Creative Illustration

Author: Andrew Loomis
ISBN: 1526003031
Category: Art
Page: 398
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During his career as one of America's most sought-after illustrators, Andrew Loomis (1889-1959) taught at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and in 1939 he codified his lessons in his first manual, Fun with a Pencil. Four years later it had already been through six printings, and he followed up over the next two decades with a series of even more successful how-to books that remain the gold standard for artists to this day.Creative Illustration is considered Loomis's magnum opus, which was aimed primarily at the professional-level illustrator. Divided into seven sections: Line, Tone, Color, Telling the Story, Creating Ideas, Fields of Illustration, and Experimenting and Studies, this book is filled with instructions, tips, insider experiences, and incredible illustrations.

Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists

Seeing, Sketching, Storytelling, and Using Found Materials
Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610594088
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Whether you have experience drawing or are completely new to it, this exciting workshop-style book provides practical, inspiring, and creative exercises which will expand your drawing skills and provide a framework for integrating illustration with other mixed-media techniques, With a focus on drawing what you love and what is familiar, you will be led through the development of several illustration exercises, which launch from jotted notes and eventually blossom into unique mixed-media creations. You will become familiar with a wide variety of media and approaches to drawing, learn how to work through "creative blocks," and discover ways to scan and layer your illustrations using a computer.

Creative Illustration & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Transforming Doodled Designs Into Whimsical Artistic Illustrations and Mixed-media Projects
Author: Stephanie Corfee
Publisher: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1600583725
Category: Art
Page: 144
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In Creative Illustration & Beyond, artist Stephanie Corfee offers inspiration, tips, and step-by-step instruction to show doodlers and artists how to turn their whimsical designs into beautiful artistic illustrations.

Creative Fashion Illustration

How to Develop Your Own Style
Author: Stuart McKenzie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472583507
Category: Design
Page: 104
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Fashion illustration is skilful and inventive, and the best fashion illustrators can fulfil a brief creatively using their own unique approach. Visually-led and extremely accessible, this book is the go-to resource for anyone wanting to develop their own style. Easy-to-follow exercises are designed to build confidence and encourage experimentation as readers develop essential skills and learn simple and effective tips and tricks. With concise, accessible chapters on topics such as proportion, movement, line, shape and volume as well as sections on tricky areas such as hands and feet, Creative Fashion Illustration is essential reading for anyone looking to enhance their basic drawing skills. Whether coming to fashion illustration for the very first time, a student looking to develop their techniques and expand their portfolio, or even a more experienced illustrator looking for fresh ideas, this book is the ideal guide to imaginative fashion illustration that will stand out from the crowd.

Creative Photoshop CS4

Digital Illustration and Art Techniques
Author: Derek Lea
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136110771
Category: Design
Page: 424
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If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, designer, or serious hobbyist looking for new and interesting ways to use Photoshop, this is the book for you! You already know how to use Photoshop as an image editing tool; now, challenge yourself and discover the more artistic aspects of the program with one of the world's best teachers by your side. In addition to four brand new chapters on real world projects, this new edition of award-winning digital artist Derek Lea's bestselling Creative Photoshop contains several brand new features such as "What you'll learn in this chapter summaries, so you can quickly find projects using the specific tools you'd like to focus on, and supplementary information at the end of each chapter, containing useful resources and additional gallery images to provide further study and inspiration. As you work through Derek's fantastic artistic methods, be sure to visit for more information, including the project files for each chapter, available for download for you to work with, a reader forum, and more.

Creative Drawing and Illustration

A Sourcebook of Inspirational Drawing Skills
Author: Peter Gray
Publisher: Arcturus Pub
ISBN: 9781848378421
Category: Art
Page: 128
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A guide to the techniques of drawing focuses on aspirational imagery and offers step-by-step instructions on a variety of themes.

Illustration Next

Author: Ana Benaroya
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500292525
Page: 320
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This outstanding global survey brings together the dazzling talent of 50 leading illustrators from over 20 countries, among them Julia Rothman, Whitney Sherman and Mike Perry, and also provides them with the opportunity to indulge in a brilliant, creative experiment. The book is curated into two interleaved strands: in the first, each illustrator showcases their own work and is interviewed by the author to shine a light onto what inspires and motivates them. The second strand is a collaborative project with illustrators working in pairs to create original work to one of 25 briefs from the author based on themes ranging from 'beauty' to 'beast' and 'speed' to 'excess'. Each collaboration is accompanied by a joint interview with the two illustrators.

Creative Photoshop: Digital Illustration and Art Techniques, Covering Photoshop CS3

Author: Derek Lea
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136103902
Category: Photography
Page: 376
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"Derek's edge is that he won't stand still. He has a knack for finding new corners of the program to exploit and innovative ways of doing so. He's pushed the boundaries not only for his own art but also for thousands of up and coming artists who also want to create onscreen the visions they have in their minds. If you've bought this book, you're about to discover what I mean. -Garrick Webster, Editor, Computer Arts Welcome to the world of art and imagination! Derek Lea, one of the world's top 100 digital artists, shows you how to use Photoshop in unorthodox ways to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. His work is a unique combination of original photography, traditional illustration, and digital art. If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist or designer who is familiar with Photoshop, but want to push the program to the limit, this book is for you! Learn how to get professional results from the paint features in Photoshop. Create sharp illustrations by combining vectors and pixels. Explore less-than-obvious composition methods, and discover the hidden potential in unlikely artistic resources and materials. Play around with texture using spray paint effects and scanned elements, or age faces and objects. Use stencil tags and comic book coloring techniques. Learn how to bring 3D art to life! Maximize your creativity AND efficiency with invaluable information on working between Photoshop and Illustrator. This book/CD package provides clear, step-by-step tutorials that make it easy to emulate Lea's techniques in your own work. With all the images from the book to play with, you'll be creating stunning artwork in no time! Be sure to visit the book's website at for more information, and join the reader forum to share your ideas with digital artists from around the world.

Digital Illustration

A Master Class in Creative Image-making
Author: Lawrence Zeegen
Publisher: Rotovision
ISBN: 9782880467975
Category: Design
Page: 176
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'Digital Illustration' is a comprehensive practical tool for designers, offering detailed, step-by-step tutorials on the skills and techniques used by the masters of digital image-making.

Creative Fashion Drawing

Author: Noel Chapman
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1782128891
Category: Design
Page: N.A
View: 2008

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This stylish introduction to fashion drawing is aimed both at practicing designers who want to brush up their skills, and at wannabe designers and fashion enthusiasts who want to learn how to design, draw and illustrate fashion from scratch. User-friendly, accessible and stylish, this book is an ideal guide to the world of fashion illustration and design. Fully illustrated throughout, this book contains examples from a range of practising fashion designers and illustrators, and step-by-step illustrations showing how to get the best results. Beginning with the materials and equipment that readers will need, the book goes on to explain how to get inspiration and ideas and use a sketchbook to develop design projects, before moving on to the process of drawing fashion figures. Readers are guided through the process of drawing fashion figures, with step-by-step illustrations showing proportions, men and women, and a range of different poses (standing, sitting, walking etc). Noel Chapman is a fashion author, lecturer, consultant and designer who has designed clothes for Urban Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger, Quiksilver and Galeries Lafayette amongst others. Judith Cheek is a fashion illustrator who trained at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked for clients including M&S, the Conran Group, Viyella and Littlewoods.

Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook

An Imaginative Illustration Journal
Author: Marissa Giambrone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631593374
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Draw, Color, and Sticker series offers page after page of beautiful inspiration designed to get you drawing! Stickers and partially illustrated pages provide a rich canvas to encourage you to practice drawing with a multitude of elements and across multiple themes. Black and white drawings with touches of color will get you started started, and invite further experimentation. The uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with any variety of materials. The included stickers are printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top!

The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids

500 Activities to Encourage Creativity in Kids Ages 2 to 12--Play, Pretend, Draw, Dance, Sing, Write, Build, Tinker
Author: Bobbi Conner
Publisher: Roost Books
ISBN: 1611801311
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 400
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Collects five hundred age-appropriate ideas for creative activities to share with children from age two to twelve, including imaginative ideas for arts and crafts, building things, music, dance, drama, and use of language.

I'd Love to Draw

Author: Andrew Loomis,Alex Ross
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781169209
Category: Art
Page: 121
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"The lost work of American illustration legend Andrew Loomis, published for the very first time. Carefully cleaned and restored from the original manuscript by a team of experts and featuring additional instruction by comic book icon Alex Ross"--Page 4 of cover.

Creative Techniques of Fashion Illustration

Author: Otani Natsuki
Publisher: Design Media Pub Limited
ISBN: 9789881296924
Category: Design
Page: 272
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Fashion illustration is one of the most unique subjects for illustrators. It’s competitive and challenging in a positive way. Creative Techniques of Fashion Illustration selects almost 200 projects worldwide giving a systematic account of fashion illustration. The main topics include introduction, forms of expression, practical and drawing techniques with world recognized fashion illustrators discussing their working process.

The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Author: William Maughan
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770434738
Category: Art
Page: 160
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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

The Successful Drawing

Author: Andrew Loomis
ISBN: 1526002981
Category: Art
Page: 143
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The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered and Successful Drawing, the third in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returns this classic title to print for the first time in decades.For over 60 years Successful Drawing has provided a superb resource covering all the techniques needed to master three-dimensional drawing. From the fundamentals of proportion, placement, perspective, planes and pattern, through a detailed examination of scale and the effects and capture of light, to the mastery of conception, construction, contour, character and consistency, Successful Drawing is filled with step-by-step instruction, professional tips and beautiful illustration.Engaging, witty, and wonderfully executed, this is a masterclass for amateur artists and professional illustrators alike.

Playing with Sketches

50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists
Author: Whitney Sherman
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1610589459
Category: Design
Page: 192
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DIVDrawing is the backbone of art and design; with all of the tantalizing wonders of the digital world, the best designers, illustrators and artists know that it’s good to step back occasionally and hit the refresh button on your hand and mind. Playing with Sketches is a hands-on, fun approach to exploring drawing principles. Beginning with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play, this book brings you through a series of basic warm-up exercises that can be combined with later projects. Then you’ll move quickly on to more challenging and engaging exercises, including word games, dimensional shapes, and inventive sketchbooks and letterforms, eventually creating a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. This book features creative, adaptable ideas, and numerous examples of designers and artists responses to each exercise, giving you a peek into their way of thinking and seeing. /divDIVWith over 25 contributors, from high-profile designers, illustrators and artists to talented graduate students, you see work that will walk you step-by-step through a process or inspire by example. The book provides meaningful outcomes for your practice, including building an image archive, being exposed to new ways to use media and tools, inspiring you to break the rules, to collaborate, and much more! /div

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Author: Andrew Loomis
ISBN: 152600304X
Category: Art
Page: 194
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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.