The Artist Unique: Discovering Your Creative Signature Through Inspiration and Techniques

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North Light Books, Apr 27, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Make your mark your way! Every artist seeks to stand apart from the crowd. But how? Let author Carmen Torbus inspire you to new creative highs in this collection of hands-on techniques and heartfelt stories from 16 artists who have worked through their own artistic struggles and stalls to emerge triumphant, with looks uniquely their own. Whether art is new to you, or you have been at it awhile and are having trouble discovering your own style, this encouraging book will guide you to experiment with different mediums, techniques and possibilities to make a mark that is exclusively yours. Inside you'll find: 17 of the artists' favorite mixed-media techniques shown step by step, with suggestions for how to make them your own Beautiful finished art illustrating how individual artists use and combine these techniques in their own work Easy worksheets to help reveal your artistic skills, strengths and preferences A quick-start guide to various mediums, mark makers and creative paraphernalia Lots of tips and advice for putting yourself into your art Embrace who you are and find out what defines you as an artist. Make your art far from ordinary - become the artist UNIQUE!
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
The Artists Toolbox
9
Discovering Technique
21
Defining Your Style
109
Conclusion
120
Meet the Artists
121
Resources and Further Inspiration
126
Index
127
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Carmen Torbus is a self-taught mixed-media artist and workshop instructor. Carmen's workshops focus on combining mixed-media techniques with enthusiasm, passion and participant perspective. She is the founding member of the Treasure Coast Women's Art Alliance, whose mission is to empower women through art. Her blog and artwork can be seen in the winter 2010 issue of Stampington's Artful Blogging.

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