Nature in Art
20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature
A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
Paperback ISBN: 1592538371
This motivational illustration book is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a unique collection of fun and sophisticated exercises. Each spread features 20 illustrations of a single item, such as a tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud, or berry. Then you’re provided with blank space for you to draw your take on “20 Ways to Draw a Tree.
20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers
A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
Paperback ISBN: 159253886x
The best way to learn to draw is to DRAW! And this exciting little sketchbook is going to help you do just that. From cover to cover, this book is filled with 900 inspiring, modern drawings of tulips, roses, dahlias, snap dragons, zinnias, and much, much more–plus plenty of room for sketching your own versions of all these delightful flowers. 20 Ways to Draw is an exciting new illustration series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers fun and sophisticated exercise books that help foster a creative spirit and provide learning tools and inspiration. This latest addition to the series focuses specifically on drawing and sketching many types of flowers. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrations of a single item with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip. The stylized items are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing 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 gives you a different interesting approach to drawing a single item. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!
20 Ways to Draw Everything
With 135 Nature Themes from Cats and Tigers to Tulips and Trees
Paperback ISBN: 163159267x
Be inspired by this fun compilation sketchbook of four favorite volumes from Quarry Books'20 Ways series! Designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun, each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 180 themes, over 3600 drawings total! From trees and flowers to animals and sea creatures and everything in between. Don't worry, there's tons of room for you to draw your own versions of these amazing doodles right on the pages. This is not a step-by-step technique book - within the pages you'll find drawings simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms 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. These four artists each have a uniquely creative style, resulting in an engaging and motivational practice book that provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
5-minute Sketching Animals and Pets
Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings
Paperback ISBN: 1770859179
A great guide to making quick sketches of pets and animals. What pet owner has not doodled a drawing of their pet cat or dog but wished they could be better at it? For them, and for the many aspiring artists that love animals, here is an excellent guide to quick sketching. 5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits. The book shows how to hone observational skills and loosen up creativity to produce the desired results in a short amount of time. Like sketching architecture, landscapes, and people, catching a likeness of a subject requires an understanding of its elements. This book shows how quick observation and deconstruction of a living creature help to create a sketch that reveals the subject's unique appearance and personality. Animals are among the world's most colorful life forms and the book provides expert guidance on using color in sketching. There is advice on the choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoals, and pastels. The 60 quick exercises include challenges that incorporate color. 5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets will help artists make drawing a part of their everyday lives, while its expert tips, ideas, and examples provide motivation and demonstrate how to focus observational skills. It is possible to produce a great sketch in a short time.
Alexander Von Humboldt and The Botanical Exploration of the Americas
Hardcover ISBN: 3791384155
Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander van Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers. Recording Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba--hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America"--these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt's significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.
Anatomy Drawing School
Paperback ISBN: 3848008300
The Anatomy Drawing School—Animal anatomy recognizes the prominent role of the anatomy for the fine arts. The impressively detailed illustrations of the Hungarian master András Szunyoghy have accompanied artists as well as anatomists all over the world for more than a decade. This edition is intended to make Szunyoghy’s work accessible for an even broader public.
Anatomy Drawing School
Human and Animal
Paperback ISBN: 3848010089
For centuries, the study of anatomy has played an important role in the education of artists. An understanding of anatomy constitutes the basis for the precise representation of human and animal forms whether at rest or in motion. With more than twelve hundred detailed illustrations by the Hungarian master artist András Szunyoghy,Anatomy Drawing School offers an in-depth view into the anatomy of human beings and selected mammals. For the student, the volume's remarkably precise depiction of the skeleton and muscles will open the door to the true-to-life reproduction of the various parts of the body and their movements, a critical step on the road to artistic mastery. Professor György Fehér provides clear and precise descriptions to accompany every illustration. Above and beyond these anatomical descriptions, his introductory texts offer a living image of the depicted life forms. This effective combination of artistic and scientific depictions makes Anatomy Drawing Schoolan essential reference work for painters, graphic artists and anyone interested in anatomy. Graphic artist and painter András Szunyoghy is a professor at the Institute for Anatomical Drawing at the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest His works have been featured in exhibitions in many different countries, spreading his renown far beyond the borders of Hungary. György Fehér was a veterinarian and a lecturer at the Budapest University of Veterinary Medicine.
Plants and Places
Hardcover ISBN: 1858945364
The artist Angie Lewin has a unique vision of the natural world. Her hugely popular prints depict in intricate detail the native flora of a variety of environments, from salt marsh and Highland loch to flower-strewn meadow and wild garden. Lewin finds beauty in each landscape, whatever the season, and is particularly inspired by plant forms: slender reeds, stately goatsbeard, spiky teasels and sculptural seed heads. Plants and Places presents over 70 of Lewin’s beautifully crafted linocuts and wood engravings.The works are grouped according to habitat such as coast, woodland and hedgerow, and garden together with drawings, paintings and collages from Lewin’s sketchbooks of grasses, seed pods, seaweed, shells and other objects that she has collected on her walks. In an engaging introduction, Leslie Geddes-Brown meets Lewin in her studio, discusses her artistic inspiration and her fascination with plants, and describes how she creates her prints.
A Beastly Compendium
Hardcover ISBN: 1474274943
This beautiful book presents a selection of 100 graphic artworks depicting animals, both real and mythical – frogs, dogs, lions and unicorns - held in the prints and photography collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Each image is accompanied by a commentary that provides a historical context for the image and on the natural and symbolic history of the beast depicted. The panoply of wonderful beasts includes Dürer's rhinoceros, Manet's cats on their Parisian rooftops, a carp by Hiroshige and Matisse's elegant swan, and the artwork includes etchings, lithographs, engravings and woodcuts from the 16th century to the present. In his preface to the volume, the cultural historian Michel Pastoureau considers the symbolic power of animals in the human imagination, providing us with 'a huge repertoire of signs and dreams'.
The Animal Surreal
The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism
Hardcover ISBN: 1472488210
The Animal Surreal situates Surrealism within the burgeoning field of Animal Studies by examining Surrealist representations of nonhuman animals through the lens of Darwinian theory. Unlike Marx and Freud, Darwin was rarely cited by name as a source for the Surrealists, and yet his influence is present in various ways, such as the frequent inclusion of "natural history" imagery and the exploration of themes of mutability and mutation. Animals and our relationship to them furthermore constitute a significant source of inquiry for Surrealism, as evidenced by Max Ernst’s human-bird alter-ego Loplop, their avid interest in the praying mantis, the adoption of the Minotaur as emblem, and the frequently recurring birds, insects, horses, dogs, cats, giraffes, elephants, lions, and cows, among others, represented in Surrealist poetry, painting, and film. The Animal Surreal proposes that the Surrealists portrayed such animals as if they were literal embodiments of Surrealist themes such as the marvelous and the uncanny, and it documents the numerous ways in which the Surrealists willfully engaged the politics of the animal other in ways that implicitly, and on occasion explicitly, challenged what Freud would call "human narcissism."