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$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.

$36.99
The Art of Urban Sketching by Gabriel Campanario

From the mundane to the extraordinary, The Art of Urban Sketching brings you more than 500 stunning, full-colour illustrations drawn on location by urban sketchers around the world.

Picture tall ships visiting Old Port in Montreal, Gaudi’s modernist architecture in Barcelona, bustling street scenes in Hong Kong and Thailand, and colorful outdoor markets in Johannesburg.

This visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles transports you to more than 50 cities, from Seattle to Sydney, spanning every continent and 30 countries.

  • Learn the manifesto behind a global urban sketching movement driven by artists drawing their cities and sharing their visual dispatches online.
  • Be inspired by the artists’ stories about each drawing, how they worked, and the tools they used.
  • Get expert sketching tips and learn how to approach various types of subjects by reading fascinating profiles of leading practitioners.
  • Find out how to participate in and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity.
$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.

$27.95
Observe, Collect, Draw!

Discover the patterns in your everyday life.

Are your interested in self-improvement? Curious about personal data collection? Looking to expand your creative outlets? Interested in a different way of drawing? This journal is for you!

Harness your skills of observation, document the world around you, and discover more about yourself and your life.

$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.

$25.50
Read This if You want to Be Great at Drawing

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings.

The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion.

For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.

$22.50
All Black Cats Are Not Alike

Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike.

This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who "has no tolerance for wet humans or being ignored," to Sashi, who "enjoys freeze-dried chicken by candlelight and full-on body rubs," each cat comes to life through a lovingly hand-drawn portrait and quick-witted profile. Delightfully quirky and utterly charming, this motley crew of black cats will win over anyone with a dry sense of humor.

$23.99
WHOOSH! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings

The best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work? Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages. ItČŘ™s all in the details: sometimes simplicity, rhythm, the position of a shadow, the use of a speed line, or even an exaggerated expression can make all the difference. Cabral walks you step-by-step through 250 fantastic techniques, including:

  • The importance of a good silhouette
  • Using lines of action to help create characterČŘ™s gestures
  • How to use basic shapes to suggest movement
  • The best positions to increase drama in a scene
  • How to tell a compelling narrative with art alone

And if all that isnČŘ™t enough, ten great artists share their trademark secrets for bringing their own drawings to life! Whether you work digitally on a computer or at a drawing table with a good old-fashioned pencil, this book will help you develop the skills you need to create movement and dramaČŘ”and take your dynamic drawing skills to a whole new level.

$35.95
Little Book of Lettering

Typography is always one of the designerČŘ™s first considerations when it comes to making a statement, and in recent years the world of lettering and type has exploded in an unprecedented wave of creative discovery. Contemporary artists, typesetters, and designers of all kinds are exploring new horizons in illustrated and hand-drawn lettering, digitally rendered lettering, and 3D lettering. This collectionČŘ”large in scope but petite in sizeČŘ”surveys the recent lettering renaissance, showcasing a diverse range of talent in gorgeous, eye-catching examples and profiling todayČŘ™s innovators. In a stunning little package that expertly combines a handmade feel with a modern aesthetic, this is the ultimate inspirational collection of contemporary lettering for design buffs and type enthusiasts alike.

$32.50
A Big Important Art Book Now with Women! by Danielle Krysa

Have you ever walked into a museum and thought—where are all the women artists?

You are not alone. For years, artist and curator Danielle Krysa wondered that too. So shes's compiled the work, stories, and inspirational words of some of today's most exciting women artists in this book, to share their experiences and motivate you to unleash your own inner artist. With 15 chapters, each organized around a project inspired by the work of contemporary creators, this book answers the question, "where are all the women artists?" with an emphatic "EVERYWHERE".

$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 television’s favourite artist. His Joy of Painting show captures higher ratings than any other art program in history, year after year. Bob’s 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 – you can do it.

$27.99
Print Play

Screen Printing inspiration for your life and home!

In Print Play, screen printing designers and teachers Jessie Wright and Lara Davies welcome you into their colourful, pattern-filled world with twenty-four easy-to-follow projects. Learn how to create everything from tote bags, T-shirts and cushion covers, to wall hangings, wrapping paper, and planter boxes. With a fun focus on creating colour palettes, finding inspiration, and designing your own unique patterns, Jessie and Lara inspire you to create some screen printing magic of your own. The possibilities are endless.

$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 readersČŘ”whether art lovers or activistsČŘ”to send hope to individuals still imprisoned for defending human rights.

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