Inspiration, Techniques, and an International Gallery of Artists
Author: Jill K. Berry
Journey through the craft of Making Art with Maps. From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author of Map Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists.
Author: Steven Otfinoski
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: African American art
While social concerns have been central to the work of many African-American visual artists, painters
Sketch Your Way to an Everyday Art Habit
Author: Laura Simms
Publisher: Race Point Pub
Sketch your way to an everyday art habit! Never Quit Drawing is an inspired call to action for artists looking to build creative habits into their daily routine.
Die Denkhilfe, die Ihr Leben verändert
Author: Tony Buzan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Endlich Schluss mit Chaos und Hektik - befreien Sie Ihr Denken! Tuning fürs Gehirn: Tony Buzan zeigt, wie man aus dem Stand brillante Ideen entwickeln, mühelos Dinge im Gedächtnis behalten, das perfekte romantische Date organisieren oder die persönliche Zukunft planen kann.
Emerging Ideas and Techniques from 125 International Artists
Author: Cynthia Tinapple
Publisher: Potter Craft
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Explore the World--in Polymer Clay! Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog PolymerClayDaily.com, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium. In this masterful collection, you'll find: · Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision · Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios · Step-by-step projects by contributors who share their signature methods, such as mokume gane,extruded canes, and adapted glass-blowing techniques · Galleries showcasing the best of the best polymer work in jewelry, miniatures, sculpture, and much more With artists including Kim Korringa, Shay Aaron, and Fabiola Perez offering their expertise, you'll find endless inspiration to take your art to the next level. Begin your own journey through the new landscape of contemporary polymer. A world of possibilities awaits.
Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon
Author: Camilla D'Errico
A unique behind-the-scenes guide to the painting process of one of the most popular artists working in the growing, underground art scene of Pop Surrealism. Painting superstar Camilla d'Errico opens up her studio and offers readers an insider scoop on the tools, techniques, and inspirations she draws from to create stunningly beautiful, otherworldly works of art. Pop Surrealism, with its unique blend of high art and popular culture, has been a growing force in the art world for years. Artists working in Pop Surrealism use elements of manga, cartoons, movies, and more to produce paintings that have been displayed in galleries and purchased by collectors around the globe. In addition to her work in manga and as the author of the best-selling Pop Manga, d'Errico is also one of the Pop Surrealism movement's biggest names. From high-end art galleries to comic book conventions, d'Errico's works draw legions of fans, collectors, and admirers. WithPop Painting, fans and aspiring painters get an up-close look at the step-by-step processes she employs to transform oil and acrylic paints into unforgettable images of her ethereal and beautiful characters. This one-of-a-kind look at a painter at the top of her field reveals all the materials and methods readers need to join the ranks of the Pop Surrealism movement.
Understanding Palette, Pigments and Properties
Author: Hazel Soan
Publisher: North Light Books
The Artist's Color Guide - Watercolor is an inspiring yet practical guide to using color. Experienced artist and teacher Hazel Soan takes each color of the rainbow and demonstrates how to use the pigments to maximum effect and with lots of practical hints and tips. By exploring all the colors of the palette, this book aims to broaden the knowledge of every watercolor artist-- whatever their experience level-- so they can approach choosing and mixing colors with confidence and achieve the most striking results in their paintings.
10 Wege zum kreativen Durchbruch - Am Puls der Zeit - New York Times Bestseller -
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
Cool, originell und am Puls der Zeit! Austin Kleon wirft einen trendigen und sehr originellen Blick auf das Thema Kreativsein: Jeder braucht es, jeder kann es! Das Einzige, was man wissen muss: Gute Ideen von anderen wie ein Schwamm aufsaugen und alles neu mixen, zu der ganz eigenen, aufregend neuen Schöpfung. Also los! Sei schlau und klau! Worauf wartest du noch?
Author: Ann Lee Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists has been fully revised and updated as well as including dozens of new entries offering an insightful and informative view of America's artistic heritage. An indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism, this valuable resource provides readers with a wealth of factual detail and perceptive analysis of America's leading artists. This new edition has been updated to include a number of entries on prevailing topics such as body art, light and space, Indian-American art, scatter art, and transactional art, and features many new or greatly expanded biographical entries on artists such as Ida Applebroog, Guerilla Girls, Peter Hujar and Shirin Neshat. Morgan offers readers a wealth of authoritative information as well as well-informed analysis and criticism of artists and their work. Filled with fascinating historical background and penetrating insight, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists is an essential resource for art lovers everywhere.
The Art of Dimensional, Moving Paper Designs
Author: Helen Hiebert
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
DIVEnter the enchanting world of pop-ups and handmade paper crafts. Join author Helen Hiebert as she guides you through materials, tools and pop-up basics including parallel folds, angle folds, combinations and variations, and layered pop-ups. Enjoy creating 20 projects to play with ranging from cards and books to buildings, graphic design pieces, and more. Featuring a high-end gallery of artists, whose beautiful work will inspire you to make your own amazing paper art, Playing with Pop-Ups will teach you to create interactive pieces that everyone will enjoy./div
Master techniques for painting stunning works of art in oil-step by step
Author: Marcia Baldwin,James Sulkowski,Lorraine Gray,Jim McConlogue,Glenda Brown,Varvara Harmon,Jason Morgan,Vanessa Rothe
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
From the days of the early Masters, oil painting has inspired and intrigued artists of all skill levels. In The Art of Basic Oil Painting, artists interested in learning how to work with this complex and multifaceted medium will find inspiration through clear, step-by-step painting lessons covering a variety of approachable subjects. First, artists will be guided through the tools and materials required for oil painting, including brushes, supports, mediums, palettes, and paint. This inclusive book also has sections on basic drawing techniques and color theory, as well as brief overviews of perspective, composition, lighting, and painting from photographs. Expert oil painters then guide artists along the way by outlining basic painting techniques, demonstrating how to work with various mediums, teaching the intricacies of color mixing, and much more in an easy-to-digest format. Artists will enjoy working their way through step-by-step projects spanning a wide range of appealing subjects--including portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals. Full of inspiring and beautiful works of art, The Art of Basic Oil Painting also features techniques for rendering light and shadow, creating textures, and achieving lifelike results. With its fresh approach and plethora of tips and techniques, this book provides contemporary instructions for rendering realistic works of art in a long-standing, timeless medium. Whether you are a beginning artist looking to get started in oil painting or an experienced painter looking to improve your breadth of knowledge, The Art of Basic Oil Painting offers a comprehensive guide that no fine oil artist should be without.
Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art
Author: Lisa L. Cyr
Publisher: North Light Books
With page after page of stimulating possibilities, this book guides you on an uncompromising journey to visually dynamic, conceptually provocative, utterly original art. Embrace the spirit of creative play, break out of your comfort zone, and take your art to a whole new level. In her follow-up to the popular Art Revolution, Lisa L. Cyr delves deeper into an inspiring range of two and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques. Discover fresh, alternative ways to apply and manipulate painting media, transform surfaces, and create distinctive, message-driven work. Inside you'll find: A wide array of unconventional tools, materials and processes that help artists blaze their own unique and creative paths 12 step-by-step demonstrations highlighting specific experimental techniques, including freeform painting, making custom tools, and building dimension into a surface with inlaid boxes 3 feature demonstrations showing mixed-media processes at play in the creation of original artworks, from concept to completion A chapter on creative self-promotion revealing the latest marketing and presentation strategies for the working artist
Expert Techniques and 23 All-Time Favorite Projects
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Discover the creative art of pyrography with 23 favorite projects and patterns from award-winning woodburning artists.
Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books
Author: Katrina Rodabaugh
Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
Offers different arts and crafts projects parents and their children can create together, including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, and collage.
Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures
Author: Barbara Willis
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
In this unique and beautiful book, beloved doll-designer Barbara Willis guides readers through various approaches to doll design and basic and advanced construction techniques. Through the creation of three complete step-by-step projects, readers will develop color boards, learn to use vintage images, create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cloth dolls, learn sophisticated costuming techniques, and gain knowledge of elaborate soft sculpting. A gallery shares the inspirational work of several well-known doll artists who have created their own versions of each project. Complete patterns and templates are included.
Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
The 20th Century Art Book was hailed upon its release as an exciting celebration of the myriad forms assumed by art over the last century. Complementing the phenomenally successful Art Book, and most recently The American Art Book, it presents a new and original way of bringing art alive. Covering the truly international nature of the modern art scene, it encompasses established, iconic works of art and the classics of the future. 500 artists are showcased in alphabetical order, each represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work and an incisive text which sheds light on both image and creator. This book is above all easy to use: cross-references help the reader make connections between artists; there is a jargon-free glossary of artistic terms and movements; and an international directory of museums and galleries lists the works on public view. Ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time, it is a fun and unintimidating look at the ever-expanding boundaries of art.
Author: Joseph Beuys,Jörg Schellmann