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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides a page upon page of exercises that can provide you with ample opportunities to create your own personal zoo of characters. This book features step-by-step renderings showing a line by line (shape by shape) progression, provided with blank spaces next to each step for one to follow along.
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes-tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more-over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip
In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he's sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper
His cohorts have always been--and still are--some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there's an extensive section on various types of covers--the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic
In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned Here you'll also find info on all the small details--that really aren't so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages
And KA-BLAMMM . . . once you've created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there's also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee It's time for a new approach . . . "a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity." It's time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond Excelsior
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."