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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.
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.
The popularity of manga--Japanese cartooning--continues to grow, inspiring interest in learning how to draw this exciting style of comics.
From comic illustration Ikari Studio comes the ultimate guide on how to draw manga. "The Monster Book of More Manga" is divided into sections focusing on the most popular manga figures and themes--Girls, Boys, Samurai, Monsters, and Computer. This new volume contains brand new sections on Mecha, Villains, and Animals, and a special section on Fairies. Each illustration is broken down into six stages accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the artist from an initial black-and-white sketch to the final color piece. They're also accompanied by practical suggestions, hints, and tips.
From beginner to advanced, this monster-size manual is the must-have book for anyone interested in learning how to draw manga.
Timeless work by one of the greatest art critics of all time begins with bare fundamentals and offers brilliant philosophical advise. "...the truth behind Ruskin's statements is always clear..."-American Artist.
While the obvious intent of this book is to provide pages to doodle on and color, as a coloring book for adults, this book provides an added level of depth. Poems and insights from the author behind each of the illustrations offer opportunities to ponder while the reader engages in the act of coloring. The book will be divided into three parts: Intricate illustrations to color, semi-intricate illustrations with open spaces for the reader to doodle in and then color and a section with a dozen or so colored-in examples from the first section to offer coloring inspiration for those who are stumped where to start.
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.
In this book, William F. Powell invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to render a variety of beautiful trees in pencil. The author explains a number of basic drawing techniques before exploring basic tree shapes and leaf types. As you learn how to draw branches, bark, and ground foliage, step by step, youAEll also discover important tips about shading, creating textures, setting up compositions, and applying perspectiveuhelping you develop your own tree drawings to their fullest potential. Helpful examples and essential information make this comprehensive guide a valuable addition to any artistAEs drawing library!
A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. It discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures; demonstrates a variety of modelling an painting techniques at different scales; provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures; explains dry brushing techniques, the three colour method, multilayering and shading with washes and, finally, it considers basic techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different gaming systems. Whether modelling single figures, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game, there is something for every fantasy figure modeller, collector or gamer.
This fun introduction to design opens the world of style to budding fashionistas Bestselling art instructor Chris Hart not only gives step-by-step instructions on drawing figures from many points of view and in varying poses, he explains the tricks of the trade: how to "dress" your figure; render color, texture, and print; and create accessories, hairstyles, and makeup looks. An overview of tools, materials, and essential skills will help you bring your creative vision to life
A unique behind-the-scenes guide to the painting process of one of the most popular artists working in the growing, underground art scene of Pop Surrealism. Painting superstar Camilla d'Errico opens up her studio and offers readers an insider scoop on the tools, techniques and inspirations she draws from to create stunningly beautiful, otherworldly works of art. Artists working in Pop Surrealism use elements of manga, cartoons, movies and more to produce paintings that have been displayed in galleries and purchased by collectors around the globe. With Pop Painting, fans and aspiring painters get an up-close look at the step-by-step processes she employs to transform oil and acrylic paints into unforgettable images of her ethereal and beautiful characters. This one-of-a-kind look at a painter at the top of her field reveals all the materials and methods readers need to join the ranks of the POD Surrealism movement.
Painting can be so much more than a mere hobby - it can be a vehicle transforming your mind, body, and spirit! Painting and bravely embracing the challenges of creativity sparks a revolution that involves heart, creativity, courage, and trust! Artistic pursuits such as painting have the power to soothe, heal, and connect a person to their truest self. For author Flora Bowley, making art and expressing herself creatively have always served as potent forms of personal evolution and holistic healing. Creative Revolution is the reader's key to unlocking the door to their own personal journey while making beautiful art. Creative Revolution is the culmination of Flora's life's work as an artist, offering guidance for others to embrace their authentic selves through paint. She has taught more than sixty workshops since she wrote her first book, Brave Intuitive Painting, and has witnessed miraculous things when people engage with the intuitive painting process. Creative Revolution is the next best thing to taking a course from Flora. Many readers and students can't help but exclaim, "This was about so much more than painting!" After reading Creative Revolution, readers will have a deeper connection to their intuition, increased confidence to make bolder choices, freedom to let go and explore various options, an understanding that everything is transformable, the trust that it will all work out in the end, and a renewed sense that creating can be fun and playful. All of this powerful transformation begins with paint. Flora has been writing and reflecting on these transformational aspects of the creative process for years. Creative Revolution is an insightful and practical guide for realizing the transformational power of fully embracing your creativity.
Step into Jean Haines' distinctive, exciting world of watercolour with this, the ultimate guide to her influences, style and work. Jean's loose, expressive paintings are filled with colour and personality, embracing a range of subjects that includes flowers, animals, people and places, all influenced by the countries and cities she's lived in and the people she's met during her life. This beautiful book contains easy-to-follow and inspiring introductory sections such as `an artist's treasure chest' and `the colour gym', offering practical guidance and in-depth exercises in an innovative and accessible way, and the numerous examples of Jean's work will inspire and encourage novice as well as experienced artists. After this introductory section, the book shows the reader how to put the skills they've learned into practice with gorgeous step-by-step projects packed full of expert tips and advice, encouraging them to move forward and develop their own style of working. Like her painting, Jean's writing is filled with passion and enthusiasm, transporting the reader through a world of watercolour that will not fail to excite and inspire.
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.
Learn all the aspects of creative painting with this comprehensive how-to guide The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting provides easy-to-follow techniques for painting with all types of craft and fine arts paints, including acrylics, oils, tempera, watercolor, and pastels. You'll find easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 700 full-color photos for clear understanding. Galleries of artwork by a wide range of artists offer beautiful examples of what can be done with each of the painting categories. Find expert tips, skills, and inspiration with The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting.
From the bestselling, world-renowned artist Giovanni Civardi comes this latest edition of his concise guide to drawing the human form. To become a successful artist in figure drawing, it is essential to understand the inner workings of the human body. In Drawing Human Anatomy, Civardi breaks down the body into its component parts and examines the skeletal, muscular and articular systems, enabling the reader to create anatomically correct drawings of the human form. Beginning with easy-to-follow notes on bone structure, movement and muscle structure, along with practical hints on life drawing, the book explores our inner mechanics through careful analyses and diagrams. These are accompanied by numerous examples of Civardi's outstanding drawings, making this an invaluable resource for artists of all abilities.
This inspiring scratch book features 20 inspirational and decorative illustrations featuring tangles drawings, creative patterns, and more. Created with simple lines and shapes, you can copy the illustration on the facing scratch-off page using the special tool to reveal a contrasting background. See how relaxing and enjoyable it is to make a simple and beautiful piece of art as you scratch away the metallic coating. You can copy the drawing or feel free to make your own variations as you create your own personalized design. Each page is perforated, ready to tear out and display!
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.
Tricia Guild has spent her life working with colour, pattern and texture to create beautiful rooms and producing collections of paint, fabric and wallpapers from her own signature colour palettes. In this inspiring and practical book Tricia lifts the lid on her `paint box', providing visual inspiration, expert advice and 45 bespoke palettes. Each story describes its inspiration and features a room showing how it can be used. Hints and tips - such as how to use plains, patterns and texture, or how to alter the balance of the colours - spell out how to create different effects. Mood boards demonstrate how to ensure your chosen palettes will work. With all these elements at your disposal all you need to do is open up the Paint Box and get creative!
Vampires reign supreme in this second drawing book from Walter Foster's clever and innovative series Learn to Draw Like the Masters. Author Eugene Caine guides readers on an informative, artistic journey while he demonstrates how to draw an assortment of spellbinding vampires utilizing a range of techniques from history's master artists, such as da Vinci, van Gogh, and Picasso. Aspiring artists can discover the history of each featured master and then revel in the "evidence" and in-depth "research" that uncovers the "truth" about the dark underworld of vampires--all while learning to work in pencil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and oil. Written with wit and humor by a true vampire aficionado and art history buff, this exquisitely designed book is sure to become a permanent part of every artist's library.
The 25 full-size lampshade designs in this book range from small night-stand styles, elaborate dining room swags, wall sconces with matching swag lamps, plus 3 of the popular inverted ceiling style shades. The majority are medium size shades, many of which are suitable for either swag or lampbase applications. With 25 versatile designs, this book offers every crafter and all studios a lampshade pattern for virtually any location.
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