Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration is the perfect “how to” guide to make art on the go using a combination of medium and style.
The author introduces the reader to scientific illustration, botanical illustration, portraiture, fashion illustration, food illustration and so on. She presents 12 creative projects as well as illustration styles, tools (pencils: graphite pencils, watercolor pencils; sketchbooks, paint, brushes, watercolor, gouache, and more), and techniques to create storytelling illustrations.
She explores different color palettes and shares tips on how to combine colors for subjects and evoke different moods.
The projects in this book are easy to follow: for each project, the author provides tips on media to use, step-by-step sketches, adding patterns and details, and lastly, adding color for the final touches.
This book also covers doodling; the author shows you how to doodle with different shapes, and how to draw and color scenery. For instance, a scene at the farmer’s market. She guides the reader on how to make patterns, illustrate a meal—be it in a coffee shop, a restaurant, a local grocery store—and the Japanese Kaiseki meal. She provides some high-level tips on drawing fashion.
Other projects include hand lettering, patterns—inspired by different countries—and collage illustration. The reader will learn how to create collages using newspaper clippings, tickets and other ephemera from their travels, draw and paint on ticket subs to create memorabilia.
This book will teach you how to find inspiration wherever you are and find beauty in the mundane. I recommend to art lovers.
- Pages: 128
- Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster (14 May 2019)
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