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Colouring books for adults are one of the world’s top leisure (and book-publishing) trends. Quivertree’s unique, all-South African colouring book is beautifully drawn by up-and-coming young SA illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, and enables its interactive users to feed their imaginations with quality creative time.
With intricate illustrations ranging from proteas and fynbos to the Joburg skyline, the Big Five and the Bo-Kaap, this book will help you take a fresh and inspiring new look at the beauty of our diverse – and unique – country.
Lovingly put together by quirky illustrator Guy Field, this playful and practical book starts with the basics, discussing which pencils you need in your personal drawing toolkit, then goes on to give tips and methods for drawing everything from a self-portrait to your evening meal. It revisits the work of famous pencil-wielders like Leonardo da Vinci, and uncovers the secrets of more advanced techniques such as using tracing paper and drawing the perfect freehand circle. Packed with pencil tips, tricks and a huge sense of fun, The Power of the Pencil is the perfect way to bring the joy of drawing into your life. Word count: 35,000 words
This guide aims to make learning to draw flowers as simple as possible. All the basics are covered to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques, and illustrations and step-by-step drawings show how these are put into practice. The book includes practical information on tools and equipment, flower structure and form, texture and pattern, close-up details, sketching and working on location. Suitable for total beginners, the book should also be of interest to more experienced artists wanting to improve their drawing skills.
This book provides a revolutionary new 3-step tracing technique that beginning artists can use to quickly learn to draw manga characters just like a pro! Every page presents a classic manga pose, from walking and running to jumping for joy, in three different steps: 1. A simple outline of the body2. The defining elements of the character (like clothes, hair and facial expression) highlighted for easy tracing so you can practice placing them onto the basic body outline3. The finished drawing (for inspiration). Popular manga artists Junka Morozumi and Tomomi Mizuna guide you through a series of carefully graded lessons to build up your skills gradually. Chapter 1 deals with the basic poses of standing, walking, and running.; Chapter 2 presents signature manga poses such as turning around in surprise and being angry with hands on hips.; Chapter 3 practices various sitting and sleeping poses.; Chapter 4 deals with drawing perspective, looking at characters from above, below and diagonal viewpoints.; Chapter 5 focuses on 2-person manga poses including the classic prince with a princess in his arms.; Chapter 6 lets readers try out the skills they have acquired by tracing and copying a full-page manga illustration containing multiple characters.. These six lessons are supplemented by exercises for capturing the right facial expressions, drawing the clothes and getting the perspective and body proportions right. Beginning manga artists are in good hands with Morozumi, who lectures at art academies in Tokyo, and Mizuna, whose work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and beyond. If you've been looking for an easy-to-use guide to drawing manga, The Manga Artist's Handbook: Drawing Basic Characters is the perfect place to start!
The largest known collection of ledger art ever acquired by one
individual is Mark Lansburgh's diverse assemblage of more than 140
drawings, now held by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College
and catalogued in this important book. The Cheyennes, Crows,
Kiowas, Lakotas, and other Plains peoples created the genre known
as ledger art in the mid-nineteenth century. Before that time,
these Indians had chronicled the heroic achievements of their
warriors and chiefs on rock, buffalo robes, and tipi covers. As
they came into increasing contact with American traders, the
artists recorded their experiences in pencil and crayon drawings on
paper bound in ledger or account books. The drawings became known
as ledger art.
RETURN TO PLANET CUTE!!! Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals teaches you how to draw almost 100 different creatures in an adorable manner. Don't believe seagulls and stingrays can be cute? Think again! You don't need any specialist tools or materials to start drawing cute stuff: all you need is a biro or marker pen, then you're ready to go! In her latest book, artist and illustrator Angela Nguyen starts by teaching you the essential techniques of kawaii through quick and easy exercises on the basic shapes, effects and style. From there, jump straight into drawing the myriad beasts - small and big - you can find inside the book, from household pets to the exotic animals in the seas and skies. The clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams are great for visual learners, and make following the instructions for your kawaii critters a breeze. As a brand new addition to this series, interactive pages have been included to encourage you to get drawing straight away, and practice alongside Angela's examples. A perfect book for beginners - add cute-appeal to your furry 'n' feathered companions in no time at all! Other title in the series is the incredibly popular Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff
"Charming book for creative types who find a blank page a little too overwhelming." - The Guardian "In her charming journal-cum sketchbook, Matilda Tristram inspires us to look at the everyday things in life in a new way. As well as encouraging us to explore the extraordinary in the ordinary, she also provides guidance, insights, tips and inspiration." - Flow Magazine "If you've ever struggled with the enormous pressure that a blank page or canvas demands of you then Matilda's 'My Year in Small Drawings' is just the ticket to ease you back into the joys of drawing or help you have a go for the very first time! "Whether you're on the train to work, in the park on your lunch break or people watching at your local coffee shop, Matilda's book will help you see the world through fresh eyes!" - The Big Draw. Explore the extraordinary in the ordinary with this charming visual diary like no other! Create and collect the small details around you and build up dozens of dinky drawings for your own uniquely personal record. From tangles of cables to window frames to tree buds, learn to see everyday things in a new way and explore their simple - and sometimes surprising - beauty by drawing them. With expert advice on how to simplify what we see; which pens and pencils to use; colour; and using perspective plus suggestions for drawing every day of the year, this is an opportunity to embrace your creativity and build up a unique and delightful personal sketch collection.
Relax with two of the most `mindful' pursuits, colouring and journaling, combined in one beautiful book. There are beautiful notebooks and gorgeous colouring books; the Geometric Adult Coloring Journal combines them, giving you the best of both worlds, a place to write down your thoughts, draw, colour and create. With over 60 patterns and illustrations, the Adult Coloring Journal will also provide endless hours of fun!
Relax with two of the most `mindful' pursuits, colouring and journaling, combined in one beautiful notebook. There are beautiful notebooks and gorgeous coloring books; the Adult Coloring Journal combines them, giving you the best of both worlds, a place to write down your thoughts, draw, color and create. With over 60 intricate illustrations of flowers, the Floral Adult Coloring Book is also a work of art. Let your imagination blossom!
From what they said to the man at the bus stop, to where you found the remote control, when you're a parent, laughing at what gets hurled in your direction is beyond important. Since 2012, fashion illustrator Laura Quick has been sketching scenes from daily domestic life on her blog, The Daily Think. Insightful, tender and very, very funny, the images have become hugely popular, and the very best of them are collected together in this exquisite and hilarious gift book. All the bizarre moments and ridiculous conversations that are part of being a parent are here, from the day Laura's daughter tried to poke her finger into a dog's rear end, to the temper tantrums, and the sense of relief when the school holidays are over. Chronicling all manner of parenting fails and mishaps, the illustrations are a welcome light relief for world-weary parents everywhere.
Ink is the first in an exciting new practical-art series on popular mediums, including acrylic, oil, pencil and gouache. The books will cover painting techniques, creative ideas and applications, and the fun of mixing with other mediums. Many of the techniques and ideas will be demonstrated through the work of some of the world's greatest artists and illustrators. The first book explores ink's use in painting, illustration and lettering. With its contemporary aesthetic and accessible content, the series will appeal to artists of all abilities.
This inspiring sketchbook, part of the 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - jellyfish, seahorses, star fish, clown fish, eels, sea lions, star fish, lobster, and much, much more - over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Jellyfish and 44 Other Amazing Sea Creatures. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized sea anemones, dolphin, and squid are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Jellyfish and 44 Other Amazing Sea Creatures!
As Picasso said: 'It took me a lifetime to Paint Like a Child'. Raw Drawing is not an art class - it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It's a non-judgmental technique to help you visualize your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil. Since he launched the Raw Drawing initiative in 2017, Italian artist Alessandro Bonaccorsi has given dozens of courses across Italy, helping people expand their creativity. This book brings together all of Alessandro's core teachings, making the power and creativity of raw drawing accessible to everyone. The book is recommended for those over 14 years of age, who are open to let themselves become children again and draw with a carefree mind. Use Raw Drawing to get closer to the heart of things, and learn to appreciate the beauty of the spontaneous.
Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks - Deluxe Edition. Edited by Stephen Farthing and Ed Webb-Ingall. With a preface by Tilda Swinton. Featuring contributions from Keith Collins, Christopher Hobbs, Andrew Logan, James Mackay, Jon Savage, Howard Sooley, Neil Tennant and Toyah Willcox. DELUXE SLIPCASED EDITION. INCLUDES THREE PRINTS. Containing poetry, drawings, pressed flowers, photographs, excerpts from scripts and notes, Derek Jarman's sketchbooks are part autobiography and part social history, bursting with the energy and creativity of this groundbreaking artist. This publication collates the best of Jarman's sketchbooks to reveal the detailed planning and emotional engagement behind each of his films in more depth than ever before. This deluxe edition is limited to 500 copies, each presented in a cloth-covered slipcase. Each numbered copy is accompanied by three prints reproduced from the sketchbooks, housed in an envelope tipped into the book. The book, which is covered in real blue cloth with gold foil blocking on the spine and in a debossed recess on the frontboard, is c.15% larger than the standard edition. 196 illustrations, 187 in colour, 31.0 x 24.0cm, 256pp, ISBN 978 0 500 517185 . GBP150.00 slipcased hardback + 3 prints
An easy-to-follow, step-by-step manga drawing instruction book from fan favorite manga artist and painter Camilla d'Errico, featuring 30 lessons on illustrating cute, cool, and quirky characters in the Pop Surrealist style with pencils. With appearances at Comic Cons and her paintings displayed in art galleries around the world, Camilla d'Errico has established herself as a go-to resource for manga-influenced art. Following in the footsteps of her past art instruction books Pop Manga and Pop Painting, Pop Manga Drawing provides the most direct and accessible lessons yet for rendering characters in her signature Pop Surrealist style. Written in the fun and encouraging voice that fans have come to expect, Pop Manga Drawing takes you step-by-step through lessons on drawing with graphite and mechanical pencils, along with insights on enhancing pieces with other mediums (including colored pencils and pastels). It also provides tips and expert advice on drawing specific elements, including hands, hair, and backgrounds, that can take your manga art to the next level. Pop Manga Drawing grants one-of-a-kind access to the basic building blocks of artistic expression, giving you the tools you need to create your own pop manga masterpieces.
Learn how to draw with charcoal, pen, and pastel with step-by-step workshops from professional artists. Artist's Drawing Techniques is your guide to every aspect of drawing, from choosing a subject to mounting your finished masterpiece. Follow the workshops that teach you more than 80 artist's techniques, including cross-hatching, stippling, blending, and masking using pencil, charcoal, coloured pencils, and pastels. Develop your artistic style by following step-by-step drawing tutorials through beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. Explore new creative challenges with inspiring exercises and art projects to develop your skills, and study the stunning feature drawings that showcase every artistic technique and show you how that technique can be applied. Artist's Drawing Techniques will help you tap into your creative potential and unlock new talents.
The glittering gem that is the City of Gold is brilliantly captured in artists’ graphite. The greyscale carbon does not mute the dazzling sparkle of the city founded on gold but, rather, sets it ablaze in a myriad of stark contrasts; black and white, masculine and feminine, positive and negative. It speaks to the observer and reader in a delightful style that is, at once, light-hearted, informative and compelling.
Gold in Graphite – Jozi Sketchbook is a beautiful collection of sketches of some of Johannesburg’s celebrated as well as forgotten masterpieces. Done by a single artist, it is accompanied by well-crafted prose and poetry.
The artist beckons the reader to emerge from the ideologies that prevent us from engaging with the city, her people and her buildings. Each sketch takes us on a journey through time and transformation, where we discover our city and fall in love with her. Through this voyage we exult in an affair that is oblivious to the perceived crime and violence that deter ordinary people from developing a relationship with the city. While our rainbow nation rejoices in the common ground that binds us, our most celebrated city reflects division and class. Breaking through these barriers starts with an exploration of the city and an appreciation of her past with an optimistic look to her future.
Whether your character is jumping for joy, kicking and grappling with an opponent, or fighting to the death with sword in hand, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style. The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet. Five subsequent chapters cover over 40 action poses in the following categories: Chapter 1: General movements (e.g. running and jumping); Chapter 2: Basic fight movements (e.g. punching and kicking); Chapter 3: Facing off with an opponent (e.g. judo holds and high fives); Chapter 4: Use of weapons (e.g. swords and knives); Chapter 5: Reacting to an opponent (e.g. dodging a punch or taking a punch). Each pose and movement is illustrated with a rough sketch outline followed by a highlighted manga drawing containing detailed annotations by the author. After studying the sketches, you practice the drawing techniques in a tracing section at the end of each chapter. Each chapter also provides professional tips on the use of colour and shading for greater realism. Special sections contain information and tips on particular topics of interest, such as how to draw clothes, hair and facial expressions or how to create special effects. At the end of the book, an actual 6-page comic strip gives readers the opportunity to practice what they have learned by filling in the missing elements.
Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time - and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. These studios, a return to classical art training, are 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. On every page, Aristides uses the works of 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. Unique and inspiring, Classical Drawing Atelier is a serious art course for serious art students.
Creative Flow is a mindful workbook to treasure, encouraging the use of focused creativity to cultivate beautiful awareness every day. Exploring meaningful ways we can appreciate each of life’s precious moments, this enchanting guide helps us to notice and note, embrace play, and focus again on breathing and simply being.
Author Jocelyn de Kwant invites us all to embrace a beginners’ mind, to add time back into our busy lives using the art of creative mindfulness. Practical prompts entwine with lengthier meditative notes on the joys of doodling and scribbling, and the joy of sensory play and reconnecting with the natural world. This lovingly-illustrated workbook is a timely reminder of the ways in which creative flow can enhance and enrich our lives.
Emma Stibbon's drawings and prints depict volcanoes, tectonic plates and powerful glaciers. Includes commentary by the artist on the making and location of each image. The artist Emma Stibbon is fascinated by environments in flux. Her work often explores the impact of natural forces: the shifting tectonic plates, volcanic activity and powerful glaciers that shape and transform the Earth's surface. Stibbon has accompanied research expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans, lived and worked among volcanoes in Hawai'i, and has made several visits to Stromboli, off the coast of northern Sicily, Iceland and Norway. This book presents the sketches she made during her travels. They have the immediacy that results from an artist working at speed and often in difficult circumstances. Readers will discover the unexpected visual effect of ink that has frozen on contact with the paper. The book is introduced by the artist who, informed by her discussions with vulcanologists and glaciologists, explains why she is drawn to depict nature's extremes.
A selection of the most striking images taken from the bestselling "Morphia" series have been gathered together along with a selection of coloured pieces to celebrate the talent of Kerby Rosanes and his fans.
Containing a full-colour section displaying the most accomplished, completed artworks produced by Kerby's fans, along with stylistic comments and opinions from Kerby. The beautiful artworks displayed in the colour section are also included in the black and white section of the book, so you can take inspiration from the colouristas and bring your own images to life.
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