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Search Press - Special Books

Give the gift of inspiration this Christmas with books from well-loved artists like David Bellamy and Tim Fisher.

In a vast array of mediums and subject including botanical, encaustic and drawing...there is something for everyone!

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  1. Rock Art! with Denise Scicluna - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Rock Art! with Denise Scicluna - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £9.99

    Denise Scicluna shows techniques for painting eccentric art on rocks! You can create Scottish terriers, goldfish, monsters, houses, hearts, happy faces, geometrics, abstracts, horses, bugs, beetles, plaids, daisies, apples, bananas, moons, ferns, fairies, mushrooms, stripes, stars, Autumn leaves, undersea creatures, feathers, cats, cacti, skyscrapers, sad faces, starships, alphabet letters, ladybirds, mandalas, hot-air balloons, birds, bees, butterflies, pumpkins, poodles, peapods, shoes, ships...the list goes on!

    Get creative and use your rock painting art in a variety of crafty projects.

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  2. Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour with Julie Collins - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour with Julie Collins - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £6.99

    A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the watercolour artist.

    It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour.

    There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours.

    A beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours. Watercolour artists from beginners to more experienced painters will find this a handy, comprehensive guide.

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  3. How to Draw: Cats with Polly Pinder - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    How to Draw: Cats with Polly Pinder - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £4.99

    All drawing is based on the construction of simple lines and shapes.

    This easy-to- follow book teaches how to draw short-haired and long-haired cats and kittens in extremely easy step-by-step stages. Polly Pinder includes a good selection of all the favourite breeds including domestic and pedigree cats as well as the amazingly patterned tabbies. Even absolute beginners will be able to create great drawings following these illustrations

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  4. Drawing Using Grids: Portraits with Character with Giovanni Civardi - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Drawing Using Grids: Portraits with Character with Giovanni Civardi - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £8.99

    From world-renowned artist Giovanni Civardi, this highly practical guide uses the traditional grid technique to make the process of creating a characterful portrait drawing both simple and accessible.

    Starting from a photograph, Civardi shows you how to create an accurate pencil sketch of the subject by overlaying a grid and transferring the image one square at a time. The drawing is then rendered in easy stages to create a finished portrait.

    Even the most complex of subjects can be broken down into easy steps using this method, and by following the numerous, step-by-step exercises the reader will very soon be producing highly detailed drawings based on photographs of their own.

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  5. Drawing Hands & Feet  with Eddie Armer - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Drawing Hands & Feet with Eddie Armer - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £12.99

    A beautiful, practical course to life drawing, using a range of media and techniques.

    "Life drawing is not only about learning to draw the body accurately; it also teaches you to translate our complex three-dimensional world... to the confines of a sheet of paper." Eddie Armer

    Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course.

    By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials.

    Feel encouraged as you start your life-drawing journey by accomplishing an effective, straightforward pose, formed across a few straight lines and drawn with a standard pencil. Then, work with ease through each of Eddie's beautifully drawn projects to tackle fundamental methods for sketching, designed to steadily introduce you to invaluable techniques that will bring your work to the next level.

    Every project includes fully-illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. Pore over the accompanying gallery of stunning pieces by Eddie at the end of the chapter, showing examples of the demonstrated technique and providing inspiration for your own poses and style, once you've built your confidence.

    From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate guide to learning to draw the body.

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  6. How to Draw: Dogs with Susie Hodge - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    How to Draw: Dogs with Susie Hodge - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £4.99

    This delightful introduction to drawing dogs completely demystifies the drawing process.

    It shows how images can be built up easily, from initial geometric shapes right through to the finished animals.

    Susie Hodges includes a good selection of popular breeds and she uses a helpful two-colour method that clearly shows every line and curve of the step-by-step pictures.

    Even absolute beginners will find themselves creating great drawings when they use this book and there is much to inspire more experienced artists too. An invaluable guide for anyone interested in this subject.

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  7. How to Draw: Hands & Feet with Susie Hodge - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    How to Draw: Hands & Feet with Susie Hodge - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £4.99

    Hands and feet are considered the hardest parts of the body to draw, due to the variety of shapes involved and their dynamism; and as a result, they are often neglected by artists.

    In this book Susie Hodge, who has been teaching practical art for over 17 years, will demystify the process in creating these body parts and teach the reader how to draw them with simple illustrated instructions. In six stages Hodge builds up the shapes of the hands and feet to create a professional-looking sketch.

    Both beginners and the more advanced artists will benefit from this invaluable, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide.

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  8. How to Draw: Manga Chibis with Yishan Li - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    How to Draw: Manga Chibis with Yishan Li - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

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    28 different characters, poses and expressions that offer a dynamic selection of manga chibi figures.

    Chibis are a fun subject to explore, with large eyes, tiny bodies and very expressive emotions. This is a genre perfect for anyone seeking to learn a simpler form of manga and the basics of creating these delightful characters.

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  9. Colour Mixing Guide: Acrylics with Julie Collins - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Colour Mixing Guide: Acrylics with Julie Collins - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £6.99

    This pocket-sized, practical guide has everything the acrylic artist needs to know about colour mixing, from colour theory to complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and local colour.

    There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours.

    Clear, practical and beautifully presented advice.

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  10. How to Draw: Manga Myths & Legends with Yishan Li - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    How to Draw: Manga Myths & Legends with Yishan Li - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £4.99

    Over two dozen figures and monsters from myths and legends can be drawn easily following these very simple step-by-step stages inside.

    A subject rarely explored by many manga artists, Yishan Li will inspire both beginners and experienced artists to create their own mythological beings, based on these famous and formidable creatures.

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  11. Drawing Using Grids: Portraits of Babies & Children with Giovanni Civardi - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Drawing Using Grids: Portraits of Babies & Children with Giovanni Civardi - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £8.99

    From world-renowned artist Giovanni Civardi, this highly practical guide to drawing babies and children uses the traditional grid technique to make the drawing process both simple and accessible.

    Starting from a photograph, Civardi shows you how to create an accurate pencil sketch of the subject by overlaying a grid and transferring the image one square at a time. The drawing is then rendered in easy stages to create a finished portrait.

    Even the most complex of subjects can be broken down into easy steps using this method, and by following the numerous step-by-step exercises the reader will very soon be producing highly detailed drawings based on photographs of their own.

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  12. The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques with Judy Martin - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques with Judy Martin - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £12.99

    An indispensable guide for anyone keen to learn coloured pencil techniques, or for the experienced artist who would like to build on their existing skills.

    Filled with information on the basic characteristics and colour ranges of the main kinds of coloured pencil, and step-by-step visual demonstrations of key techniques from blending, blocking in and burning to sgraffito, stippling and impressing.

    The reader will not only discover how professional artists use imaginative and dynamic styles to interpret a wide range of subjects, but they will also be inspired by the 150-plus full-
    colour illustrations to create brilliant artworks of their own.

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