B4047. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Animals / Fox B4047. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Animals: 30 Unique Creations by Andrew Fox. 2015. 76pp. 6.25"x7.75". Hardcover
With just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox helps you to create a fun series of 30 minimalistic animals. From cats, dinosaurs, and crabs to horses, gorillas and birds, the animals are simple to create and easily recognizable. Kit includes book, calligraphy marker, and paper.
B4021. Brilliant History of Color in Art / Finlay B4021. The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay. 2014. 128pp. 9"x10.15". Hardcover
This is no dry discussion of pigments, but rather an engaging and entertaining exploration around the colors artist use and how they came to be. The author tells of Cleopatra and purple, Napoleon and the graphite pencil, cobalt blue and forged Vermeers, and much more as she brings us into her quest to uncover the origins and science of color. All is related in the warm conversational style that helped make Finlay’s earlier book on color so popular. But unlike that earlier book, this rich narrative is illustrated in full-color throughout - with 166 major works of art, most from the collections of the Getty Museum.
B3044. Art Expose/Judy Melvin B3044. Art Expose: A Collection of Techniques for Creative Expression by Judy Melvin. 2008. 20pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper.
Judy Melvin has put her workshop notes into book form. It's a book of how to make beautiful artwork using the techniques for creative expression that she teaches. Full color.
Includes: Sumi Ink & Sink Art, Sumi Ink & TECH Ink, Gesso, Pastels & Stencils, Bleach & Pastels, and Walnut Ink.
B3340. Creative Mixed Media / Kahn Creative Mixed Media: Paint Print Stitch Stamp Embellish by Sherrill Kahn. 2009. 112pp. 8-3/8"x10-7/8". Paper
16 creative techniques to try with paper and fabric, using everyday items such as baby wraps, hair gel, and shower mats in out-of-the ordinary ways. The techniques range from stamping and paper embossing to working with stencils, digital images, and glue batik. Includes a color gallery of the techniques. Provides guidelines on design and composition. Full of colorful inspiration. "Excellent" - Cherryl Moote
B3209. Designing Faces, Figures, Florals /Schneider Designing Faces, Figures, Florals and More: Contemporary Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy by Linda Schneider. 2009. 85pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
A great instructional workbook for pointed pen flourishing. You learn the basics of flourishing and how to apply those techniques to ornament your work. Linda's flourish style is unique. Instead of feathers and birds, she uses the flourish strokes to create delightful flowers, ladies, dogs and even the Eiffel Tower.
B4023. Calligraphy / Calzolari & Salice B4023. Calligraphy: A Course in Cursive Script with Pencil, Pen, and Brush by Barbara Calzolari and Alessandro Salice. 2018. 256pp. 5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral hardcover
A new instructional book for lettering with pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen (monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush (Barbara’s brush script). Warm-up exercises, exemplar alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing exercises are included. The book starts with an illustrated history of calligraphy with many historical examples and ends with a gallery of 16 scribes with a bio, a photo, and an example or two of their work.
B4060. Bowl of Olives, A / Midda B4060. A Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory by Sara Midda. 2014. 128pp. 5.5"x7.5". Hardcover
Sara Midda is a watercolorist whose delicate and beautiful paintings shine like jewels, evoking the sweet purple of a blackberry or the silvery greens and gnarled burnt umber of an olive grove. She is a collagist, weaving together photographs, line drawings, her personal swatches—all the hues of a spice cabinet, or the sensations of a picnic, the colors of the breeze, sunshine, laughter, the cooling grass. And a she is poet, in love with words that sing, like podding and wicker, nettle and snug. Sara Midda is the author of In & Out of the Garden and South of France.
B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters / Sacks B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks. 2010. 240pp. 9"x11". Hardcover
This lavish colorful collection, from A to Z, of alphabetic examples explores the language of letters in a fascinating and largely visual way. Starting with the origins of the written word, it then explores the alphabet through illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. It features letters of all shapes and sizes and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, and the alphabet’s use in art, to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and alphabet ice cube molds. This beautiful compendium will inform and entertain.
A visual romp through and about the alphabet in a wondrous array of its forms, even a few calligraphic ones, and a bargain at less than eight bucks!
B4095. Illumination: Gold and Colour / Lovett B4095. Illumination: Gold and Colour by Patrica Lovett. 2015. 164pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper
A practical guide to the use of gold and color, both for easy and quick projects using basic materials, and for more involved projects with vellum and parchment, quills, color, gold, and gesso. All lead up to a presentation of the step-by-step stages in gilding and painting a medieval miniature. Instruction boxes make the processes easy to see and follow.
B4099. Textual Art / Sonsino B4099. Textual Art: Inspirations and Techniques for Creating Art with Calligraphy by Simon Sonsino. 2015. 104pp. 8.5"x8.5". Hardcover
The author shares his unique personal approach to abstract letterform, showing you simple but striking techniques for creating your own art with calligraphy. For beginners and improvers.
Contains step-by-step instructions for techniques and is illustrated in full color throughout. It also features work by some of the world's leading contemporary calligraphers: Gemma Black, Yukimi Annand, Thomas Ingmire, Denis Brown, and Yves Leterme.