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A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color. Designer and illustrator Felix Scheinberger offers a solid foundation in ...all aspects of watercolor sketching, using a fresh and simple approach. Read More

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In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimono...s to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In <i>Kumihimo Wire Jewelry,</i> innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry.<br> <br>In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations.<br> <br>This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction. Read More

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<b>Discover the Keys to Creating Beautiful Drawings with Master Artists</b><br>  <br> Between these pages, artists of all backgrou...nds will find anything and everything they need to know about drawing. With thorough explanations of materials and their composition, step-by-step demonstrations, and practical advice for creating compositions, <i>The Big Book of Drawing</i> is a comprehensive authority on the medium that is the foundation of all other visual arts. <br><br>Learn how to handle charcoal, pastel, pencil, and an array of inks; master various shading techniques, including cross-hatching and chiaroscuro; and discover the secrets to constructing attractive and unique compositions. Aspiring artists will learn from the best, with a plentiful array of work by old masters, such as Van Dyke, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. <br><br>This combination of a detailed instruction book and folio of masterpiece art inspires and informs artists in a way that no other drawing book does. Read More

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