Imagine A Forest

Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art

Author: Dinara Mirtalipova

Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery

ISBN: 1631062352

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Learn to create whimsical folk art with Imagine a Forest! Fine art is created for it's aesthetic, and while looks are important to some degree in the things you create, folk art allows you to relax and enjoy the art you are creating. Imagine a Forest contains 45 step-by-step tutorials that show you how to create charming folk art drawings. Learn the history of folk art to understand the influences and inspire your drawings. Find tips from expert illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova to help guide you through the gorgeous folk scenes. When you're finished your drawing, discover the meaning behind each drawing you have created, and use this to guide you to create your very own works of folk art! With plenty of room to draw in the pages, you'll be able to work alongside a master illustrator.
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European Folk Art Designs

Author: Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145433

Category: Design

Page: 64

View: 1483

DIVAdd a touch of Old World flavor to projects with 265 charming designs incorporating florals, wildlife, and human figures in folk costumes. /div
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Creative Folk Art and Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Projects, and Ideas for Creating Cheerful Folk Art Inspired by the Scandinavian Concept of Hygge

Author: Flora Waycott,Oana Befort,Marenthe Otten,Terri Fry Kasuba

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633223922

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Continuing the hugely popular Creative … and Beyond series, Creative Folk Art and Beyond features the whimsical and colorful folk-art style of Scandinavia … and beyond! Inspired by the concept of hygge, Creative Folk Art and Beyond includes creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects that embrace all things Scandinavian. No matter your skill level, you can learn how to draw and paint beautiful, colorful art using a variety of accessible, affordable supplies. Starting off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color basics, Creative Folk Art and Beyond then jumps into tips and exercises that will have you drawing and painting your favorite folk-art designs in no time. This book is a must-have for any "Scandophile" or folk-art enthusiast!
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Scandinavian Folk Designs

Author: Lis Bartholm

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486255786

Category: Design

Page: 45

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With 155 traditional motifs to choose from — all adapted by noted Danish designer Lis Bartholm — today's artists and craftspeople can re-create many of the lovely patterns that ornamented domestic furnishings generations ago.
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Folk Art Hardback Notebook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781787130081

Category:

Page: N.A

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This set of two saddle stitched paperback notebooks, one lined and one dot matrix, is perfect for everyday ideas, lists, and reminders.
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Drawing Wild Animals

Essential Techniques and Fascinating Facts for the Curious Artist

Author: Oana Befort,Maggie Reinbold

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631596365

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn about, observe, and draw animals in a whole new light. To feed your curiosity, you’ll learn the characteristics, behaviors and, habitats of animals from categories like predators, grazers, and marsupials. To nurture the artist, you'll get step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you’ll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork.
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American Folk Art Designs & Motifs for Artists and Craftspeople

Author: Joseph D'Addetta

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486247171

Category: Design

Page: 90

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Today's artists, designers, and craftspeople turn to the charming and distinctive motifs of early American folk art time and time again for design inspiration. This rich collection includes more than 170 authentic designs adapted from objects in museums and private collections — from quilts, embroidery, and appliqué work to watercolor paintings, tinware, and gravestones. Captions provide information on the original objects from which the designs were drawn, the medium used, region of origin, and approximate date.
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The Paper Cut-out Design Book

A Sourcebook for Creating and Adapting the Heritage of American Folk Art, Polish Wycinanki, Chinese Hua Yang, Japanese Kirigami, German Scherenschnitte, and Others

Author: Ramona Jablonski

Publisher: Stemmer House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folk art

Page: 102

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A sourcebook for creating and adapting the heritage of American folk art, Polish wycinanki, Chinese hua yang, Japanese kirigami, German scherenschnitte, and others. Includes instructions, designs, patterns and adaptive uses of paper-cuttings including applique, trapunto, woodblocks, stencils and even van painting.
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Folk Art Fusion

Learn to paint colorful contemporary folk art in acrylic

Author: Heather Galler

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 163322404X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9440

Discover how to create colorful, contemporary folk art with a modern twist! Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings with approachable, step-by-step projects featuring traditional subjects painted with creative techniques and popular style, including flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits, and more. Colorful, contemporary, and inspirational, Folk Art Fusion allows artists of all skill levels to discover the joy of creating modern, global-inspired art in this time-treasured genre.
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Star, Branch, Spiral, Fan

Learn to Draw from Nature's Perfect Design Structures

Author: Yellena James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631591495

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"Nature's design magic is a balancing act found in its perfect ratios. The sections of this sketchbook - Star, Branch, Spiral, and Fan - focus on four of those disceptively simple design principles and why they work"--
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Folk Art Fusion: Americana

Learn to draw and paint charming American folk art with a colorful, modern twist

Author: Joy Laforme

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633224643

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9223

Fans of Charles Wysocki, Mary Engelbreit, Grandma Moses, and folk art in general will fall in love with Folk Art Fusion: Americana. Featuring projects that instruct artists of all skill levels how to draw and paint subjects including quaint homes, pretty patterns, colorful gardens, picturesque farms, beautiful birds, and textured florals, this book features American-themed folk art infused with a modern twist. Beginning with an overview of what folk art is, followed by introductory topics like color, tools and materials, and drawing and painting techniques, Folk Art Fusion: Americana also includes 16 simple, step-by-step projects done in approachable and popular mediums. Rounding out the book is a gallery of folk-art pieces sure to inspire lovers of all things Americana. Simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, Folk Art Fusion: Americana draws on America’s rich artistic tradition and heritage and provides a fun, accessible take on creating beloved scenes from the heartland.
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Color + Pattern

50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern Design

Author: Khristian A. Howell

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1627883606

Category: Design

Page: 176

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Do you have a passion for patterns? The importance and prevalence of both color and pattern in the current design landscape is impossible to deny. Not only is pattern a headliner in the fashion category, but bold pattern is also taking center stage in home decor, paper goods, and accessories like no other time in recent history. It's time to jump onto the scene with Color + Pattern! Masterful pattern designer Khristian A. Howell will fill you with confidence and a fearless use of color and an interest in all things pattern, so you can create your own beautiful art that can be printed on fabrics, paper, and transfers. Fully illustrated with a large and varied range of pattern designs, Color + Pattern highlights leaders in the industry, showcasing how pattern design comes to life when it finds its way onto perfectly paired products. Aside from sharing loads of gorgeous work, Color + Pattern informs readers on the many different kinds of patterns and terminology, exploring found patterns, sharing processes of creating patterns, as well as showing ways to integrate pattern into many facets of real life with 50 exercises. After all color and pattern are meant to be fun, so design, color and repeat!
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Print & Pattern: Nature

Author: Bowie Style

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679150

Category: Design

Page: 304

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The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns, and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterflies, and trees. Product areas covered include stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more. Documenting the work of the best designers in the field, the book is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for surface designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, graphic designers, illustrators, and textile designers.
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How to Be a Wildflower

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452152659

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 9729

A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this collection of things to do and make, quotes, meditations, natural history, and more. A recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, a prompt to hike by the light of the moon, a place to press flowers: every page inside the charming textured two-piece case invites readers to wander, gather, savor, and ponder the natural world around them. For every wild and free spirit—and those who aspire to be—this is a field guide to living life to the fullest.
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Ladies Drawing Night

Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party

Author: Julia Rothman,Leah Goren,Rachael Cole

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452147256

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Speaking directly to today's explosion of creativity, Ladies Drawing Night is for women looking to deepen their creative connections and expressions. Join rock star illustrators Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, and Rachael Cole for ten evenings of fun and art-making. Each night is led by a talented guest artist and themed around a particular topic, from large-scale ink painting to making art with kids. Samantha Hahn, Mary Kate McDevitt, Joana Avillez, and many more share their expertise. Each chapter includes loads of exciting artwork, insights about drawing, and instructions for that night's project. A rare peek into the minds and sketchbooks of some of the best female illustrators working today, this inspiring ebook is an irresistible invitation to host your own Ladies Drawing Night!
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50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life

Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper

Author: Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523501154

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6788

In its innovative magazines and books, Flow celebrates creativity, mindfulness, and the pleasures of paper through a uniquely appealing marriage of ideas and visuals -- beautiful illustrations and paintings created by a group of talented professional artists. Now those same artists have opened up their toolkits, sharing secrets, techniques, and point of view to teach the creatively curious how to draw. Here are 50 easy, illustrated step-by-step lessons on how to draw a whimsically curated list of the things we see and interact with every day: a bouquet of flowers, a watering can, a cat, mittens, favourite plants and vegetables, a cup and saucer, a kitchen table, fruit wrappers, a seagull, a dress collar, an apple tree. The lessons take us line by line from early sketch to finished drawing, with space alongside for the reader to draw the same. And unlike other beginner's drawing guides, every lesson stems from each artist's particular sensibility. This book is not about learning shapes, but how to create beautiful images with quirkiness and personality. The focus is not on perspective or shading, but the mindful pleasures of doing creative work. Included are special paper goodies, from the instructional (sheets of tracing paper, watercolour paper, coloured paper for a singular effect) to the purely joyful -- postcards, a 32-page booklet with bellyband, paper doll foldouts, and more.
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The Creature Garden

An Illustrator's Guide to Beautiful Beasts & Fictional Fauna

Author: Zanna Goldhawk,Harry Goldhawk

Publisher: Rock Point

ISBN: 0760364206

Category: Art

Page: 160

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The Creature Garden takes you on a step-by-step expedition through the natural world, teaching you how to draw and paint 50 animals in a whimsical folk-art style. Your guides on this journey are the husband-and-wife illustrator team Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, the founders of Papio Press, who will teach you how to make vibrant paintings of beasts—both real and imagined. Learn to create: MAMMALS, including big cats, wolves, sloths, and red pandas MARINE LIFE, including whales, sea dragons, narwhals, and giant Pacific octopi BIRDS, including peacocks, cranes, owls, and flamingos INSECTS, including butterflies, moths, bumblebees, and damselflies MYTHICAL CREATURES, including mermaids, unicorns, and dragons AND MORE! Each project takes you through every step of the artistic process, from creating an outline to adding a realistic animal pattern, along with suggestions for materials and helpful techniques. Full of lush warmth and fairy-tale wonder, The Creature Garden is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of both seasoned artists and novices alike.
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