Hand Drawn Maps is a fun 'how to' book about hand drawn cartography. It is introduced by a brief history of maps and map making, followed by five sections covering everything you need to know to make your own maps.
- Section 1 covers the practicalities, so by the end of it you are equipped to create your own map using compasses, neatlines, cartouche, hand lettering and your own symbols
- Section 2 looks at different types of map, from picture and word maps to architectural blueprints and video game maps
- Section 3 uses a wide range of examples to show the reader how to create maps of places, from early strip maps used to describe the journeys taken by 18th-century stagecoaches to dungeon and treasure maps
- Section 4 covers maps of ideas
There are exercises throughout to enable you to build on the knowledge you have just gained. The book is completed by six stand-alone projects.$34.99
In association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the authors offer an exquisite visual compendium of botanical sketches, many specially photographed, providing a revealing insight into the fresh, immediate responses of artists encountering the glories of the plant world.
While highly finished drawings and paintings frequently feature in histories of botanical art, the preparatory sketches, first impressions and creative thoughts on paper behind them are rarely seen and have often remained hidden and locked away. Botanical Sketchbooks brings these personal and vividly spontaneous records gloriously back into the light.
In a series of biographical portraits organized thematically, the book illuminates a range of intriguing characters, from many different countries and cultures, including Germany, France, Italy, America, Australia, Japan and China. Sketchbooks proper are joined by notebooks, journals, albums, loose pieces of paper, works on vellum, manuscripts, letters, herbarium sheets and marginalia – even one drawing on the back of an envelope.
Turning the pages of this book will be an invitation to relive extraordinary experiences, imagine lost worlds and be immersed in the endeavours, observations and motivations of the makers of such beautiful and enchanting art.$59.99
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
The Age of Glamour showcases the breadth of Art Deco design, from abstract Modernist designs to intricate patterns and fashion plates.
An introduction to Art Deco and its characteristic features is followed by full-colour reproductions of the original designs interspersed among line drawings for colouring in. Thumbnails at the end of the book identify all the designs. The designs are a rich source of inspiration and have influenced countless artists and designers. The Age of Glamour encourages you to experiment with the designs and complete them in the colours that inspire you.$27.99
Vibrancy and impact are qualities that experienced watercolour artists aspire to, and this book provides a full course in how to push the boundaries of this popular medium. Packed with inspirational artworks that cover everything from landscapes and portraits to abstract watercolours, this is an exciting book that will not fail to enthuse artists of all abilities who are seeking new ways of expression through their art.
The book begins with sections on materials and equipment, gathering ideas, sketching and colour, followed by in-depth explorations of line, shape and form, perspective and space that provide a fascinating insight into the author's method of working. The fabulous final section on creating impact will provide all you need to produce stunning artworks that seem to leap off the page. With five step-by-step projects to try out the techniques covered in the book, this is a truly inspiring guide that will encourage the reader into new ways of painting.
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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