Masters of Mosaic gives an exclusive insight into the work and specialist skills of twelve of England's premier contemporary mosaic artists. Each chapter is written by a different artist and gives their unique story, including their inspirations and influences, and how they design, create and insta..
This collection of original tribal-inspired designs includes spiked spirals, ragged curved lines, bold blackwork, henna designs, and many other stylized motifs. More than 350 patterns ready to be replicated by your tattoo artist or personalized for craft projects..
Jacqueline Kennedy - American icon and inimitable symbol of strength and beauty. Her majestic elegance is captured in this delightful gift book, Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad, by French painter, illustrator, and lifelong friend of the First Lady, Jacqueline Duheme...
New Zealand: A Painted Country is a journey through a unique portfolio of landscapes depicting the favourite places of some of New Zealand's most popular contemporary artists. The highly diverse paintings display not only the wide spectrum of styles and techniques used by these artists, but also the..
We have tattooing in the blood in New Zealand, and styles worn with pride here in Aotearoa are appreciated worldwide by admirers of beautiful design. And in the early 2010s, tattooing is going through a renaissance. Chris Hoult immersed himself in the Kiwi tattoo scene from 2011 and 2012, and brough..
For centuries, artists have learnt from the art that came before them. This book explains how to make paint meaningful and imaginative responses to the works of the masters. There are step by step examples to illustrate how to get started and how to use thumbnail pencil sketches. Advice is given on ..
Learn to capture the beauty and drama of the sky. A good sky is the essence of successful landscape and seascape paintings. This practical book covers everything you will need to know to paint a sky that captures the mood and atmosphere of a scene. With over 200 paintings, it explains techniques, de..
Painting on canvas poses many exciting opportunities for the artist. Along with the immediacy, vibrancy, and unpredictability of watercolors, it is a liberating and creative process. This practical book explains how to start painting with watercolors on canvas and goes on to encourage new style an..
Follow the series of simple projects to master essential techniques, then pull them all together in the final step to create a striking work of art. With practical advice on which pastels, tools and papers to buy, as well as a thorough explanation of how to use your materials, you'll soon learn to r..
This encouraging workbook guides designers and illustrators to create stunning pattern designs using inspiration from their surroundings. Inside are fifty inspiring exercises for coming up with new and interesting patterns, along with plenty of free space for drafting. At the back, fifty professiona..
Tattooing has moved in the past decade from the underground subculture it once was to a trendy fad at the turn of the century to now being a full-blown cultural phenomenon. "Permanence" brings together photographic portraits of people's tattoos and the stories behind them, told in the subjects' own ..