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The Secret Lives of Color
St Clair, Kassia
The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture.
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks: Over 100 Essential Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills
The third title in Christopher Hart’s bestselling Master Guide to Drawing Anime series is essential for all anime artists who want to fine-tune their skills.Chris Hart delves deep into the specifics of drawing anime characters and scenes and explores every aspect of anime forms. He reveals his secrets for composing a complete picture, and discusses rarely covered topics. Entirely new tutorials include instruction on drawing hands and feet in different gestures or positions, arranging characters within the action, and creating nuanced expressions. Fans of The Master Guide books will find this title to be invaluable in strengthening their drawing skills, while newcomers will see this as a perfect introduction to the series.
50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life
In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. The lessons, 50 in all, curated from the best of Flow's two special drawing issues, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space. With its bound-in paper goodies, this book is also a canvas for artistic exploration - reminding us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work.Filled With Paper Goodies:• Mini daily drawing pad• DIY postcards• Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers• House interiors to unfold and decorate
A Million Cats: Fabulous Felines to Color
Chubby cats. Smiling cats. Cats on buses, pedaling bicycles, playing instruments, and napping happily on branches: lots of cats to color and love! Fans of fabulous felines will find kitties aplenty on these fun and whimsical pages. Each picture is rich in beautiful detail to spark the imagination of prospective artists—and keep them happily occupied for hours.
Edgar Allan Poe: An Adult Coloring Book
Dive into the macabre, mysterious world of Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling tales with popular coloring book artist Odessa Begay (Little Birds). Inspired by Poe’s beloved stories, Begay has created images that reference settings, motifs, and details that fans will recognize.
Figure It Out!: The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People
Chris Hart has a head for figures - human figures, that is. Not only does he draw them with incredible style and flair, he also has a friendly, accessible teaching style that makes his how-to books super-sellers. In this unique figure-drawing course, Chris avoids the usual anatomy lessons that intimidate aspiring artists and gets right down to the basics young illustrators need to get started. Starting with heads and facial expressions, he moves on to full figures, male and female, ideal and average, some in fashion poses and others in dynamic action. On every page, his practical advice and clear examples will help readers achieve terrific results - and have fun every step of the way.
NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Hardcover - Hundreds of Verses to Color
With hundreds of inspiring verses illustrated in detailed, ready-to-color line art, the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible employs the proven stress-relieving benefits of adult coloring to help quiet your soul so you can reflect on the precious truths of Scripture. Perfect for all ages, the thick white paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, provides ample space for your own artistic expressions and journaling.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
The 15-Minute Artist: The Quick and Easy Way to Draw Almost Anything
Holmes, Catherine V.
If you want to draw but think you don't have the time to learn - or feel too intimidated to start-15-Minute Artist invites you to jump in. Bestselling author Catherine Holmes (How to Draw Cool Stuff) provides more than 60 step-by-step projects for depicting animals, food, plants, household items, and more - and you can complete each one in just 15 minutes. Her tutorials break the process down so you can achieve quick, satisfying results. In addition to pencil renderings, Catherine demonstrates techniques for working with charcoal, pen, and colored pencil, and provides tips and sidebars on blending, texture, perspective, and shading.
Learn to Draw Cartoons: The World's Easiest Cartooning Book Ever! (Drawing with Christopher Heart)
Thanks to Christopher Hart's simplified process, anyone can start creating dynamic cartoon characters right away. He has developed the easiest-ever approach to drawing the basics like heads, bodies, and those super-important cartoon expressions. Hart then helps beginners apply these fundamentals to a variety of fun types and settings such as animals, under-the-sea locales, famous stock characters, and popular backgrounds. Each lesson is laid out in accessible steps and accompanied by Chris's personable, quick instruction.
Blank Comic Book: Draw Your Own! (Drawing With Christopher Hart)
Tell your own story in comic-book form with this blank journal—already formatted with panels! An intro from art instruction superstar Christopher Hart will get you started. Whether they’re interested in producing comic strips, manga, or graphic novels, aspiring illustrators can begin their own artistic journey with this specially produced journal. Every page features blank, black-framed panels formatted in the comic-book style, and separate sections throughout allow artists to create several different stories. Those with more experience can use the journal to flesh out their narrative and visual ideas, while beginners can experiment with the format and see where it takes them. The possibilities for self-expression are endless!
Figure It Out! Human Proportions
When the proportions are right, the drawing looks right. Most artists whose work features the human head and figure don't have the time or opportunity to draw directly from models, so it's essential that they acquire the skills and tools to draw them accurately without using direct reference. Now, thanks to Chris Hart's foolproof method, even beginners can quick-check the proportions of their head and figure drawings, identify errors, and swiftly fix mistakes. Richly illustrated with drawings from various angles, this follow-up to Hart's bestselling "Figure It Out " includes step-by-step demonstrations and lessons that lead readers through the process.
Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide
Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide provides comprehensive guidance for painters of all experience. Realist painter Lorena Kloosterboer, known for her exceptional technical skill, starts with the basics and progresses to advanced techniques and professional practice.The topics include:• About Acrylic Paint -- Types of acrylics, comparative advantages, how to read a paint label, using mediums and additives, gesso and varnish• Materials and Equipment -- Art supply shopping, palettes, masking, special effects tools, brushes, knives and shapers, airbrush, supports, surface preparation, the studio• The Foundation -- Color theory, mixing colors, size and dimensions, order of work, using references, transferring images, painting whites, grays and blacks• Techniques -- Underpainting, washes, wet in wet, adding salt and alcohol, blending, dry brush and scumbling, pouring, masking and stenciling, grisaille, glazing, impasto, sgraffito, spattering, sponging, stamping, decalcomania, airbrushing• Surface and Form -- Still life, wood, glass, metals, fabric, paper, flowers and leaves, portrait, skin, hair, animals, feathers, landscape, water, clouds, shrubs and trees, stone and brick• Be a Pro -- Ethical behavior, competitions/exhibits, art community, consistency, painting titles, keeping records, recording your work, framing, shipping, reproductions, social media, tuition.A navigator sidebar refers readers to related sections for more information or problem solving. Appendices include a list of recommended brands and where to buy them, a glossary of art terms, how to fix common problems, and health and safety.Beyond its outstanding content, this book's size makes it an exceptional value. Other titles on this topic rarely exceed 200 pages, even the so-called "big" books. An affordable volume by a world-renowned, widely exhibited artist, Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide is a superb value that will provide years of expert guidance and inspiration.
Drawing With Children (Revised and Expanded 10thAnniversary Edition)
Now in a revised and expanded edition, this perennial best-seller is the definitive guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage drawing.Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages and beginning adults. Her unique drawing program has created a revolution in the field of education and a sense of delight and pride among the thousands of students who have learned to draw through her "Monart Method."This revised edition includes the following new materials:• Information on multiple intelligence and the seven ways to learn.• An inspirational chapter on helping children with learning problems• An integrated-studies chapter, with projects geared for reading, math, science, ESL, multicultural studies, and environmental awareness• A sixteen page color insert and hundreds of sample illustrationsThis invaluable teaching aid not only guides readers through the basics, but also gives important advice on creating a nurturing environment in which self-expression and creativity can flourish. Both practical and enlightening, Drawing With Children inspires educators and parents to bring out the artist in all of us.
The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style
Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafes, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout "chalkboards" - the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to "vintage circus." Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!
Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)
For aspiring artists, drawing people can be intimidating - but it doesn’t have to be. Over years working as a fashion illustrator, Jane Davenport devised her own method of creating in-proportion figures. Her clever core technique involves using equal-size hearts to build the body’s structure. And Jane’s results have been astounding: her students go from “I can’t draw a stick figure” to producing gorgeous, well-proportioned illustrations. After laying out the basics, her imaginative guide walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more.
Drawing the Head & Figure
This excellent book contains lots of examples and practice exercises to help the budding artist master figure and portrait drawing.
Hidden in the Jungle: 20 Postcards
What's hidden in the jungle? Fantastic animals (like monkeys and giraffe) and lush flora--and they're captured on these 20 postcards. Just color them in and send them to a friend or loved one!
You Can Draw It in Just 30 Minutes: See It and Sketch It in a Half-Hour or Less
Emmy Award-winning and longtime PBS host Mark Kistler is back with You Can Draw It in Just 30 Minutes, the sequel to his hugely popular You Can Draw in 30 Days. Take a 30-minute creativity break and be amazed at what you accomplish! Learn to draw 25 different everyday objects--each completed in just half an hour--with step-by-step illustrations and friendly, personality-filled instructions for each lesson. Inside you'll find:• Fun "art hacks": Drawing shortcuts (such as tracing handy objects) make you more productive and efficient in your drawing.• Blueprints for quick drawings: You'll learn to find the simple shapes within complex-appearing objects.• Long-term techniques: The skills you gain along the day in the individual lessons can be used in more detailed, longer projects.• Hundreds of variations: More cartoonish? More realistic? The drawings can be modified for a new work of art every time.In 30 minutes, you'll have a finished drawing. Pick up your pencil and begin today!
Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps artists fine-tune their skills with the fundamentals of drawing natural-looking figures. Eschewing the esoteric "art poses" and wooden mannequins commonly found in art books, he portrays everyday, real-life gestures on human-looking foundation figures: standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclining, with arms folded, ankles crossed, hands on hips, and more, all shown from various angles. Hart also explores deeper concepts such as perspective, illusion of depth, casting shadows, and foreshortening, and provides step-by-step tutorials that take artists through complete, naturally posed figure drawings from start to finish.
In the Garden of My Dreams: The Art of Nathalie Lete
Nathalie Lété is the rare artist whose work is so distinctive and widely appealing that she has become a global brand, having garnered a cultlike following for her unique pop- and folk-art aesthetic. Lété's iconic work has been immortalized by companies around the world that clamor for her products and seek her out for collaborations: Anthropologie has been selling her housewares for over a decade; she has designed textiles for Issey Miyake; her accessories are sold in high-end boutiques like Astier de Villate in Paris and Isetan, the trendiest department store in Tokyo.Now, for the first time, Lété has curated over 200 of her best-loved paintings into a covetable magnum opus that will entice those who are discovering her for the first time as well as her legions of fans.
Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings (You Can Draw!)
Artist and art instructor Leonardo Pereznieto’s realistic surfaces and textures - and his popular instructional YouTube videos on how to recreate them - have earned him millions of views and a devoted fan base. Now, for the first time, this international sensation brings his amazing skills to the page, teaching his drawing technique in 18 accessible, in-depth projects for beginning and seasoned artists alike. With detailed recommendations on proper tools and materials along with step-by-step tutorials for drawing lifelike surfaces and textures such as metals, gemstones, flowers, water, glass, and more, this stunning book gives deeper insight into the process of drawing astounding, true-to-life images.
Whimsical and Wild (Happy Hour Art Journal)
Make more time for creativity! In the follow-up to her popular Whimsical Girls, internationally known artist Jane Davenport once again offers her signature fanciful female figures, now accompanied by a menagerie of animal friends: cuddly koalas, noble lions, exotic birds, and more. Inspirational prompts and Jane's stunning illustrations accompany the journal pages, which are printed on a variety of fine-art papers, including coloring paper, marker paper, and watercolor paper, all perforated for easy display. Colorful collage papers and bonus stickers with even more original art and quotations round out this gorgeous package.
Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Animals includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.
Lettering Alphabets & Artwork: Inspiring Ideas & Techniques for 60 Hand-Lettering Styles
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