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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces
Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1581802161
Provides examples and exercises to teach readers how to draw faces, covering shapes, shading, eyes, noses, lips, teeth, the head, and hair.
Creative Illustration & Beyond
Creative Illustration & Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583725
You learned the fine art of doodling with Walter Foster’s bestselling Creative Doodling & Beyond. Now take your doodled designs to the next level with the entertaining, engaging, and creative ideas and activities in Creative Illustration & Beyond. From illustrating characters from basic shapes and stylizing everyday objects to creating dynamic illustrative layouts and intricately rendered word art, professional artist Stephanie Corfee captivates and charms doodle enthusiasts and aspiring illustrators from the very first page of this colorful and interactive illustration journal. After a brief introduction to illustration tools and materials, Stephanie dives right in with imaginative warm-up exercises, followed by motivating prompts to get the creative juices flowing. Next, an assortment of step-by-step projects guides readers through the creative process for transforming doodles and designs into inviting and colorful illustrations that can be used for a variety of purpose, including postcards, stationery, scrapbook pages, wall art, room décor, jewelry, and much more! Throughout the book, artists are invited to practice their techniques, sketch concepts, make notes, and brainstorm creative illustration ideas right inside the beautifully designated spaces. The perfect follow-up to Creative Doodling & Beyond, Creative Illustration & Beyond is as approachable to the beginner as it is appealing to lifelong doodlers and illustrators of all skill levels. Packed with inspiration, tips, and stunning illustrations designed to encourage and educate, this engaging and colorful book is sure to delight the doodler at heart.
The Sound of Paper: Starting from Scratch
The Sound of Paper
Starting from Scratch
Hardcover      ISBN: 1585422886
A thought-provoking study of the creative process by the author of The Artist's Way presents a series of exercises designed to help readers develop a continuing process of renewal that enhances the power to infuse one's art with an informed knowledge of the soul and offers a spiritual path to help readers create the best work of their lives.
100 Things Every Artist Should Know
100 Things Every Artist Should Know
Paperback      ISBN: 1600582435
What's the best way to stretch watercolor paper? What basic materials do I need to start oil painting? How can I use color to create mood in my paintings? Readers can find answers to these questions and much more in 100 Things Every Artist Should Know. This broad book aims to equip and inspire beginners with fundamental art knowledge, as well as provide a refresher course for more experienced artists. Readers can discover or re-discover essential concepts, tips, and techniques distilled into a collection of 100 instructional entries by a range of Walter Foster authors. From lessons on value and color theory to helpful shortcuts, this book seeks to cover it all!
Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art
Conversation Pieces
Community and Communication in Modern Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0520238397
Discusses a disparate network of artists and collectives - including the Art of Change, Helen and Newton Harrison, Littoral, Suzanne Lacy, Stephen Willats, and WochenKlausur - united by a desire to create understanding through creative dialogue that crosses boundaries of race, religion, and culture.
Digital Sci Fi Art
Digital Sci Fi Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0060724331
Visions of future worlds have always captured the imaginations.Images of towering cyber-cityscapes, awesome uninhabitable planetary worlds, sleek super-cars and space cruisers, strange mutant beings, and terrifying alien life forms have spilled from the feverish minds of fantasy sci-fi illustrators for as long as the genre has existed. Today, as more and more artists are switching from traditional media to the digital world of computers, the images being created are breathtakingly realistic. Featuring works from the world’s best sci-fi artists, Digital Sci-Fi Art begins with an examination of the traditional styles and sources of sci-fi imagery then analyzes the new digital tools available to today’s illustrators. The heart of the book comprises a detailed survey of the key techniques involved in creating digital sci-fi art -- with step-by-step walkthroughs showing how specially-created pieces are produced. The book ends with a showcase of some of the best contemporary work being produced anywhere in the world.
The Nude Figure: A Visual Reference for the Artist
The Nude Figure
A Visual Reference for the Artist
Paperback      ISBN: 0823032329
For thousands of artists lacking access to figure classes with live models, this portfolio of superbly photographed models provides a life-drawing studio right at home. An extensive compilation of traditional life drawing poses includes female and male figures in standing, seated, reclining, and action poses, each shown gracefully in circular movement, taking in all views: front, three-quarter-front, side, three-quarter back, and back. Each photograph is beautifully composed and lit, providing artists with all the nuances of muscle structure, line, and gesture to inspire fully developed figure drawings and paintings.
Drop Dead Cute: The New Generation of Women Artists in Japan
Drop Dead Cute
The New Generation of Women Artists in Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 081184708x
Showcases the work of 10 cutting-edge female Japanese artists whose art combined the pop charge of Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara with intimate personal experience and a thrilling mixture of sweetness and edgy power.
The Male and Female Figure in Motion: 60 Classic Sequences
The Male and Female Figure in Motion
60 Classic Sequences
Paperback      ISBN: 0486247457
Gathers sequential photographs of men and women walking, running, lifting, carrying objects, climbing stairs, and jumping made in the late 1800s
The Sumi-E Book
The Sumi-E Book
Paperback      ISBN: 082305022x
Introduces the basic techniques of Japanese ink painting, discusses tools and materials, and shows how to depict bamboo, orchids, chrysanthemums, and plum branches