With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush is the perfect resource for beginning artists. Explore and experience this traditional mediumSpecial Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started creating Chinese brush paintings. From choosing brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help you learn how to use this traditional medium. Artist Monika Cilmi guides you through an exploration of a variety of step-by-step Chinese brush paintings, covering basic concepts and techniques, such as different brushstrokes, as well as how to blend traditional methodswith your own personal style. Building on these introductory techniques, you can practice your craft with projects that cover a variety of subjects, including birds, flowers, and traditional landscapes. This is one tool that no artist will want to be without
A practical, stimulating and superbly illustrated book for intermediate watercolourists who are looking for greater challenges in their work and who are prepared to experiment with this popular medium.
Shirley Trevena's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant with colour and strong in composition. This book shows what stunning results she achieves and how she does it by taking risks with watercolour. Although watercolour can be a difficult medium to handle, Shirley maintains that you get the best results if you have no sense of fear and just let yourself enjoy watercolour's fascinating versatility.
Taking you through her paintings from the first concept to the finished watercolour, Shirley explains and illustrates her prize-winning techniques for producing luminous and colourful watercolours. She covers a wide range of topics, encouraging the reader to experiment with vibrant colour, dynamic composition, tone, and bold textures and patterns to produce exciting still life, landscape and flower paintings. She also explains what to do if things go wrong, and how to develop your paintings successfully and move on in your work.
- Cactus Pot, Cork Board, Cup
- Headphones, Lantern, Pencil Case
- Pillow, Pinata, Plush Toy
- Sleep Mask, Headband, Magic Charm
- And more
Both novice and expert crafters will enjoy this variety of projects. Each craft comes with a list of all the items and templates that you will need to create your unicorn-fueled fun. There's no shortage of ways that you'll be able to envision these dazzling Unicorn Crafts--the perfect activities for any adventurous unicorn fan.
Experienced artists and beginners alike will appreciate this concise, easy-to-follow guide with illustrated step-by-step demonstrations featuring four noted watercolor professionals. Watercolor Painting Step by Step guides the reader through 12 beautiful watercolor projects, covering a variety of subjects, including still lifes, landscapes, and animal portraiture. With this comprehensive guide, you will learn about fundamental techniques such as mixing color, developing dimension, creating special effects, and more. With the help of this stylish, technique-filled book, you'll be well on your way to creating your own watercolor masterpieces
Designed for beginner watercolor painters, Watercolour lays the groundwork for mastering the craft, with a complete guide to the necessary tools and materials, an introduction to the basic techniques, and 10 step-by-step paintings.
Included as a bonus are three feature spreads that focus on areas of particular interest for beginners, including painting special effects, trees, and skies. Clear instructions and helpful tips provided throughout are perfect for beginners, but even intermediate painters will find the techniques and projects worthwhile.
With just one wood carving knife and two simple patterns, you can carve a whole community of characters, including a policeman, hard-hat road worker, monk, baker, professor, football player, and more Patterns for these delightful folks are included in Whittling Little Folk, written by the master of the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving, Harley Refsal. The whittled little folk are full of personality and can be made by mastering Refsal's step-by-step instructions for Kristian, the Scandinavian husband donning a work shirt, and his wife, Thea, holding a broom. Once the couple is complete, carvers can use the same whittling techniques to complete 18 additional patterns, with some subtle alterations. Also included is a brief overview of the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving, as well as instructions for painting each little whittle. Each pattern is presented with 4 perspectives - the front, back and both sides - for a complete 360-degree view of the character. While the whittling projects are easy to complete, and won't take up too much time, they sure don't lack personality. With their rosy cheeks, toothy smiles, humorous outfits and clever names, the little whittles are a caricature carver's dream come true.
Finishing is one of the most popular and challenging woodworking topics. This new book by finishing pro Michael Dresdner uses a Q&A format to address the most commonly asked finishing questions in a logical way. It's long on solutions, not theory, and it doesn't require hours to digest. This is an essential guide to keep on hand throughout the finishing process--from sanding to final polish.