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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.
How to Draw What You See
How to Draw What You See
Paperback      ISBN: 0823023753
Provides lessons in dimensions, proportions, the recognition of basic structure, lighting, shading, and the selection and use of various drawing materials.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Paperback      ISBN: 0874770882
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills. Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 35,000 first printing.
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.
The Illustrator's Bible: The Complete Sourcebook of Tips, Tricks, and Time-Saving Techniques in Oil, Alkalyd, Acrylic, Gouache, Casein, Watercolor, D
The Illustrator's Bible
The Complete Sourcebook of Tips, Tricks, and Time-Saving Techniques in Oil, Alkalyd, Acrylic, Gouache, Casein, Watercolor, D
Paperback      ISBN: 0823025322
Surveys useful tools, materials, and techniques for the professional illustrator
Color: A Natural History of the Palette
Color
A Natural History of the Palette
Paperback      ISBN: 0812971426
Examining the physical materials that color the world, a freelance journalist explores the social, political, and cultural implications of color throughout history.
Drawing With Crayons, Pastels, Sanguine, and Chalks
Drawing With Crayons, Pastels, Sanguine, and Chalks
Paperback      ISBN: 0812019318
Teaches the techniques of each medium by showing and commenting on the working and finished stages of projects by various artists. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills
Paperback      ISBN: 0764138111
Challenging tutorials, 35 imaginative projects to complete, and tips from professional artists introduce beginning students to the building blocks of art. This profusely illustrated book teaches serious beginners the fundamental skills of graphic design as an introduction to their formal study in fine art, illustration, computer game design, interior design, animation, and virtually all other avenues in the visual arts. The author advises on setting up a proper workspace and assembling the needed materials--everything from sketchpads and paints to affordable computer software. Chapters that follow present themes and related projects that instruct readers in - The basics of line art for illustration and lettering - Understanding color and tone and using color media - Texture in art - Spatial relationships and perspective - Creating shapes and relating them to other elements of composition More than 200 color illustrations demonstrate art principles and practical techniques, and show students how to apply what they are learning in a wide range of media.
The Artistic Anatomy of Trees, Their Structure and Treatment in Painting
The Artistic Anatomy of Trees, Their Structure and Treatment in Painting
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0486214753
Examines the scientific development of trees, branches, and flowers, and describes methods of capturing their vitality in paintings and sketches
Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes
Mess
The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes
Paperback      ISBN: 0399536000
Your whole life you've been taught to avoid making a mess: Try to keep everything under control, color inside the lines, make it perfect, and at all costs, avoid contact with things that stain. This book asks you to do the opposite of what you have been taught. Think of it as your own personal rumpus room. A place to let loose, to trash, to spew, to do the things you are not allowed to do in the "real world." It's time to make a mess. The only three rules you'll find in this book: 1. Do not try to make something beautiful. 2. Do not think too much. (There is no "wrong.") 3. Continue under all circumstances.