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Medieval polychrome wood sculptures are highly complex objects, bearers of histories that begin with their original carving and adornment and continue through long centuries of repainting, deterioration, restoration, and conservation. Abundantly illustrated, this book is the first in English to offer a comprehensive overview of the conservation of medieval painted ...
The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture - History, Theory, Practice
Medieval polychrome wood sculptures are highly complex objects, bearers of histories that begin with their original carving and adornment and continue through long centuries of repainting, deterioration, restoration, and conservation. Abundantly illustrated, this book is the first in English to offer a comprehensive overview of the conservation of medieval painted wood sculpture for conservators, curators, and others charged with their care. Beginning with an illuminating discussion of the history, techniques, and meanings of these works, it continues with their examination and documentation, including chapters on the identification of both the wooden support and the polychromy itself-the paint layers, metal leaf, and other materials used for these sculptures. The volume also covers the many aspects of treatment: the process of determining the best approach; consolidation and adhesion of paint, ground, and support; overpaint removal and surface cleaning; and compensation. Four case studies on artworks in the collection of The Cloisters in New York, a comprehensive bibliography, and a checklist to aid in documentation complement the text.
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73.500000 USD

The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture - History, Theory, Practice

by Lucretia Kargere, Michele D. Marincola
Paperback / softback
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Pottery and ceramics is traditionally a very complex mix of expensive equipment, complicated chemistry, and a lot of recipes that look like they might be written in a different language. There are lots of books about what's inside clay and glazes, and recipes to make different slips and engobes, and ...
Practical Pottery: 40 Pottery Projects for Creating and Selling Mugs, Cups, Plates, Bowls, and More
Pottery and ceramics is traditionally a very complex mix of expensive equipment, complicated chemistry, and a lot of recipes that look like they might be written in a different language. There are lots of books about what's inside clay and glazes, and recipes to make different slips and engobes, and what happens at exactly certain temperatures inside the kilns. Practical Pottery is NOT that book. Yes, that stuff is important, and yes you can go as deep down the rabbit hole as you want to a never - ending chemistry lesson. But Jon is here to tell you that you do NOT HAVE to know everything to fall in love with clay, pottery, and making handmade art that you can use! And while yes, fancy electric wheels, and brand new kilns are expensive. You don't NEED to spend a lot of money to make a great mug (or bowl, or cup). A. brief introduction for beginners to pottery and ceramics, B. why it's amazing to create functional pieces you can use, C. a whole host of different projects, techniques, ideas for anyone, whether you have thrown 0 pieces or a million. D. A guide into the business of making and selling your art
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26.200000 USD

Practical Pottery: 40 Pottery Projects for Creating and Selling Mugs, Cups, Plates, Bowls, and More

by Jon Schmidt
Paperback / softback
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Heirloom Fruits of America features 100 full-color illustrations selected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection, an archive of 7,584 paintings, lithographs, and line drawings created from 1886 to 1942 by about sixty-five commissioned artists. These images served as de facto trademarks in the highly competitive and fraud-plagued ...
Heirloom Fruits of America: Selections from the USDA Watercolor Pomological Collection
Heirloom Fruits of America features 100 full-color illustrations selected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection, an archive of 7,584 paintings, lithographs, and line drawings created from 1886 to 1942 by about sixty-five commissioned artists. These images served as de facto trademarks in the highly competitive and fraud-plagued American fruit industry in a time before patent protection extended to living organisms. They are also meticulously and beautifully rendered, uncovering a cache of botanical diversity in turn-of-the-century American agriculture. Yale historian Daniel J. Kevles's introduction deepens viewers' appreciation of these plates by placing these images in their historical context.
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31.500000 USD

Heirloom Fruits of America: Selections from the USDA Watercolor Pomological Collection

Hardback
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Take your work to the next level! Join ceramic artist Deb Schwartzkopf for a journey that will help you grow as a functional potter, whether your background is in wheel-throwing or handbuilding. Creative Pottery begins with a quick review of where you are in your own journey as a potter. ...
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Take your work to the next level! Join ceramic artist Deb Schwartzkopf for a journey that will help you grow as a functional potter, whether your background is in wheel-throwing or handbuilding. Creative Pottery begins with a quick review of where you are in your own journey as a potter. If you need to brush up on the basics, help setting goals, or pointers on how to translate your inspiration into your work, you've come to the right place. The rest of the book is a self-guided journey in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you: Go Beyond the Basics and learn how to throw or handbuild a bottomless cylinder. Then explore seams and alterations for projects like a vase, sauce boats, dessert boats, and a citrus juicer. Flatter Forms takes your throwing and trimming horizontal. Make beautiful plates and learn how to make the jump from plate to cake stand. Master Molds and use them to open a new world of possibilities. Make spoons, platters, and asymmetrical shapes like an out-of-round serving dish with molded feet and a thrown rim. Compose with Multiple Shapes to make two-part forms like a butter dish or a stacking set of bowls. Make a pitcher out of two simple forms and then take it further by exploring handles and spouts for a proper teapot. With compelling galleries, artist features, and guided questions for growth throughout, this is a book for potters everywhere that want to go beyond the basics, learn new skills, and unlock their creativity.
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31.500000 USD

Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics

by Deb Schwartzkopf
Hardback
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Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. In Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals ...
Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists: How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations
Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. In Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals her secrets for rendering leaves, flowers, berries, and branches both accurately and beautifully. The book begins with a brief history of the art form, followed by guidance on developing observational skills for this genre, key botanical terms and concepts, and the differences among botanical illustration, botanical art, and flower painting. The chapters that follow offer detailed guidance and demonstrations for drawing and painting botanicals in a variety of mediums: Drawing. Explore loose gestural drawing, precise measuring and rendering, and working from photographs with graphite, colored pencil, finepoint markers, pen and ink, and silverpoint. Painting. Master color mixing, washes, layering, gradations, values, and adding details in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, plus guidance on adding personality to your work and knowing when a painting is done. Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists shows artists at all skill levels how to translate careful observations into stunning works of art.
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28.340000 USD

Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists: How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations

by Karen Kluglein
Paperback / softback
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Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic ...
Tate: Venice, the Bridge of Sighs by J.M.W. Turner (Foiled Journal)
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Tate: Venice, the Bridge of Sighs by J.M.W. Turner.
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16.790000 USD

Tate: Venice, the Bridge of Sighs by J.M.W. Turner (Foiled Journal)

Notebook / blank book
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A practical and inspirational manual that shows you a huge range of color mixes in watercolor. The aim of the book is to encourage you to get to know colors well and be motivated to explore and experiment with color. Use the book as a handy reference when you want ...
3000 Color Mixing Recipes: Watercolor: The ultimate practical reference to watercolor mixes and dilutions
A practical and inspirational manual that shows you a huge range of color mixes in watercolor. The aim of the book is to encourage you to get to know colors well and be motivated to explore and experiment with color. Use the book as a handy reference when you want to know how to mix a specific color, or as a catalog of inspiration when seeking ideas to try in your work. The handy color viewing card included can be used to view each color swatch in isolation. This will help sharpen your perception of the color or allow you to pinpoint a specific shade to use in your own work.
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13.640000 USD

3000 Color Mixing Recipes: Watercolor: The ultimate practical reference to watercolor mixes and dilutions

by Julie Collins
Spiral bound
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The first comprehensive publication on Mexican-born artist Bosco Sodi, whose paintings and sculptures combine preindustrial minimalist and arte povera traditions with elements of Oaxacan and Japanese culture. Sodi has described his creative process as controlled chaos that makes something completely unrepeatable and unique. In his most celebrated body of work, ...
Bosco Sodi
The first comprehensive publication on Mexican-born artist Bosco Sodi, whose paintings and sculptures combine preindustrial minimalist and arte povera traditions with elements of Oaxacan and Japanese culture. Sodi has described his creative process as controlled chaos that makes something completely unrepeatable and unique. In his most celebrated body of work, the artist mixes raw pigment with sawdust, wood, pulp, and natural fibers to create the dense surfaces of monochrome paintings. As the layers of material dry, fissured landscapes form without the guidance or intervention of the artist. Sodi's sculptural process reflects traditions of his Mexican heritage. At his studio, Casa Wabi, in Oaxaca, he uses raw earth clay to create kiln-fired cubes, spheres, and bricks. Stacked into columns as minimalist sculpture or assembled as a field or wall, these projects range in scale from architectural installations to earthworks. Sodi also collects solidified volcanic magma from the Ceboruco volcano to make rock sculptures. These fragments are coated in a ceramic glaze and precious metals, uniting geological processes with art-making techniques. This book reflects Sodi's distinct material processes, with essays detailing his relationship to Oaxacan and wabi-sabi aesthetics, as well as his engagement with artistic traditions ranging from minimalism to arte povera to land art.
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89.250000 USD

Bosco Sodi

by D. Hart
Hardback
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This is the first monograph dedicated to Zeng Fanzhi's long-acclaimed Abstract Landscape series since its initiation in 2002. This unique book illustrates the complete painting process and development behind a singular work, Zeng Fanzhi's Untitled (2018). Part of the Abstract Landscape series, it was acquired in the permanent collection of ...
Zeng Fanzhi Untitled
This is the first monograph dedicated to Zeng Fanzhi's long-acclaimed Abstract Landscape series since its initiation in 2002. This unique book illustrates the complete painting process and development behind a singular work, Zeng Fanzhi's Untitled (2018). Part of the Abstract Landscape series, it was acquired in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The volume provides a comprehensive eighteen-year overview of Zeng's painting practices in abstraction, pinpointing the latest changes within the series in particular. It features more than 180 high-resolution images of the painting process, starting from a plain canvas fabric, to the application of layers of paint, down to the meticulous intermingling and layering of different color palettes and strokes, ending in a complex pictorial presentation. As such, it offers the reader an intimate glimpse into how Zeng's abstract art is gradually developed, as if one were in the artist's studio. It presents primary, never-before-seen materials that form an overview of the artist's intriguing painting practice. The book includes essays by Michael Govan and researchers from LACMA, as well as a contribution from Dr. Richard Shiff, who has been researching and analyzing the artist for nearly a decade.
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92.99 USD

Zeng Fanzhi Untitled

by Z. Fanzhi
Hardback
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In Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces, artist and popular Skillshare instructor Amarilys Henderson shares her practical and creative techniques for drawing and painting faces with style and personality. Gathering supplies. Consider the creative possibilities of watercolor, ink, and markers, and create a mobile sketch pack so you can capture ...
Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating People and Portraits with Personality--Explore Watercolors, Inks, Markers, and More
In Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces, artist and popular Skillshare instructor Amarilys Henderson shares her practical and creative techniques for drawing and painting faces with style and personality. Gathering supplies. Consider the creative possibilities of watercolor, ink, and markers, and create a mobile sketch pack so you can capture faces and expressions on the go. Simplifying the face and identifying proportions. Use photos to simplify the face's key elements, learn about facial proportions and factors and variables for placing facial features, and apply these concepts through a simple warm up using a single color to paint a face in multiple values. Facial shapes and features. Learn about the five basic facial shapes and how to modify the chin line, ears, and hairline, and how to draw and paint mouths, eyes, and noses and make alterations to show pose and personality. Mixing color. The pigments and brushes you'll need to achieve a wide range of realistic skin tones, shadows, and expressions. Bringing faces to life. Navigate the process from start to finish, learn to adjust line quality to suggest different genders and ethnicities, and change up artistic styling to put a unique spin on your creations. Project ideas. Get inspired by some cool ways to apply your new skills: party invitations, repeat patterns, comic books, and more! Don't be intimidated by the challenge of drawing and painting faces. Improve your face game with Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces!
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24.140000 USD

Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating People and Portraits with Personality--Explore Watercolors, Inks, Markers, and More

by Amarilys Henderson
Paperback / softback
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Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering
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26.200000 USD

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering

by Liz Kohler Brown
Paperback / softback
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Character Design Quarterly 13
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16.800000 USD

Character Design Quarterly 13

Paperback / softback
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Fundamentals of Creature Design: How to Create Successful Concepts Using Functionality, Anatomy, Color, Shape & Scale
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52.490000 USD

Fundamentals of Creature Design: How to Create Successful Concepts Using Functionality, Anatomy, Color, Shape & Scale

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Rejoice in this second volume of 50 mini paintings from Mark Daniel Nelson to practice your painting techniques and add to your portfolio of small works. Actively learn all you need to know about acrylic painting as you create these all-new projects following the illustrated step-by-step instructions. Like the first ...
Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings: Pick Up the Skills, Put on the Paint, Hang Up Your Art
Rejoice in this second volume of 50 mini paintings from Mark Daniel Nelson to practice your painting techniques and add to your portfolio of small works. Actively learn all you need to know about acrylic painting as you create these all-new projects following the illustrated step-by-step instructions. Like the first book, the prospect and promise are both exciting and addictive. This book explains a range of painting techniques, including creating complex scenes, varying brush strokes, negative space, rendering multiple planes, reflections on metal, and color and how to use it. Each fun project teaches a different technique and adds another piece of art to your own mini art collection. Projects vary from abstracts and simple color-mixing exercises to figurative subjects-a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene-and many more. These can be mounted, exhibited, collected in a portfolio, or given away as gifts for friends to cherish. Each project adds skills to your repertoire, leaving you primed to dive into more complex theory and practice. If you are coming to acrylics for the first time, or are keen to improve your skills and sometimes daunted by the thought of filling a large empty canvas or blank piece of board, this is your ideal guide. These small paintings will free you from creative hang-ups and replace them with an addictive desire to create that next 5-inch square!
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26.240000 USD

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings: Pick Up the Skills, Put on the Paint, Hang Up Your Art

by Mark Daniel Nelson
Paperback / softback
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LEGO (R) bricks meet art! Share the LEGO (R) love with this delightful collection of 100 postcards. Featuring 50 images of everyday objects and scenes recreated with LEGO bricks, these postcards transform the mundane into beautiful works of art and are a fun way to share joy and creativity with ...
LEGO (R) Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards
LEGO (R) bricks meet art! Share the LEGO (R) love with this delightful collection of 100 postcards. Featuring 50 images of everyday objects and scenes recreated with LEGO bricks, these postcards transform the mundane into beautiful works of art and are a fun way to share joy and creativity with friends and loved ones. * These deceptively simple but meticulously executed constructions made from LEGO bricks transform the way you'll see this classic toy-and the world around you. Send the postcards to friends and family, or display them as playful, unique wall art. * 4 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/2-inch box with hinged lid, 100 postcards (50 full-color images, repeating twice) * A perfect gift or stocking stuffer for adult fans of LEGO (AFOL) and art lovers alik
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24.100000 USD

LEGO (R) Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards

by Lego
Postcard book or pack
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Capturing the boundless creativity of the LEGO (R) brand, this colorful book recreates objects and scenes from everyday life using LEGO bricks. Transforming handfuls of bricks into minty toothpaste, eggs and bacon, lush houseplants, and more, LEGO Still Life reimagines the mundane and sparks playfulness in everyday life. Featuring unique, ...
LEGO (R) Still Life with Bricks: The Art of Everyday Play
Capturing the boundless creativity of the LEGO (R) brand, this colorful book recreates objects and scenes from everyday life using LEGO bricks. Transforming handfuls of bricks into minty toothpaste, eggs and bacon, lush houseplants, and more, LEGO Still Life reimagines the mundane and sparks playfulness in everyday life. Featuring unique, clever, and captivating original art, these deceptively simple but meticulously executed images are full of surprise and delight-and remind us that the world around us is, too. * Recreates commonplace scenes from everyday life using LEGO (R) bricks * Creatively reimagines the everyday objects and scenes * Presented without text, these clever images speak for themselves, offering joy, surprise, and creativity on each spread LEGO Still Life is the perfect gift for LEGO lovers and art lovers alike. Watch LEGO bricks transform into everyday objects, turning the humdrum into a delightful surprise. * Great not only for LEGO fans who are feeling nostalgic, but for anyone who appreciates quirky art projects and creative spirit * This is a book that makes you look twice and enjoy the artful effort. * Perfect for fans of The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO by Nathan Sawaya, The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO by Nathan Sawaya, and Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle
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26.02 USD

LEGO (R) Still Life with Bricks: The Art of Everyday Play

Hardback
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Learn to paint tropical watercolor flowers and foliage in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will get you started in this expressive and fun medium. Find out about the essential materials you need, learn about color mixing ...
DIY Watercolor Jungle: Easy watercolor painting techniques for tropical foliage and flowers
Learn to paint tropical watercolor flowers and foliage in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will get you started in this expressive and fun medium. Find out about the essential materials you need, learn about color mixing for an on-trend jungle palette, get expert tips on transparency, overlays and negative space, discover ideas for compositions and then work step-by-step through over 20 tutorials for jungle plants and flowers. From palm trees, monstera leaves and other jungle foliage to tropical flowers such as hibiscus, bird of paradise and anthurium, you'll find easy exercises and inspiring ideas for jungle-themed art, which is a huge trend in interiors and surface pattern design. Along the way, be inspired by Marie's gorgeous ideas for presenting the finished work as art pieces, journal pages, handmade stationery and greetings cards, inspirational quote frames, personalized gifts and more.
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29.74 USD

DIY Watercolor Jungle: Easy watercolor painting techniques for tropical foliage and flowers

by Marie Boudon
Paperback / softback
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This book shows you how to accurately render human faces and emotions to create complex characters and add compelling immediacy to your work. The ability to draw realistic and powerful facial expressions is essential for every manga artist. All artists will tell you that human faces are the most important ...
How to Create Manga: Drawing Facial Expressions: The Ultimate Bible for Beginning Artists, with over 1,250 Illustrations
This book shows you how to accurately render human faces and emotions to create complex characters and add compelling immediacy to your work. The ability to draw realistic and powerful facial expressions is essential for every manga artist. All artists will tell you that human faces are the most important and challenging element of any drawing. How to Create Manga: Drawing Facial Expressions is an essential resource for artists who want to bring their skills to the next level. Thirteen professional Japanese artists have contributed their expertise to this book, which contains 1,250 drawings, with several detailed tips and comments on every drawing. It includes a comprehensive opening section on all the basic expressions budding manga artists need to master. Sections dedicated to detailed emotions and playing up the intensity and drama of more animated facial expressions follow. Tuttle's How to Create Manga series guides users through the process of reaching a professional-looking final drawing through actual sketch progressions, practical tips and common missteps to avoid. Other books in the series include How to Create Manga: Drawing the Human Body and How to Create Manga: Drawing Clothing and Accessories.
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27.88 USD

How to Create Manga: Drawing Facial Expressions: The Ultimate Bible for Beginning Artists, with over 1,250 Illustrations

by NextCreator Henshubu
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The Street Art Manual is an illicit, tactical handbook to creating art in public and taking over urban space. Every type of street art is covered, from painting graffiti, to light projections, stenciling, wheat pasting and mural making, with each technique illustrated with step-by-step drawings. Arm yourself with the tips ...
The Street Art Manual
The Street Art Manual is an illicit, tactical handbook to creating art in public and taking over urban space. Every type of street art is covered, from painting graffiti, to light projections, stenciling, wheat pasting and mural making, with each technique illustrated with step-by-step drawings. Arm yourself with the tips and knowledge that no other guide will give you and go out and reclaim the streets in the name of urban creativity.
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27.88 USD

The Street Art Manual

by Bill Posters, Barney Francis
Paperback / softback
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See Scripture in a whole new way with this inspiring gift book that includes 60 hand lettered verses by Instagram sensation Debbie Bratton. Whether you are new to the Bible or are a seasoned reader, you'll see Scripture with new eyes through these elegant hand lettering designs from artist Debbie ...
Hand Lettered Truth: 60 Inspiring Verses from God's Word
See Scripture in a whole new way with this inspiring gift book that includes 60 hand lettered verses by Instagram sensation Debbie Bratton. Whether you are new to the Bible or are a seasoned reader, you'll see Scripture with new eyes through these elegant hand lettering designs from artist Debbie Bratton. Debbie began lettering in 2014 as a way to meditate on the word of God, using art to bring the Bible to life in a fresh way. She has since carved out a following on Instagram and Etsy of other creatives who find inspiration in her unique, artistic treatment of Scripture. Debbie's attention to detail and creativity make this a treasured and meaningful gift for any occasion. FEATURES Beautiful gift book featuring hand lettered Scripture Full-color interior design Presentation page for personalization A meaningful gift for any occasion
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15.750000 USD

Hand Lettered Truth: 60 Inspiring Verses from God's Word

by Debbie Bratton
Hardback
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Having forged his graphic style painting subways in New York in the late 1970s, Futura was among the first graffiti artists to be shown in contemporary galleries in the early 1980s, where his paintings shared space with works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf. As the commercialization of ...
Futura
Having forged his graphic style painting subways in New York in the late 1970s, Futura was among the first graffiti artists to be shown in contemporary galleries in the early 1980s, where his paintings shared space with works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf. As the commercialization of street culture in the 1990s inspired collaborations with fashion and lifestyle brands, Futura's work moved toward a more refined expression of his abstract graffiti style. Commissions from era-defining brands such as A Bathing Ape, Stussy, Supreme, and Mo' Wax saw his artwork canonized as an elemental component of the street aesthetic. Collected here, among never-before-published reproductions of earlier paintings and drawings, is an archive of personal photography and ephemera that reveals how integral Futura has been to the evolution of street art and culture. Guided through more than forty years of work, and with interviews with key players in Futura's career, this is at once a definitive monograph of a legend of contemporary art and an indispensable chapter in the history of graffiti.
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68.250000 USD

Futura

by Futura
Hardback
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Create interesting and expressive manga characters by learning the techniques of professional artists. This volume builds on the proven three-step technique presented in the companion volume, Drawing Basic Characters. Here, the reader works not from a traced drawing but from original outlines, which they create themselves. Experienced manga artists Junka ...
The Manga Artist's Handbook: Drawing Dynamic Manga Characters: The Easy 1-2-3 Method for Beginners
Create interesting and expressive manga characters by learning the techniques of professional artists. This volume builds on the proven three-step technique presented in the companion volume, Drawing Basic Characters. Here, the reader works not from a traced drawing but from original outlines, which they create themselves. Experienced manga artists Junka Morozumi and Tomomi Mizuna are your guides to the dazzling world of lifelike and expressive manga characters who literally leap off the page. Through expert tips and richly-illustrated, step-by-step tutorials, they help you to build your skills and confidence at the same time. Their focus is on creating a dynamic body pose and face for each character and illustration. First you are shown how to sketch a well-proportioned outline, then how to fill in supporting details-powerful dramatic expressions, clothing and actions. Bold examples portray an array of body types and faces, each capturing a different mood or action sequence. Whether your character has just won a major victory and is leaping into the air in triumph, or you want to draw the subtlety of a forlorn expression, this book will allow you to capture it. No matter what story you're telling, Drawing Dynamic Manga Characters shows you how the pros do it.
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15.740000 USD

The Manga Artist's Handbook: Drawing Dynamic Manga Characters: The Easy 1-2-3 Method for Beginners

by Tomomi Mizuna, Junka Morozumi
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Two superstars of anime and manga open their studio doors and spill their secrets in this private master class. Join Hisashi Kagawa, an animation director for Sailor Moon, and Yoshihiko Umakoshi, a character developer for My Hero Academia, as they show you how to bring your battle heroines boldly to ...
Manga & Anime: Drawing Fantastic Female Fighters: Bringing Fierce Female Manga Characters to Life, with over 1200 Illustrations
Two superstars of anime and manga open their studio doors and spill their secrets in this private master class. Join Hisashi Kagawa, an animation director for Sailor Moon, and Yoshihiko Umakoshi, a character developer for My Hero Academia, as they show you how to bring your battle heroines boldly to life. Helpful sidebars and tips appear in dialogue bubbles throughout this book, as the artists guide aspiring illustrators from initial idea to finished artworks, pointing out common missteps and pitfalls that can easily frustrate beginning artists along the way. The essential techniques and design elements needed to create engaging female-led battle scenes are first reviewed in detail. Then each author walks the reader through their entire creative process of developing an original story from beginning to end. Along the way the authors give you hundreds of helpful tips on how to create compelling characters and render realistic expressions and poses, showing you how practiced professionals work. Starting from a storyboard sequence of simple sketches you'll progress to a polished finished drawing. By learning from two artists with different styles at the same time, readers get twice the advice and emerge doubly prepared to create scenes, stories and battle heroines of their own.
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20.990000 USD

Manga & Anime: Drawing Fantastic Female Fighters: Bringing Fierce Female Manga Characters to Life, with over 1200 Illustrations

by H. Kagawa
Paperback / softback
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Renowned Japanese manga artist, international instructor, and illustrator of the Wedding Peach series Nao Yazawa guides you step by step through all phases of manga drawing, from developing characters to creating a story line and story boards. With this detailed guide, learn every aspect of how to draw manga, including ...
Manga Drawing Deluxe: Empower Your Drawing and Storytelling Skills
Renowned Japanese manga artist, international instructor, and illustrator of the Wedding Peach series Nao Yazawa guides you step by step through all phases of manga drawing, from developing characters to creating a story line and story boards. With this detailed guide, learn every aspect of how to draw manga, including poses, movement, perspective, and props. Starting with rough sketches, you'll learn to add ink, coloration, special effects, and finishing touches to create dynamic manga characters and stories.You'll also find tips on how to give your characters lively facial expressions and how to create backgrounds with simple perspective. Learn authentic manga drawing from a manga master.
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27.88 USD

Manga Drawing Deluxe: Empower Your Drawing and Storytelling Skills

by Nao Yazawa
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The Grown-Up's Guide to Paint Pouring with Kids: 20+ fun and easy fluid art projects for adults and kids to make together
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24.16 USD

The Grown-Up's Guide to Paint Pouring with Kids: 20+ fun and easy fluid art projects for adults and kids to make together

by Jennifer McCully
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Success in Art: Mastering Perspective: Techniques for mastering one-, two-, and three-point perspective in pencil
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24.16 USD

Success in Art: Mastering Perspective: Techniques for mastering one-, two-, and three-point perspective in pencil

by Andy Fish
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Success in Art: Drawing Hands and Feet: Techniques for mastering hands and feet in pencil
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24.16 USD

Success in Art: Drawing Hands and Feet: Techniques for mastering hands and feet in pencil

by Walter Foster Creative Team
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Learn how to apply interesting and inspired surface techniques to your ceramic work through 20 step-by-step projects. Carve Your Clay takes you through creative techniques that produce amazing, dynamic results, including inlay, piercing, sgraffito, etching, relief carving, wire cutting, and more. Gain new skills as you complete 20 projects featuring ...
Carve Your Clay: Techniques to Bring the Ceramics Surface to Life
Learn how to apply interesting and inspired surface techniques to your ceramic work through 20 step-by-step projects. Carve Your Clay takes you through creative techniques that produce amazing, dynamic results, including inlay, piercing, sgraffito, etching, relief carving, wire cutting, and more. Gain new skills as you complete 20 projects featuring author Hilda Carr's signature style, each with clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instruction to achieve beautiful results. This comprehensive book includes an easy guide on how to create basic forms, as well as glazing and firing techniques. Whether you are new to ceramics or are a more experienced potter looking to explore new surface design techniques, Carve Your Clay will educate and inspire you.
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28.340000 USD

Carve Your Clay: Techniques to Bring the Ceramics Surface to Life

by Hilda Carr
Hardback
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An easy-to-follow, yet comprehensive beginner's guide to drawing . In The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners, experienced art instructor Yoshiko Ogura explains the basics of pencil drawing through a series of lessons that provide insights on artistic composition, simulating highlights and shadows, depicting realistic forms, rendering texture and creating ...
The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons - Over 450 illustrations!
An easy-to-follow, yet comprehensive beginner's guide to drawing . In The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners, experienced art instructor Yoshiko Ogura explains the basics of pencil drawing through a series of lessons that provide insights on artistic composition, simulating highlights and shadows, depicting realistic forms, rendering texture and creating a sense of depth in your artwork. At the beginning of the book, she provides you with all the information you need to get started-what materials to buy, how to prepare your work surface, pencils and erasers-even how to sit correctly when drawing. Once you know these, Ogura provides a series of easy and clear step-by-step lessons showing you how to draw simple objects while gaining an understanding of the essential concepts of perspective, how to convey hard and soft surfaces and textures, composition and balance. From here, you progress to more complex shapes and objects including landscapes and portraits of people and animals, as she explains all the additional concepts needed to draw these realistically. This book teaches you how to draw the following interesting subjects: Simple forms (an apple, a milk carton, an egg, a mug) Hard & soft surfaces (a cloth, a loaf of bread, a stone, a book) Transparent objects (water droplets, a glass) Complex objects (a pumpkin slice with seeds and pulp, a sunflower) Human figures (hands, portraits) Landscape (trees, buildings) Animals (a cat, a parakeet) Still life (fruit, flowers) Plus, many other inspirational examples and ideas! By the end, all your drawings will begin to look impressively polished and realistic! As you work through the lessons, you'll master all the skills and knowledge that seasoned artists demonstrate in their work.
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17.840000 USD

The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons - Over 450 illustrations!

by Y. Kojima
Paperback / softback
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Learn to draw by sketching what surrounds you everyday. In Observational Sketching, author Mariko Higaki-an ISDA Gold Award-winning industrial designer based in Japan-teaches you how to practice and learn to sketch by using well-established observational techniques. Perspective, proportion, lines, shapes, shading, and many other techniques can be learned through everyday ...
Observational Sketching: How to Draw Almost Any Object
Learn to draw by sketching what surrounds you everyday. In Observational Sketching, author Mariko Higaki-an ISDA Gold Award-winning industrial designer based in Japan-teaches you how to practice and learn to sketch by using well-established observational techniques. Perspective, proportion, lines, shapes, shading, and many other techniques can be learned through everyday practice and observation of the items you come in contact with everyday, from a backpack to your sunglasses. This book addresses how to approach sketching a range of shapes and materials and how to disassemble each object to accurately capture its unique design elements. Inspiration and examples from the author and other well-known artists accompany a variety of projects that you can try right away and skill-building projects that will strengthen your talent. Find within: An introduction to observational sketching The basic concepts and tools used in observational sketching Observation techniques Illustrated step-by-step instructions for creating observational sketches of 20 common objects, from a alarm clock to a wooden stool Hone your artistic skills with this daily sketching practice. Whether you are an urban sketcher or an industrial designer, this books should be part of your reference collection.
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19.940000 USD

Observational Sketching: How to Draw Almost Any Object

by Mariko Higaki
Paperback / softback
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