This book provides a fun and interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the artist including designing your own skyscraper, drawing an island house and creating a Constructivist monument, plus many more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans and how to create sustainable cities. It also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from. This 160-page book appeals to everyone including children, students and architects.
With expert guidance from the color authorities at Pantone, this sketchpad will help both budding and seasoned Fashionistas design chic and colorful looks with confidence. This fashion sketchpad has 60 stylish color palettes, room to create new ones and more than 400 figure templates that conveniently disappear when photocopied, thus eliminating the need to fuss with light boxes or tracing paper.
Using her own portraiture for instruction and inspiration, Ann Kullberg walks artists through her process step-by-step. She includes basic information about materials and techniques along with two demonstrations that show how complete portraits come together from beginning to end. Artists will also find Kullberg’s secrets for making their portraits come alive, along with 17 mini-demos that make it easy to paint realistic features, hair and clothing.
Breathe the air and hear the sounds, and experience the freshness and energy that working on location brings to your work…a quality that says "I was here." And transports your viewer there, too. In Sketch Your World by James Hobbs, top artists take you back to the scene--be it a bustling cafe, town square, or quiet park--to share the subjects that caught their eye and how they captured them on paper.
This book presents clear instruction on supplies and references, shapes and values, a variety of people, animal and nature subjects, how to refine your drawings and more. It is easy enough to use so that even complete beginners will have the confidence to give it a try, but it also has enough information that readers will get hours of enjoyment while refining their skills.
This title focuses on the medium of Zentangle. This drawing method encourages focus and relaxation through repetitive patterns. The content of the book explores how to color Zentangle pieces, how to work on surfaces other than paper and teaches techniques while providing pattern and project ideas. 128 pages.
Sketch Book for the Artist takes its journey of investigation beyond the shores of fine art, covering a wide range of themes from portraits to plant studies and still life, and showing how to tackle each subject in a variety of different ways. From quick pencil sketches to fully finished color studies, the author uses ”drawing classes” throughout the book to skillfully demonstrate each technique. Alongside drawings by famous masters, the book uses the artist's drawing book as the center of its investigation, examining attitudes and demonstrating techniques that will excite the imagination and enhance the skills of the reader.
Doodling for Cat People is designed to appeal to seasoned artists and doodle enthusiasts alike. Packed with more than 50 fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and feline-related factoids, professional illustrator Gemma Correll sparks the imagination and spurs cat lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends with her cute and clever art style. The artist's simple, unique, and whimsical approach is sure to inspire, entertain, and guide artists of any skill level. Doodlers will find inspiration for drawing different types of cats, cats in outfits, cats in action, and even kitty accessories. An interactive book, Doodling for Cat People demonstrates how to draw whimsical kitty doodles, while encouraging artists and doodle enthusiasts to develop their own style and techniques. With its portable format and plenty of open doodling pages, this quirky doodle book is perfect for on-the-go creative types.
A fantastic step-by-step guide for drawing a wildly popular style of comic book art. Take a look at such shows as Pokémon, Digimon, and Dragonball Z, and you'll see the Manga style of comic book art in action. This is the only guide that details, step by step, how young and veteran artists alike can draw fantasy robots, diabolical monsters, mythical animals, and the other exciting characters that are part of this exciting genre. Big, splashy chapters demonstrate how to draw martial arts, special effects and much more.
In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows artists the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity, and Faigin's detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches and finished work. The appendix includes yawning, wincing and other physical reactions.
Travel through time and fashion with this fun and inspiring step-by-step drawing and coloring book! 100 Years of Fashion & Fun promotes creativity and discovering your own coloring and fashion style. Learn about history such as technology, trends and science from the last ten decades through the lens of fashion and style. The book includes over 120 pages of coloring, activity and drawing. Printed in the USA, this book is ideal for ages 8-108.
This book, written by Pixar Animator Matthew Luhn, includes eight sections of step-by-step instruction on how to draw cartoon pets and on scene creation. Kids will learn how to draw cats, birds, reptiles, farm animals and more. Made in the USA. 76 pages. Ages 7 and up.
This essential companion to Dr. Betty Edwards' best-selling classic, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, offers readers the key to mastering this art form with guided practice in their newfound creative abilities. Here are 40 exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. Each practice session includes a brief explanation and instructional drawings, suggestions for materials, sample drawings, and blank pages for the reader's own drawings. Also provided in this spiral-bound workbook is a pullout viewfinder, a crucial tool for effective practice. This workbook gives readers experience in various subject matter-still life, landscape, imaginative drawing-using alternative mediums such as pen and ink, charcoal, and conté crayon.
This inspiring sketchbook is designed to offer artists, designers and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration exercises. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrations of a single animal, such as a cat, giraffe, seal, elephant or whale with blank space for artists to explore all different illustration styles. The stylized animals are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, showing how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any subject. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item. Presented in the authors uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling and designing. This paperback book is 96 pages in length.
This motivational illustration book is designed to offer artists, designers and doodlers a unique collection of fun and sophisticated exercises. Each spread features 20 illustrations of a single item, such as a tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud or berry. A blank space is then provided for the aspiring artist to illustrate their version of the item. The stylized flowers, trees, leaves and clouds are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, demonstrating how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of subject. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different approach to drawing a single item.
This illustrated interactive book teaches fun drawing exercises following the principles of the drawing method Zentangles. The Zentangle concept was started as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing by using repetitive lines, marks, circles and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," artists combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. This step-by-step book is divided into six chapters, each with seven daily exercises. Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketch books, teaches daily tile design, offers tips on related art principles and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals and new techniques. 128 pages.
A perfect introduction to the exciting world of drawing, these books offer detailed, step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of inspiring subjects. Artists will hone their drawing skills with in-depth information on tools, materials, basic art concepts and drawing techniques. Each 144-page paperback book measures 9" x 12".
Whether you're a novice or an accomplished artist who has never experimented with colored pencil, this book will provide all the instruction and inspiration you need to master the medium. With guidance from renowned colored pencil artists and step-by-step instructions, the 11 vibrant and colorful lessons demonstrate a variety of special techniques and tricks.
Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents and inspirational tips and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to basic tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging, easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, prompts and creative exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters, to cursive script, spacing and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases and quotes into beautiful works of lettered art. Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. With comprehensive instruction and fun, inspirational exercises and projects, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and stylish art form.
Doodling for Dog People is designed to appeal to seasoned artists and doodle enthusiasts alike. Packed with more than 50 fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and canine-related factoids, professional illustrator Gemma Correll sparks the imagination and spurs canine lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends with her cute and clever art style. The artist's simple, unique, and whimsical approach is sure to inspire, entertain, and guide artists of any skill level. Doodlers will find inspiration for drawing different types of dogs, dogs in outfits, dogs in action, and even doggie accessories. An interactive book, Doodling for Dog People demonstrates how to draw whimsical doggie doodles, while encouraging artists and doodle enthusiasts to develop their own style and techniques. With its portable format and plenty of open doodling pages, this quirky doodle book is perfect for on-the-go creative types.
The Drawing Made Easy series introduces budding artists to the fundamentals of pencil drawing. With in-depth information, including several approaches to the discipline, these books will help beginners become inspired and feel confident in their own talents. The series offers titles ranging from basic techniques to more advanced study of value, texture, design and composition, used to produce effective and engaging artwork. Each 64-page paperback book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2".
Aspiring comic artists and illustrators will definitely benefit from adding this title to their bookshelves. Drawing on the expertise of Burne Hogarth, the author and creator of the Tarzan character, this paperback book teaches how to render the movement of human hands. Included are 300 black and white illustrations which enhance the instructions.
Burne Hogarth bases this book on his theory that understanding how the body moves is key to rendering clothing. Through examining and studying 200 of his black and white illustrations of clothed male and female figures, learn how to accurately depict wrinkles, folds and drapery including bend wrinkles, crossing wrinkles, compression wrinkles, flying wrinkles and passive wrinkles. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief description and instructions for drawing.
In this book, artist Bill Buchman presents the classic fundamentals of figure drawing with a distinctly contemporary twist celebrating freedom, expressiveness and creativity. This method incorporates more than 30 essential exercises, empowering artists to draw the figure dramatically and with confidence, no matter their level of skill. Filled with step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring images and insightful text revealing a wide range of techniques and concepts, this book presents new ways to think about the figure and use art materials to free the artist within.
Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time, and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. The classical Atelier art training method is based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. This book presents the works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace.
Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Avengers all share a common trait - these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows artists everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. In this 224-page book, Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts and more. These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.