw the Leading and Supporting Characters of Today's Comics (Paperback)
Chris Hart
R363 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R120 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Superheroes remain the most popular genre of characters in comics and comics-inspired movies. Superheroes & Beyond by Chris Hart shows aspiring artists how to create a huge array of original comic book heroes and villains. The characters found within these pages are broken down into step-by-step constructions that help the student of comics visualize the basic forms and individual features of comic book superheroes.
The subjects covered include: drawing faces, drawing the head from all angles, expressions, light and shadow and its effect on the face, heroes, villains and supporting characters, hands and fee; foreshortening poses, the dynamics of drawing action; sexy gals; talking in speech balloons, placement of speech balloons and captions, storytelling, use of light and dark in silhouettes, superhero environments, and drawing the splash page.

The Pastel Book (Paperback): Bill Creevy The Pastel Book (Paperback)
Bill Creevy
R459 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R158 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Absolutely the most thorough guide to pastel materials and techniques ever assembled in a single volume, this is the book for anyone working with pastels, from beginners to experienced artists looking to develop more professional skills. Defining the pastel medium broadly--color in stick form to be used for drawing and painting simultaneously--the author creates works of sensuous textures and colors, ranging from subtle to intense. He uses traditional soft and hard pastels, as well as oil pastels and oil sticks, showing the effects produced by each in step-by-step demonstrations. Included are sophisticated ways to combine pastels with water, acrylic, alkyd gels, and oil paint for stunning mixed-media results.

How to Draw: Mandalas - In Simple Steps (Paperback): Ann Marie Irvine How to Draw: Mandalas - In Simple Steps (Paperback)
Ann Marie Irvine 1
R121 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R22 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This easy-to-follow book teaches the reader how to draw a wonderful variety of mandalas using very simple steps. Well-known doodler Ann Marie Irvine, owner of AnnsDoodles.com, includes a good selection of simple and more complex mandala designs. From flowers to seashells, even beginners will soon be able to create great drawings using these illustrations as a guide. Numerous examples of Ann's drawings can be seen on her website, which she set up in 2007, and her work is available to buy from her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Annsd00dles) and from Etsy (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Annsdoodles).

Ready to Paint: Watercolour Landscapes (Paperback): Terry Harrison Ready to Paint: Watercolour Landscapes (Paperback)
Terry Harrison 2
R215 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Step-by-step photographs and clear explanations show how to achieve the effects needed to paint the various elements of a landscape with watercolors. From the initial sketch to the finishing touches, getting started is easy with this manual that features a pull-out section of tracing papers that guide the hand and establish a balanced composition. Learn how to create impressive paintings of snowy villages, poppy fields, country woods, and more from among the featured projects that build skills, build confidence, and enable beginners to develop their own style.

Glyn Macey's World of Acrylics - How to Paint Sea, Sky, Land and Life (Paperback): Glyn Macey Glyn Macey's World of Acrylics - How to Paint Sea, Sky, Land and Life (Paperback)
Glyn Macey 1
R387 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Artist and author Glyn Macey is irrepressible, enthusiastic and filled with innovative ideas for using acrylics effectively. His deep love for painting will show you how to unleash your creativity with the adaptable, interesting and exciting acrylic medium. Learn how to see like a child again, with wide-eyed excitement, and paint the world around you using just a few acrylics and whatever else you have to hand! This book is a creative adventure that will give you ideas and inspiration for expressive and personal acrylic artworks. More importantly, it will set yourself on your own path through painting so you can discover and explore your own painting style.

Making Collagraph Prints (Paperback): Suzie Mackenzie Making Collagraph Prints (Paperback)
Suzie Mackenzie
R233 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R32 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Collagraph printmaking is an accessible and environmentally friendly way of making striking prints with a unique texture. At its simplest it is a method of printing from collaged plates; at its most sophisticated, it is an innovative and exciting experimental medium. This book is a guide to the technique, with step-by-step instructions for creating and printing simple plates for the beginner, as well as tips, ideas and directions for those with more experience. There is advice on how to get started at the kitchen table; a guide to additional materials and equipment; step-by-step instructions for building collagraph plates and techniques for printing in monochrome using relief and intaglio methods.

Arabian Patterns (Hardcover): Pepin Van Roojen Arabian Patterns (Hardcover)
Pepin Van Roojen
R315 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R47 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

New Crafts: Silk Painting (Hardcover): Susie Stokoe New Crafts: Silk Painting (Hardcover)
Susie Stokoe
R204 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R45 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This title helps you learn the classic techniques of painting silk, with creative projects to do at home. There are exciting designs to create, including a Decorative Fan, a Lily Scarf, a Flowery Camisole and a Block-printed Blind. It features a gallery of exquisite silk painting treatments by leading contemporary artists. It includes information about materials, equipment and techniques such as using gutta and marbling. There are 25 original and easy-to-achieve projects presented step by step. It contains over 300 specially commissioned photographs, which clearly demonstrate each stage. This is the definitive approach to a traditional craft. The art of decorating textiles has been popular since ancient times and of all the natural fabrics silk is the most sought after. Increasingly sophisticated dyes have led to new and elaborate decorative techniques, but the real beauty of silk painting is that even simple designs produce outstanding results. This book shows how to create 25 decorative pieces, and contains all the information you need to get started. Types of silk and their suitability for different dyes are discussed, and many basic techniques - including tie-dye, dip-dye, salt scattering, gutta resist, marbling and batik - are explained. Once you have mastered these basics the projects will be easily achieved. The projects vary in complexity so you can start off with a dip-dyed handkerchief before tackling more involved techniques such as the gutta hand-painted parasol. The projects are presented step by step with photographs to take you through the stages. This book is a wonderful introduction to one of the world's most rewarding crafts.

City Scapes (Paperback): City Scapes (Paperback)
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days
Watercolours (Novelty book): Watercolours (Novelty book)
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days
Drawing (Novelty book): Drawing (Novelty book)
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days
Natural History Painting (Hardcover): Rosie Martin Natural History Painting (Hardcover)
Rosie Martin 1
R489 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R142 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the award-winning botanical painting authors, a book to record more than just the flora of the world, but also the fauna. Recording accurately but beautifully the animal wildlife that surrounds us is an age-old art. The authors, with the Eden Project, show us how to take up the subject and make the most of the revival of this art form. Finding sources from which to draw is not as diffficult as it once was. We can visit zoos and wildlife parks, and museums have comprehensive collections of birds, animals, insects, crystals and fossils. All these sources allow us to take the time to capture the true essence of some of the most beautiful things on earth. From dinosaur skeletons, fossils and shells through feathers, birds, fish to beetles, butterflies and frogs. Learn how to paint the subtle scales on a fish, the iridescence of a feather or the lustre on a shell. The authors take you through the full range of skills and techniques you need to undertake natural history drawing and painting. Key techniques are explained with step-by-step demonstrations. Stunning illustrations will inspire you and illuminate the techniques you are learning. A stunning book on an art form that is fast becoming the new botanical illustration. (Word count 20,000)

Healing Mandalas (Paperback): Healing Mandalas (Paperback)
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days
Tate: Colour: A Visual History (Hardcover): Alexandra Loske Tate: Colour: A Visual History (Hardcover)
Alexandra Loske
R830 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R311 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the story of colour through the significant scientific discoveries and key artist's works over 400 years. From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes. "In 1704, the scientist Isaac Newton published Opticks, the result of many years of researching light and colour. By splitting white light, Newton identified the visible range of colours, or the rainbow spectrum. In Opticks, he built a colour system around his findings, and he visualised this system in a circular shape, making it one of the first printed colour wheels. The influence of Newton and his followers, combined with the invention of many new pigments as well as watercolours in moist cake form, had made painting with colour an exciting occupation not just for serious artists but also for a much wider audience. The colour revolution had begun." Contents Introduction 1. Unravelling the Rainbow: The Eighteenth-Century Colour Revolution 2. Romantic Ideas & New Technologies: The Early Nineteenth Century 3. Industrialism to Impressionism: The Later Nineteenth Century 4. Colour for Colour's Sake: Colour into the Future: Glossary Bibliography Index

The Artist's Way Workbook (Spiral bound, Main): Julia Cameron The Artist's Way Workbook (Spiral bound, Main)
Julia Cameron 2
R400 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R88 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the 'Artist's Way' method, here is a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. With its life-changing twelve-week programme, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with that book. The workbook includes: More than 110 Artist's Way tasksMore than 50 Artist's Way check-insA fascinating introduction to the workbook, in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally publishedNew and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date, two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way

Surf Girl's Journal: Dream, Plan, Explore (Diary): Louise Searle Surf Girl's Journal: Dream, Plan, Explore (Diary)
Louise Searle
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

An inspirational and creative journal for ocean lovers. It's a surf-inspired and creative journal which will motivate surf girls to spark new ideas, plan surf trips, record dreams of saltwater adventures and keep lists of waves surfed and log experiences. The Surf Girl Journal is for those who love the ocean and coastal living. The Journal will encourage calm and mindfulness in a busy world. It is meant for personal time out. It has inspiring quotes, colouring pages, a world map of the best surf spots, a wave journal planner, fitness and motivation planners, calendars and pages for drawing and sticking photos in. It's handbag size which is a perfect size to take on a trip. More than 40 surf inspired images, quotes and colouring pages and a calendar for 2017 & 2018.

The Palaeoartist's Handbook - Recreating prehistoric animals in art (Paperback): Mark Witton The Palaeoartist's Handbook - Recreating prehistoric animals in art (Paperback)
Mark Witton 1
R530 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R105 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Extinct worlds live again in palaeoart: artworks of fossil animals, plants and environments carefully reconstructed from palaeontological and geological data. Such artworks are widespread in popular culture, appearing in documentaries, museums, books and magazines, and inspiring depictions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in cinema. This book outlines how fossil animals and environments can be reconstructed from their fossils, explaining how palaeoartists overcome gaps in fossil data and predict 'soft-tissue' anatomies no longer present around fossil bones. It goes on to show how science and art can meet to produce compelling, interesting takes on ancient worlds, and it explores the goals and limitations of this popular but rarely discussed art genre.

Gardens Unfurled - A Concertina Colouring Book (Paperback): Gardens Unfurled - A Concertina Colouring Book (Paperback)
R145 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R46 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

A beautifully crafted concertina colouring book featuring 15 unique colouring templates that allow you to bring the world’s great gardens to life.

Printed on premium weight matte paper and featuringan elastic closure, each album seamlessly unfurls to form a 10-foot (3 metre) -long panorama.

The Art of Drawing (Paperback): Vivienne Coleman The Art of Drawing (Paperback)
Vivienne Coleman
R304 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Terry Harrison's Watercolour Secrets - A Lifetime of Painting Techniques (Paperback): Terry Harrison Terry Harrison's Watercolour Secrets - A Lifetime of Painting Techniques (Paperback)
Terry Harrison 1
R317 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Terry Harrison has been an artist since he was 16 years old, and during his life has built a formidable reputation as an artist, tutor and author. This comprehensive and accessible book brings together all he has learnt during his lifetime and provides over 170 tips, techniques and trade secrets to help the reader improve their watercolour painting. Drawing on material from his best-selling 'Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists' (2008) and 'Painting Water in Watercolour' (2013), Terry begins with what materials to buy, using photographs, colour and techniques, and ends with numerous tips on painting a variety of subjects such as skies, distance, mountains, beaches and boats. Terry has an easy, accessible style that artists of all abilities will find easy to understand, making this book an invaluable resource that the reader will return to again and again.

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Trees & Woodlands in Watercolour - Build Your Skills with Quick & Easy Painting Projects... Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Trees & Woodlands in Watercolour - Build Your Skills with Quick & Easy Painting Projects (Paperback)
Geoff Kersey 1
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

This complete beginner's guide to painting trees and woodlands is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. 30 quick and easy exercises, that each take no more than 30 minutes, offer you a complete course teaching all the skills you need to paint trees on their own and as part of beautiful woodland scenes. The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6" x 4" (A6) watercolour pad, and outline drawings are provided on tracing paper for those who are less confident at drawing. Each of the small paintings focuses on a specific subject or technique and is a work of art in its own right. Store them in your portfolio as an easy reference for future painting projects, or even frame them and display them on the wall to impress your family and friends. The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine everything you've learned in the previous exercises. These paintings are also accompanied by actual-size tracings.

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