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
Marianne North was a remarkable Victorian traveller and painter, who traversed the globe recording the world's flora with her paintbrush and writing her experiences in her journal. In 1879 she offered her painting collection numbering over 800 to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at her own expense built a gallery to house them. Marianne stayed closely involved with the project, painting beautiful decorative motifs on the interior door panels and surrounds.
For the first time, this unique and stunning book brings together all of Marianne North's Kew collection. The paintings are arranged geographically as they appear in the Gallery, and Marianne's original titles are included alongside each painting. This is a beautiful gift souvenir in celebration of a stunning body of work.$79.99
This workbook is a super-sized collection of drills, exemplars and practice sheets for a variety of modern lettering styles, flourishes and other decorative elements, and motivational and inspirational quotes.
- Find essential how-tos for lettering with graphite and coloured pencils, brush pens, fine-line markers and more
- Use the guided worksheets to try your hand at several modern styles, from simple to elaborate
- Progress to lettering beautiful and inspiring quotes that feature a mix of styles and tools
- Worksheet pages are perforated so they're easy to remove and work on
Dan Cooney will show you how to draw credible perspective from any point of view for your own stories, from creating convincing backgrounds to capturing the 'right' angle of the characters that inhabit your world.
It’s all here: the behaviour of light and its importance for drawing from imagination, the concepts of composition, visually engaging characters and environments, perspective (of course) and using references to create fantastic work from unique camera angles.
Discover everything you need to know about drawing perspective and bring your ideas to the drawing board with confidence, in this book that will inspire graphic novel artists and storytellers from beginners upwards.$36.99
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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Using your creativity and the vibrant medium of alcohol inks, create these 20 beautiful representational paintings. With a broad range of painting subjects including florals, animals, landscapes and more, they demonstrate a variety of approaches to alcohol ink painting to inspire and ignite creativity.
- Step-by-step photos make each project a learning opportunity
- Projects are arranged to build skills and practice specific basic techniques
- Learn ink flow, texturing, lifting and masking, which are used to control the ink while maintaining exciting vibrancy, fluidity and spontaneity