Painter 11 Creativity : Digital Artist's Handbook

In this book I share my approach to using the amazingly powerful tool of Corel Painter 11 combined with a Wacom tablet. This is not intended to be a detailed user manual explaining everything there is to know about Painter, but simply a straight-forward practical guide for expressive painting using Corel Painter. I explain, with easy step-by-step descriptions, the techniques and artistic strategies I use in my own work. My goal is to...

How to Draw What You See, 35th Anniversary Edition

When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’s best-seller list—and it has remained there ever since. “I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them—realistically,” wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna’s methods. How to Draw What You See...

Creating Textures in Watercolor

YA-- While excellent steps give a structured itinerary of watercolor painting for novice watercolorists, the tremendous variety of colorful objects and textures provide a reference for more advanced artists as well. However, although all of the parts for producing a good watercolor are here, there is little discussion about catching the spirit or feeling in a completed work. For this reason, this book could best be used as a resource...

Simplifying Design & Color for Artists

When you become a better designer and colorist, you become a better painter. Painting doesn't have to be complicated to be good. In fact, it shouldn't be. Artist and best-selling author Linda Kemp (Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines) bypasses all the complexities of design and color to focus on a fresh, simplified strategy for success that features negative painting--a method that uses the space around your subject to help define ...

The Ultimate Guide To Colored Pencil

I love this book. The first half of the book has the requisite supplies list and basic techniques. The book comes alive in the second half. Fantastic step by steps, and a CD has been added for a beautiful rose project. I am very happy with this book. It's great for beginners thru experienced CP Artits. With this easy-to-use handbook, best-selling author Gary Greene provides you with instant access to his best tips, tricks and techniq...

Force: Animal Drawing: Animal locomotion and design concepts for animators

I have been illustrating professionally for 15 years. I am self taught, meaning I rely upon books and advice from peers. I've always noticed there was some elusive thin that was usually missing from my figure drawings that made them less dynamic. Burne Hogarth's books were very helpful but they didn't teach me how to get into the Flow. How to them them Go Pow! This book gives you the direction to feel out these forces and shapes. I u...

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

There are so many suggestions in the book that I found it hard to pinpoint particular areas that were the most useful. What I did enjoy seeing was the way the reader is encouraged to have their own simple handwriting notebook for practice and development. There is so much in the book that offers advice like this that there is no doubt that you will finish reading the book bursting with ideas on how to tackle lettering and writing art...

Oil Painting Step by Step

Aspiring oil painters can take a journey with four accomplished oil artists as they follow along with step-by-step demonstrations that feature a variety of techniques and a range of subject matter. Artists of all skill levels will appreciate the appeal of each approach as they learn to paint tropical seascapes, pastoral landscapes, dynamic still lifes, captivating animal portraits, and more. Oil Painting Step by Step walks you throug...

Time to Tangle with Colors

Zentangle is a relaxing and rewarding process that allows all ages to create artistic designs with repetitive patterns (tangles). Enjoy the experience that tangling brings. Drawing simple tangles can be done anywhere and no 'artistic' talent is needed. The process helps anyone get in touch with life, solve problems, turn mistakes into positives, be innovative and become more creative. Add touches of color for brilliance and inspiration.

A Clumsy Encounter: Dyspraxia And Drawing

A Clumsy Encounter offers an interrogation of inclusive education by exploring the point at which dyspraxia and drawing from observation meet within formal learning environments. Drawing on stories of individual experience, this book seeks to promote the interrogation of implicit educational practices. Here the complexity of observational drawing is examined not within a closed community of art education but within the social and cul...