Both students and professional artists will value this idea-filled book for its innovative ways to produce canvases of unusual luminosity and dramatic contrasts. The author offers advice on:
- Choosing a balanced palette of exceptional colour to suit the artist's personal working style
- Using organic and inorganic pigments, semi-transparent and opaque paint colours, and the new iridescent, interference and duochrome acrylics
- Applying gels, mediums and other products for modifying and enhancing colour
- Creating extraordinary colour effects in subjects including water scenes, flowers and foliage, animal scenes, portraits and much more
Get creative with this amazingly innovative colouring book, full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour.
The 24 gorgeous designs are inspired by animals and birds found in the British Museum and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends. Use the handy index at the back to take inspiration from the museum objects themselves or get experimental – try unusual colours and different materials to make each card truly unique!
With enough blank space inside for a message, envelopes to customise and stickers to seal your card – this is the complete creative package!$16.99
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
Inspired by the sketch crawls that have been embraced by artists around the world, this book will breathe fresh air into your art life. Inside you'll find 20 slice-of-life workshops, presented by 12 accomplished artists. Each workshop is comprised of various challenges that ask you to slow down, look closer and explore the endless, often unexpected sketching opportunities in the world around you.
These prompts will take you from bustling bars and crowed beaches to workplaces and deserted stadiums. You'll draw candid figures in motion and posed portraits of intriguing personalities you meet along the way. You'll be challenged to convey the sensory experience of a meal, the fleeting view through your passenger window and a day in the life of a child. Your subjects will range from popular landmarks and performing musicians to fire hydrants, shoes and sushi. You will never again be stuck for what to draw.
The pages are richly illustrated with the contributing artists' sketches, showing how they interpreted the exercises. The experience is exalting, and the payoff is profound, including a greater sense of observation, more expressive mark-making and deeper connections with your subjects.$29.99$12.99
A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it.
Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected.
The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.$29.99
Whether you are using watercolour, oils or acrylic, Learn Colour in Painting Quickly demonstrates how to make the most of colour in your painting.
The book is filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, and written in an accessible way for all artists to learn about colour. Illustrated with the author's magnificent, colourful paintings, and with exercises and expert guidance throughout, this book is the perfect way to master colour in your painting.$19.99