Descriere: In Alwyn Crawshaw's Ultimate Painting Course, the artist encapsulates 50 years' of painting and teaching in one volume. He begins with the basics: brushes, paints, and surfaces; choosing a medium; and the fundamentals of simple perspective, color-mixing, composition, and tonal values. He then starts you off with simple three-color exercises, which are followed by a number of helpful half-hour exercises. He also shows you how to work from photos and sketches and includes a section on painting outdoors. Finally, there are more than 20 step-by-step demonstrations - in watercolor, acrylics, and oils - that feature landscapes, seascapes, and human figures. An outstanding guide for aspiring artists.
Carolyn Knight, Jessica Glaser
Commissioning bespoke diagrams is an expensive and time-consuming solution. This book offers a collection of exemplary, creative, and imaginative information design, shown in its original application and juxtaposed with the reference material used for each piece of work, along with a CD of images that designers can adopt and adapt to create their own diagrams. Every design included in the book is analyzed, and clip-art features, such as arrows, flows, and boxes are also included. Diagrams offers a unique approach to the organization of information and provides fresh thinking and imaginative solutions, making this an indispensable and inspirational reference book.
Robert E. Bryan
Page dim. 312 x 248 x 35 Weight: 2074 grams
Richard Cawthray, Edward Denison
"The Big Book of Packaging Prototypes" is both a source of inspiration and an invaluable reference tool. It provides a visual catalyst for the creation of exciting packaging designs. The diverse range of carton templates, which are also included on the accompanying CD, demonstrates the huge variety of packaging possibilities, and the beautifully photographed finished models inspire the imagination. Product suitability and distinguishing characteristics are included for each design, and a system of icons provides easy access to information on every aspect of the designs, from their ecological implications through to their material suitability. Authoritative essays detail the principles of packaging, along with the issues and challenges faced by contemporary packaging designers. A handy guide covers all the major types of closure, and a quick reference list summarizes common packaging materials and their typical uses.