A Guide to Drawing on the Go

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399579567

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 7592

An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. Dare to Sketch is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes. A whimsical beginner's guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, ideas for subject matter, and daily exercises. Includes inviting, inspirational, and idiosyncratic tips (don't start on the first page of your sketchbook!), Dare to Sketch is gorgeously illustrated with the author's unique and contemporary art style.
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A Guide to Drawing and Sketching on the Go

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579559

Category: ART

Page: 160

View: 4486

An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. Dare to Sketch is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes. A whimsical beginner's guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, ideas for subject matter, and daily exercises. Includes inviting, inspirational, and idiosyncratic tips (don't start on the first page of your sketchbook!), Dare to Sketch is gorgeously illustrated with the author's unique and contemporary art style.
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A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770435246

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9482

A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.
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The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life

Author: France Belleville-Van Stone

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385346107

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 324

Drawing activities, art instruction, and advice for artists and non-artists alike. Urban sketching--the process of drawing on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. It's also a practical necessity for creatively minded people in a busy world. In this aspirational guide, self-taught French artist France Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a ritual of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. She offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. Belleville Van-Stone learned how to draw through her own daily practice and knows first-hand how hard it is to find time to incorporate creativity into a busy life. She encourages and teaches us how to do it with advice and guidance such as: · An A-to-Z list of daily sketch prompts, from airports to bananas, faces to hands, meetings and workplaces · Tips on what drawing supplies you can and should have--and how to carry them around · Sections on accepting mistakes, drawing with limited resources, and redefining completion · Plusses and minuses of going digital, including apps, styluses, and brushes For those of us who dream of drawing in the minutes between school and work, bathtime and bedtime, and waking and walking out the door, the practical advice in Sketch! is a revelation. By sharing her own creative process, Belleville-Van Stone Sketch inspires artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780713487473

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3141

“[This] title boasts lavish, full-color examples and illustrations of techniques...a pleasure for the eye as well as [an] important resource.....Woods...presents many examples of images that may stand on their own merits or become the basis for studio work....Whether sea- or cityscape, the accompanying text is agreeably anecdotal, even chatty.... Provides a useful ‘Technical Notes’ section.”—Booklist.
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Jump Right Into Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Author: Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593447

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 3362

Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don’t have the time to lay the groundwork. Here’s a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life. Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!
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Author: Selwyn Leamy

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270542

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2428

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion. For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.
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60th Anniversary Edition

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184750668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7987

A CLASSIC COMING-OF-AGE STORY WHICH HAS HELD GENERATIONS OF READERS SPELLBOUND Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned, and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted . . . and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community. This special edition marks the 60th anniversary of this award-winning book, written when the author was just seventeen. Poignant, heart-warming and an absolute classic, this book is forever a joy to read.
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A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

Author: Manal al-Sharif

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476793026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7020

This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.
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An Exercise in Artwork

Author: Kerry Godsall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479322237

Category: Art

Page: 68

View: 6305

This straightforward book explains the simple strokes required to build a sketch. Learn how to find the clues that guide you and how sketches can create themselves.
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A Guide to the Cosmos

Author: Brian Cox,Jeff Forshaw

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306822717

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2720

An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the international bestselling authors of Why Does E=MC2? and The Quantum Universe, with 55 black-&-white and 45 full-color pages featuring photographs, diagrams, maps, tables, and graphs We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe. At the heart of all this lies the scientific method. Science reveals a deeper beauty and connects us to each other, to our world, and to our universe. Science reaches out into the unknown. As Universal demonstrates, if we dare to imagine, we can do the same.
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Tips and Techniques for Fast, Fun, Freehand Drawing

Author: Matthew Pagett

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631590450

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 589

Learn to sketch trees and plants quickly and precisely with this book and sketch pad set! How to Sketch Plants provides everything a complete beginner needs to know in order to produce expressive, stylish sketches quickly and accurately. It's a combination pack of step-by-step instruction in a highly-illustrated book and a sketchpad to help you start each sketch or drawing--and complete it!--following the instructions in the book. Beautiful art, inspiration and technique will make a dedicated drawing enthusiast out of anyone who picks up this set. Each chapter in the instructional book covers a key area of sketching, such as perspective, tone, and light, with an emphasis on recording subjects with speed and precision. In case you want to branch out into digital drawing, sketching techniques for a digital tablet are covered, too.
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Author: Laura Lee Gulledge

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613121512

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6781

Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she?s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story. Praise for Page by Paige “Gulledge's b&w illustrations are simple but well-suited to their subject matter; the work as a whole is a good-natured, optimistic portrait of a young woman evolving toward adulthood.” –Publishers Weekly “A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Paige’s sketches are soft and expressive, and Gulledge does an admirable job of providing insight into Paige’s musings, creating a very intimate ambiance for this well-fleshed-out character. The artist masterfully commands her piece, creating a cohesive and fluid work that cascade smoothly along. Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms—gloriously.” –Kirkus Reviews “Gulledge has crafted a protagonist who’s introspective with a capital I, and she conveys her character’s thoughts and emotions in ways that are fresh but never feel forced. That same easy, organic quality is found in the book’s design: the story panels and Paige’s sketches blend and interact effortlessly. It all makes for a truly fresh coming-of-age—graphic—novel.” –Horn Book “An elegant portrayal of the interactions of Paige’s external and internal states.” –Publishers Weekly
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Easy Techniques for Mastering Perspective Drawing on Location

Author: Stephanie Bower

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631591924

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 7215

A good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: - Basic Terms - Basic Spatial Principles - Types of Perspective - Building a Sketch in Layers - Special Conditions
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Creative Exercises, Art Techniques, and Explorations in Positive and Negative Design

Author: Deborah Velasquez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592807

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 3865

Hone your drawing skills and you eye for design by learning to draw in black and white. Working with only positive and negative lines and shapes keeps the focus on the basics: composition, balance, and harmony. And using white and black gel, ink, and paint pens on black, tan, and gray papers allows you to experience drawing in a whole new way! Drawing in Black & White is a clever drawing and design book that contains 36 inspiring exercises, a gallery of artwork, and 16 black, gray, and tan sheets for drawing, doodling, and experimenting. You'll find lessons on drawing, pattern drawing, drawing with cut paper, and simple collage. Learn to see your drawings a new way by drawing in black and white!
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A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water

Author: Lisa Congdon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146748

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 3233

From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with real people's personal stories, illustrated collections of vintage objects—colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs—and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life—taking the leap, going with the flow—makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.
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Tommy Kane Sketches the World

Author: Tommy Kane

Publisher: Heni Pub

ISBN: 9780956873835

Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 8650

Tommy Kane has worked as a creative director in advertising for over 30 years. Over that time he has both cultivated a very particular obsession with squirrels, and a catharsis in documenting his surroundings in his sketchbooks with his humble weapon of choice the Uni-ball Vision Fine Point. His wife Yun Lee s own passion is exotic travel and at first she balks at his preference to sit on a camping stool on a street corners, pen in hand, instead of visit the museums she had planned to see, but soon realises the zen it provides him and the happiness his sketches bring to those they know. With a unique and emotive attention to detail in Kane s sketching and painting style, and inspired by his wife s wanderlust, he has captured cultural idiosyncrasies with an uncanny humour and tenderness in his valiant attempt to sketch the world.
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200 Years of Travel Diaries

Author: Pascale Argod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788415967767

Category:

Page: 160

View: 7905

Travel and sketch diaries tell us something about the experience gained through searching for the other and for oneself.
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