Art Instruction, General
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.
The Creative Edge
Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self
Hardcover ISBN: 1600611117
No judgment. No fear. No limits! The Creative Edge takes you on an amazing exploration of your own artistic potential. Building on basic creative processes, artist Mary Todd Beam invites you to go deeper into your observations and experiences following more than 25 techniques that will take your work in exciting new directions. Through Mary's insightful instruction, you'll heighten your awareness of color, texture and design as you infuse your work with symbols and metaphors of special significance to you. At the end of each exercise, you'll experience the joy and satisfaction of creating an expressive finished piece that is uniquely your own. From the elements of visual language to the objects that eternally inspire us, each section of this transformative book focuses on a different artistic component or subject. To provide you with many sources of inspiration, Mary also features examples of her own work along with paintings from guest artists who share their own insights and ideas about artistic expression and the creative process. Go for it! With The Creative Edge, you have what it takes to slice through old habits and self-imposed limitations.
The Artist's Everything Handbook
A New Guide to Drawing and Painting
Paperback ISBN: 0062338773
A practical and authoritative guide to the latest materials, hottest trends, and best techniques for creating stunning artwork, The Artist’s Handbook is packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, engaging artist profiles, and inspirational galleries. Unleash your creativity with The Artist’s Handbook —a practical, essential handbook that will teach you every step of the artistic process. Unlike other project-oriented art guides, The Artist’s Handbook emphasizes technique, encompassing drawing and sketching as well as an extensive range of painting styles. Covering everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics, specially commissioned illustrations accompany detailed step-by-step tutorials, while profiles of contemporary artists offer insight into a range of working methods, materials, and techniques. Helpful sidebars provide information about using digital tools such as Smart Pens, tablets, and apps to create and enhance artwork. Kate Wilson begins with a thorough exploration of the elements of drawing and painting. Each chapter includes an informative overview, followed by an exploration of the tools and materials relevant to the particular medium, and detailed instruction and guidance for using different techniques. She then introduces you to a range of approaches using four core subjects: the human body, the environment, still life, and non-figurative. She also highlights young, emerging artists from all corners of the globe, offering examples of how they are using methods and materials in innovative ways. If you want to put pen to paper or brush to canvas, are looking to hone your skills, or want to know more about the elements of the artistic process, The Artist’s Handbook is the only guide you need.
The Art of Pastel
Discover Techniques for Creating Beautiful Works of Art in Pastel
Paperback ISBN: 1600581951
The velvety strokes of pastel have enchanted fine artists for more than a century. From airy strokes to bold marks and soft hues to vibrant shades, the versatility of pastel makes it suitable for a wide range of subjects and moods. Now anyone can experience this multi-dimensional medium with The Art of Pastel. Inside this comprehensive guide, five artists provide instruction for using soft, hard, and oil pastel—each sharing his or her unique approach. From portraits and landscapes to rich floral scenes, this book contains a wealth of inspiring images that artists can re-create step by step.
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.
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.