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$22.50
Magma Sketchbook: Film & Animation

Artists have always relied on their sketchbooks. This was true for artists working within a fine art tradition and is just as true today in the age of Macs, digital cameras and computer-generated imagery. This new line of sketchbooks addresses the needs of contemporary practitioners: illustrators, designers, art directors, fashion designers, filmmakers and anyone within the creative industries. Helpful and user-friendly, these sketchbooks tread that fine line between giving users practical tools and information while not interfering with their creative freedom. They are also made entirely out of eco-friendly materials.

This Film & Animation sketchbook includes 136 blank pages, storyboard grids and project management tools, plus 16 pages of useful information on shot sizes and aspect ratios, digital video basics, animation, screenplays, planning your shots, sound, lighting and editing.

$27.00
Bob Ross' New Joy of Painting collected by Annette Kowalski

From the blurb:

Since 1983, Bob Ross has been televisionŐs favourite artist. His Joy of Painting show captures higher ratings than any other art program in history, year after year. BobŐs quick painting style and easy, encouraging manner reaches millions of viewers around the world each day.

His third book, New Joy of Painting, is now available in paperback containing another sixty of his favorite landscape paintings. Each is presented in full colour, along with written instructions and detailed black-and-white how-to photographs.

Now you really can complete your very own beautiful masterpiece Đ you can do it.

$20.95
Fantastic Machines

Bestselling author Steve McDonald employs his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the physical beauty of the vintage and modern machines and devices that shape our world. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of jumbo jets, pinball machines, weaving looms, tractors, space stations, motorbikes, steampunk creations, circuit boards, locomotives, and much more. A selection of imaginative mechanical mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality coloring book.

$27.99
The Organic Artist

Do you want to breathe some new life into your creative process? The Organic Artist encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as wood, stone, feather and bone.

In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape.

The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your wild roots.

Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with clay and wood, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and paints, crayons and charcoal, pens and paintbrushes and bookbinding sketchbooks.

$34.95
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter

Renowned artist Ai Weiwei engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights with his art installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. In one participatory piece, Yours Truly, visitors sent 92,829 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. This book delves into those postcards' lasting impact. Five former prisoners and their loved ones reflect on the experience of receiving hundreds of postcards while imprisoned. Essays and a statement by Ai Weiwei contextualize this extraordinary project. And photographs taken during the exhibition show visitors and the messages they wrote. The book also includes four pre-addressed, tear-out postcards, inviting readers‰ŰÓwhether art lovers or activists‰ŰÓto send hope to individuals still imprisoned for defending human rights.

$28.95
A Few Minutes of Design

52 activities to spark your creativity!

Even concert pianists do warm-up exercises to limber up the fingers and clear the mind for the performance ahead. Designers are, or should be, no different. This delightful and colorful card deck presents fifty-two exercises or activities to jump-start your creative juices, free you from creative block, start a new project, or finish an existing one. Each exercise offers insight into the innumerable small decisions involved in design. How to join this part to that, how to establish a pattern or continue the series, how to say it without words, what fits, and what doesn't? These cards benefit established practicing designers or creatives in any field with activities that are sometimes playful, sometimes challenging, but always enlightening.

$5.20
Pocket Guide to Mixing Color

This handy pocket guide measures only 3″ × 5″, and folds out accordion-style. It visually outlines primary colours, secondary colours, tints, tones and shades, warm and cool colours, and colour harmonies. On the back, it includes a gray scale and value guide, a personal palette to mix colours for future reference, and a list of colour definitions.

$20.95
Where's Warhol?

Andy Warhol Top of the Pops, devout Catholic, silver-wig wearer and now the star of Where's Warhol?

Spot Warhol in the corridors of the Bauhaus or the Sistine Chapel as he and his famous friends pop up in 12 spectacles of art history. Expand your art horizons and indulge in some celebrity spotting: all ages will enjoy this original take on a classic format.

$23.95
Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk by Danielle Krysa

The book your inner critic really doesnŐt want to read!

The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa, has published a new book to help inspire artists to defeat self doubt. Each encouraging chapter outlines and important moment in an artistŐs life Đ fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, and sharing work with others.

If you are creative (which, you certainly are - see truth #1), itŐs all true. And itŐs all explained here, in ten encouraging chapters that reveal how to accept these truths as part of your artistic process and keep moving forward to make good work. Starting. Right. Now.

$41.95
Creative Block by Danielle Krysa

From Danielle Krysa (aka The Jealous Curator) comes the inspiring book, Creative Block. Spend a little time with this book you'll never fear the creative block again!

On days when you just feel stuck, use this creative block-busting book of inspiration to break through. In interviews with 50 successful artists working in all different mediums, you'll discover tried-and-true methods for staying motivated, conquering criticism, and finding fresh ideas.

The book features Creative unBlock strategies from 50 Contemporary artists, including:

  • Jen Altman
  • Kate Bingaman-Burt
  • Lisa Congdon
  • Jen Gotch
  • Camilla Engman
  • Martha Rich
  • Julia Rothman
  • Trey Speegle
  • Wayne White
  • Anthony Zinonos
  • and many more!

Each artist also offers a kick-in-the-pants project that will push you beyond your comfort zone to create new work you never even knew was in you.

Check out Opus' interview with Danielle Krysa: A Creative Block Comes Full Circle

$26.50
Watercolor Sketching: An Introduction by Paul Laseau

A step-by-step resource by Paul Laseau for both beginners and those returning to watercolour Đ including traveling architects, artists, and designers Đ this guide covers sketching on-site, sketching in the studio, environmental colour, colour values, and more. Exercises depicting a range of subjects from architectural details to large landscapes provide practical experience with the medium.

Watercolour Sketching introduces watercolour as an instrument for stimulation and creative growth. Whatever stage you are at in your education or career, this book offers suggestions for more effective graphic communication.

$28.99
Styling for Instagram

Social Media can be a rich source of inspiration for aspiring photographers. It's easy enough to set up an account, but to really master it and gain a significant following you need two things: a strong personal identity and an aspirational style that people will want to emulate. This book will help you achieve both.

Written by renowned author and photographer Leela Cyd, this book is packed with beautiful images as well as her sage advice for certain Instagram success.

With advice on creating the perfect composition, finding a unique angle, and picking the right props, you'll find all you need to know about getting beautifully styled shots that work.

$28.99
POP Painting

Enter the World of Pop Surrealism.

Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at the painting tools, methods, and inspirations of one of the top artists working in the growing field of Pop Surrealism. For the first time, beloved best-selling author and artist Camilla dŐErrico pulls back the curtain to give you exclusive insights on topics from the paints and brushes she uses and her ideal studio setup, to the dreams, notions, and pop culture icons that fuel the creation of her hauntingly beautiful Pop Surrealist paintings.

With step-by-step examples covering major subjects areas such as humans, animals, melting effects, and twisting reality (essential for Pop Surrealism!), Pop Painting gives you the sensation of sitting by CamillaŐs side as she takes her paintings from idea to finished work. This front row seat reveals how a leading artist dreams, paints, and creates a successful body of work. For fans of Camilla and the underground art scene, aspiring artists looking to express their ideas in paint, and experienced artists wanting to incorporate the Pop Surrealist style into their work, Pop Painting is a one-of-a-kind, must-have guide.

$24.99
Magma Sketchbook: Architecture

Artists have always relied on their sketchbooks. This was true for artists working within a fine art tradition and is just as true today in the age of Macs, digital cameras and computer-generated imagery. This new line of sketchbooks addresses the needs of contemporary practitioners: illustrators, designers, art directors, fashion designers, filmmakers and anyone within the creative industries. Helpful and user-friendly, these sketchbooks tread that fine line between giving users practical tools and information while not interfering with their creative freedom. They are also made entirely out of eco-friendly materials.

Magma Sketchbook: Architecture includes 120 blank and gridded pages and printed scale rulers (both metric and imperial), plus 16 pages of useful information on architectural styles, drawing types, circulation, room layouts, furniture and fittings, structural elements and sustainability.

$34.99
Bloom

This beautiful book contains more than 50 designs from the best-selling Korean paper-cutting artist Choi Hyang Mee. The intricate designs are inspired by flora and fauna and printed on three different paper stocks. With clear instructions and inspirational ideas for how to use your finished work, you will soon be creating stunning artworks and decorative pieces.

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