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  • Art Studio: Horses & Ponies

    Horses & Ponies makes the art of drawing and painting this evergreen art subject accessible and easy for everyone.

    Including more than 50 step-by-step projects of a wide range of horses and ponies, beginning artists will learn the basics of working with graphite and coloured pencil; acrylic, oil, and watercolour; pastel; and pen and ink. By experimenting with these different tools and techniques, artists will build their artistic skill level, discover their own unique style, and gain confidence in the process.

    Filled with a combination of traditional and contemporary art styles, there is something for every aspiring fine artist desiring to master the craft. Tips for rendering details, an introduction to tools and materials, and an overview of techniques for each featured medium round out this helpful reference.

    $27.99
  • Artful Paper Clay

    This all-new bas-relief art form combines air-drying clay, paint, collage and texture to build dimensional mixed-media works that pop right off the wall. The book is divided into four parts:

    Part 1: Working with Clay Techniques and tips to begin working with clay in bas-relief, starting with the absolute basics. Includes 15 easy practice projects to work on cutting, shaping, sculpting and stamping.

    Part 2: Clay Work Projects Five full step-by-step clay-art project demos. Create your own art using Rogene's methods for composing, sculpting, placing and drying.

    Part 3: Finishing Techniques Finish the 5 demonstrations from Part 2 with different painting, collage and mixed-media techniques.

    Part 4: Get Creative Includes ideas for framing, practice patterns, creative exercises and additional three-dimensional art projects and gifts.

    Whether you're a seasoned sculptor or just starting out, Artful Paper Clay will teach you the skills necessary to craft complex and vivacious multi-dimensional masterpieces and paint them for gorgeous effect.

    $39.99
  • Artist Toolbox: Color

    In Artist Toolbox: Color, painters will learn how to create impactful work with an understanding of basic colour theory. Topics include the colour wheel, hue, saturation, value, temperature, relativity, colour relationships and colour mixing.

    Artists will learn how colour captures mood and helps communicate meaning as well as how to use colour to create personal, expressive works of art. Step-by-step projects and accessible technique demonstrations show colour theory in action, making this book a useful reference for any beginning artist's library.

    $19.99
  • Artist Toolbox: Painting Tools & Materials

    In Painting Tools & Materials focuses on the key concepts and practical aspects of working with specific tools, materials, and mediums to impart a complete understanding for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of painting.

    • Discover the important differences in brush styles, sizes, shapes and types; how each brush is used to create different types of strokes; and how different types of brushes interact with various paints and supports

      Learn how to properly load brushes with paint, how to shape brushes to create specific strokes and effects, when to choose synthetic-hair over natural-hair and much more

    $19.99
    $10.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Airbrushing

    Expert airbrusher and photorealism artist, Meinrad Froschin, lends his expertise, providing insider tips and advice on materials and equipment while simultaneously giving an insight into his artistic work, particularly his use of transparent colours.

    • Professional airbrushing techniques made accessible for absolute beginners
    • Illustrated, step-by-step guides for every technique
    • Expert tips and advice from renowned artist

    Look inside the book.

    $31.99
  • Big Book of Tiny Art

    Showcasing both drawing and painting, this inspirational guidebook offers an up-close look at the art of the miniature. Features include:

    • An introduction to miniature art and its history
    • Photographs of stunning miniature art composed to highlight and demonstrate the actual size of the artwork
    • Insight and professional tips from the artists about how they work and how to achieve big impact on tiny canvases
    • A small selection of how-to projects demonstrates how beginning artists interested in miniature art can get started

    $27.99
  • Bold Expressive Painting

    Cultivate the skills necessary for expressionism and find a new approach to perspective painting. From acrylics to oil, pastels to water-soluble pencils, you will not feel stuck in your exploration of art. Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales helps you find personal color palette that will come alive in your painting.

    The book is set up as a walk through the art realm—you start out with the basics, with the elements and principles, but the refresher of techniques is later used in the numerous projects that Annie creates for you to try out and experiment with. This is useful because you can play with colour without fear of making a mistake, test out bold textures to see their different effects, and loosen up your line-work.

    Features:

    • 10 step-by-step projects: floral, landscape, and still life paintings
    • Over twenty in-depth techniques covering gelli plate printing, colour schemes and mixing charts, and creating collage materials
    • Mixed-media ideas that give rise to inspiration boards, painting notes, and underpainting

    The book also talks about an important concept to creating pure art—passion. Your hands hold the skill, your eyes the vision, and your heart the passion. Bring all three together with Bold Expressive Painting. Floral and landscape paintings can easily look similar in different artwork. But here, the design is rooted in your perspective. Take ownership of your painting and learn mixed-media skills to develop an intricate composition. The dynamic designs and endless ideas are yours for the taking!

    $42.99
  • Brave Intuitive Painting

    This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colourful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression.

    Flora Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that "You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold." Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way.

    Unexpected and unique compositions, colour combinations and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.

    $29.99
  • Brave Intuitive Painting: An Art Journal for Living Creatively

    Brave Intuitive Painting is the perfect partner for artists, crafters, illustrators, doodlers, sketchers and painters to keep their drawings, paintings, thoughts and inspirations.

    Gorgeous artwork on each spread complements the helpful techniques, tips, ideas, and inspiration from painter, Flora Bowley. This book is not only a useful tool, but the perfect keepsake for creative people of all ages.

    $19.99
  • Celebrate Your Creative Self

    Celebrate Your Creative Self helps you act upon your artistic inspirations and joyfully appreciate the creative process. You'll develop the skills you need to express yourself and explore your favourite mediums. The 22 step-by-step demonstrations will help you experiment with your creative process using new surfaces, mediums and unique tools. You'll learn to:

    • Capture and manipulate light in your work
    • Try out new and unusual painting surfaces
    • Break the "rules" of colour composition that inhibit your creativity
    • Create your own dynamic designs for paintings with more impact
    • Add layers of meaning to your work with the symbolism inherent in both man-made objects and natural elements
    • Imbue your work with a touch of fantasy and recapture the magic you remember from childhood
    • Move beyond traditional 2-dimensional painting into 3-dimensional reconstruction
    • Tap the deepest recesses of your creative wellspring by taking risks, getting personal and making meaningful statements with your work

    Once you've built up a repertoire of skills, you'll be able to turn any idea into finished art by applying the techniques that best accommodate your inspiration.

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Chinese Brush Painting

    Chinese painting is mainly presented in lines, shades and white space to express the feelings towards nature and social phenomena. The traditional subjects such as mandarin ducks, butterflies and the Four Gentlemen (plum blossoms, orchids, bamboos and chrysanthemum) contain rich cultural meaning.

    This book illustrates several Chinese brush painting techniques with the use of different tools, brushwork and colour mixing. With the step-by-step projects, you can first follow the introductory lessons to learn the necessary skills of brushwork, usage of paper, and characteristics of water, ink and colours; then follow the advanced lessons to learn the compositions and more complicated colour applications.

    $29.99
  • Collage Paint Draw

    In Collage Paint Draw, you will learn how to use heart-felt images as a starting point to jump into the world of mixed-media art, materials and techniques.

    Using symbols such as the heart, the home, a child's toy and a vintage dress, you'll learn to try something (everything!) new. You'll also learn how to use tools and materials in both traditional and creative ways and to make art that comes from the heart. Paint what you love & love what you paint!

    • 30 techniques including drawing, painting, adding texture and more
    • 40 diverse materials featured, from the everyday (pencils, paint, gel and texture mediums) to the unique (hardware store tapes and texture additive for paint, twine, wire and more)
    • 30 mixed-media projects with simple, meaningful motifs

    $37.99
  • Color Design Workbook Revised Edition

    Since colour is such an important part of graphic design, designers need the most up-to-date, as well as the most fundamental, information on the subject to have the tools needed to use colour effectively. From the meanings behind colours to working with colour in presentations, this book provides readers with the vital information needed to apply colour creatively and effectively to their design work.

    Readers also receive guidance on talking with clients about colour and selling colour ideas. The science behind colour theory is also explained in easily understood language, and case studies are included to show the effects some colour choices had on both their clients and consumers.

    $29.99
  • Color Lab for Mixed Media

    In Color Lab for Mixed Media Artists, colour is explored through multiple lenses – nature, history, psychology, expression – as you work through 52 exciting and approachable projects that explore the infinite potential of the chromatic experience.

    Artist and colour-theory expert Deborah Forman provides you with techniques and instruction. These materials and labs focus primarily on paint and collage, along with experimental projects for book making, sculpture and installation. Work your way through the colour spectrum, using the steady beat of colour as the guiding framework.

    Don't be intimidated by colour – understand how it works, what shade, tint, and pure colour will work for your project, and how to select, mix or pair colours. When you're done, you'll have 52 personal, meaningful, outstanding and colourful projects and the inspiration to create many more!

    $29.99
  • Colored Pencil Collage

    Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of Colored Pencil Collage.

    You will learn all the basics you need to use coloured pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will practice creating and arranging appealing designs and compositions. Finally, the collage projects demonstrate mixed-media techniques for a variety of surfaces as well as featuring in-depth instruction for creating life-like nature drawings.

    • 28 lessons teach composition, design and coloured pencil techniques
    • 17 mixed-media projects
    • 21 drawing templates to help you get started

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Create Perfect Paintings

    Discover an innovative self-critique method that will empower you to answer the artist's most common questions, Now What? and Is it Finished? as you learn to identify and overcome painting issues faced by artists regardless of medium or style.

    With hundreds of insights, tips, illustrated techniques and ideas, Create Perfect Paintings shows you how to push your work to the next level by strengthening your perception, technical skills and visual thinking. Exercises and examples illustrate how to critique your own creations and then evaluate them step-by-step for further improvement. You will compare illustrations, and learn to identify and modify artistic choices – from negative space and colour ratio to controlling eye movement, depth and contrast – to see their impact and help you use them to the best effect in your work.

    What you'll find inside:

    • Section 1: Essentials Reviews and defines artistic terms and concepts
    • Section 2: Play Phase Shows you how to tap into your right brain.Learn to challenge the process and break habits to free your spirit and inspire variety in your art; also covers materials, tools and surfaces
    • Section 3: Critique Phase Introduces a groundbreaking method of contemporary critique called The Viewing Game a comprehensive, systematic and fun way to analyze, edit and enhance your paintings
    • Sections 4 and 5 Bonus sections explore how to resolve creative blocks, convey artistic messages, boost your personal style, display your work and turn painting into a career

    $52.99
    $49.99
  • Creating Abstract Art

    Creating Abstract Art unleashes the numerous possibilities that abound in your creative subconscious. Familiar obstacles such as "I don't know what to paint" or "How do I know if this is good?" are easily set aside as you explore fun exercises such as connecting dots, automatic drawing, shadow hunting, working with haiku poetry paintings and much more. So turn off the noise in your head, follow your own instincts and delight in what emerges!

    • 40 exercises exploring original ideas and inventive techniques for making abstract art
    • Projects can be done in any order and with nearly any materials – start working right away on any project that grabs your attention!
    • 50 contemporary artists share diverse work and viewpoints on the process of working abstractly

    $46.99
    $42.99
  • Creative Edge

    The Creative Edge invites you to go deeper into your observations and experiences following more than 25 techniques that will take your work in exciting new directions. You'll heighten your awareness of colour, texture and designs as you infuse your work with symbols and metaphors of special significance to you.

    At the end of each exercise, you'll experience the joy and satisfaction of creating an expressive finished piece that is uniquely your own. From the elements of visual language to the objects that eternally inspire us, each section of this transformative book focuses on a different artistic component or subject.

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Creative Folk Art & Beyond

    Inspired by the concept of hygge, Creative Folk Art and Beyond includes creative prompts, easy exercises and step-by-step projects that embrace the whimsical and colourful folk-art style of Scandinavia.

    No matter your skill level, you can learn how to draw and paint beautiful, colourful art using a variety of accessible, affordable supplies. Starting off with basic tools, materials, techniques and colour basics, the book then jumps into tips and exercises that will have you drawing and painting your favourite folk-art designs in no time.

    $24.99