Renowned watercolourist David Bellamy shares his passion for painting seas and shorelines in this inspiring and practical book.
There is advice on finding subjects and painting the different moods of the sea; rocks, crags and cliffs; adding figures and animals into your artworks; as well as an in-depth look at the painting and sketching techniques required. David's extensive travels mean that seas and shorelines from all over the world appear in the paintings.
Look inside the book.$26.99
Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil shows you how to render a variety of beautiful animals in graphite pencil, with tips on choosing materials, building with basic shapes and shading and colouring to develop form and realism.
The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding colour theory and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special coloured pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals – including favourite family pets, wildlife and birds – in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes.$16.99
This gorgeous book tells the story of stained glass, from the Medieval period, its demise during the Reformation, its revival in the Victorian period, through Art Nouveau, Art Deco, right up to today. It also gives a brief introduction to the techniques used to make it – much the same today as they always have been.
Recommended for ages 5+.$9.99$6.99
Each page of this brilliant book is actually a box!
Simply tear along the dotted lines, fold along the scored lines and you've created a gift box perfect for storing all kinds of treats for special occasions throughout the year. The boxes are beautifully decorated with intricate black-and-white designs, which you can customise by colouring in with pens or pencils.
Get creative with your colour scheme and this fantastic book of boxes will make sure your gifts are truly special – whether it’s Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas or a birthday!$19.99
The surface you draw or paint on impacts everything in your artwork, from its texture and brightness to colour and durability. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports covers the drawing and painting surfaces and supports that all artists should know. You'll learn the basics and finer points of working on:
You'll also learn useful tips and techniques for preparing supports to receive media, see how to work with different media on each support and discover the most effective way to protect your finished artwork.$19.99
Painting: Land & Sea includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects that are approachable for the beginning artist, including dynamic landscapes and seascapes with sweeping vistas.
Vernon Kerr shows you his step-by-step process for painting seascapes and landscapes in oil, from simple sketches to the most elaborate renderings. In addition, he demonstrates how to capture the beauty of nature in all its seasons and at different times of the day, as well as the importance of making small colour studies and learning the various cloud formations. You'll also discover tips for using colour effectively, with additional helpful information on composition, perspective, texture and contrast.$16.99