What is more precious these days than a handmade gift? How many gifts like a handmade card do we keep and treasure as artistic mementos?
Journaling can be one of the best ways for artists to relax, reflect, spark creativity, and perhaps even get to know themselves better. How cathartic yet energizing to freely draw, write, and dream with a personal journal.
Last month we offered a sneak peek of Fashion Design Lookbook, publishing next month, and we are so excited about this title that we couldn't wait until October to give you another look inside. Enjoy a taste of some of the materials and tools crucial to the fashion artist and illustrator.
The Drawing Club is based off of the real-life, Los Angeles gathering of serious artists who come together and sketch models in character costumes including Edward Scissorhands and the Steam Punk variety. Since only a small number of artists can actually attend a Drawing Club session to hone their skills, this book serves as a peek into the world of 2-D creativity for the rest of us.
"When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise." Henry Miller
Knowing the color wheel can really make a difference in your art work. By using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel you are able to create a mood for your piece. When you use opposite colors (also known as complimentary colors) on the color wheel, you are able to really make things "pop." Also, knowing what colors we can mix to make new colors can be very helpful.
The Color Mix
"All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you." -Uniek Swain
We thought we would end Kids Week with something especially exciting... a sneak peak!
"I'm ambidextrous. I can write just as poorly with either hand." Jarod Kintz
There's nothing more happy than a brightly colored picture. It's true, colors are just happy.
For watercolor artist Peggi Habets, drawing and painting have been a part of her life since childhood. After studying graphic design in college and working as a designer and art director for 15 years, Peggi decided to return to her original passion—fine art.
In the Sticker, Punch Out, and Play series vibrantly illustrated backgrounds, stickers, and punch-outs come together to provide hours of imaginative fun. The interactive books equipped with sturdy punch-outs introduce children to new worlds, including the fairy world, jungle animal habitats, life on a farm, and all the exciting things that happen in construction!
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