Maira Kalman + Dogs = Bliss
Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.
Here is Max Stravinsky, the dog poet of Oh-La-La (Max in Love)-fame, and her own Irish Wheaton Pete (almost named Einstein, until he revealed himself to be "clearly no Einstein"), who also made an appearance in the delightful What Pete Ate: From A to Z. And of course, there is Boganch, Kalman's in-laws' "big black slobbering Hungarian Beast." And that's just the beginning.
With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love. "And it is very true," she writes, "that the most tender, complicated, most generous part of our being blossoms without any effort, when it comes to the love of a dog."
Draw, Color, and Sticker Things I Love Sketchbook offers page after page of enchanting, inspirational designs to help spark your creativity, reduce stress, and encourage fun--with coloring pages, partial illustrations for you to finish, and 500 stickers to add to your artwork.
For each happy theme, warm up by coloring in a completed drawing of fanciful items or whimsical scene with crayons, colored pencils, markers, or even watercolors. Then continue on the next page by finishing a partial illustration in a similar style. Draw in your own details, embellish with coordinated stickers, and finally add color. Relax and take your art skills to a new level as you:
- Customize your own bicycle and fill the page with things you'll see on your ride.
- Draw and color Frida Kahlo-inspired portraits.
- Add colorful scoops, sprinkles, and patterns to yummy gelato and ice cream treats.
- Create your own magical woodland scene complete with mushrooms, critters, feathers, and flowers.
- Fill a whole world of magic under the sea with crazy colors and patterns.
- And more.
High-quality, uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with a wide variety of materials. The stickers are printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top, perfect for personalization
Have fun and take creative chances as you draw, color, and sticker your way through this happiness-inducing book.
Also available: Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook; Draw, Color, and Sticker Enchanted Sketchbook; and Draw, Color, and Sticker Nature Sketchbook.
Using step-by-step instruction on how to draw Japanese manga and anime zombies, vampires, and monsters, best-selling author Christopher Hart teaches artists how they can create their own spooky manga characters.With the occult running rampant in today's television, movies, and other media, it's no wonder that the scary, monstrous, and dark characters of manga have become so popular. From drawing monster eyes to goth boys, Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters teaches artists how to draw these creepy and mysterious characters that they just can't get enough of. Packed with expert tips on drawing:
- And so much more
Drawing is vitally important for the fashion industry. Fashion Illustration represents a designer's point of view and Anna Kiper's aim is to contribute to the revival of this unique art form. Every illustration lesson in the book presents a story with exciting design details and ideas to inspire designers to rediscover the art of hand drawing as a tool for creating vibrant and original work. 'A hand drawing creates a direct connection to the artist, expressing the individual style, energy and creativity' - from Anna Kiper's introduction.
Written for both newcomers and improvers, Fashion Illustration will help you to: achieve movement and attitude in figure drawing by following a few simple steps; develop striking and energetic page compositions; explore effortless ways to illustrate print, textures and embellishments; discover an exciting variety of media and techniques to enrich your individual drawing style. This beautifully illustrated and inspirational book is written by Anna Kiper, one of the world's leading fashion designers and illustrators.
Contents: Introduction, The Fashion Figure, The Figure in Detail, Faces, Arms & Hands, Legs & Feet, Dressing the Fashion figure, Fashion Dictionary, Fashion Flats, Accessories, Page Composition with Impact, Illustrating Men, Illustrating Children, Fabric Rendering Techniques, Exploring Media, Model Drawing, Inspiration, Mood, Design.
Draw, Color, and Sticker Into the Wild Sketchbook is filled with inspiration to get you drawing, and stickers and partially illustrated pages help get beginners started.
Draw, Color, and Sticker Into the Wild Sketchbook offers page after page of beautiful inspiration designed to get you drawing. Stickers and partially illustrated pages provide a rich canvas to get you to think about and practice drawing various themes and elements.
Each illustrated spread is followed by a more open spread with the same theme and a prompt, ready for readers to take the lead and fill in with their own designs and stickers. Black and white drawings with touches of color to get you started, and invite further experimentation.
The uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with any variety of materials. Stickers are also printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top. A perfect offering for grown-ups desiring a simple yet beautiful creative outlet. For "coloring book graduates" - simple steps for learning to draw.
Challenge your coloring skills with Color-by-Number: Butterflies, an exciting new way to color by number.
Take your love for coloring to the next level, while you relax, unwind, and stretch your artistic skills in a variety of mediums, including colored pencils, markers, and crayons. You'll start your coloring journey with a short introduction detailing a basic color-by-number guide with tips and examples of each medium and then you'll delve into over 30 unique, color-by-number templates that will allow and encourage you to color and create your own masterpieces. As designs become more complex, you'll have less numbers, which will provide you with an additional challenge and encourage you to choose your own colors and patterns to complete the design. Need some ideas to spark your creativity? This book is also includes a full-color reference gallery. With more than 30 color-by-number templates to color, beginners and intermediate artists of all ages will be mesmerized by this unique spin on the traditional color-by-number activity book.
Learn to draw stylized stick figure animals in this art-venture In Stick Sketch School: An Animal Artventure you'll draw animals from the jungle, Arctic, and even extinct & fantasy creaturesSince Billy Attinger founded his company, Stick World, pop culture has exploded with stick figure art Social media feeds and other online resources are the perfect home for this brand of simple, pithy, and often wickedly funny art. The best part about stick figures is that anyone can draw them
Billy Attinger showed how to draw stylized stick figures in his popular Stick Sketch School, and now he's back to show the world stick figure animals. Take an "artventure" around the world: learn to draw stick animals in the jungle, the Arctic, the rainforest, the Outback, underwater, and more You'll even learn how to draw extinct animals and fantasy animals in stick form.This guide to drawing is perfect for the visual learner. Each spread features a grid on how to draw the lines, how to add movement, as well as expression. You will also get tips and tricks from stick artist Billy Attinger himself on how to make your stick animals personal, recognizable, and unique There is an art to doing anything...even drawing stick figures The perfect series for aspiring artists who want to start small, Race Point Publishing's Stick World series encompasses a wide variety of stick-type art. Billy Attinger provides detailed guides to create a vibrant world from simple sticks and circles. Also in this series: Create your own Stick World Kit, Stick Sketch School.
Whether a beautiful black bear, furtive fox, or sprightly squirrel, Forest Animals features a wide array of majestic creatures. Drawing in pencil is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master. In Drawing Made Easy: Forest Animals, artists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic animal and wildlife compositions in pencil, while intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. Along the way, artists will also learn valuable information about planning a drawing; working from photographs; mastering perspective; and rendering a range of textures, including fur, trees and tree bark, foliage, and much more. The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. From choosing the right drawing paper to learning how to handle the pencil to mastering basic pencil strokes, Forest Animals features valuable information for learning to draw wildlife in graphite pencil. With in-depth step-by-step projects that progress to detailed, realistic final drawings, artists will learn to draw a variety of interesting forest animals, including a raccoon, a deer, and a pair of foxes. With expert instruction, a breadth of subject matter, helpful tips, and inspirational artwork, Forest Animals is the perfect addition to any animal-loving artist's reference library.
Glorious color, realistic style, appealing subject matter and clear step-by-step instruction makes these books a great place for colored pencil artists to start. Hammond offers her encouraging You Can Do It techniques and demonstrations for brilliant and realistic results. Lee's trademark techniques reveal how to create brilliant, realistic fruits and flowers, bees and butterflies. Color mixing, shading and creating hard and soft edges with different colored pencils are all covered.
Award-winning illustrator Gabriel Campanario first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces and the differences from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation or recreation, are fascinating subjects to study and sketch.
In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes, Gabriel lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out buildings and structure has never been more inspirational. This guide will help you to develop your own creative approach, no matter what your skill level may be today. As much as The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes may inspire you to draw more urban spaces, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the built environment. Drawing the places where we live, work and play, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.