Glen Scouller’s acclaimed paintings are full of vibrant colour and light – and now he reveals the process he uses to create those gorgeous effects.
In step-by-step demonstrations, Scouller shows how he builds his paintings by combining traditional watercolour with additional layers of pen and ink, pastels and crayons. Along with giving readers the confidence and knowledge to experiment with a variety of mixed media, he explains the importance of keeping a sketchbook, gives tips on working both indoors and out and covers such subjects as boats, landscapes, still life, animals, figures and portraits. Every level of painter will feel encouraged and challenged.$44.99
Archidoodle City is filled with an array of beautiful and fun drawings, posing 75 architectural challenges for the user: from building an underground community or designing your own imaginary city to creating a new park for New York, plus many more.
Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings and cities, it encourages users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant issues, such as the importance of transport, lighting and green spaces, the history of urban design and planning, and the use of monuments and symbols.
The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students and professional architects.$27.99
Gouache is an opaque water-based medium, often called body colour, that produces crisp and vibrant paintings, and is becoming increasingly popular in botanical painting.
Leading botanical painter, Simon Williams, specializes in painting with gouache and provides practical advice on all aspects of using this exciting medium plus many step-by-step demonstration paintings. In addition to the sumptuous flower paintings, there are also sections on painting butterflies, birds and exotic and unusual plants from the rainforest.$44.99
The authors, who run the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project, have created a practical, inspirational guide, with all the how-tos of capturing flowers, fruits and vegetables on paper.
- Covers everything from familiar bananas and pineapples to extraordinary orchids and carnivorous plants, explaining the drawing process
- Includes plenty of exercises, step-by-step projects, worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning paintings
Exotic Botanical Illustration is a master class in vivid colours, complex textures and the pleasing challenges of unusual forms.$39.99
Take-Along Tangles is easy to tuck into a pocket or toss into your bag. The package includes a 32-page instructional booklet to guide you along and a 104-page pad filled with five-inch square tangle drawings, waiting for you to colour them in.
The instructional booklet offers colouring basics, as well as easy- to-follow techniques for shading, highlighting, creating textures and enhancing dimensions. The tangle pad's 104 pages are filled with designs calling out for colour! The pad's pages are loosely bound for easy removal. The paper used in the booklet is high quality, making coloured drawings suitable for framing or using for handmade greeting cards.$17.99
Painting the Impressionistic Landscape teaches artists how to replicate the distinctive style of the 19th century art movement with step-by-step tutorials using watercolour and acrylic paints.Artist Dunstan Knight walks you through the techniques to achieving brilliant effects in a contemporary style. Using easy to work with watercolour and acrylic, she demonstrates through her own paintings, as well as others she has selected, the step-by-steps for dramatic atmospheric vistas and intimate garden landscapes.$29.99