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Extraordinary Sketchbooks

Extraordinary Sketchbooks

  • Author: Jane Stobart
  • Publisher: Herbert Press
  • ISBN: 9781912217847
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Sketchbooks are an essential part of the creative process for artists of all disciplines, ranging from textiles and jewellery to interior design, printmaking and ceramics. The sketchbook is a complete record of the creative process which, it can even be argued, is more important that the finished object at the end of this process. This book is a vital resource for artists of all levels including students, makers and collectors, as it not only gives practical advice about building your own sketchbooks but also provides examples of different artists' working methods. Extraordinary Sketchbooks takes the reader through different themes and functions for sketchbooks, including drawing to collect visual research, course work, developing concepts and suggestions for making simple and quick visuals into exciting images. An inspiring gallery of examples from a range of artists including recent graduates, practising artists and lecturers and working professionals form a variety of art and design industries. A fantastic resource for artists everywhere.

An Illustrated Life

An Illustrated Life

Drawing Inspiration From The Private Sketchbooks Of Artists, Illustrators And Designers

  • Author: Danny Gregory
  • Publisher: HOW Books
  • ISBN: 9781600610868
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 272
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Find Insight and Inspiration for Your Creative Life An artist's journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pages are almost like being inside the artist's mind: You get a direct window into risks, lessons, mistakes, and dreams. The private worlds of these visual journals are exactly what you'll find inside An Illustrated Life. This book offers a sneak peak into the wildly creative imaginations of 50 top illustrators, designers and artists. Included are sketchbook pages from R. Crumb, Chris Ware, James Jean, James Kochalka, and many others. In addition, author Danny Gregory has interviewed each artist and shares their thoughts on living the artistic life through journaling. Watch artists—through words and images—record the world they see and craft the world as they want it to be. The pages of An Illustrated Life are sometimes startling, sometimes endearing, but always inspiring. Whether you're an illustrator, designer, or simply someone searching for inspiration, these pages will open a whole new world to you.

Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas

Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas

Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern

  • Author: Josephine Steed,Frances Stevenson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 2940411638
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 184
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Ideas sourcing is the foundation from which all textile design begins, and this book provides readers with a thorough understanding of observation and analysis techniques.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Exploring the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration

  • Author: Dilys Evans
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 9780811849715
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 143
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A fascinating exploration of children's book illustration focuses on the work of twelve contemporary illustrators, including David Wiesner, Lane Smith, David Shannon, and Betsy Lewin, to teach readers about the perfect marriage of art and text.

Architects' Sketchbooks

Architects' Sketchbooks

  • Author: Will Jones
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781935202462
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 351
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Collects pages from the private sketchbooks of architects and studios from around the world, and includes comments from the artists as well as details on how they use sketching to evolve inspirations and concepts into more developed ideas.

Drawing for Product Designers

Drawing for Product Designers

  • Author: Kevin Henry
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781856697439
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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This is both a practical and theoretical guide to the visualization techniques used by contemporary product designers, including freehand sketching, digital rendering, information graphics, and presentation skills. Hundreds of hand-drawn sketches and computer models have been specially created to demonstrate critical geometry and show how to develop sketches into finished illustrations. Practical tutorials give guidance in creating simple and complex forms, as well as rendering and providing context using scenarios and storyboards. Insightful case studies of leading designers illustrate the full range of different visualization options available.

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

  • Author: Jesse Schell
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1498759564
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Create Your Life Book

Create Your Life Book

Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth

  • Author: Tamara Laporte
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • ISBN: 163159544X
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 144
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Inspired by Tamara Laporte’s art classes, Create Your Life Book presents 18 step-by-step projects that help you explore and work through issues surrounding creative fulfillment. Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfillment. Each themed chapter presents 4 to 5 two-part projects: First you will explore a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth. The second portion is a step-by-step mixed-media art project specially designed to help you work through that issue. There are also project outlines which have been contributed by Tamara's guest teachers: Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild, each of whom are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. Tamara also shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.

How to Design Cars Like a Pro

How to Design Cars Like a Pro

  • Author: Tony Lewin,Ryan Borroff
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • ISBN: 1610609891
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 208
  • View: 980
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This comprehensive new edition of How to Design Cars Like a Pro provides an in-depth look at modern automotive design. Interviews with leading automobile designers from Ford, BMW, GM Jaguar, Nissan and others, analyses of past and present trends, studies of individual models and concepts, and much more combine to reveal the fascinating mix of art and science that goes into creating automobiles. This book is a must-have for professional designers, as well as for automotive enthusiasts.

Edith Head

Edith Head

The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer

  • Author: Jay Jorgensen
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult
  • ISBN: 0762438053
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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In a compendium of never-before-seen sketches, costume test shots, behind-the-scenes photos and ephemera, the author collects and comments on the work of one of Hollywood's most celebrated costume designers, who worked on 400 films--including Sabrina and Rear Window--and received 35 Oscar nominations.

The John Buscema Sketchbook

The John Buscema Sketchbook

  • Author: J. David Spurlock,John Buscema
  • Publisher: Vanguard Productions (NJ)
  • ISBN: 9781887591171
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 112
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The John Buscema Sketchbook spans the career of well-known Marvel Comics artist and art teacher, John Buscema. Hundreds of vintage, new and unpublished drawings are included. Also featured is an introduction by comic book creator, illustrator, filmmaker, and pop-culture historian Jim Steranko. The John Buscema Sketchbook is a valuable addition to the collection of comic book and Conan the Barbarian enthusiasts and is also of unique interest for aspiring artists. This deluxe, hardcover, limited edition of the John Buscema Sketchbook was hand-signed by the late Mr. Buscema and features a 14-page bonus portfolio, absent from other editions. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

Design the Life You Love

Design the Life You Love

A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future

  • Author: Ayse Birsel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1607748819
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3810
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"A joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints--time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You cannot have everything, and if you want more out of it, you have to be creative about how to make what you need and what you want co-exist. This requires design thinking. Design the Life You Love uses a simple but proven creative thinking and design process to give ordinary people new tools to think about life differently, and also includes fascinating examples from the world of art and design that relate to each step of the process, plus guided creative exercises. Turn constraints into opportunities with optimism and holistic thinking using four simple steps: taking the whole apart, forming a new point of view, putting it back together, and giving it form. The striking design and Ayse Birsel's hand-drawn art and type set off her brilliant, life-changing design process, empowering and inspiring readers to create a better life"--

The Art of Urban Sketching

The Art of Urban Sketching

Drawing On Location Around The World

  • Author: Gabriel Campanario
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • ISBN: 1610581962
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity. You'll find more than 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, as well as artists' profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, The Art of Urban Sketching offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.

Arctic Artist

Arctic Artist

The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

  • Author: Sir George Back,Stuart Houston,I. S. MacLaren,Rupert's Land Record Society
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773511811
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 403
  • View: 2951
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Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. George Back's prose captures the drama of the journey, while his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Published for the first time, this is the complete text of Back's journal. Arctic Artist completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers.

Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa

Architecture and Design

  • Author: Guido Beltramini,Italo Zannier,Václav Šedý
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 9780847829118
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 318
  • View: 2910
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"Carlo Scarpa was a virtuoso of light, a master of detail, and a connoisseur of materials. Today he is known as a master of twentieth-century architecture. To mark the centenary of Scarpa's birth, his complete oeuvre are presented here for the first time. The 250 illustrations cover all 58 of his built works, including the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, the Olivetti showroom in Piazza San Marco in Venice, and the Brion Tomb in San Vito d'Altivole (Treviso). The book includes essays by leading architects and architectural critics, offering an extensive overview of Scarpa's life as well as interpretations of his architecture."--BOOK JACKET

Low-Tech Print

Low-Tech Print

Contemporary Hand-Made Printing

  • Author: Caspar Williamson
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781780672977
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other printing methods. The book shows how practitioners develop a love affair with these hand-made techniques and use them to create beautiful contemporary designs, explaining the process behind each technique and its historical context. 'In focus' sections profile practitioners such as the 'Lambe Lambe' hand-made letterpress printers of São Paulo's Grafica Fidalga studio, and cult printing techniques such as Gocco (Japan) and Chicha (Peru). Offering a unique showcase of contemporary handmade printing, Low-Tech Print will be a must-have for all design, illustration, craft, and printmaking enthusiasts.

Everyday Sketching and Drawing

Everyday Sketching and Drawing

Learn the Five-Step Technique to Illustrating Your Life

  • Author: Steven B. Reddy
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 1580935052
  • Category: ART
  • Page: 192
  • View: 8472
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Everyday Sketching and Drawing offers an easy-to-follow, 5-step formula, which teaches beginner-friendly techniques for learning the skills necessary to make drawing and sketching an everyday habit. For those who have always wanted to or tried and failed to learn to draw it provides simple step-by-step instruction, plus easy-to-follow practice exercises, and provides the motivation and inspiration readers need to be successful. For those who already draw, Everyday Sketching and Drawing offers another technique to add to their drawing arsenal. Why do so many adults come to view drawing as difficult or fraught with anxiety? Traditional art instruction is often bogged down with jargon, rules, and admonishments that unintentionally stifle the joy of drawing for its own sake. Steven Reddy's new and easy approach to drawing instructs sketchers to document their unique and compelling lives in realistic yet playful sketches that record the places, spaces, and objects that help define them as individuals. He reminds artists to slow down, notice, and attend to the sketch-worthy scenes and subjects that are unstaged and always there in our everyday lives. He offers a versatile technique that can lead to a skill that fills sketchbooks with the visual details that differentiate one life from another. This approach is a meditative, relaxing alternative to academic concerns about perspective, proportion, and accuracy. Reddy encourages artists to capture in whimsical but detail-specific illustrations their unique, subjective interpretation of their visual surroundings. Steven Reddy's drawing method produces extremely detailed and realistic scenes of objects and scenes in everyday life in a relatively short period of time (60 minutes to 3 hours or more, depending on the sketcher's preference). Modifying a technique utilized by Old Master oil painters, the drawings pass through 5 clearly articulated stages where each step focuses on one visual concept at a time.

Art Journal Courage

Art Journal Courage

Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely

  • Author: Dina Wakley
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • ISBN: 9781440333705
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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Provides lessons and exercises for creating art journals, with detailed instructions for using layers, painted photos, stencils, stamps, handwriting, and collagraphs to create mixed-media effects.

The Golden Secrets of Lettering

The Golden Secrets of Lettering

  • Author: Martina Flor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500241523
  • Category: Lettering
  • Page: 168
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Through easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, plenty of inspirational examples, and hundreds of sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows how to transform initial lettering concepts and sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be published and sold. Learn how to train your typographic eye by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. In addition, Flor explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step - from start to finish, from analogue to digital - and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist.