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Artist S Sketchbook

Author : Cathy Johnson
ISBN : 9781440338847
Genre : Art
File Size : 36. 23 MB
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Grab your pen and seize the day! Make art a part of your everyday life, and everyday life a part of your art. Vast opportunities and great joy await you as you learn sketching "on the spot"--be it in your own backyard, amid the bustle of a busy market, on a hike or wherever you happen to find yourself. Cathy Johnson leads you on this thrilling expedition as you explore ways to turn everyday sights and experiences into a cache of visual memories. She and other artists have opened their sketchbooks to share their favorite subjects, ranging from nature's paraphernalia to aging buildings, crashing waves and beloved pets. You will travel the world through sketches and stories, through deserts and deep woods, cities and small towns. Along the way, you'll pick up helpful tips and clever, on-location improvisations for making your sketching sessions pleasurable, safe and productive. Chapters focus on sketching subjects close to home, on travels, in nature, in urban settings and from everyday life. 10+ artists share favorite sketches, tips and techniques. 15+ demos reveal on-the-spot sketches as they come together. Includes expert advice on getting the best results from a range of mediums, including graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor and gouache. The Artist's Sketchbook is pure delight, full of passion and possibility, ideas and inspirations. You'll learn ways to be prepared, simplify, still your inner critic, embrace the here and now, and in doing so, discover wonders you never thought to look for.

Artist S Journal Workshop

Author : Cathy Johnson
ISBN : 9781440319112
Genre : Art
File Size : 40. 14 MB
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Discover the Joy of Art Journaling An artist's journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe place to experiment, explore, consider and improve. Artist's Journal Workshop provides all the guidance, structure and inspiration you need to create a meaningful art-journaling practice. Starting with the question, "What do you want from your journal?" you'll build a sound journaling concept that will serve your unique creative needs and give you the freedom to practice, play and develop as an artist. Featuring rich visual examples on every page, you'll receive continual guidance and inspiration from: 27 international artists who share pages and advice from their own art journals More than 25 hands-on exercises to help you personalize your journal while developing new ideas and techniques Journal pages featuring travel sketching, nature studies and celebrations of daily life Prompts for visually commemorating life events and milestones Support for working through creative doubts and blocks A range of artistic styles and perspectives to study and admire Instruction for trying your hand at new methods and materials This is the perfect opportunity for you to begin realizing your artistic potential - one page at a time. Begin the journey today! www.artistsnetwork.com Ideas. Instruction. Inspiration.

Fearless Drawing

Author : Kerry Lemon
ISBN : 9781592539161
Genre : Art
File Size : 78. 62 MB
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Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of “I can’t draw!” Embark on 22 adventures to re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing for every reader. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to allow the reader to fall in love with the process of physically creating marks and shapes across a page. Only by enjoying the process will you begin to draw regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement! DIV /divDIVAs young children, we all draw naturally and confidently, but in time many of us start to doubt their ability and fear the blank white page. Fearless Drawing offers a chance to be inspired to experiment, to discover or recover your own drawing voice. These simple and helpful exercises are designed to create a new relationship with your drawing, a chance to reconnect and appreciate your personal drawn line and find the unique marks that only your hand makes. /divDIV /divFearless Drawing helps you find happiness through the new way you view the world and observe surroundings. Enjoy the freedom and power to create, escape, relax, indulge and explore!

Creating Nature In Watercolor

Author : Cathy Johnson
ISBN : 9781581809138
Genre : Art
File Size : 77. 91 MB
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Introduces aspiring artists to the fundamental materials, equipment, and techniques used to paint nature-themed subjects in a realistic style, with tips on how to re-create a variety of different habitats, from forests and meadows to mountains and deserts, as well as animals and plants, and includes seven complete painting demonstrations. 20,000 first printing.

The Artist S Sketchbook

Author : Lucy Watson
ISBN : 1581802110
Genre : Art
File Size : 32. 96 MB
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Provides simple instructions for novice sketchers, covering movement, line, composition, perspective, value, and color.

The Laws Guide To Nature Drawing And Journaling

Author : John Muir Laws
ISBN : 1597143154
Genre : Art
File Size : 23. 65 MB
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A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latestart instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds)is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creatingaccurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies,and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques. While the book s advice will improve the skills of already accomplished artists, the emphasis on seeing, learning, and feeling will make this book valuable even revelatory to anyone interested in the natural world, no matter how rudimentary their artistic abilities. A sketchbook, constructed to withstand excursions in the field and containing several exercises from The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, is also available.

Watercolor Pencil Magic

Author : Cathy Johnson
ISBN : 158180119X
Genre : Art
File Size : 70. 61 MB
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Water-soluble colored pencils are portable, versatile and much more forgiving than traditional watercolors, yet many artists have only just begun to tap into this medium's creative potential. This book explores the amazing possibilities of watercolor pencils, providing artists with basic instruction for taking full advantage of them in their artwork. Beginning with an overview of necessary materials and basic techniques, artists will learn from simple mini demos how to mix colors, create washes, layer colors and more. Artists will then see how these painting techniques are employed to capture a variety of popular subjects, including landscapes, flowers, animals, water, people, skies, trees, bridges and buildings. the last chapter of the book demonstrates how to mix watercolor pencils with other mediums to create all kinds of new and interesting effects. Cathy Johnson is the author of five North Light books, including Creating Textures in Watercolor and Watercolor Tricks and Techniques. She has also authored Sierra Club Guide to Sketching Nature and Sierra Club Guide to Painting Nature. She lives in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

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