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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Art techniques & materials > General

In Miniature - How Small Things Illuminate the World (Hardcover): Simon Garfield In Miniature - How Small Things Illuminate the World (Hardcover)
Simon Garfield
R472 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Paint Like Renoir - Unlock the Secrets of the Master of Impressionism (Hardcover): Damian Callan Paint Like Renoir - Unlock the Secrets of the Master of Impressionism (Hardcover)
Damian Callan
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Oil paint has tremendous versatility, from the dilute and transparent glaze or wash, through to the thick impasto mark. Renoir employed the whole range of paint qualities and this is one of the most valuable reasons for studying his work. Every artist, beginner or expert, is inspired by the work of the great artists that have gone before, and one of the most enjoyable ways to learn painting is to study their work in detail. The Paint Like series unlocks the secrets of some of the most inspirational painters of all time, revealing their techniques and giving today's artists the confidence and skills they need to take their work to the next level. This is the second book in the series.

Tangled Circles and Mandalas - 52 Drawings to Finish and Color--Plus Design Guide and 30 Patterns for Tangling (Paperback):... Tangled Circles and Mandalas - 52 Drawings to Finish and Color--Plus Design Guide and 30 Patterns for Tangling (Paperback)
Jane Monk
R317 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R92 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Channel Islands Colouring Book: Past and Present (Paperback): The Channel Islands Colouring Book: Past and Present (Paperback)
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Channel Islands have charmed visitors for centuries, and this collection of intricate illustrations is a celebration of the islands' unique appeal. Featuring a range of picturesque vistas from Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark, scenes include sandy beaches, walking trails along cliffs and beautiful inland valleys, to scenic towns and defensive castles that have remained relatively unchanged for centuries. Each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fi re 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 wonderful images to life. Suitable for children. If you love the Channel Islands, then you will love colouring them in!

Complete Drawing Projects (Paperback): Barrington Barber Complete Drawing Projects (Paperback)
Barrington Barber 1
R260 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Bird Art - Drawing Birds Using Graphite & Coloured Pencils (Paperback): Alan Woollett Bird Art - Drawing Birds Using Graphite & Coloured Pencils (Paperback)
Alan Woollett 1
R430 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R88 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Few creatures symbolise the beauty of the natural world better than birds. Their delicacy, poise and power combine to create an irresistible subject for the artist. In this his first book, award-winning artist Alan Woollett captures perfectly, in breathtaking detail, the exquisite beauty of birds in their natural environments using graphite and coloured pencils, often combining both media in the same composition. More than a teaching guide, this book is a sumptuous source of ideas and inspiration that covers everything from observing birds in the wild to photography, composition and setting. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and projects to work through as well as numerous examples of the author's stunning artworks, this book represents a true masterclass in the art of drawing birds.

The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators (Hardcover): Gottfried Bammes The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators (Hardcover)
Gottfried Bammes
R1,377 R1,079 Discovery Miles 10 790 Save R298 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

You Can Draw in 30 Days - The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less (Paperback): Mark Kistler You Can Draw in 30 Days - The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less (Paperback)
Mark Kistler
R332 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn to draw in 30 days with public television's favourite drawing teacher. Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent- anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. You Can Draw in 30 Days will teach you the rest. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way. Inside you'll find: type="disc" Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face type="disc" More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step type="disc" Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D type="disc" The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing type="disc" 75 student examples to help gauge your own progress In just 20 minutes a day for a month, you can learn to draw anything, whether from the world around you or from your own imagination. It's time to embark on your creative journey. Pick up your pencil and begin today!

Anna Mason's Watercolour World - Create Vibrant, Realistic Paintings Inspired by Nature (Hardcover): Anna Mason Anna Mason's Watercolour World - Create Vibrant, Realistic Paintings Inspired by Nature (Hardcover)
Anna Mason 1
R489 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R101 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Anna Mason's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolours have earned her worldwide recognition. In this, her second book, she goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals. The book gives you a very personal insight into Anna's way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own. Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides you through her method of working with four beautiful step-by-step projects: a blackberry, an autumn leaf, a sunflower and a garden bird. Each project contains a traceable outline. The book is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try new techniques.

It's A Colourful Life - A Creative Colouring Book (Paperback, Main): John Paul White It's A Colourful Life - A Creative Colouring Book (Paperback, Main)
John Paul White
R246 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R51 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This stunning adult colouring-in book has been carefully and lovingly created, with individual pages of intricate and sophisticated patterns for you to enjoy. Based on patterns found in nature, the templates vary in complexity and design, so there will always be a page to inspire you. The perfect relaxation tool, It's A Colourful Life will help to bring your creativeness to life - there are no rules and no instructions, just the opportunity to lose yourself in the symmetry and design. With over 90 designs, the book is printed on thick, white paper, so there's no problem with colours running through.

How to Paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics (Hardcover): Fraser Scarfe How to Paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics (Hardcover)
Fraser Scarfe 1
R501 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R101 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An exciting new talent, Fraser Scarfe's moody and expressive landscapes combine the best of the traditional approach to painting with the benefits of modern materials. His aim is to reveal the natural beauty and drama in the landscape without the need for romanticism, and this is borne out in his raw, unsentimental yet strikingly beautiful landscape paintings. This book will appeal to acrylic artists of all abilities as well as those looking to transition from oils, pastels and watercolours alike. It follows the award-winning artist through the year, offering readers productive and inspiring ways to paint from deepest winter to midsummer while they learn to engage with their subject. Using a combination of practical instruction and inspirational example, Fraser imparts his knowledge of the techniques and materials he uses, his style and his inspiration, proving that he is truly a force to be reckoned within the art world.

Painting Flowers (Paperback): Jill Winch Painting Flowers (Paperback)
Jill Winch 1
R208 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R35 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Observe, Collect, Draw! a Visual Journal (Hardcover): Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec Observe, Collect, Draw! a Visual Journal (Hardcover)
Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec
R377 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R116 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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-Z of Bird Portraits - An Illustrated Guide to Painting Beautiful Birds in Acrylics (Hardcover): Andrew Forkner A-Z of Bird Portraits - An Illustrated Guide to Painting Beautiful Birds in Acrylics (Hardcover)
Andrew Forkner 1
R491 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R101 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects. * Twenty-six striking and characterful bird species * Clear and easy-to-follow step by step projects * Includes guidance on composition, reference and important bird features

Watercolours (Paperback): Watercolours (Paperback)
R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days
Fine Art Screenprinting (Paperback): Maggie Jennings Fine Art Screenprinting (Paperback)
Maggie Jennings 1
R404 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R74 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fine Art Screenprinting explains the thrilling process of pushing ink through a mesh to produce large areas of vibrant colour. With step-by-step examples, it explains the many and varied ways of creating your designs as prints. It also encourages you to experiment, to achieve exciting and unexpected results. Written for beginners and enthusiasts, it will inspire and stretch artists to try new techniques and ideas. This new book covers the equipment and materials found in the printmaking studio and explains the screenprinting process and how to use positives with photo-sensitive emulsion. There is advice on printing techniques such as making prints from paper stencils and mono-printing and it also gives full guidance on screenprinting kits for use at home.

Russell Grant's Art of Astrology (Paperback): Russell Grant Russell Grant's Art of Astrology (Paperback)
Russell Grant 1
R252 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R41 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ever wondered what the colours you choose say about you? Go on a journey of self-discovery in Russell Grant's Art of Astrology colouring book for adults. Lose yourself by colouring in beautiful designs, based on the key signs of the Zodiac, their accompanying planets and mythological archetypes. Then read about the meaning behind your choice of colours and how they connect with your sun sign in Russell's amazing astrological colourscopes. The ultimate horoscope from a leading writer on spirituality, this is a truly incredible guide to reading yourself and your sun sign, and at the same time an immersive and relaxing task that takes you out of this world.

Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour (Paperback): Geoff Kersey Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour (Paperback)
Geoff Kersey 1
R325 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R67 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

A lavish expansion and update of Geoff Kersey's bestselling Perspective, Depth and Distance title in the Tips & Techniques series, this new edition features substantially expanded chapters on the key aspects of perspective along with new artwork and two completely new step-by-step projects.

Abstracts: 50 Inspirational Projects (Paperback): Rolina Van Vliet Abstracts: 50 Inspirational Projects (Paperback)
Rolina Van Vliet 1
R317 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R54 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Where do you find inspiration for an abstract painting? How do you start? What materials should you use? Are composition and perspective important? These questions and others are answered in detail in this impressive book, with a clarity that guarantees success. Whether you want to purely abstract your ideas, thoughts and feelings into colour and mood, or whether you want to base your pictures on subjects that interest you, such as landscapes, flowers, or music, you will find much to guide and fascinate you here. Rolina van Vliet is an enthusiastic teacher, and she offers a brilliant insight into what makes good paintings, with 50 stunning projects, each accompanied by expert tips and a full palette of exciting and fun techniques. With help on what materials to use and how to use them, she includes many photographs illustrating different ways to create smooth, textured, collaged, vibrant, powerful and atmospheric abstract art. Beginners will love the way Rolina encourages experimentation - there are no rules, and more experienced artists will find much here to inspire them.

Art of Drawing: Drawing Light and Shade - Understanding Chiaroscuro (Paperback): Giovanni Civardi Art of Drawing: Drawing Light and Shade - Understanding Chiaroscuro (Paperback)
Giovanni Civardi
R215 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R42 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Giovanni Civardi shares his great expertise in drawing light and shade, beginning with the basics of drawing simple 3D shapes. There are sections on shadows and cast shadows, simplifying tone, methods of shading, form and relief, composition, the perspective of shadows and many more. We also learn a little bit about how light and shade have been used thoughout the history of art. Finally the artist shows through his own superb drawings how the techniques and principles learned can be put into practice.

How to Draw: Manga Animals - In Simple Steps (Paperback): Yishan Li How to Draw: Manga Animals - In Simple Steps (Paperback)
Yishan Li 1
R121 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R22 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Animals are a popular subject within the manga genre, and this book is perfect for anyone seeking to learn the basics of creating these amazing creatures. The reader can choose from 28 different manga animals, all full of character and in a range of dynamic poses, including a dog, panda, fox, chameleon and penguin. Each drawing is developed in eight easy stages from a rough sketch of the basic shapes through to the finished, coloured drawing, making this book suitable for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

Painting Watercolour Snow Scenes the Easy Way (Paperback): Terry Harrison Painting Watercolour Snow Scenes the Easy Way (Paperback)
Terry Harrison 1
R316 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Snow scenes are a popular subject of painters all year round. In this inspiring and accessible guide, best-selling author and popular tutor Terry Harrison shares a wealth of tips and techniques for painting snow in watercolour. Suitable for artists of all abilities, Terry shows you how to capture the beauty of snow-covered landscapes using easy techniques. The book begins with guidance on colour mixes and brushes for achieving different effects, and moves on to step-by-step demonstrations of painting snow-laden trees, frozen streams, wintry skies, falling snow, and the warm glow of a low winter sun. He provides valuable tips on using photographs for reference, and turning a summer landscape into a snow-covered one. There's also a section on how to create a traditional Christmas scene, and how to turn it into a Christmas card. With numerous examples of Terry's beautiful artwork, this book is a truly indispensable guide for anyone wishing to paint snow scenes in watercolour.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Paperback): Carole Massey Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Paperback)
Carole Massey 1
R321 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R56 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The author, Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed to start drawing. The book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings. There are numerous simple step-by-step demonstrations as well as larger projects, and outline tracings are provided of the more complex drawings that you can transfer straight onto your paper, if you wish to use them. Most of the artworks in the book are created using pencil, but the author also uses ink, ballpoint pen, pastel pencil and watersoluble pencils to encourage you to experiment with other media too. By the end of the book, you will have learnt all you need to know to take your drawing skills further and become an accomplished artist in your own right.

Lots of Dots - Beautiful Art that Starts with a Dot (Hardcover): Ana Enshina Lots of Dots - Beautiful Art that Starts with a Dot (Hardcover)
Ana Enshina
R382 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R115 (30%) In stock

With Lots of Dots you will create beautiful art that starts with, you guessed it, a single dot! By combining some of the ideas of adult coloring, doodling, and hand-lettering, you will create colorful, eye-catching art with Lots of Dots. This technique driven book will have you picking up new skills quickly as you relax into this satisfying, artistic foray. And by including a little playfulness with your art, the subjects pop to life and off the page in a succession of vivid hues and dotted forms. This technique is perfect for beginners and for artists who want to explore a new style. Approximately 20 pages of introduction give step-by-step instructions to create images of increasing complexity. Introductory pages also include over forty thumbnail images that can be used as inspiration. Lots of Dots also includes templates that are lightly drawn with shapes outlined; the templates include animals - birds, sea life, butterflies, cats, owls; flowers and botanicals; motifs such as decorative borders, mandalas, sun, moon, and hearts; and people. Best of all, it's all printed on paper that will withstand markers, gel pens, colored pencils, crayons, and watercolors, so you can use any medium that inspires you.

Lessons In Classical Drawing (Hardcover): Juliette Aristides Lessons In Classical Drawing (Hardcover)
Juliette Aristides 1
R599 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R220 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This elegant & accessible primer from master contemporary artist Juliette Aristides distils the drawing process into its essential elements. In "Lessons in Classical Drawing", award-winning author, artist and teacher, Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process and shows what all great drawing has in common. The book conveys a start-to-finish overview of the drawing experience and shows what to tackle when first starting a drawing and then how to lay the groundwork for each subsequent step in creating a well-crafted drawing. Packaged with a companion DVD, which aims to eliminate any gaps in the learning process, the reader becomes a virtual participant in a drawing workshop filmed at the Santa Repararta School in Florence, Italy.

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