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August 17th, 2015 by admin

Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques and Professional Advice Book
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Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques and Professional Advice

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


Lessons of a lifetime. 24 modern-day masters share secrets to their success.

Since 2009, thousands of artists have flocked to Lori McNee’s FineArtTips.com for creative and professional advice. A social media guru as well as a professional artist, McNee has assembled a diverse and impressive group of today’s most popular artists to create Fine Art Tips (the book!), an unprecedented master class in representational painting and art business advice.

Fine Art Tips goes “behind the paintings” to show how 24 of today’s top artists transform dabs of paint into incredible still lifes, landscapes, portraits and wildlife art. Along the way, they generously share practical, real-world tips on everything from evoking the illusion of sparkling water to professional networking.

Plein air afficianado Ken Auster offers an unforgettable lesson on focal point. John Seerey Lester, a rock star in the world of wildlife painting, talks about the power of storytelling in paint. Joe Anna Arnett reveals her secret to painting white peonies, and Daniel Sprick discusses the foundations behind his classical portraits.

The advice in these pages can be life-changing for artists, both aspiring and established. For art-lovers in general, Fine Art Tips is a brilliant showcase of today’s top artists.

Inspired by Lori McNee’s art blog sensation, FineArtTips.com!

  • Illuminating tips, techniques and professional advice from 24 of today’s most highly acclaimed artists
  • 26 step-by-step demonstrations in oil, acrylic and pastel
  • A thrilling range of signature styles and subjects

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June 28th, 2015 by admin

CreativeGirl: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life Book
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CreativeGirl: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life

by: North Light Books

Product rating: 5.0 with 25 reviews


Find your artistic creativity with delicate doodles, big colors and lavish layers! CreativeGIRL features art projects that teach you how to draw and paint your story using pencils, watercolor paints and simple mixed-media supplies. Danielle Donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful color combinations and work through creative frustration with simple fixes. You’ll learn how to paint with watercolor, tell visual stories with and without words and add depth with layers using mixed-media techniques and little details–all while finding inspiration and gaining confidence in your own artistic style. Draw, paint, layer and create! * More than 30 techniques and projects including drawing, painting and adding layers for artists and aspiring artists of all levels. * Learn how do draw and paint figures such as creativeGIRL, busyGIRL and tutuGIRL. Then create your own girl to channel your story. * Find even more inspiration in a gallery filled with extraLOVE from the artist.

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June 2nd, 2015 by admin

Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry: Timeless Techniques with a Twist Book
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Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry: Timeless Techniques with a Twist

by: Lark Crafts

Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews


Chain mail is one of the hottest jewelry trends out there; add beads and the style positively sizzles. Who could resist? Bestselling author and chain mail expert Dylon Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques with 26 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging.
A thorough introduction, illustrated with computer-generated pictures, covers the basic techniques. Then Whyte reveals his patented, perfected beading method: rather than using difficult wire wrapping, he threads the beads directly onto the rings before they’re fashioned into chain mail. Thirty exciting projects include a delicate Persian patterned anklet, embellished with tiny silver bells; an amethyst opera-length necklace; and silver earrings shaped like inverted peacock feathers, edged with rings and turquoise beads.

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April 27th, 2015 by admin

Techniques of Solomonic Magic Book
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Techniques of Solomonic Magic

by: Llewellyn Publications

Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews


The most detailed analysis of the techniques of Solomonic magic from the seventh to the nineteenth century ever published. This volume explores the methods of Solomonic magic in Alexandria, tracing how the tradition passed through Byzantium (the Hygromanteia) to the Latin Clavicula Salomonis and its English incarnation as the Key of Solomon.

Discover specific magical techniques such as the invocation of the gods, the binding of demons, the use of the four demon Kings, and the construction of the circle and lamen. The use of amulets, talismans, and phylacteries is outlined along with their methods of construction. Also included are explanations of the structures and steps of Solomonic evocation, the facing directions, practical considerations, the use of thwarting angels, achieving invisibility, sacrifice, love magic, treasure finding and the binding, imprisoning, and licensing of spirits.

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April 21st, 2015 by admin

Tangled Treasures Coloring Book: 52 Intricate Tangle Drawings to Color with Pens, Markers, or Pencils - Plus: Coloring schemes and techniques Book
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Tangled Treasures Coloring Book: 52 Intricate Tangle Drawings to Color with Pens, Markers, or Pencils – Plus: Coloring schemes and techniques

by: Creative Publishing int’l

Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


Enjoy the rhythmic relaxation of coloring original tangle artwork by Jane Monk!

Coloring is a peaceful and pleasant right-brain activity that can provide a soothing and enjoyable pastime for people of any age. Unlike painting, you don’t need to have the skills of an artist to create a masterpiece. All you need is to pick the colors and draw within the lines. The results can be miraculous!

Disconnect temporarily from the everyday hustle and bustle and escape to a world filled with creativity, inspiration, and serenity. Coloring helps reduce stress levels, elevates focus, and promotes a soothing, relaxing frame of mind and sense of well being.

The 52 designs in the Tangled Treasures Coloring Book are all original tangle artwork by certified Zentangle teacher Jane Monk. Monk begins the book by leading you through some basic techniques for using colored pencils or fine-point markers to color the designs, including skills like shading and blending. Each of the designs is printed on a page with a blank back, so you can remove the art from the book and frame it, if you like. Jump right in to the relaxing spell woven by Zentangles!

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