Yes you can draw! Following the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, Jake Spicer has created a straightforward drawing course that anyone can follow. Using the tried and tested methods honed in his successful drawing classes, Jake guides the reader through a programme of subjects and scenarios, all designed to give the beginner confidence and build their skills. The subjects include still lifes, cityscapes, people and pets, and each lesson is accompanied by exercises and tips for improvement. The last section of the book looks at skills in more detail, and can be referenced at any stage.
Draw is carefully crafted to look and feel accessible to the beginner draftsman, and the lessons are thoughtfully balanced to complement this. Along with the friendly approach, the author provides a thorough foundation in drawing, giving the reader the perfect base to develop their skills and become a confident artist.
The Jungle Book Colouring Book (Macmillan Classic Colouring Books)
This beautifully produced colouring book contains all your favourite characters from Rudyard Kipling's classic story – Mowgli, Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, Kaa the Snake, not forgetting the terrifying tiger, Shere Khan. Many of the drawings in this book were inspired the original illustrations by Kipling's father, J. Lockwood Kipling, who illustrated the first edition of The Jungle Book, published by Macmillan in 1894.
With additional decorations and drawings based on traditional Indian designs, and with panels of text from the original story, this book will give hours of colouring fun, and is a wonderful introduction to this well-loved tale and Kipling's unforgettable characters.
As the original publisher of The Jungle Book in 1894, Macmillan is publishing this book is part of a range of titles to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kipling's birth in 1865.
Printed on high-quality paper that will take crayon, paint or felt pen.
This beautiful art book for children charts the evolution of the greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture and photography.
Art: A Children's Encyclopedia traces the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art. Get to grips with world-famous sculptures, including the Terracotta Army and Michelangelo's David. Find out about photography, from pinhole cameras to digital imagery and iconic photography such as Neil Leifer's Ali versus Liston.
With amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, Art: A Children's Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the art world for children.
Oil & Acrylic: Still Lifes: Discover techniques for painting traditional scenes - Step by Step
Still lifes are particularly rewarding because the artist controls all aspects of the process, from subject selection and placement to scene lighting. In Still Lifes, three accomplished show readers how to approach this specialized genre as they demonstrate how to re create a number of charming still life paintings in acrylic and oil, step by simple step.
Mandalas are big at the moment, and we just made them even bigger! Artist and pattern-maker Jane Snedden Peever has created a gorgeous collection of richly elaborate mandalas, each one hand-drawn on a specific mindful theme. Furthermore, these mandalas are supersized, made bigger for more colouring, and making a larger and more impressive addition to your wall. Whether your choice of media is colouring pens, pencils, pastels or watercolour, you will be inspired by the beautiful creations in this book. Giant Mandalas makes an ideal gift or self-purchase for anyone seeking hours of colouring calm.
Oil & Acrylic: Oil 1: Learn the basics of oil painting (How to Draw & Paint)
In Oil 1, Robert Moore offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of oil painting! Inside, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Robert covers a range of the most popular painting subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting techniques. You'll also learn what materials and colors you will need to get started painting your favorite subjects. After this introduction, you will be ready for Oil 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills. It's never been so easy to learn to paint in oil!
Oil & Acrylic: Acrylic 1 : Learn the Basics of Acrylic Painting
In Acrylic 1, Ken Goldman offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of acrylic painting! Inside, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Ken covers a range of popular painting subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts and techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will learn how to create excitement with contrasts of color and neutral tones, as well as how to depict movement. Then you'll be ready for Acrylic 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills.
Embark on a grand tour of art history with this guide to the story of art, and the big ideas and themes behind the world's most important artistic movements, artworks, and artists.
The Art Book explores the more than 80 of the world's most groundbreaking artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotations. Discover key artworks and artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to more impressionism, symbolism, cubism, and pop art.
Understand the ideas that inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating overview of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.
Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the masters of Impressionism with a brand new edition of this classic bestseller.
Truly comprehensive in scope, Art shows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to contemporary art history.
Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works. Be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods each artist used to create their masterpieces, and explore centuries, cultures, and countries on the ultimate artistic journey across time.
Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins.
Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't.
An exquisite colouring book about the time-honoured colours, patterns and symbols of Japan and the crafts that developed there hundreds of years ago. Readers can colour the intricate patterns of kimonos, the beautiful clothing of a Geisha, delicate designs on Japanese ceramics and more. Ideal for children or adults, with thick, craft-quality pages.
A stunning exploration of over 80 famous artists and their fascinating lives, from Leonardo da Vinci to Frida Kahlo.
Artists: Their Lives and Works tells the inspiring stories behind the world's most famous masterpieces and their creators, including their influences, development, friendships, loves, and rivalries. Discover the often tumultuous lives of iconic artists including Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Warhol, and Kiefer.
Uncover the unconventional tales of the artists' lives, including Holbein's matchmaking portraits for Henry VIII, Caravaggio's thuggish reactions to a badly-cooked artichoke, and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Lavishly illustrated biographies for every artist reveal these visionaries at work in their studios, as well as the unique techniques, artworks, and personalities that made them into legends.
Featuring a foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon, Artists: Their Lives and Works is the ideal gift for art lovers old and young, and a uniquely fascinating look at the lives of these creators.
A selection of patterns taken from traditional Indian textiles, ceramics and architecture, to colour in. A unique introduction to the history of decorative arts in India, with lots of snippets of information throughout. Art-lovers of all ages will find this a valuable resource, and colouring in the intricate designs is a therapeutic pastime.
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential within Us All
A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.
Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the ‘creative types’. But two of the foremost experts in innovation, design and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative.
In an entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, and with many of the world's top companies and design firms, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, allow us to think outside the box in terms of how we approach and solve problems.
‘Creative Confidence’ is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.
Kaleidoscope Pastel Colouring Kit: Unicorns and More
Kaleidoscope Colouring Kit: Unicorns and More is an enchanting visual experience for all ages! Colouring enthusiasts will enjoy creating a majestic world with the beautiful pastel markers and sparkly glitter glues included in this kit.
Featuring 30 magnificent images of exquisite unicorns, dreamy narwhals, and so much more, these delightful illustrations are just waiting to be brought to magical life. The tear-out pages also allow colouring artists to display their artwork and add joy to every day!
Learn all you need to know about one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. Pocket-sized yet powerful, this minute music maker has taken the world by storm. Included in this guide are lots of hints and tips to get you started and also a some practice songs. Don't delay - get playing today!