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
**Discontinued with Limited Stock**
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
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.
B3885. Words Set Free / Letter Exchange Words Set Free. Letter Exchange. 2012. 56pp. 8.25"x5.12". Paper
**Discontinued with Limited Stock**
The theme of the catalog is "Freedom of Speech" and displays an exciting and eclectic mix of pieces from professional lettering artists: calligraphers, type designers, letter cutters, and typographers. All are members of the UK-based Letter Exchange.
In this book, 60 artists have interpreted the words of 73 Cheryl Wheeler songs. Cheryl's striking lyrics, of love and all the rest of life, some serious and others lighthearted, become visual on the pages of this book through the pens of talented calligraphers, including Gemma Black, Barbara Close, Georgia Deaver, Carol DuBosch, Ward Dunham, Connie Furgason, Mike Gold, Mike Kecseg, Sherie Loveler, Judy Melvin, Carol Pallesen, and Sharon Zeugin. Each spread has the lyrics in type on one side, and the calligraphic work on the other. Let the book astound you with its breadth of imagery, but also in its depth of intensity. For a special treat, watch and listen to Cheryl on YouTube as she performs a song while you view its calligraphic rendition. Full-color throughout. The book was put together by Carole March and Aimee Michaels.
B4112. Making Art a Practice / Bennett B4112. Making Art A Practice by Cat Bennett. 2013. 128pp. 6.2"x9". Paper.
Helping artists catapult into further action, this guide is a treasury of insight and inspiration. Rather than focus on art techniques that build skills or overcome creative blocks through playful activities or writing, this guide walks the artist through exercises designed to develop the personal qualities critical to being an artist in the world, such as courage, the ability to look and see, and connection to the true creative self.
B4240. Botanical Line Drawing / Dean, Peggy B4240. Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-By-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents and Other Items Found in Nature by Peggy Dean. 2018. 224pp. 8"x10". Paper.
Line drawing is an easy art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine and bold lines, creating different variations. Botanical Line Drawing walks you through drawing very simply doodles into more elaborate, delicate illustrations, introducing 5-6 steps per illustration. You will see that each step adds onto the shape or detail, and in no time, you'll have produced your very own coveted line drawing. This art form is easy to follow for all skill levels.
B4267. Sumi Workbook / Sato B4267. Sumi Workbook by Christine Flint Sato. 2014. 130pp. 8-1/4"x11-5/8". Paper
An extensive introduction to the use of sumi ink with the brush, written for Western artists -- to create their own art. Thoroughly covers brush, ink, and paper and their interactions. It is written by a Western-trained artist who studied Japanese calligraphy and sumi painting in Japan and who teaches sumi workshops. Her first language is English. Chapters include: Tools and Materials, Getting Started, Sumi Design Elements, Sumi Techniques and Effects, More Sumi Techniques, Composing a Sumi Artwork, and Gallery (which includes student exercise work as well as the author's finished pieces).
B4317. Marbled Paper /Wolfe B4317. Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns by Richard J. Wolfe. 2018. 245pp. 37 color plates. 9"x12". Paper Subtitle: with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world.
Second edition, from the original edition published in 1990 by the University of Pennsylvania Press (a publication of the A.S.W. Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography). With over 350 color and 80 black-and-white illustrations, and a new Foreword by Sidney Berger. Richard J. Wolfe (1928-2017) was a rare book librarian, practicing marbler, and collector of marbled papers and books about marbling. This book is the result of more than 25 years of research and practical experience. Wolfe tracked down and sorted out historical records of marbling from their original sources, drawing on his own extensive experience as a practitioner to write eloquently on technical and stylistic questions. The resulting study puts all aspects of this fascinating craft in proper perspective. When first published, Marbled Paper was immediately recognized as the most comprehensive study of marbling to that point, and its status as the standard history of the subject is undiminished.