What started out as a hobby or a way of simply making a living has blossomed into a professional career for Damien Koh. He has grown into an internationally acclaimed floral artist who is highly sought after for demonstrations and lectures. Damien has toured more than 30 cities both in Asia and in..
From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defined by the artistic materials, designs, and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms, decorative art continued to evolve...
Designing and Printing Textiles follows the creative process of designing patterns from the beginning, when sourcing ideas, through to the final production of high-quality designs and textiles. The book provides ideas and practical information easily accessible to textile students and designers, but..
Caricature is an old-age art form that uses exaggeration to make a satirical or humorous point. It is, however, underpinned by strong technical principles. 'Drawing Caricatures' explains those principles through step-by-step instruction moving from observation to simple aspects of drawing, and then ..
Though he is most famous for his engravings, Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was also a master painter and draftsman whose work exemplifies the spirit of German art. Durer's importance in the German High Renaissance was such that he can be considered to embody the movement entirely. His visits to Italy (..
Full of character and endlessly varied, our furry friends make great drawing subjects. In this book, author and artist Duncan Smith shows how you can use simple shapes to build up realistic drawings of all types of animals, from cats and dogs to farmyard animals, horses and birds. Whether you want t..
Landscape presents endless possibilities for artists, from simple garden views to mountainous panoramas, seascapes and urban scenes. This handy guide shows how to create successful landscape drawings, with advice on choosing your composition and rendering elements of the natural world such as water,..
Perspective is key to making your artworks look convincing and three-dimensional, yet it can be a daunting prospect for artists. This handy guide sets out the rules of perspective clearly and simply, using demonstrations and step-by-step exercises. You will learn how the same perspective rules under..
Capturing a likeness of another human being is one of the greatest and most enjoyable challenges for artists. In this guide, author and artist Barrington Barber provides an accessible introduction to portrait drawing, backed up by step-by-step demonstrations and inspiring examples. Starting with the..
Ready-to-hand, varied and versatile, still-life subjects are ideal drawing material. This handy guide provides an accessible introduction to the genre, from drawing single objects such as vases and fruit, to more complex themed compositions. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced drau..
Etching today is regarded as the old man of printmaking, its roots lying with alchemists and armourers. It has slowly evolved over the centuries, taking and incorporating new developments such as photography in its stride. Topics include: * The basics of etching the materials required; how to prep..
Fatu Feu'u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand Artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific Art globally nurturing a generation of Pacific Artists locally, leading to his reputation as the father of contemporary Pacific Art. In this book, Fatu shares h..