With its simple instructions and stunning inspirational illustrations, Flowers: The Watercolor Artpad is the perfect introduction to the timeless art of painting flowers in watercolors.
Inside the book are 15 pages of simple line drawings of flowers--from wild poppies to sculpted calla lilies--printed on high-quality watercolor paper for you to remove and paint. The outlines allow you to skip the sketching and simply begin painting. Each sketch is accompanied by a color guide and a completed version of the same flower to serve as a model and inspiration as you paint your own.
Internationally successful encaustic artist Birgit H ttemann-Holz walks you through the ancient art of hot-wax painting. Learn the basics, step by step--materials and supplies, encaustic mediums and coloring agents, and surfaces like canvas or textured substrates. Following her guidance, discover how to apply hot liquid wax and fuse it using tools like a hot air gun or propane torch to achieve the various effects. Detailed photos present the entire spectrum of encaustic: smooth and textured surfaces, scraping and relief imprinting techniques, accretion, working with palette knives and collages, and even special techniques like accents with metal leaf or organic materials. Find inspiration from a gallery section of art by eleven top encaustic artists. Whether you are just beginning or are looking for easy-to-follow instructions to enhance your work, this indispensable guide shows the myriad possibilities for artistic design with encaustic art.
Alli Koch has mastered the art of turning simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations. She shares her expertise in How To Draw Modern Florals, a step-by-step guide that teaches everything you need to know about modern florals, including:
- Tools of the trade
- Where to find inspiration
- The anatomy of a flower
- The basic shapes for drawing a flower
You'll feel as though you're sitting down with Alli at a coffee shop as she walks you through the process of drawing and designing all aspects of modern florals. You'll learn designs from classic favorites like the rose to today's trendiest florals, as well as succulents and cacti--some of Alli's favorites
How to Draw Modern Florals is an introduction, so no experience is needed If you can draw an S or a C with a pen, Alli can teach you to draw a beautiful, modern floral design.
Turn simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations with How To Draw Modern Florals, a step-by-step guide that teaches everything you need to know about drawing modern florals, including:- Tools of the trade
- The anatomy of a flower
- The basic shapes for drawing a flower
- Where to find inspiration You'll feel as though you're sitting down with author Alli Koch at a coffee shop as she walks you through the process of drawing and designing classic favorites like the rose to today's trendiest florals, as well as succulents and cacti. How to Draw Modern Florals is an introduction to drawing, so no experience is needed If you can draw an S or a C with a pen, then Alli can teach you how to draw a beautiful, modern floral design
For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side and achieve moments of peace and tranquility. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results -- no pressure and no skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls.
The forty lessons cover useful topics like:
- Painting on vacation
- Painting your pets
- Layering colors
- Mixing colors
- Painting flowers and plants
The supplies are simple: a basic palette of watercolors, a selection of brushes, and nice thick paper will do the job. Your bright, whimsical art is guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. It's never too late to pick up a new hobby -- start painting your own beautiful cards and artwork today
Learn to Paint in Watercolor with 50 Paintings teaches you to use watercolors and refine your skills with a series of fifty progressively more difficult projects.Are you a watercolor painter newbie? Have you dabbled in watercolors but wish your paintings looked more polished? Well, it's time to remedy that Learn to Paint in Watercolor is the patient watercolor instructor you've been waiting for.
Consider this how-to book on water color to be your very own in-depth class on the medium. As you work through each lesson, you'll be adding new techniques and subjects to your artists' toolkit. And once you reach the end, you'll have painted your way through fifty projects -- a perfect portfolio for a starting artist.Learn to Paint in Watercolor starts you off by showing you how to paint objects important and personal to you. You'll soon advance to painting environments, and even on to telling stories with your watercolor. As you advance from one project to the next, you'll learn a variety of techniques ranging from simple color washes, to ink techniques, expressive strokes, and how to effectively use light.
From fill-in art journals to self-help books on creativity, more than ever the public is striving to bring artistic enlightenment into their everyday lives. In Living Color, one of the country's most celebrated writers expounds on her own path to artistic inspiration. Tailored to a new generation of aspiring creatives, this revised and expanded edition pairs 13 of Goldberg's engaging and encouraging essays with 75 of her paintings and 22 never-before-shared artistic exercises. This timely re-publication will speak straight to the heart of readers everywhere who want to break down creative barriers or explore their creativity anew.
Discover the power of the mandala with Natasha Alexander's Mandala Stones.Mandala stones are meditative symbols that are created by painting smooth river rocks with intricate patterns of dots. The art and practice of creating the mandala is a form of meditation, a soothing ritual that allows the painter to express their creativity and find a sense of calmness. Featuring 50 stunning patterns ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced, Mandala Stones is the perfect introduction to the art of mandala painting for adults and children. A perfect project for the whole family.
All of the designs in the book, including the most complex, are created by combining simple dots of color, so even inexperienced artists will be able to enjoy the calming, meditative process of painting. The book begins with a thorough explanation of the tools and techniques involved, and each design is clearly explained and beautifully photographed. From simple patterns of concentric circles to ornate mandalas based on the Fibonacci sequence, the concise and easy-to-follow directions and templates in Mandala Stones will have you crafting and painting your way to a calmer, more peaceful you in no time.