Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Seeing, Sketching, Storytelling, and Using Found Materials

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Quarry Books, Nov 1, 2010 - Art - 144 pages
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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.

 

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this book is well printed yet quite modest in tone and scope. but that's a good thing. the art is fun and textured and heartfelt, the suggestions are practical and very simple. it's not your ultimate ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 BASIC MATERIALS
CHAPTER 2 ILLUSTRATION AS STORYTELLING
DRAW WHAT YOU LOVE
CHAPTER 4 SHARING EMOTIONS THROUGH PERSONAL STORIES
CHAPTER 5 INCORPORATING TEXTURES FOUND MATERIALS
CHAPTER 6 WHEN THINGS ARENT WORKING
CHAPTER 7 GALLERY OF PROJECTS
APPENDIX
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Katherine Dunn lives in Oregon and writes a well-followed blog “Apifera Farm: where animals, art, and lavender collide.” In her fourth year, her blog was named a Blog of Note. She often creates a short story based on characters right outside her window, illustrates it, and posts it on the blog. Katherine’s illustrations have appeared in magazines, theater, and retail outlets. Her clients have included the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Target, Neiman Marcus, Charles Schwab, Utne Reader, and Hallmark. Her originals are shown in national galleries and are also showcased in Sundance Catalog and have been awarded in Communication Arts, Print, MNAIGA, 3x3 Magazine, and American Illustration. She recently was part of the Society of Illustrator show in NYC.

http://katherinedunn.us/

http://www.apiferafarm.blogspot.com/

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