This book provides a thorough and expert guide to the subject of botanical drawing, through detailed text, examples of the author's own studies, short exercises and larger projects. Penny Brown produces traditional botanical drawings primarily rendered in pencil. The book touches on the history of botanical drawing, the rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. From creating an initial line drawing to adding tone and then creating more complex compositions, Botanical Drawing is a detailed study of the practice for anyone wishing to explore the subject in great depth, led by an expert artist.
Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern day life with a hobby that is nostalgic, creative and therapeutic all at the same time. The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book provides beautiful designs inspired by Aboriginal art to colour in that are a step beyond children's favourites and perfect for adults too. The paper is perfect for colouring using marker pens, coloured pencils, felt-tips or paints, and the designs are printed on just one side of the paper to avoid show-through. There are small, simple motifs that are perfect for colouring in when you have just a few minutes to spare, as well as more absorbing projects for when you have more time. At the front of the book are some ready-coloured images to inspire you, and if you want to colour a favourite image again, they can all be downloaded as PDFs from our website www.searchpress.com. Those who prefer to work onscreen can scan the images from the book and use their favourite software to colour them. Whether you colour for relaxation or wish to incorporate the pictures into larger, more creative projects, there is something for everyone in this beautiful book.
This treasury of Celtic line art includes 100 designs inspired by the knotwork, spirals, patterns, stylistic figures and animals found in ancient Celtic art. The designs can be scanned, enlarged, reduced, or used same size, and they can be adapted, or mixed and matched with other images, allowing you to develop your own projects in innovative ways. Whether you are seeking inspiration for a new piece of work, researching an idea, or looking for different ways to approach a project, this book is rich source of imagery, with beautiful illustrations on every page. All of the designs are included in high-resolution Jpeg format on a free CD.
One of the first titles in the Design Library series, this book is packed with inspiration for all your projects, whether they be cards, quilts, stitched designs, collages, mixed media or ceramic pieces, pictures, panels or paintings. Penny Brown presents 100 original beautifully flowing and sensuous Art Nouveau designs which can be combined with other images, or enlarged and used as the main theme for a special piece of work. Figures, flowers, plants, birds and other stylised images adorn the pages offering many ideas and there are gorgeous frames, borders, patterns and ideas in abundance. If you thinking of new projects and you need a starting point, look no further. This wonderful source book will fire your imagination and give you all the help you need to create stunning, original works of art. All the designs, which have been specially adapted for artists and craftspeople of all kinds, are included in high-resolution Jpeg format on a free CD.