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Master all the aspects of watercolour painting with this comprehensive practical manual. An introduction details all the equipment you will need and lays out the basic techniques, including the different strokes required, and how to mix the paints to create the right palette. This instructive painting course then has over 20 step-by-step projects to help you to put the basics into practice. There are projects to challenge beginners, and others for intermediate painters, grouped by subject, including landscapes, still-life and portraits. This accessible book has something for water-colourists of all abilities to learn from and help achieve their potential.
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.
Let world-renowned animator Preston Blair introduce you to the magical world of cartooning and animation! Whether youAEre creating traditional or computer art, you'll find valuable information in this book, which covers the most important aspects of cartooning, such as working out layouts, planning scenes, and synchronizing mouth action. It also provides instruction on drawing a variety of believable animated characters, with tips on using lines of action to create realistic motion. Widely considered one of the best cartooning references available, this book is an essential library addition for every aspiring animator.
Watercolour is such a rewarding medium for the artist that its well worth mastering - it offers both portability and gorgeous, rich, mutable colours. This is the perfect introduction for anyone whos thought about painting in watercolour but isnt sure where to start. Unintimidating and accessible, it will help you to get the pictures in your head onto the page - without losing anything in the translation.
Renowned silk painter, Mandy Southan demonstrates all the techniques you need to get to grips with this intriguing medium, beginning with clear artistic advice on materials and using colour and then moving on to basic techniques, all shown through 12 lovely, achievable projects. Proceed through textured effects and using resists, discharge paste, diffusing medium, and other products to create scarves, cushions, pictures, wall hangings and panels. Build skills while producing lovely silk paintings in a variety of styles. Perfect for the complete beginner but also ideal for experienced silk painters wanting to learn new techniques.
In this comprehensive, 32-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques for creating strikingly realistic animal drawings in colored pencil. The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding colour theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special coloured pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals - including favourite family pets, wildlife, and birds - in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes.
Austrian artist Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive painting. It is divided into helpful sections to teach the reader how to use acrylics, watercolours or airbrushing, as well as natural materials such as sand, bark and leaves, to create captivating pictures full of colour and vitality. There is a wealth of stunning abstract pieces by Waltraud which will provide inspiration for more experience painters as well as the beginner. The book covers the variations through all seasons, teaching the reader to see the natural world with creativity and a fresh new perspective.
Created by one of Japan's most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction 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 in the Japanese character style. This book 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.
Prints are in! Take a walk down the high street and you won't be able to escape beautiful prints on everything from dresses and bags to gorgeous printed sheets. All these prints help us express our unique style and make vivid personal statements. Joy Jolliffe demonstrates that printing is a simple, effective way to make your mark on a multitude of surfaces from clothes to bedding. The book features chapters on block printing, stencils, transfer and open screen printing, and tips to guarantee perfect results every time! Projects include a Daisy Border Tea Towel, Photo Montage Wall Art and Sepia Tint Primrose Skirt. Packed with stunning ideas and techniques you'll never be short of inspiration.
A detailed and practical guide focusing on the traditional methods of icon painting and its rich history. With all you would ever want to know, from the materials you need and how to prepare a panel to adding inscriptions and finishing off. Part of the icon's symbolism is transmitted in the techniques used to create it and this is explored throughout, with in depth information, step-by-step demonstrations, invaluable advice and many superb examples of finished icon paintings.
""Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw with some degree of proficiency," Bert Dodson proclaims."
In this book he shares a complete drawing system that you can use for any subject or type of drawing-even if you doubt your ability to draw. It's based on fifty-five "keys to drawing," which are introduced at a comfortable pace. The keys are interspersed with dozens of practice exercises that help you learn by doing.
You'll learn how to: Restate, focus, map and intensify.Free your hand action, and then learn to control it.Convey the illusions of light, depth and texture.Stimulate your imagination through "creative play"
In The Great Zentangle Book, Certified Zentangle Teacher Beate Winkler provides simple and clear directions for creating 101 classic tangles. Captivating creative minds the world over, the art of the Zentangle evokes meditation practices to create seemingly complicated line drawings that are actually easy to learn. These 101 step-by-step Zentangle patterns will help you relax while creating approachable and beautiful works of art. Beginners will learn everything about getting started-from materials and tools to basic terminology and techniques. Those who have tangled before will gain inspiration from the variations presented by Winkler and her tangling friends from around the globe, including Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Along with tips for mastering the craft and behind-the-tangle stories from designers, this compendium of patterns will provide you with hours of instruction. With The Great Zentangle Book, keep up to date on current Zentangle trends with new, delicate bijou tiles and find inspiration for your own Zentangle artwork while learning fascinating information and techniques. Relax, and set your creative mind free as each pen stroke brings you a little closer to your center.
This cute cat dot-to-dot book is purr-fect for cat lovers and fans of intricate creativity books! Allow your mind to switch off and relax as you connect the dots, and let your creativity go wild by colouring and completing each cute cat picture. There are 64 dot-to-dot cat pictures to complete, and over 20,000 dots to connect.
The best fantasy manga drawing instruction...now with focus on fantasy! Manga artist and popular YouTuber, Mina "MISTIQARTS" Petrovic, helps you bring your wildest manga fantasies to life. Let your creativity loose as you learn how to draw hair that glows like a rainbow, animals that take human form, strange and outrageous scenery, and so much more. Following a friendly, step-by-step approach, you'll learn how to achieve the sleek, beautifully simple look of manga with a fantasy twist in no time. * Create your own unique manga fantasy characters, creatures and mascots* Design otherworldly fashions, fierce weapons, cool hairstyles and accessories* Put it all together into dynamic fantasy scenes and settingsYou'll find important basics on feature placement and body proportions, expert tips on everything from fixing mistakes to creating exciting compositions, and six start-to-finish demonstrations on drawing manga fantasy characters from sorcerers to samurai. This book has everything you need to strike the perfect balance in your art between compellingly believable and utterly fantastic.
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.
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.
Claim the beauty of your unique, authentic expression.
Break free of your comfort zone, sharpen your senses to perceive the world around you and find happiness in play. On this painterly journey, Tracy Verdugo leads you from self-doubt to self-appreciation by helping you find your voice through a myriad of vibrantly-hued mark making, painting and self-reflection techniques. There are no mistakes here, only opportunities to learn and grow.
An essential guide to what is regarded as a challenging subject, this book will simplify and inspire artists to approach drawing hands and feet with precision and confidence. Eddie Armer presents a comprehensive course that will guide the artist through everything from which drawing materials to use, through to mastering proportion, perspective, light and shade. The result will be the accurate portrayal of hands and feet at rest, in motion and performing intricate tasks in a variety of different poses. With his experience, knowledge and love of the subject, Eddie will teach you how to understand the underlying anatomy of the subjects and the whole drawing process with helpful tips and advice, exercises and projects. This is an exhaustive, must-have book, a true masterclass from a true master of the medium, that will inspire any artist who wants to create realistic and characterful drawings of hands and feet.
This is a unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity and encouraging experimentation. It contains tips for creating marketable work and increasing sales for artists of all levels. The author is among the best and most celebrated daily painters. Too many artists find themselves in a frustrating rut: unable to sell paintings hanging in galleries, bogged down by projects they can't finish or abandon, and using any excuse to avoid working in the studio. Author Carol Marine was herself suffering from painter's block, until she discovered 'daily painting'. The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to the individual) and if you desire, post it and sell it online. Today Marine is among the best and most celebrated daily painters, and the curator of the popular online gallery dailypaintworks.com. In her debut, Daily Painting, Marine reveals the tips and tricks that helped her and other daily painters pick up the paintbrush and start creating beautiful, bountiful, marketable work.
The Urban Sketching Art Pack is a portable package that includes an informational book and companion sketchpad filled with prompts for sketching on the go. The Urban Sketching Handbook series is now in a new format! This portable version of the art package includes a 112-page informational book and a 112-page companion sketchpad full of challenges to get you started on sketching urban environments. The Urban Sketching Art Pack tackles the specific challenges of making sketches on location. You'll find out the best ways to sketch rain or shine, quickly or slowly. Learn how to frame your scene, create a strong composition, and add detail and interest. Find out how to draw figures in motion, in proportion, and how to capture a person's features. As you advance through the lessons, you'll come to understand the anatomy of a good sketch by learning the secrets to how to draw in perspective. Best of all, you'll learn how to maximize your location drawing opportunities by developing your eye for sketch-worthy events and learning to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of your fascinating city.
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