Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to mix pattern and color!
Birthdays, holidays and celebrations - what do all of these things have in common? Cake! Or at least cupcakes or some type of dessert.
Day of the Dead is an annual celebration to honor the spirits of the dead, observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2, concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
It's National Crayon Day! Make sure to take some time to color and play today! If you need some colorful inspiration, try this fun color wheel activity from The Big Book of Color.
When I was a child, art was by far my favorite subject. It was freeing and fun and full of imagination. With some simple instructions on the basics of color, I was free to imagine, create, and design to my little heart's content.
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Walter Foster's Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival. Sarah has designed typefaces, illustrated for various card lines, dabbled in animation, and designed surface pattern. Her current work as a freelance artist allows her to work on a variety of projects−from books to editorial to fine art to fabric. I had the chance to talk with Sarah about her work as an artist/ illustrator and the things that inspire her!
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.
A big secret to creating art is tracing. In Trace & Color in any medium: Wild Animals, the illustrator gives us the tools to make our own template by tracing. So in a way, we are making an adult color by number for ourselves, just without any numbers.
There's nothing more happy than a brightly colored picture. It's true, colors are just happy.
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