This 52-week calendar and sticker set guides aspiring artists as they learn about, plan for, engage in and nurture their creative practice. Your art journey opens with guidance on basic hand lettering and writing techniques, mark-making in pencil, pen and marker, working with colour and handling watercolour and acrylic paints.
The weekly format makes it easy to start your creative year at any time. Each week offers 2 to 3 mini-exercises, and basic art techniques, like drawing a simple flower or painting a landscape in watercolour. Plus, this motivational planner includes 500 stickers to encourage you to Take Quiet Time, Make an Art Date, and Explore Something New.$24.99
Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. These letters are perfect for personalizing anything from family calendars and daily planners to wall art, art journals, cards and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can even use the techniques and inspiration to invent completely original alphabets of your own. With this A to Z guide, there's no limit to the statements you can make!
- Awesome alphabets – 55 in all, ranging from basic block and stick letters to fanciful illustrated fonts
- Beginner-friendly instructions – each alphabet is broken down into just a few simple steps
- Creative variety of tools and media – pens, markers, brushes, inks, paints, coloured pencils, fountain pens, cardstock and much more
Basic Color Theory introduces beginning artists to the elementary concepts related to the colour wheel, colour relationships and incorporating colour in artwork.
The book demonstrates the colour wheel at work and covers all the essentials, including complementary, primary, secondary and tertiary colours; hue, saturation and value; colour mood, temperature and schemes: and how to create a colour chart. Each concept is clearly explained in easy-to-comprehend language. Also included are step-by-step tutorials, as well as techniques for basic colour mixing in different mediums.$16.99
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.
Look inside the book.$36.99
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own acrylic style.
Look inside the book.$36.99
Learn the core concepts and techniques for mixing any colour your palette needs! Perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists, the concept- and technique-driven approach makes this challenging subject approachable for artists of any skill level.
Loaded with techniques on how to use and create colour for vivid artwork, Beginning Color Mixing explains every key aspect of colour mixing. You’ll see basic colour theory, hue and saturation, value, temperature, and colour relationships and learn to wield colour to create mood and atmosphere.
Each key concept is clearly explained, allowing you to master the core techniques and put them into practice immediately whether you’re working in oil, acrylic or watercolour. Featuring plenty of step-by-step exercises and expert instruction, this is a resource no painter’s library should be without.$27.99