Learn to capture the beauty and drama of the sky. A good sky is the essence of successful landscape and seascape paintings. This practical book covers everything you will need to know to paint a sky that captures the mood and atmosphere of a scene. With over 200 paintings, it explains techniques, de..
Painting on canvas poses many exciting opportunities for the artist. Along with the immediacy, vibrancy, and unpredictability of watercolors, it is a liberating and creative process. This practical book explains how to start painting with watercolors on canvas and goes on to encourage new style an..
Follow the series of simple projects to master essential techniques, then pull them all together in the final step to create a striking work of art. With practical advice on which pastels, tools and papers to buy, as well as a thorough explanation of how to use your materials, you'll soon learn to r..
This encouraging workbook guides designers and illustrators to create stunning pattern designs using inspiration from their surroundings. Inside are fifty inspiring exercises for coming up with new and interesting patterns, along with plenty of free space for drafting. At the back, fifty professiona..
Tattooing has moved in the past decade from the underground subculture it once was to a trendy fad at the turn of the century to now being a full-blown cultural phenomenon. "Permanence" brings together photographic portraits of people's tattoos and the stories behind them, told in the subjects' own ..
Polishing and finishing is a highly skilled specialist craft; a professional finish will transform a piece of jewellery or silver into a work of art. Written by a leading polisher, this practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of this often under-rated craft. Topics ..
Aimed at all those interested in drawing the human face, "Portrait Drawing" introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured and natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand ..
This beautiful gift book features gorgeous patterns from top indie artists and designers, including Julia Rothman, Jill Bliss, Junzo Terada, Rifle Paper Co., Amy Butler, Sukie, and many more. Featuring an eclectic assortment of fun and quirky pattern design from star artists-with an emphasis on flor..
Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife J..
The Royal Delft Pottery is the leading producer of authentic Delft Blue ornamental earthenware and acts and a centre of knowledge for the production of ceramics. With over 140,000 visitors coming to view the traditional process of Delft earthenware every year, the museum has grown into one of the ma..
Russia's last great Imperial celebration took place at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg with the lavish ball of 1913 celebrating 300 years of Romanov rule. The finest gowns, jewels, snuff boxes, porcelain and silver tableware of the Tsarist era were ostentatiously displayed then for the last time..
This hilarious and inventive drawing book by animator Chris McDonnell features page after page of off-the-wall gags and fillin doodle prompts. McDonnell's infectious humor recalls MAD magazine at its finest. Ideal for an instant laugh or for anyone looking to spark their creative side, this interact..