A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.
David Dewey has compiled the most comprehensive book on watercolors featuring modern materials and methods for mastering this medium. In this complete introduction, you will learn how to handle watercolors effectively by becoming acquainted with the essentials of theory, technique, practice, and design principals. Unfold the tricks behind: Choosing the right materials and tools, along with discerning differences between brands Mastering basic skills, such as composing, rendering shadow and light, and perspective Understanding color theory, harmonies and chords, progression perception, and illusion Painting still life, figure, landscape, and architecture subjects to scale Incorporating mixed media including gouache, colored pencil, pastel, and collage Dewey's detailed instruction makes this beguiling medium accessible as never before. As visual artists can learn much from examining good art, he includes a rich, full-color array of his own work in addition to a variety of classic works accompanied by his analysis. "The Watercolor Book" has been a requisite guide for serious watercolor painters and educators since its initial publication in 1995. David Dewey has regularly exhibited his watercolor paintings throughout the United States for over 30 years. His work is included in many major museums, such as the Newport Art Museum and Portland Museum of Art, and in private collections. He has had a long successful teaching career, having taught at Parson's School of Design, The National Academy of Design School, and The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Dewey also conducts popular watercolor workshops in New England, New York, and Europe. David Dewey and his wife Kathy divide their time between their homes in Blairstown, New Jersey and Owl's Head, Maine.
Author: Fabrice Moireau, Tudy Sammartini
Presents drawings of popular attractions in Venice, including St. Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Palazzo Sagredo.
My Art Notebook
Author: Randy Welborn
Notes from my personal journey as an artist. Here's how to become a successful artist, support a hobby as an artist, and create paintings your friends and family will love. Includes details on pricing your artwork, setting up for art shows, choosing subjects, transferring drawings for painting, and color theory and practice. (3rd ed.)
Author: Marc Holmes
For the last ten years, urban sketcher Marc Taro Holmes has been on a mission to travel the world drawing and painting on location. Thousands of loyal readers worldwide have been following his award-winning blog at CitizenSketcher.com, learning from his freely shared articles featuring hundreds of sketchbook drawings and watercolor paintings, his first-hand experiments with field-sketching gear, free downloadable art-workshops, and numerous over-the-shoulder, step-by-step demonstrations Along the way Marc wrote the instant classic: The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location (4.6 stars 180+ reviews). Marc is also the presenter of two online courses: Travel Sketching in Mixed Media and Sketching People in Motion (available from Craftsy.com). With his latest book, Direct Watercolor Marc brings you a retrospective collection of over eighty of his watercolor paintings, painted side-by-side with fellow urban sketchers in ten different countries. This is the work of a plein-air painter at the top of his game, seen for the first time as a single body of work, and accompanied with his latest thoughts on the medium of watercolor. Also included - six completely new step-by-step demonstrations, systematically explaining his deceptively simple approach to painting. Marc shows you how to paint rapidly, with little or no preparation and the minimum of supplies, unlocking the secrets of spontaneous, expressive watercolor, with a unique personal vision. Whether you're already one of Marc's readers or are about to discover his boldly expressive approach, Direct Watercolor offers you the keys to unlocking your own adventures as a sketchbook artist, traveling watercolorist, or unconventional studio painter. Please note: This ebook version of Direct Watercolor is only suitable for full-color displays such as the Kindle Fire, or the Kindle app for tablets, phones, laptops, and computers.
This fourth edition of Beyond the Zone System makes the science of photographic sensitometry both accessible and useful to interested photographers. It will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice in a way that promotes a true partnership of science and art. Beyond the Zone System bridges the gap between the more theoretical aspects of the photographic process and the popular empirical procedures used by many photographers in the attempt to predict and control the quality of their photographs in practice. This book is intended primarily for photographers who use large-format cameras and black-and-white sheet film, but the basic information about how the B&W photographic materials and processes work will be useful to users of any B&W film format. Beyond the Zone System, 4th ed. will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice in a way that promotes a true partnership of science and art.
The Creative License
Author: Danny Gregory
When Danny Gregory's life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself to draw. The result was a complete transformation of his life, his priorities, his career, and the way he saw the world. In handwritten chapters full of his lush watercolor illustrations, Danny now offers readers a program for reconnecting to their own creative energies, using drawing as an example. He gently instructs us in the art of allowing ourselves to fail, giving up the expectation of perfection and opening our eyes to the beauty around us. The result is the permission to express ourselves fully and take part in the creative process without fear. Artist or not, readers of all stripes will find inspiration in this unique and beautiful book.
Author: Foster, Viv
Publisher: Laurel Glen
With a sharp focus on technique, color, and composition, Watercolor Handbook offers logical solutions, hints, and ideas for the amateur watercolor artist. From mixing paints to stretching paper, here are comprehensive instructions on improving artistry and technique in the popular medium of watercolor. Learn how to control the transparent fluidity of watercolor to create paintings that subtly capture the beauty of nature and light. 500 illustrations and photographs are featured in this comprehensive guide.
Author: David Hockney, Annely Juda Fine Art Staff
Annely Juda Fine will be exhibiting David Hockney's series of 16 iPad drawings; The Arrival of Spring. These bold and striking iPad drawings have been printed on paper in an edition of 25. A further four prints have been printed in large format and mounted on dibond in an edition of 10.
Creative Lettering and Beyond
Author: Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips, and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and 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 hand-lettered art. The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced note cards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more. 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. Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style.
Celebrate your love of the Avengers with this pocket notebook set, featuring individual covers inspired by Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. The Avengers are an assemblage of Marvel’s most popular super heroes, and now they’re brought together again in this pocket notebook set from Insight Editions’ best-selling stationery line. Each notebook contains 64 pages of ruled, blank, or grid acid-free high quality paper that give fans a way to record their own heroic adventures. With stunning imagery representing Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, this notebook collection is a must-have for fans of Marvel and the Avengers
Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: North Light Books
Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add to their charm! Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. Equally exciting are the variety of media used, from colored pencils and markers to paints and inks. Looking to add an artful touch to the world around you? These letters are perfect for personalizing anything from family calendars and daily planners to wall art, art journals, cards and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can even use the techniques and inspiration in this book to invent completely original alphabets of your own. With this A to Z guide, there's no limit to the statements you can make! Awesome alphabets--55 in all, ranging from basic block and stick letters to fanciful illustrated fonts Beginner-friendly instructions--Each alphabet is broken down into just a few simple steps Creative variety of tools and media--pens, markers, brushes, inks, paints, colored pencils, fountain pens, cardstock and much more
This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes. Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.
Storyboard Thumbnails 16
Author: Productive Luddite
Publisher: Productive Luddite
Thumbnail storyboarding is a powerful way to work through the detailed visual grammar of a story. The Productive Luddite's STORYBOARD THUMBNAILS 16:9 CINEMA NOTEBOOK is ideal for filmmakers, directors, film students, animators, illustrators, screenwriters, cinematographers, artists, advertisers, product placement specialists, graphic designers, storytellers, the cinematically inclined, and those working to master the visual grammar of the modern age. EACH NOTEBOOK contains 100 pages and comes wrapped in a soft but sturdy black cover. ON EACH PAGE there are fifteen frames + frame captions; at the top of each page there is space for title, date and page number. THIS NOTEBOOK SUPPORTS the creative process that leads to: great feature, short and student films; television shows; commercials; animated shorts and features; and, other creative projects. USE THIS NOTEBOOK TO: sketch and visualize scenes, create a visual plan for your project, beat board the script, flesh-out and test ideas and concepts, identify special effects and stunts, organize production and fine-tune budgets, and verify need for equipment, props, costumes, lighting schemes, locations and casting. EXPLORE ALL THE GREAT NOTEBOOKS in the Productive Luddite's Film Notebook Series: Storyboard 16:9 Cinema Notebook Storyboard 2.39:1 Theater Notebook Storyboard 4:3 TV Notebook Storyboard Thumbnails 16:9 Cinema Notebook Storyboard Thumbnails 2.39:1 Movie Notebook Storyboard Thumbnails 4:3 TV Notebook Storyboard Widescreen Notebook 16:9 Screenwriter's Notebook
When looking at the travel journals of Giancarlo Iliprandi, one of the masters of Italian graphic design, you can see how sketching can become a way of looking at reality, and therefore a way of designing communication. Travel journals and bundles of paper filled with sketches and drawings show, much like the engine underneath the bonnet, the processes that make Iliprandi tick. As he himself says «action precedes thought» and, in this case, it is the sketch precedes the birth of the idea.