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Art Journal Courage: Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely
Art Journal Courage
Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely
Paperback      ISBN: 144033370x
Gather Your Art Journal Supplies: - Journal - Pens - Paint - Courage! Discover the techniques and courage you need to journal bravely! With Dina's help, you'll begin by working through any fears you have of using your own handwriting. You'll get journaling prompts and techniques to help you develop a handwriting style you'll love and words you'll want to write! Then, you'll move onto drawing: you'll learn not only how to train your hand, but also how to appreciate your own unique drawing ability. As you continue through the eight chapters, you will learn additional mixed-media techniques to help you overcome your fears of new materials, using photos of yourself, creating layers, working without a plan and much more. Put your worries aside and create fearlessly! You'll find: - Eight common journaling fears dispelled - Twenty techniques to give you art journal courage - Dozens of colorful art journal pages to inspire your own art
Pictures of Paintings: Photographs by Richard Misrach
Pictures of Paintings
Photographs by Richard Misrach
Hardcover      ISBN: 1576871479
What do paintings signify in an age of photographs? How do photographs modify the visual language of paintings? Richard Misrach's Pictures of Paintings showcases photographs of select museum masterpieces. Working primarily in the art museums of the American West, along with The Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Misrach photographs paintings to reexamine specific details, not so much as a guide to the artist’s style or technique, but as a means of understanding a lexicon of cultural values, among them race, gender, religion, and power. By collapsing the barriers between the traditional practice of documentation and the recent strategies of appropriation art, these photographs raise important questions regarding representation itself. This publication marks the first comprehensive compilation of this significant body of work. Blind Spot Books, a division of Blind Spot Inc. (publisher of the premiere art photography magazine Blind Spot), is now partnering with powerHouse Books to produce elegantly designed, sumptuously produced works of artistic and literary significance. Founding Blind Spot editor and publisher Kim Zorn Caputo will use the same uncompromising production standards and the finest printing available for the series. Each book will be treated as a creative medium that celebrates the integrity of the best in art and literature.
How to Draw and Paint Fairies: From Finding Inspiration to Capturing Diaphanous Detail, a Step-by-step Guide to Fairy Art
How to Draw and Paint Fairies
From Finding Inspiration to Capturing Diaphanous Detail, a Step-by-step Guide to Fairy Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0823023834
A guide to drawing and painting fairies details different types of mediums and method, offers instructions for creating fairies with basic shapes, and discusses fundamental art techniques including laying washes with watercolors and using masking film.
Colored Pencil: Drawing Made Easy
Colored Pencil
Drawing Made Easy
Paperback      ISBN: 160058151x
Anyone who has always wanted to draw in colored pencil but finds all those colors intimidating can breathe a sigh of relief after opening this book. Drawing Made Easy: Colored Pencil shows readers how to draw almost anything in colored pencil with ease! After introducing readers to the tools and materials needed to get started, award-winning artist Eileen Sorg demonstrates how to draw flowers, still lifes, animals, and a variety of other objects by building up color and form in simple layers. By the last page, readers will be able to draw a horse, a bowl of fruit, a tree frog, a puppy, and even a garden gnome with beautiful, vibrant color. The book also includes in-depth information on tracing and transferring images, so aspiring artists don’t even need to know how to draw to master the art of colored pencil!
The Pencil
The Pencil
Paperback      ISBN: 0891341188
The official N.A.S.A. artist and award-winning illustrator surveys the histories and varieties of pencils and papers, explains the principles and techniques of drawing, and demonstrates various drawing projects, illustrated by his own work
Painting Basics
Painting Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 1581800363
You can transform a blank canvas into a spectacular landscape even if you've never painted before. Jerry Yarnell?the master of popular painting?will show you how with his successful step-by-step painting techniques. You'll learn to create beautiful art, building your skills and having fun every time you approach the canvas. The lessons inside will enable you to produce 10 complete paintings and provide you with detailed information on subjects such as color mixing, applications, composition, value studies, depth perception and much more. Whether you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced painter, Jerry Yarnell's 28 years of art experience will inspire and enrich your painting journey?a lifelong learning process full of discovery and wonder.
Perspective Sketching: Freehand and Digital Drawing Techniques for Artists & Designers
Perspective Sketching
Freehand and Digital Drawing Techniques for Artists & Designers
Paperback      ISBN: 1631590324
Presents a step-by-step guide to mastering the basics of perspective in drawing, including scale drawing, linear perspective, and contour-line drawing, and features lessons on blending hand sketches with digital media.
On Not Being Able to Paint
On Not Being Able to Paint
Paperback      ISBN: 087477263x
Discusses the nature of creativity, the separation of artistic expression from real life, technique to release one's creative impulses, and a new approach to painting and drawing
Coloring Paris: Featuring the Artwork of Celebrated Illustrator Tomislav Tomic
Coloring Paris
Featuring the Artwork of Celebrated Illustrator Tomislav Tomic
Paperback      ISBN: 1600584004
Pictura showcases a stunning range of art to collect and admire and encourages beginning to advanced artists to put their own stamp of creativity on the artwork by coloring it in. Its unique accordion foldout format makes it an attractive decorative piece that can be displayed and shared with others. Some of the world's most famous and respected illustrators set the foundation of the artwork by creating beautiful, original, and imaginative scenes. It is up to the individual to color in these spectacular settings, enhancing the scenes and adding their own personal touch. Coloring Paris features the unique art of talented artist Tomislav Tomic, whose style is so detailed and precise that his drawings take on an engraved look. Through Tomislav's beautiful renderings of Paris, circa 1900, artists are transported to a city filled with excitement as it holds the World's Fair. On the flip side of the panel, artists can learn more about the featured landmarks and how to draw a hot air balloon and your own Parisian scene. With so many details packed into an 8-panel display, Coloring Paris invites artists to explore an exciting time and place in history in the comfort of their own home.
Modeling the Head in Clay
Modeling the Head in Clay
Hardcover      ISBN: 0823030989
Demonstrates the artistic style and creative methods used by a leading contemporary sculptor in a series of photographs following the modeling of a bust from raw clay to a finished product

First printing, 1979.