Josie Lewis offers easy lessons and exercises on how to mix colour and create exciting palettes.
This comprehensive guide starts with a crash course in essential terminology and visual vocabulary, then shows you how to go beyond the wheel and basic theory with hands-on projects that illustrate and illuminate a variety of colour elements and techniques. The materials used – including watercolour and acrylic paints, and found or purchased collage papers – are accessible, inexpensive and readily available. Plus, this art guide includes easy-to-use templates featured in many of the projects; their modern geometric layouts yield stunning colour arrangements.
With The New Color Mixing Companion, artists, crafters and designers of all skill levels will learn to take colour in a whole new direction!$32.99
Inking Animals is a fun, interactive learning experience that demonstrates how to use traditional inking techniques to create whimsical, original illustrations of your favourite animals. This dynamic guide is ideal for beginners, as well as traditional artists who want to explore pen and ink on a more playful level.
Beginning with an introduction to tools and materials, artists will find helpful tips for working with inks, pens and even watercolour. It features a wide range of creative and fun inking techniques and unique projects that are simple and engaging, while the author's valuable tips and tricks, and creative prompts and exercises will encourage artists to experiment and play as they learn.$27.99
Artist Tim Pond’s lively and engaging book fuses science with art, providing you with the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to create sketches of animals filled with life and movement.
Tim shows you how to observe and draw animals in zoos, farms, wildlife parks and aquariums, teaching you some fascinating facts about the animals along the way and ultimately bringing you closer to nature.
One of the challenges with sketching wildlife is that animals are constantly moving. However, having some basic understanding of biology can help you capture the form, movement and ultimately the spirit of the animal in question. This combination of scientific knowledge and practical guidance is key to creating lively drawings and Tim’s ability to convey this in an accessible and engaging way makes this a unique and inspiring guide.
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This is the guide that all anime and manga artists – of any level – need!
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. Tutorials include instruction on drawing hands and feet in different gestures or positions, arranging characters within the action and creating nuanced expressions.$29.99
Modern Acrylic delivers the simple concepts and painting techniques you’ll need to create exciting and expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns and even how to transfer your hand-lettering skills to paint.
This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects. Foremost a beginner’s guide, it starts with a brief introduction to the tools you’ll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like colour mixing and atmospheric perspective. Once you have a handle on the basics, it’s time to create dynamic colour palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects and practice mark making and textures.$24.99
This book provides a thorough and expert guide to the subject of botanical drawing, through detailed text, examples of the authors own studies, short exercises and larger projects. Penny Brown produces traditional botanical drawings primarily rendered in pencil.
The book touches on the history of botanical drawing, the rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. From creating an initial line drawing to adding tone and then creating more complex compositions, Botanical Drawing is a detailed study of the practice for anyone wishing to explore the subject in great depth, led by an expert artist.
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