A well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting, Beginning Oil describes and explains everything needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, colour essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting, plein air painting and more.
Basic oil techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated, allowing readers to master key concepts and then put them into practice. Step-by-step exercises then allow aspiring artists to mimic and practice each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible to artists of all skill levels.$27.99
Doodling is really just mark making ... marks that happen when you are otherwise occupied. These intuitive marks that flow from you naturally while you are doodling are an expression of your true style, like your handwriting. This book looks at our doodles as resources; treasures from which we can create full-sized paintings. Even if you don't consider yourself a doodler, the exercises and techniques in this book will give you a fun way to tap into your personal style, the voice that comes from deep inside.
Through the exercises in this book, you will dig into your creative life to find a style that is authentically yours. The invitation starts with a pencil as you work through automatic and specific doodle assignments. Eventually, you will learn how to size up and combine these doodles into larger compositions. Then, you will begin mixing it up with watercolour paints and, finally, with acrylic paints.$27.99
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
Create, relax and inspire one stroke at a time with The Great Zentangle Book! Complied by certified Zentangle trainer, Beate Winkler, these 100 step-by-step Zentangle patterns will help you relax while creating approachable and beautiful works of art.
Discover beautiful tangles from artists from around the world, including Zentangle founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Be 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.$27.99
Chinese ink painting is one of the oldest continually practiced art forms in the world. Here artist and teacher Sungsook Setton, who learned the techniques with Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea, brings new excitement to this age-old art.
While teaching the traditional disciplines for holding and using the brush, she shows students how to turn the techniques and inner meditation toward interpreting their own world: city views, music and the essence of contemporary life.$27.99
Wander along a flowery, winding path with these beautifully rendered 15 postcards and 15 gift tags to colour and cut out! Joyous Blooms to Color is perfect for sending sweet, personalized notes or creating unique gift tags for any occasion-from birthdays, to showers, to "I miss you."
This compact colouring book is full of detachable, gorgeous floral illustrations and is printed on heavy cardstock, optimal for mailing or displaying. From landscapes of weeping willows in the breeze to patterns of bees and blossoms, all are waiting for your creative touch. Each postcard has "To" and "From" lines on the back.$16.99