Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyes—one finger painting at a time.
Just call them the friendliest shades on the block. Analogous colors sit next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color. Basically, they are color neighbors who live together in harmony. The Big Book of Color provides a fresh, fun way to understand how these colors combos unite to make appealing art.
It's funny how our perspectives change as we grow up. As a child, I thought my crayon masterpieces were just as worthy of being hung in a museum as they were of decorating my parents' refrigerator. Years passed, and I willingly retired my crayons for "grown up" mediums like oil and acrylic paints. Even colored pencils and chalk ranked far above those crayons. Mere child's play, I thought.
Food lovers rejoice! We have the perfect book to blend your culinary delights with your artistic genius: Doodling for Foodies. Consider it a gourmet guide to channel all your good taste to the doodling page.
Color me happy! My daughters and I just love The Big Book of Color. Page by page we've taken a journey together through a rainbow of shades and concepts. With it's bold, vivid illustrations and super simple learning tools, we've been able to cover everything from the color wheel to complementary colors to the emotions tied to colors.
Let's start with a simple question: What is a stick figure? There's more to it than you think. Those fine lines and basic shapes are actually the "skeletons" of more complicated drawings. In fact, animators and cartoonists sketch stick figures first to get the look and feel of a character before adding more color, layers, and definition to make a sleek, 3-D image.
A creative mess is better than idle tidiness.
Michael J. Fox
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