"The earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper." James Robertson
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." ~ Aaron Siskind
"The more you practice, the less thinking you will have to do, which allows you to focus on the emotion of the painting. To me, feeling and emotion are the two most important aspects of the painting process. I express myself through painting in a way I can't with words. My portraits capture emotion and feeling in the subjects and speak for them just as clearly as words. With a little practice, you too can master this art!" ~Susan Miller Bradbury
What better way to take a break from the summer heat than by spending a little time chilling out with the adorable Learn to Draw Polar Animals book? With its simple step-by-step instructions and beautiful full color photos, your child will be drawing snowy friends in no time.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
"After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint." Rex Brandt
Meet talented humorist illustrator Dave Garbot—author of the Walter Foster series, Cartooning for Kids! A Portland, Oregon native, Dave is currently maintaining his studio in Ohio, though he misses his home in the Northwest. He is a frequent contributor in children's publishing, advertising, character development, stylish lettering, games, fun maps, and has done work for Walter Foster Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Scholastic, Klutz Press, Sterling Publishing, Parenting Press, and Adison Wesley to name a few. I had the opportunity to chat with him about his latest title, Mean 'N' Messy Monsters, as well as his inspiration as an illustrator.
Here's a glimpse into a lesson on painting elephants in acrylic from The Art of Painting in Acrylic!
"I've seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil." ~Ernest Hemingway
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." -Wyland
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost
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