Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rekindling the love for painting and drawing

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We love books that rekindle our love for painting and drawing. We have checked out a few books that inspires both beginning and advanced artists. The techniques and tips mentioned in these books are a real inspiration to start drawing and painting with a variety of medium. 
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Artist's Drawing Techniques is a practical guide to learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pens, and pastels. This book will help develop skills using these different medium. The book helps understand how to choose and observe a subject, then figure out the composition, and sketch. After learning this basic principles we can learn to master more than 80 techniques, from shading to blending to perspective to cross-hatching using a variety of tools, materials, and methods mentioned in this book. 
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Artist's Painting Techniques is a guide that teaches how to bring out our inner artist with a wide range of painting styles using acrylics, watercolours, and oil paints. Similar to the drawing book in this series it explains how we can use the tools, materials, and methods to develop our skills. 
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Creative Approaches to Painting by Marjorie Sarnat helps find inspiration with more than 200 ideas for painting. Students, teachers, and professionals alike can benefit from this guide, which suggests resourceful concepts for paintings. In addition to tips on ways to organize ideas, it proposes unusual methods with innovative materials and offers advice, answers, and techniques for artists of every style.
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Modern Calligraphy by Lucy Edmonds is loosely based on the 2,000-year-old Copperplate style. This book inspires us to develop our own hand lettering style. Even if we think we are not creative or have poor handwriting, this illustrated guide and regular practice will help us enjoy a new form of self-expression. Step-by-step approach with tips, tricks, and techniques for beginners, starts off with advice on materials and basic exercises and then advances to uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, and brush calligraphy. The practice pages with dotted lines will help perfect the technique. We can learn how to make our own inks, and add elegant personal touch to envelope-addressing, invitations, dinner party menus, and gift tags.
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Modern Acrylic helps us discover simple concepts and painting techniques to create exciting and expressive works of art. Modern Acrylic encourages playfulness in art for a fun, colourful, and accessible painting experience. We can learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns, and how to transfer hand-lettering skills to paint. This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects.
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The other two books in this series Modern Drawing and Modern Watercolor similar to the Acrylic book explains the basics, and shows how we can use these mediums to practice and advance our skills.
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Giveaway:
If you are living in Canada and would like to win a copy of the Artists Drawing Techniques book enter the giveaway through the giveaway tool. 
This giveaway will end on November 11th. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Jennifer


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35 comments:

  1. I would love to win because we have an emerging artist in our house and this would help her develop her talent.

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  2. I have been painting for many years but am really only just now learning to draw. I think this would be a valuable book to help me learn the techniques with the various mediums.

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  3. My niece loves to draw, she would love this book.

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  4. I would love to win this book for my granddaughter,she loves to draw!

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  5. I would love this, my daughter just started this as a hobbie

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  6. I have some grandkids that are artistic and would love the book!

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  7. I would love to win because it really makes me interested in trying something different

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  8. Sadly not very artistic

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  9. I would like a copy of Artists Drawing Techniques for my daughter
    jan

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  10. I would like to win because my niece loves to draw and color and paint

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  11. I'd love to win a copy of this to improve my drawing skills!

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  12. My granddaughters are great drawers so they would love to have these books.

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  13. I would love to improve my art techniques with these books.

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  14. My niece is very artsy and she would love this book!

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  15. I like to win this for me niece she likes to paint and Im sure this will help you

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  16. My daughter loves to paint and this would be a wonderful addition to her collection of art books.

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  17. I have always wanted to be a painter but I have never started toward this goal. I do not have a talent to draw even basic things, but my stickman rocks! I would love to have the materials needs to develop this life long desire. Thanks very much for the artsy giveaway opportunity.

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  18. My daughter, 8, I'm not kidding you-she gets a pile of paper, a pencil and sets up YouTube and watches tutorials on how to draw! It is so fun watching her learn. And hey, I get lots of pictures!

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  19. My son loves to draw and hopes to become an animator one day. This book would help him learn to hone his skills and learn new techniques!

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  20. Why do you want to win a copy of this book Artists Drawing Techniques because it would be a perfect gift for one of y best friends or for my dad I have to decide lol

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  21. My grandson would love this a she fancies himself some kind of an artist

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  22. My daughter would be ecstatic with these. She is so far self taught but looking for direction to move forward

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  23. I want to win because my daughter has started to gain interest in drawing and started to learn drawing. I think she will like this prize pack!

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  24. I'm retired now so I would really like to get back to art.

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  25. my granddaughter has started to take an interest in drawing so I think this would be great to help her acquire some new techniques and advance her drawing skills

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  26. I would like to win this Artists Drawing Techniques book for my daughter and grandson, they are both very creative.

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  27. I would love to win this for my grandson. He loves to draw and does a lot of it.

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  28. both my kids love to draw and are very good at it. I think this book would be great for them to help them expand on their technique.

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  29. I like to win for my niece who loves to draw.
    Florence Cochrane

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  30. I would love to win the Artists Drawing Techniques book so that I could gift it to my older daughter. She loves art, and is very artistic, so I know she would love it!

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  31. My granddaughter will love this book and would learning so much. Thank you for the chance.

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  32. I would love to win this for my oldest daughter, she is the artist in the family.

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  33. I would like to win this for my oldest son. He enjoys drawing and is always looking for new inspiration.

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  34. I would love to win, I have always wanted to learn how to draw and I think this would be a big help

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