You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
The 20th century was a revolutionary period in art history. In the span of a few short years, Modernism exploded into being, disrupting centuries of classical figurative tradition to create something entirely new.
In this title, Barrington Barber teaches the essentials of drawing, offering a six-part course that will suit absolute beginners as well as anyone who wants to improve their existing skills. Although the book is structured in six weekly lessons, the timing is flexible: readers might prefer to work through in a different order, or spend less or more time on each section. However, beginners will find it easiest to progress from start to finish. In Week 1, the reader is encouraged to get used to handling a pencil, with a series of exercises in mark-making. Week 2 concentrates on one composite still life, from assembling objects to completion. Week 3 explores one of the most popular subjects for still life—plants. Week 4 looks at landscapes, from understanding perspective and composition, to planning and executing a complete project. Week 5 introduces ways of sketching a range of familiar animals, from cats, dogs, and horses, to more exotic creatures. Week 6 tackles the high point of most drawing courses—portraits and figures.
Barrington Barber draws on his artistic expertise and long experience of teaching to create a structured, user-friendly drawing course to guide the aspiring draughtsman through the whole process of learning to draw. The class starts with a lesson on basic exercises in line, shape, and texture, and then progresses through lessons on the following topics: form and tone, close observation, the outside world, the human figure, materials and techniques, perspective and foreshortening, the animal world, creating composition, still life, portraits, and landscape.
50 Drawing Projects: A Creative Step-by-Step Workbook by Barrington Barber
English | June 15, 2015 | ISBN: 0785832947 | EPUB | 208 pages | 21.9 MB
In this imaginative new book, Barrington Barber presents an array of interesting subjects, including people, pets and everyday objects in and around the home. These projects are designed to help you understand the basics of drawing and to help you learn the ropes when it comes to drawing everything. This book teaches you to find space, shape and form in any object you see.
Anyone with a little persistence and the desire can learn to draw well - this is the starting point for The Fundamentals of Drawing, a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. Opportunities for practice and improvement are offered across a wide spectrum of subjects - still life, plants, landscapes, animals, figure drawing and portraiture - and supported by demonstrations of a broad range of skills and techniques, including perspective and composition.
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks by Jamie Markle
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1440349347 | 224 pages | PDF | 50 MB
Art Journal Adventures!
Learn how to journal your exceptional story. Life is not always extraordinary in all its details, but it is the sum of those ordinary events that add up to extraordinary lives. The journal is no different.
In Desire to Inspire, readers will be introduced to twenty extraordinary women - writers, artists and entrepreneurs - all of whom share a unique example of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world. The stories and examples explore the roots of their desire to inspire and how they manage to pursue their passions in the midst of all the twists and turns life has given them. In addition to a beautiful collection of quotes, stories, and anecdotes, readers are given substantive, encouraging exercises aimed at supporting their own journey towards a meaningful, mindful life.
Teaches the 70 painting techniques of one of the most revered watercolour teachers of all time, the late Zoltan Szabo. This title uses basic supplies to achieve a variety of special effects in landscape painting such as wispy clouds, falling snow, jagged rocks, trees and surf.|This title teaches the 70 favourite painting techniques of one of the most revered watercolour teachers of all time, the late Zoltan Szabo.