20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers. This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of a single animal, such as a cat, giraffe, seal, elephant, or whale-with blank space for you to draw your take on "20 Ways to Draw a Cat." This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized animals are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
- Pages: 96.
- Ages: 12-17
The Art of Brush Lettering is a complete guide to brush pen lettering, The Art of Brush Lettering takes a meditative approach to create beautiful letterforms, plus freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) takes a simple, serene approach to teach the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy-to-use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. She goes on to demonstrate a range of basic strokes and drills, detailed tutorials for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, and lessons on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and a variety of special effects. Also included for practice and improvement are exemplars for tracing and worksheets for basic strokes and drills, lowercase and uppercase letters, punctuation, and numerals for both large and small brush pens, so you'll never have to look far to find the best examples to practice from.
The Big Book of Art Draw! Paint! Create!: An adventurous journey into the wild & a wonderful world of art! This book provides a comprehensive, colorful, and creative guide for using a range of kid-friendly art tools--from crayons and colored pencils to markers and paint. Within each chapter, young artists are guided through the artistic process with a brief introduction to each respective tool or medium. From there, children will learn helpful techniques for employing the tool or medium via a selection of fun and unique step-by-step art projects. Tons of art tips are sprinkled throughout for a comprehensive learning experience, while an interactive format, including perforated practice pages that can be easily removed and displayed in any home or classroom, engages children for hours of creative fun. Parents will appreciate this book for its rainy-day activity appeal. Art teachers and homeschool parents will appreciate it as an educational resource; while art and craft enthusiasts will love it as an inspiring gift for the artists in their lives. Whether an easy monoprint made with washable markers or a watercolor fish painted using the wet-on-wet technique, children everywhere will be delighted with the fun and creativity this book has to offer them.
- Pages 128.
- Ages 6-8.
Drawing Pets: Learn to Paint Step by Step. This is the perfect introductory kit for anyone who wants to learn how to depict a variety of irresistible pets in pencil. Inside is everything aspiring artists need to get started, presenting the basics of drawing in pencil and offering in-depth information on tools before guiding beginners through 17 demonstrations--each accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions. From traditional dogs and cats to more exotic reptiles and birds, this kit features a number of inspiring drawings that are sure to appeal to any pet-loving artist.
- Pages 32.
Make mathematically inspired origami with this colorful geometric origami kit. Complete with instructions and paper, this is a great gift for the person in your life who loves the intricacies of folding paper and the beauty of math visualized in three dimensions.
Nick Robinson is a professional origami artist and author who has been folding paper for 25 years. A member of the British Origami Society who edits their magazine and maintains their website, Nick has written more than two dozen books on origami, as well as numerous articles, and done several commercial and charitable origami commissions involving origami and paper art over the last 20 years. Nick has created several hundred original designs and teaches origami in schools, art centers, and many other venues.
- 64 page full-color instruction book
- 70 pieces of bright and graphic illustrated origami paper
The Happy Collection: Put a Sticker On It!
This collection of 500 stickers come straight from artists' workshops to you! These stickers are perfect for decorating folders, accentuating letters, adding flair to scrapbooks, or personalizing gifts. The massive variety means that there's a sticker perfect for any situation, and with such an attractive price point, this is an excellent value. PAges: 80.
Allison Cole is an illustrator and artist who never stops creating characters, scenes, and typography that reflect a playful spirit and bright colors. Since 2004, Allison has worked with a wide variety of clients that span many different industries, including advertising, editorial, stationery, wall art, giftware, home furnishings, apparel, bolt fabric, and book covers. Allison launched her own boutique stationery line in 2014, Handmade by Allison Cole, that specializes in eco-friendly printed cards featuring her whimsical illustrations. Allison graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and currently lives in Providence with her husband, son, and two cats.
Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings, by mark Daniel Nelson. This unique book is a complete course in acrylic painting, built up from key techniques. As you progress through the sections of the book, the author demonstrates each technique with the creation of a mini painting, measuring 5-inches squared. So by the time you have worked right through to the end, you will have an amazing collection of 50 mini paintings—on board, paper, or canvas—that will be a testament to your skill and creativity.
The subject matter for these squares varies from abstracts and simple color-mixing exercises, through to figurative subjects: a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene—and many more. These can be mounted, exhibited, or simply collected in a portfolio, or given away as gifts for friends to cherish.
If you are coming to acrylics for the first time, or keen to improve your skills and sometimes daunted by the thought of filling a large empty canvas or a blank piece of board, this is your ideal guide. Instead, it will free you from creative hang-ups and replace them with an addictive desire to create that next 5-inch square!
Mark Daniel Nelson studied classical sculpture and drawing at the prestigious La Scuola Classical Sculpture School and holds a degree in Visual Communications from the Colorado Institute of Art. He has taught courses in Human Anatomy, Art History, and Oil Painting at the Art Students League of Denver and at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the United States.<br><br>
Little Collectors Nature Art: Make Art From Nature, Jenny Bowers. by It' s time to get outside and explore. All around you are extraordinary things in nature, waiting to be discovered.... and collected! This box is your one-stop guide to finding, observing, collecting and exhibiting your discoveries, from flowers and blossoms to pebbles and plants. Discover and create your own collections and be amazed at the wonder of life around you.
- 24 pages
Make a Mobile: 12 Cool Designs to Press Out and Hang. Twelve beautifully designed paper mobiles are perfect to press out, put together, and hang. Bugs, rainforest animals, sea animals, space, ballerinas, carousel scenes, and more, these paper mobiles are sure to ignite imaginations. Kids can choose their favorites to decorate a room or to give away as handmade gifts. The clear, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions are a fun and artistic project for kids and families. These DIY mobiles are a great addition to your crafting toolbox.
- Pages: 76.
- Ages: 1 to 5.
The Nature Collection: Put a Sticker On It! 063084.
Decorate your world with stickers! Use these unique, artist drawn stickers to decorate letters, folders, and gifts, or as book plates. This set is a fantastic value with over 500 stickers. Pages: 80.
Kelsey Oseid is a freelance illustrator and artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She works with traditional media to create playful, folksy, vintage-inspired illustrations and objects. She loves nature, animals, plants, flowers, kids, grownups, natural history museums, textiles, and pretty much anything made out of paper.