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  1. Drawing & Painting Wild Animals Book and DVD set with Vic Bearcroft

    Drawing & Painting Wild Animals Book and DVD set with Vic Bearcroft

    SAA Price £20.50

    Few of us get the chance to paint iconic wild animals in their natural environment. In this exciting book, BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year 2012 Finalist and Endangered Species Category Winner, Vic Bearcroft will show you how to capture these magnificent creatures closer to home, either from photographs or by visiting one of the many wildlife parks around the country.

    The book is progressively structured and Vic will lead you in if you're new to the subject, discussing materials for drawing and painting in watercolour, acrylic and pastel, and then moving on to tone and colour as well as simple shapes and sketches.

    The bulk of the book is divided up by animal types, including big cats, bears, apes and the dog family.

    Each of these sections includes detailed notes on the basic structure and features such as eyes, noses and skin or fur, and is completed by a full step-by-step demonstration of one of the classics of the group - a tiger, a panda, a chimpanzee and so on.

    This is one of the best, most thorough and most easy to follow books on animal painting there has been in a long time.

    In the accompanying DVD, Vic will show you, in 3 full demonstrations, how he completes his stunning paintings.

    Search Press . Hardback . 128 pages . Colour throughout

    DVD: 100 Minutes

    Please note this DVD title is only available in PAL format and therefore is unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

    However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More
  2. Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression book with Marjolein Kruijt

    Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression book with Marjolein Kruijt

    RRP £15.99
    SAA Price £12.99

    This beautiful and inspirational guide to making your animal portraits leap into life.

    This comprehensive guide covers many species from your favourite domestic friends to wild animals and even birds.

    Learn how to depict the creatures that inspire you accurately and sympathetically, capturing their character through that elusive glint in their eyes, the textures in their fur, and the contours of their musculature.

    With instructions for using predominantly pastels and oils but also charcoal, inks and watercolours, this book is a must for all animal lovers.


    Search Press. Paperback. Colour throughout. 144 pages. Learn More
  3. The Art of Drawing: Wild Animals Book with Giovanni Civardi

    The Art of Drawing: Wild Animals Book with Giovanni Civardi

    RRP £8.99
    SAA Price £6.99

    Justifiably renowned for his series of books on figure drawing and human anatomy, Giovanni Civardi turns out to be just as good when he directs his attention to the animal kingdom.

    You won't want to skip the technical introduction that covers perspective, anatomy, form, structure and movement as well as basic drawing methods. Giovanni crams a great deal of practical wisdom into a mere 14 pages and this short section should be enough to get you on the right path, even as a complete beginner.

    Once you're confident with the basics, the exercises that follow are an absolute delight. It's not a long book, and Giovanni's style is not the extended step-by-step demonstration. He is the eloquent master, though, of the informative drawing and the few, perfectly-chosen words. His explanations have the knack of telling you what you're looking for, not what you're looking at, which is the essence of good instruction.

    If you're reasonably confident with your materials and your techniques, you'll revel in the sheer beauty and variety here. Giovanni always makes you feel that his results are achievable.


    Book: Search Press. Paperback. 64 pages. Black & White Throughout. Learn More
  4. Drawing & Painting Wild Animals Book with Vic Bearcroft.

    Drawing & Painting Wild Animals Book with Vic Bearcroft.

    RRP £12.99
    SAA Price £9.99

    Few of us get the chance to paint iconic wild animals in their natural environment. In this exciting book, BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year 2012 Finalist and Endangered Species Category Winner, Vic Bearcroft will show you how to capture these magnificent creatures closer to home, either from photographs or by visiting one of the many wildlife parks around the country.

    The book is progressively structured and Vic will lead you in if you're new to the subject, discussing materials for drawing and painting in watercolour, acrylic and pastel, and then moving on to tone and colour as well as simple shapes and sketches.

    The bulk of the book is divided up by animal types, including big cats, bears, apes and the dog family.

    Each of these sections includes detailed notes on the basic structure and features such as eyes, noses and skin or fur, and is completed by a full step-by-step demonstration of one of the classics of the group - a tiger, a panda, a chimpanzee and so on.

    This is one of the best, most thorough and most easy to follow books on animal painting there has been in a long time.

    There is a DVD to accompany the book.

    Search Press . Hardback . 128 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  5. The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration with Christabel King and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Delivered directly from publisher (UK Mainland Only)

    The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration with Christabel King and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Delivered directly from publisher (UK Mainland Only)

    SAA Price £19.99

    Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist.

    Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and transferring drawings.

    She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cacti and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine.

    A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience.

    There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.

    Hardback edition

    This item is sent directly from the publisher. Please allow 3-5 days (UK Mainland Only) Learn More
  6. The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour with Trevor Waugh PLUS SAA Silver Large Oval Wash Brush

    The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour with Trevor Waugh PLUS SAA Silver Large Oval Wash Brush

    SAA Price £22.50

    Roses are one of the most popular flowers, both for gardeners and artists, and this is the definitive guide to painting them. Alongside the SAA Silver Large Oval Wash Brush, you'll be creating stunning roses of your own in no time!

    Trevor is well known for his flower paintings and his interpretations capture not just the look of a bloom, but its character and essence. In this comprehensive but approachable volume, he demonstrates not just individual specimens, but arrangements and settings where colour, light and shade play as much a part as shape and structure.

    Trevor has plenty to say about mixing colours and applying paint and also working from photographs and existing artworks - handy sources of reference when living examples are not available. Initial exercises include stems, leaves and petals and there’s plenty to practise with as you build up to your first flower portrait.

    There are exercises throughout that, as well as varying the pace of the work also develop your skills with form, light and colourways. Each section concludes with a step-by-step project that brings everything together in a complete painting.

    This is an informative, but above all enjoyable look at the bright, fascinating and beautiful world of roses.

    Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout

    The SAA Silver Large Oval Wash Brush is made using a blue squirrel mixture that is great at holding lots of paint and keeping its shape.

    Oval Wash Large
    Width of the brush body at ferrule: 18mm.
    Visible hair length: 37mm.
    Total length of brush : 246mm. Learn More
  7. The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour with Trevor Waugh

    The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour with Trevor Waugh

    RRP £14.99
    SAA Price £11.99

    Roses are one of the most popular flowers, both for gardeners and artists, and this is the definitive guide to painting them.

    Trevor is well known for his flower paintings and his interpretations capture not just the look of a bloom, but its character and essence. In this comprehensive but approachable volume, he demonstrates not just individual specimens, but arrangements and settings where colour, light and shade play as much a part as shape and structure.

    Trevor has plenty to say about mixing colours and applying paint and also working from photographs and existing artworks - handy sources of reference when living examples are not available. Initial exercises include stems, leaves and petals and there’s plenty to practise with as you build up to your first flower portrait.

    There are exercises throughout that, as well as varying the pace of the work also develop your skills with form, light and colourways. Each section concludes with a step-by-step project that brings everything together in a complete painting.

    This is an informative, but above all enjoyable look at the bright, fascinating and beautiful world of roses.

    Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  8. Display Book A3 20 pockets (Note: UK Mainland Delivery only)

    Display Book A3 20 pockets (Note: UK Mainland Delivery only)

    RRP £8.14
    SAA Price £7.32

    These practical Display Books are ideal for keeping your artwork safe from dirt, dust and fingerprints.

    They come in a tough polypropylene cover, into which you can insert your own front cover and spine, with 20 internal pockets.

    Available in four different sizes, these are great for presenting your drawings and paintings, whatever size.

    Book Size: 420 x 297 mm Learn More
  9. Jean Haines book bundle: Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour and Paint Yourself Calm

    Jean Haines book bundle: Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour and Paint Yourself Calm

    Non - member Price: £35.98
    SAA Price £24.98

    The ultimate bundle for Jean Haines fans - Atmospheric Flowers & Paint Yourself Calm for a very special price!

    Jean Haines is an intensely spiritual painter and this beautiful guide - Atmospheric Flowers - will help you find your own inner vision.

    This is a not a book about painting flowers as botanical specimens, but about capturing their spirit. Jean uses watercolour about as loosely as it's possible to do so and her paintings have an almost iridescent quality that celebrates colour, atmosphere and life. Her flowers shimmer in the light and seem almost to possess movement.

    This book is a celebration of watercolour as a medium that can express the inner feelings of the artist more than any other. Whilst firmly rooted in practical art, it is also about creativity and interpretation. There are demonstrations, but they are not at the heart of the project - this book is about learning to see and how to communicate beauty and vision.

    Search Press - Hardback - 176 pages - Colour throughout

    Even if you don't buy into the new-age idea of mindful self-awareness, Paint Yourself Calm is a book that's fundamentally about the creative process and it makes intriguing reading.

    Jean's loose, sometimes almost abstract style can have Zen-like qualities which she uses as a way of channelling her inner thoughts onto paper. The results, as the illustrations show, can be both beautiful for any observer as well as remarkably serene.

    From the purely artistic point of view, the process involves allowing your unconscious thoughts to drive what happens with brushes and colours, to think more about a state of mind than a subject. Physical objects such as flowers, butterflies and people are often there, but in the background rather than as the main point of interest.

    The creative process is an almost impossible thing to explain, but Jean manages the task remarkably well and this is a book that can help you unlock ways of thinking, seeing and painting you never knew you were capable of.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  10. Paint Pad Poster Book – Country Scenes - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Paint Pad Poster Book – Country Scenes - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £15.99

    'These are simple books that make serious art easily accessible even for the raw beginner.' Praise from Henry Malt, Artbookreview

    A poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one! 5 beautiful posters to pull out and frame, along with the watercolour outline and stage-by-stage instructions you need to paint each artwork for yourself.

    Fill your home with original, professional art - and learn to paint at the same time. This innovative new series is a poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one!

    Each of the five A3 posters are ready to pull out, frame and display. In addition, you can enjoy the calming pursuit of painting each of the pictures yourself using the pre-printed outlines - so no drawing required.

    The large, landscape format of the book allows each stage of painting to be clearly and comprehensively explained with an innovative annotation approach. Simply pull out the simple, stage-by-stage tutorial pages and pin them to your easel, then paint directly onto the watercolour outline for fantastic results.

    In this title, Country Scenes, learn to paint a range of inspiring landscapes: journey to a tranquil New Forest stream, a rolling Tuscan hillside and a snowy mountain river, and enjoy 5 masterclasses in landscape painting.

    This item is sent directly from the publisher. Please allow 3-5 days (UK Mainland Only) Learn More
  11.  Love Watercolour Book with Sara Funduk - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Love Watercolour Book with Sara Funduk - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £12.99

    100 ideas, exercises, and fun projects to help you learn to use watercolor paint in a joyful way.

    Painting makes people happy! Learn to use watercolour in a relaxing and joyful way, and you will feel it too. This book is packed full of 100 ideas, exercises and projects to help you experiment with watercolour paint: make mistakes, have fun, and surprise yourself with this fun and meditative medium. Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life, this book will help you get over the fear of the blank page and experience the pure joy of creating. And if you’re more experienced, you’ll be inspired to use your watercolour skills in new and exciting ways.

    Sara Funduk will guide you every step of the way, from choosing your supplies and making those first few brush strokes all the way to completing beautiful watercolour projects you can be proud of.

    160 pages. Learn More
  12. Terry Harrison's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists with Terry Harrison - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Terry Harrison's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists with Terry Harrison - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £8.99

    Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more.

    Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time.

    This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists.

    In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists' Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.

    This item is sent directly from the publisher. Please allow 3-5 days (UK Mainland Only) Learn More
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