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

Victorian Christmas Colouring Book (Paperback): The History Press Victorian Christmas Colouring Book (Paperback)
The History Press
R143 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R42 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Victorians gave us many of the Christmas traditions we enjoy today, from putting up Christmas trees to pulling crackers. This handy, pocket-sized colouring book embodies these customs in 45 unique illustrations. Colour in Victorian fireplaces adorned with stockings, St Nicholas with his sack full of presents, and scenes from the nativity. Why not de-stress and take a break over the Christmas period?

The Magical Christmas - A Colouring Book (Paperback): Lizzie Mary Cullen The Magical Christmas - A Colouring Book (Paperback)
Lizzie Mary Cullen 1
R285 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R109 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a wondrously festive treat for the winter. Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising colouring book. Join celebrations across the world and throughout the years, from skating at the Rockefeller Center to surfing in Sydney and frost fairs on the Thames to Victorian toy shops. Travel with the wise men following a star, spot Santa's sleigh skimming over the rooftops and discover dazzling gingerbread houses with Lizzie's intricate inky illustrations. Fans of mindfulness and art therapy will love this beautiful Christmas gift book. A whole world of festivity is waiting for you inside. . .

Jon Burgerman's Daily Doodle (Paperback): Jon Burgerman Jon Burgerman's Daily Doodle (Paperback)
Jon Burgerman
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jon Burgerman shows you how to doodle a dragon, scribble a sausage and colour a chameleon in this hilarious how-to guide! Inspired by Jon's popular Snapchat Daily Doodle, this book is packed with instructions, hints and tips to create your own scribbletastic doodles, from dogs, doughnuts and dinosaurs to whales, wigs and wizards. This crazy collection contains over 100 silly ideas to scribble, funny things to spot along the way, and more than 40 stickers!

Outdoors in Watercolour (Paperback): Alwyn Crawshaw Outdoors in Watercolour (Paperback)
Alwyn Crawshaw
R300 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R91 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Many leisure painters prefer to paint outdoors, finding it both challenging and inspirational. In this book well-known and respected TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw provides an essential introduction to this exciting subject. There is something particularly appealing about painting outdoors, surrounded by a never-ending range of subjects, all of which can vary from one moment to the next according to the weather and the time of day. Here Alwyn Crawshaw provides plenty of practical advice about painting on location and explains all the basic techniques you will need to know. The book includes many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings of a variety of different subjects, including landscapes, buildings, animals, people, water and boats. There are also useful sections on drawing with a brush, composing a picture, using pen and wash, simplifying nature and recording your holiday.

How to Draw Dogs & Cats from Simple Templates - The Drawing Book for Pet Lovers (Paperback): Christopher Hart How to Draw Dogs & Cats from Simple Templates - The Drawing Book for Pet Lovers (Paperback)
Christopher Hart 1
R404 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R146 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how to draw your favorite furry friend! With Christopher Hart's simple templates, any pet owner can do it. Whatever your pet, you can capture it in a beautiful drawing! Chris Hart, the world's bestselling art instruction author, has created templates that work for pups and kitties of just about any shape and size--from poodles, dachshunds, and Bernese Mountain Dogs to tabbies, Persians, and Siamese cats. Every template is easy to follow so you'll get adorable results worthy of framing . . . no matter what your skill level.

Oodles of Doodles (Paperback): Oodles of Doodles (Paperback)
R130 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R13 (10%) In stock

Oodles of Doodles is an inspirational sketchbook packed full of ideas of things to draw accompanied by custom-made illustrations; all designed to boost creative thinking.

This book contains artistic quotes to get you thinking and blank pages for your own ideas and free drawing, let them start you off and see where they take you. You'll never be stuck for ideas again!

Express and boost your imagination, creativity, and personal style with this great selection of ideas of things to draw, doodle, sketch, shade, color, or scribble.

Paint Yourself Positive - Colourful Creative Watercolour (Paperback): Jean Haines Paint Yourself Positive - Colourful Creative Watercolour (Paperback)
Jean Haines 1
R383 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R78 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bestselling international author and artist Jean Haines' new book takes readers on an exciting journey through painting. Not just a book for artists, this is for anyone looking for a way of enhancing their life and mood through paint. It's also a way into art for people who have never painted and may even have been told they 'can't paint' at an early age. If you love the idea of sitting down and playing with colour and paint as a distraction from the stresses of modern life, then this is the book for you! All of Jean's books have promoted the life-enhancing effects of painting, and this is especially relevant in Paint Yourself Positive. Whether you can already paint or not, the aim of the book is for you to create in a way that you find pleasing, increases your self-confidence and leaves you feeling energized. Jean will very soon have you wanting to pick up a paintbrush and start to paint - and loving every second of it.

Complete Watercolour (Hardcover): David Webb Complete Watercolour (Hardcover)
David Webb 1
R507 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R145 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mini Kawaii Doodle Class - Sketching Super-Cute Tacos, Sushi Clouds, Flowers, Monsters, Cosmetics, and More (Paperback): Zainab... Mini Kawaii Doodle Class - Sketching Super-Cute Tacos, Sushi Clouds, Flowers, Monsters, Cosmetics, and More (Paperback)
Zainab Khan 1
R216 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R62 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kawaii is a Japanese word that translates to "cute," and popular YouTube artist Pic Candle shows you how to doodle your way to adorable in this miniature, portable, and even cuter version of her best-selling Kawaii Doodle Class. This master class in cute features nearly 100 lovable, huggable characters and includes simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions, search-and-find puzzle patterns that you can color, inspiration boards that show you how to give your characters different facial expressions and zany accessories, and drawing pages to get your doodle party started. Your adorable drawing subjects include tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, and more. Soon you'll be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and more with your own unique kawaii world. Mini Kawaii Doodle Class is now in session!

Sketch with Asia - Manga Style Art, Tips and Tutorials (Paperback): Asia Ladowska Sketch with Asia - Manga Style Art, Tips and Tutorials (Paperback)
Asia Ladowska 1
R643 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R173 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sketch with Asia is the first major publication from online manga-inspired art phenomenon, Asia Ladowska. Asia blends her talent for hyper-realism with her passion for manga, creating the distinctive artistic style she is well-loved and recognized for. Further to her regular and inspirational #SketchwithAsia challenge on Instagram (where she has over 900k followers), now explore this beautifully presented 168 page art book to discover an even more detailed exploration of Asia's processes as she creates her art. From faces and expressions, to hair, hands, and more, learn how she draws both traditionally or digitally, and how she so successfully employs colored markers and pencils to complete her art. The fascinating book also includes a collection of Asia's finished artwork, including exciting pieces created especially for this publication. Presented in an entertaining and easy-to-read way, this book is a unique resource for fans of manga, for fans of Asia herself, and for any aspiring artist sharing their art in a modern world.

Abstracts: Techniques & Textures (Paperback): Rolina Van Vliet Abstracts: Techniques & Textures (Paperback)
Rolina Van Vliet 1
R317 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R61 (19%) In stock

This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the book covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically. Abstracts Techniques and Textures is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts. It features 50 studies detailing dozens of techniques and textures readers can use to practise achieving abstract and non-figurative painting. The book also includes more than 350 selected images to inspire and guide the reader's eye.

Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Spectacular Places (Paperback): Beverley Lawson Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Spectacular Places (Paperback)
Beverley Lawson; Illustrated by Patricia Moffett 1
R245 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The world has gone activity book crazy, and the trend is set to go even dottier, with Extreme Dot-to-Dot. Unique, challenging and expertly produced, the Extreme Dot-to-Dot are for grown-up kids of all ages who want to relax and unwind and create something from nothing! Extreme Dot-to-Dot invites you to engage with your inner artist, to pick up a pen and create something truly amazing. Taking inspiration from a wide range of inspiring places and locations, this exciting new book is your one-stop shop to help you create art masterpieces, one dot at a time. Beautifully packaged, challenging to perfect, Extreme-Dot-to-Dot lets you create own magical works of art: all you have to do to join in the fun...is join the dots.

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 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R142 (37%) 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.

Impressionists: From Caillebotte to Manet (Paperback): Florence Gentner, Dominique Foufelle Impressionists: From Caillebotte to Manet (Paperback)
Florence Gentner, Dominique Foufelle
R265 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R43 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is an innovative colouring book, presenting masterpieces of the Impressionist movement. On the left-hand page is an image of the masterpiece, while on the right is a large-format picture for you to colour. Included are highly detailed colour palletes, with a complete breakdown of how to mix each shade, ensuring that you get every colour just right. Every picture is annotated with numbers and letters, signifying where each colour should go.Artworks by the following artists are included: Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, and Edouard Manet.

Mythomorphia - An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge (Paperback): Kerby Rosanes Mythomorphia - An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge (Paperback)
Kerby Rosanes 1
R247 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R41 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Welcome to the third and fabulous colouring book from the sensational Kerby Rosanes, Mythomorphia. Featuring his unique and intricate ink drawings, this book includes images of gorgeous mythological creatures morphing and shapeshifting to create Kerby's signature, breath-taking scenes. From magnificent dragons and a fiery phoenix to beautiful mermaids and mischievous goblins, this book is truly out of this world. Every super-detailed picture can be coloured in and all of them hide a selection of search objects to find. Readers will have to keep their eyes peeled for these items scattered throughout the pages. On top of the success of Animorphia and Imagimorphia, Kerby's skills have already earned him a solid fan base. His Sketchy Stories Facebook page has more than 1,000,000 likes, he has had 275,000 project views on Behance and his incredible website (www.kerbyrosanes.com) is getting more hits by the day. Other books in the colouring series include: 9781910552070 Animorphia 9781910552148 Imagimorphia 9781910552865 Fantomorphia 9781910552926 Geomorphia

A Book of Brilliant Ideas - And How to Have Them (Paperback): Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod A Book of Brilliant Ideas - And How to Have Them (Paperback)
Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod 1
R265 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R95 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the BAFTA-winning team the Brothers McLeod, this is an interactive book full of activities you can fill in, from drawings of peculiar creatures and names for new inventions to maps of imaginary places and designs for impossible buildings. Each page contains a challenge, suggestion or idea, often accompanied by Greg's and Myles's initial attempts at the same activity. Give your imagination a workout by matching your wits against theirs or simply try to outdo yourself in creativity and inventiveness. This is a fun and inspiring collection of brilliant ideas that will give hours of amusement to anyone from the age of nine to ninety-nine.

Beginner's Guide to Life Drawing (Paperback): Eddie Armer Beginner's Guide to Life Drawing (Paperback)
Eddie Armer 1
R244 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R47 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Life drawing is not only about learning to draw the body accurately; it also teaches you to translate our complex three-dimensional world... to the confines of a sheet of paper." Eddie Armer Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course. By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials. Feel encouraged as you start your life-drawing journey by accomplishing an effective, straightforward pose, formed across a few straight lines and drawn with a standard pencil. Then, work with ease through each of Eddie's beautifully drawn projects to tackle fundamental methods for sketching, designed to steadily introduce you to invaluable techniques that will bring your work to the next level. Every project includes fully-illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. Pore over the accompanying gallery of stunning pieces by Eddie at the end of the chapter, showing examples of the demonstrated technique and providing inspiration for your own poses and style, once you've built your confidence. From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate guide to learning to draw the body.

Painting Expressive Landscapes - Ideas and Inspiration Using Watercolour with Mixed Media (Paperback): Carole Robson Painting Expressive Landscapes - Ideas and Inspiration Using Watercolour with Mixed Media (Paperback)
Carole Robson 1
R345 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R71 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

'This is busy, colourful, packed with information and thoroughly inspiring and I love it...buy this book.' Artbookreview.net Strongly influenced by the changing landscape, Carole Robson's artwork is packed with colour, atmosphere, texture and light. An experienced teacher and artist, Carole explores how to build from basic techniques to producing wonderful expressive and semi-abstract landscapes. Combining watercolour with other watersoluble media and collage material, the three detailed step-by-step projects demonstrate perfectly Carole's expertise and innovative methods. They take you from materials and tools needed through to using masking fluid, salt, spattering techniques, modelling paste, cellophane and much more. A stimulating mix of colour and watercolour techniques for all skill levels, this guide helps the artist develop a free and flowing style to their art.

Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook: Learn the Art of Drawing with the Master (Paperback): North Light Books Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook: Learn the Art of Drawing with the Master (Paperback)
North Light Books
R381 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R89 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Master of art, science, philosophy, architecture and much more, Leonardo da Vinci was the definition of a Renaissance Man. While many of his works were left unfinished or have badly deteriorated, his drawings and words preserve his genius and remain a critical resource for artists today. Delve into one of history's greatest minds to be guided and inspired by his works and wisdom in The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook. From anatomical studies to tonal compositions, master essential techniques, principles and subjects. Pour over the most compelling details of Leonardo's work and follow the guidance within to become a master artist.

Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing - An Inspirational Sketchbook (Notebook / blank book): Henry Carroll Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing - An Inspirational Sketchbook (Notebook / blank book)
Henry Carroll; Illustrated by Selwyn Leamy
R301 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R106 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Inspired by modern masters, Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing is a playful introduction to contemporary drawing styles, techniques and ideas. This sketchbook features thought-provoking prompts and eye-popping illustrations to sharpen your skills and unlock the outer limits of your imagination. Far from a free-for-all of random exercises, this book is divided into sections covering essential aspects of drawing such as tone, composition and humour. Accessible, fun and informative, Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will build your confidence so you can perfect your drawing technique.

Tangle Art Pack - A Meditative Drawing Book and Sketchpad (Hardcover): Beckah Krahula Tangle Art Pack - A Meditative Drawing Book and Sketchpad (Hardcover)
Beckah Krahula
R279 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R74 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Grab a pen and get tangled up in hours of relaxation anywhere! Now in an all-new format, Beckah Krahula's best-selling book One Zentangle a Day is reconfigured into this beautiful gift package, including an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get your started. Find everything you need to experiment with the playful and inspiring world of tangle art, an incredibly soothing and relaxting way to create beautiful works of art. Each mark is called a "tangle" and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. With meditation and focus on small strokes, your simple marks combine to create beautiful, detailed drawings in no time. So grab a pen and get tangled up in hours of relaxation anywhere!

Painting and Decorating Wooden Spoons [With Patterns] (Paperback): Quarry Books Painting and Decorating Wooden Spoons [With Patterns] (Paperback)
Quarry Books
R329 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R53 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

You'll never look at an ordinary wooden spoon in quite the same way after browsing this book of fun loving, whimsical, and wacky designs for anything and everything you can do with wooden spoons.

Here you'll find ideas for transforming a wooden spoon into a mobile for having above an infant's crib, plant markers for the garden, table and wall art, party favors, and even friendly-faced toothbrush and washcloth holders for the bathroom.

Projects are easy to make with simple instructions and basic materials. Using acrylic paints, a plain wooden spoon comes to life as any number of colorful characters from a honeybee to a scarecrow and Santa Claus. These projects are suited for adults and are also excellent for crafting with kids of all ages.

Figure in Composition (Paperback, Dover): Paul G. Braun Figure in Composition (Paperback, Dover)
Paul G. Braun
R145 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R28 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Students and professionals alike will benefit from this focus on the figure in the overall composition of a sketch or drawing. Its solid instruction and many fine examples make it a particularly valuable tool for intermediate artists.
Author Paul G. Braun examines the concept of arrangement with single and multiple figures and within a border. Additional topics include the distribution of light and shade, draped figures and folds, the depiction of movement, and many other aspects of figure drawing. The final chapter offers pointers on how to illustrate a story, and numerous helpful sketches complement this guide's teachings.

Art Source Book - A Subject-by-subject Guide to Painting and Drawing (Hardcover): Nick Rowling Art Source Book - A Subject-by-subject Guide to Painting and Drawing (Hardcover)
Nick Rowling
R944 R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Save R215 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a full-colour compendium of paintings by renowned and anonymous artists of every era and from all over the world. The paintings are organised into subject categories, including human life from birth to death, man's emotions and beliefs, and work and leisure.

Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead (Paperback): Patricia Moffett Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead (Paperback)
Patricia Moffett
R245 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The world has gone activity book crazy, and the trend is set to go even dottier, with Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead. Unique, challenging and expertly produced, the Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead is for grown-up kids of all ages who want to relax and unwind and create something from nothing! Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead invites you to engage with your inner artist, to pick up a pen and create something truly amazing. Taking inspiration from Day of the Dead, this exciting new book of activity book will help you create art masterpieces, one dot at a time. Beautifully packaged, challenging to perfect, Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead lets you create your own magical works of art: all you have to do to join in the fun...is join the dots.

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