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Draw Your Day : An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal

Draw Your Day : An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal

Baker, Samantha Dion
$16.00
An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.

Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her sketch journal, an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In Draw Your Day, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art--even art that's not museum-worthy--can make your life more mindful and meaningful, Draw Your Day is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started.

Watercolour Painting Step-by-Step

Watercolour Painting Step-by-Step

Barrass, Jackie
$16.95
A comprehensive guide to watercolor painting that draws on the expertise of seven well-loved artists and includes a wide variety of techniques and styles.

This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolor enthusiasts, from the beginner who wishes to explore this popular painting medium to the experienced artist looking for inspiration and ideas. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, the book goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. Fourteen easy-to-follow, step-by-sep demonstrations show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles.

Originally published as 'Working with Watercolour', this book uses material from the 'Leisure Arts' series.

Drawn from Life

Drawn from Life

Birch, Helen
$18.95
Drawn from Life offers bite-size lessons that will help anyone master the classic practice of life drawing. Over 100 pieces of art by contemporary artists illustrate fundamentals such as line, contour, and color, plus surprising and innovative techniques that will take your drawings to the next level. Showcasing a wide range of styles and methods, this is a refreshing new guide to a timeless art form.
Expressive Figure Drawing : New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

Expressive Figure Drawing : New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

Buchman, Bill
$24.99
Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist's education and the center of the art-making process. Bill Buchman's Expressive Figure Drawing presents the classic fundamentals of this genre, but with a distinctly contemporary twist--celebrating freedom, expressiveness, and creativity. This unique method incorporates more than 30 essential exercises, empowering you to draw the figure dramatically and with confidence, no matter your current level of skill. Filled with step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring images, and insightful text revealing a wide range of techniques and concepts, this book presents new ways to think about the figure and use your materials to free the artist within.
Drawing Human Anatomy

Drawing Human Anatomy

Civardi, Giovanni
$14.95
A beautifully visual and informative guide to drawing the human form from the bestselling and renowned Italian life-drawer Giovanni Civardi.

From the bestselling, world-renowned life-drawer Giovanni Civardi comes this latest edition of the concise guide to drawing the human form.

To become a successful artist in figure drawing, it is essential to understand the inner workings of the human body; but the complex nature of our anatomy makes the process of learning to draw it often daunting. In Drawing Human Anatomy, Giovanni Civardi breaks down the numerous components that make up our bodies into easy, absorbable chunks - from the skin right down to the skeleton. Beginning with easy-to-follow summaries on the makeup of human anatomy, along with advice on how to depict the human figure on paper, the book delves straight into our inner mechanics to get you started on your drawing journey right away. In addition, each muscle and skeletal structure is accompanied by a clear diagram indicating its location on the body, and a drawing of the form in Giovanni's much-loved drawing style.

With dozens of illustrations explaining the relationships between our bones and muscles, and with a wide range of body positions covered - front and back, and rest and motion - this is an exceptional, practical guide to producing anatomically correct drawings for artists of all abilities.

John Derian Paper Goods: Wrapping Paper & Gift Tags

John Derian Paper Goods: Wrapping Paper & Gift Tags

Derian, John
$19.95
A curated collection of wrapping paper sheets and matching gift tags from John Derian's exquisite collection of 19th-century paper designs. The book includes 12 perforated wrapping paper sheets--from flowers to oceans and everything in between--that detach and unfold to 18 7/8" by 25 3/4", along with 12 matching gift tags.

John Derian first caught the eye of tastemakers and design gurus with his now iconic collectible plates, decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books. Derian's home goods empire has since grown to global recognition, including the New York Times bestseller John Derian Picture Book, which perfectly captures the artist's unique and timeless eye.

Now, for the first time ever, comes a new line of stationery, including wrapping paper, notebooks, puzzles, wall decals, stickers, and more. Each product in the John Derian stationery line features 19th-century imagery, including lush florals, expressive animals, abstract patterns, and hand-drawn letters, all bursting with personality, color, and nostalgia.

Origami: 10-Fold

Origami: 10-Fold

Engel, Peter
$12.95
Complete impressive origami projects in just 10 steps with this beautiful and easy origami book.

10-Fold Origami features a completely original take on a very classic subject in this papercraft book, which features beautiful full-colored illustrations and easy-to-follow diagrams for 26 wide-ranging origami models.

This origami book includes:

  • 96 page, full-color origami book
  • 26 original origami projects
  • Easy-to-follow directions
  • Helpful diagrams and photographs
  • Paper folding basics and tips
  • A difficulty rating is assigned to each paper crafts project, so you choose how advanced your next piece will be. For a rewarding craft that calms the spirit and sharpens the mind, look no further than 10-fold Origami.

    Origami projects include:

  • Pinwheel
  • Sunny Side Up
  • Picture Frame
  • Wedding Ring
  • Goose and Golden Egg
  • Fabulous Paperfolds You Can Make in Just 10 Steps!: Origami Book with 26 Projects: Perfect for Origami Beginners, Children

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    Captivating Forms: Structural Package Design in Japan

    International, Pie
    $65.00
    Captivating package designs are based on innovative ideas. Discover the secrets of how to use paper folding design tricks to create high-impact packaging in Captivating Forms.

    Beautiful and unique package design makes a product stand out, attracting a customer's attention quickly and effectively. In this era of e-commerce, high-impact design is extremely important in recreating the in-store experience of seeing, touching and feeling the actual product virtually online. This book focuses on innovative "paper folding techniques" which create "captivating forms." The examples showcased in this book, together with detailed diagrams, are actual, successful product designs currently on the market. Designs are categorized into "Decorative Design" (introducing designs that focus on unique and decorative forms), "Motif Design" (showcasing package design that imitates objects and things) and "Design with a Handle".

    This book is the best inspirational reference book for package designers, artists and others seeking to create captivating packages.

    Dressing Your Octopus : A Paper Doll Book for Domesticated Cephalopods

    Dressing Your Octopus : A Paper Doll Book for Domesticated Cephalopods

    Kesinger, Brian
    $24.00
    If you long for the simplicity of toys made from paper, and the tactile satisfaction of D.I.Y. scissorsmanship, then you owe it to yourself to indulge in the crafty elegance of this good, old-fashioned collection of Octo-Victorian paper dolls and costumes. Brian Kesinger's globetrotting duo of Victoria Prismall and her pet land-octopus Otto were made famous through the wildly popular picture books Walking Your Octopus and Traveling With Your Octopus. With the publication of Dressing Your Octopus, fans and friends of Victoria and Otto will be able to create their own adventures using charming paper figures and a whimsical assortment of elaborate costumes that come bound in a beautifully printed, high quality book. Dressing Your Octopus is a lovely volume that will make a handsome addition to any bookshelf or coffee table; but for those who are willing to wield a pair of scissors and a bit of imagination, it will provide a unique opportunity to create one-of-a-kind, personal adventures! We provide the ink-on-paper; you provide the imaginative storytelling.
    Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way : Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Through One Creative Year

    Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way : Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Through One Creative Year

    Lewis, Jennifer Orkin
    $16.95
    Conceived by Instagram's daily sketch sensation @augustwren, this guided journal encourages carving out a moment of self-expression every day.

    To conquer the intimidating prospect of filling 365 blank pages, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is divided into monthly themes, with undated daily prompts that suggest what to draw each day. You can work through the journal from front to back, or jump around and draw whatever appeals to you at the time. Monthly themes include:
  • A month of nature
  • A month of your favorite things
  • A month of characters
  • A month of print and patterns
  • Jennifer Orkin Lewis (aka @augustwren) encourages experimentation with a one-page tutorial at the beginning of each month that outlines accessible ways to draw with different materials, such as ballpoint pens, colored pencils, paint, and collage. Coupled with sections of varying paper types, there is an unlimited canvas available to flourish artistically; brown craft paper pairs well with black ink and white pencil, black paper is great for white and metallic gel pens, and heavy white paper is included for painting.

    The journal is not only useful as a stress-reliever and as a mode of personal exploration, but also as a way of changing visual thinking. And when completed, it will serve as a reflection of its owner.

    With prompts, tutorials, and unique packaging, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is a must-have for those looking to sketch and doodle their way out of an inspirational rut.