This is the ideal book for fans of hand lettering and calligraphy.
Beginners can start right from the basics and follow step-by-step tutorials on letter formation, spacing, design and embellishments before moving on to recreate 50 alphabets in a range of styles, from elegant scripts to modern geometric forms and charming, quirky letters. Use your skills to add a personal touch to everything from invitations to scrapbooks, doodles to wedding stationery and journals to posters.
Accompanied by full-colour illustrations, this book will be hours of fun and provide oodles of inspiration for hand-lettering beginners and experts alike.$29.99
Take a mixed-media journey to the very heart of your creativity! The Painted Art Journal opens doors to your most personal and authentic art yet. Twenty-four inventive, step-by-step prompts help you to:
- Set the scene for making art – from establishing rituals that unlock creativity to curating a personal storyboard
- Draw inspiration from photos, typography, sketches, childhood memories, quotes and more
- Shape your story with timelines, gathered-word poetry and simple approaches to portraits
- Express yourself through an exciting range of mixed-media techniques, using everything from pen and ink, markers and watercolour to image transfers, printmaking with linocuts, acrylic and collage
Capture the spirit and character of dogs in portrait-painting using acrylics. With a passion for animals that is evident throughout, animal portrait artist Dave White, also offers basic advice for beginners along with more advanced techniques suitable for experienced artists who wish to capture the spirit and character of dogs in their portraits.
Beginning with detailed guidance on composition, colour and choosing your reference material, he teaches you the essential painting techniques you'll need to start creating your own artworks from producing an outline and underpainting to capturing the three-dimensional qualities of your pet that will make your paintings truly stand out, such as realistic hair and whiskers, getting the shine on a nose and a glint in an eye, and whether to show ears up or down or the tongues in or out.
The author then offers three step-by-step projects of varying subjects including a short-haired dog, a long-haired dog and a group portrait which have been specially designed to encourage you to tackle the essential poses you'll need to start painting your own pooches. The book ends with a short section providing practical advice on setting up and running your own pet portrait business.
Look inside the book.$46.99
Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time.
This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from leading artists.
Look inside the book.$25.99
Learn to capture the beauty and drama of the sky since a good sky is the essence of successful landscape and seascape paintings. This practical book covers everything you will need to know to paint a sky that captures the mood and atmosphere of a scene.
With over 200 paintings, it explains techniques, demonstrates the painting process including step-by-step instruction on painting in oils with the alla prima technique. Advice is given on using alternative colours and creative interpretations and gives ideas to inspire and develop skills and a personal style.$44.99
Art Starts with a Line presents everything you'll need to know to learn how to successfully create line drawings of all types. This form of art requires minimal tools, making it both affordable and portable.
Following a brief introduction to tools and materials, as well as some easy exercises and techniques for warming up to basic drawing tools, you will explore a variety of subject matter. You'll draw plants and flowers, architecture and cityscapes, animals, and everything in between. These projects aren't restricted to black and white either! You'll find techniques for adding colour with coloured pencil, marker, pen, even digitally.
Whether your goal is to create a custom logo for a client or to simply decorate your planner, it's all here.$24.99