Drawing
Growing Pains
Growing Pains
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511735

Wanda G g rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children's classic, Millions of Cats. Her early diaries, first published in 1940, are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.

Pencil Drawing Step by Step
Pencil Drawing Step by Step
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583695

Pencil Drawing Step by Step provides fresh, contemporary instructions and subject matter for artists who want to master the art of drawing in graphite pencil. This comprehensive guide starts with an introduction to working with tools and materials, from pencils to erasers to paper and supports. Next, artists will learn basic strokes and techniques, such as hatching, stippling, and shading, as well as how to render textures, create form, and draw from photos. Each project is presented in an easy-to-follow format with simple step-by-step instructions from talented artist Cynthia Knox. Pencil Drawing Step by Step covers a wide variety of subject matter--artists will enjoy learning how to draw a pet portrait, a horse, a sports car, a traditional still life, and many more in this iconic medium. Along the way, artists will discover essential drawing lessons, including setting up a composition, depicting shadow and light, and mastering perspective, among others. With its diverse subject matter, this valuable art instruction book will appeal to any artist who enjoys pencil drawing, whether just beginning or well established. Contemporary instruction makes this popular art form fresh for a new audience. With a plethora of inspiration, tips, and plenty of encouragement--Pencil Drawing Step by Step is the ideal resource for learning how to draw realistically in graphite pencil.

Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook
Drawing Is Magic
Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617691372

A sketchbook is an essential tool for the growth of any aspiring artist, but its blank pages can be daunting to even the most motivated. Obsessed with perfection, many wind up treating their sketchbooks more like portfolios than playgrounds. In Drawing Is Magic, author John Hendrix teaches aspiring and advanced artists to find their unique visual voices and become creative daredevils. Through his freeing, offbeat exercises, drawers learn a sophisticated philosophy of creative thinking--in a way that is totally accessible and fun.

Also by John Hendrix: Miracle Man

European Drawings: From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
European Drawings
From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 0965380556

This handsome catalogue presents 267 European drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Color reproductions of 73 of the Ackland's most important Italian, Netherlandish, French, British, and German drawings are accompanied by 194 black-and-white reproductions and 35 supplemental images. Although the Ackland has not previously published its drawings, many of the works are already quite well known, including works by Luca Cambiaso, Pietro da Cortona, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Honore Fragonard, William Blake, Guilio Romano, Henry Fuseli, and Egon Shiele.

Beginning with an overview of the history of the Ackland's drawings collection, the catalogue examines the most significant works with full-page reproductions and essays that detail the scholarly issues relevant to each drawing, including questions of attribution, date, subject matter, and relationship to other studies or to known projects. In addition, 200 works are presented with thumbnail reproductions and brief commentary.

Fearless Drawing: Illustrated Adventures for Overcoming Artistic Adversity
Fearless Drawing
Illustrated Adventures for Overcoming Artistic Adversity
Paperback      ISBN: 1592539165

Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful exercise and adventure book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of "I can't draw " Yet, embarking on these exciting drawing adventures will re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to lead you to fall in love with the process of drawing all over again. You will play with marks, printing, frottage, and collage using nature, wire, a brush, and your imagination As you work your way through the pages, enjoying the process will lead you to draw more regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement Fearless Drawing helps you find happiness through the new way of viewing the world and observing your surroundings. Pick up your pencil - it's time to explore

Creative Doodling & Beyond
Creative Doodling & Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 1600582478

Creative Doodling & Beyond features a fun variety of projects, prompts, exercises, and ideas to get your doodling juices flowing--and you can practice directly in the book

Who among us doesn't simply love to doodle--or, at the very least, doodle to pass the time during long meetings or classes? Now you can learn the fine art of doodling while exercising your creativity at the same time. Creative Doodling & Beyond features a fun variety of projects, prompts, exercises, and ideas to get your doodling juices flowing, while also providing inspiration for how to use your doodles creatively.

After learning about some of the basic tools and materials you'll want to have readily available, learn some fun and easy ways to ignite your doodling spark. Then try your hand and replicating a variety of patterns and borders, and other elements directly in the pages of this colorful workbook. And from there, the real fun begins Using the approachable step-by-step projects, you can create:

  • Doodled gift tags
  • Doodle-stamped gift wrap
  • A family heirloom handprint doodle
  • A family seek & find game
  • An embroidered wishing star stuffie
  • A doodled hobo bag
  • And more

The book culminates with an idea gallery that shows even more creative ways you can incorporate doodles into everyday art and d cor.

Creative Doodling & Beyond is meant to inspire you to abandon your preconceived ideas about what art is and isn't; show you how easy it is to doodle; teach you how to create beautiful art using doodles; and help you connect to your inner artist By the time you finish the exercises and projects in this book, you will not only find inspiration everywhere, but you will also habitually tote doodle notebooks with you wherever you go, filling them with happy little pen marks and drawings on every page.


The Creative...and Beyond series takes art to a new level by combining art exploration with practical application and interactivity related to on-trend subjects, including doodling, mixed media, papercrafts, hand lettering, and more. Each title features prompts, creative exercises, and step-by-step projects that invite artists to draw, doodle, and craft their way through a variety of creative ideas, from whimsical artwork and wall art to stationery, clever gift ideas, personalized artwork, home d cor items, and more.

The Art of 3D Drawing: An Illustrated and Photographic Guide to Creating Art with Three-Dimensional Realism
The Art of 3D Drawing
An Illustrated and Photographic Guide to Creating Art with Three-Dimensional Realism
Paperback      ISBN: 1633221717

Artists won't believe their eyes as they learn to draw with photorealistic detail.

The Art of 3D Drawing shows artists how to transform simple pencil sketches into jaw-dropping, photorealistic masterpieces. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations, pencil artists learn to take their drawing skills to a whole new level, beginning with a review of the basics, including perspective, shading, rendering textures, and building dimension. Practice lessons then demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in realistic detail, from food and candy wrappers to animals and portraits. Finally, aspiring artists learn to use color media, including pencils and airbrushing, to add even greater dimension and realism to their artwork to complete their three-dimensional masterpieces.

Perspective
Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 0929261135
Whether you specialize in drawing - even cartooning and animation - or prefer media such as acrylic, oil, pastel, or watercolor, a good knowledge of perspective is invaluable. It is the foundation of all great paintings and drawings, no matter what medium. Perspective shows you everything you need to know to make objects look three dimensional. Practice the methods of measuring and dividing areas proportionately; then learn how we perceive depth and distance, and how to render it correctly on paper or canvas.

You will learn the basics and beyond, covering concepts like foreshortening; cast shadows; reflections; and even one-, two-, and three-point perspective. And once you have a good grasp of the basics, it's easy to graduate to more complex and irregular forms. This comprehensive guide will show you how
Perspective for the Beginning Artist: More Than 40 Techniques for Understanding the Principles of Perspective
Perspective for the Beginning Artist
More Than 40 Techniques for Understanding the Principles of Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 1633220699

For an artist, the first step toward creating a realistic drawing is learning how to "see" a subject. Perspective is an essential tool for artists of every medium, helping to transfer the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional canvas. Beginning with a basic overview of how perspective works, Perspective for the Beginning Artist introduces aspiring artists to the differences between one-, two-, and three-point perspective, as well as methods of how to measure and divide areas of a subject or scene proportionally. Using basic lessons of depth and distance, artists can practice their own perspective drawings with step-by-step instructions for still life, architecture, and landscapes and apply their newfound knowledge to create realistic and proportionate artwork in any medium. In addition, the book covers mastering perspective using the most common beginning drawing tools, including graphite pencil, charcoal, pastels and ink.

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Hand Lettering Your Way to Beautiful Works of Art
Creative Lettering and Beyond
Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Hand Lettering Your Way to Beautiful Works of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583970

Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips, and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases, and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art.

The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced note cards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more.

Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style.