Thursday, October 18, 2018

Art Starts with a Line Review & GIVEAWAY

Want to get better at drawing? Art Starts with a Line is a creative and interactive guide to the art of line drawing. It is written and illustrated by Erin McManness of the Paper Raven Co. Erin begins with an introduction on tools and techniques including adding color and working digitally. She shows how to draw using simple lines and basic shapes. Her book is divided into 5 main themes as listed below in the table of contents. Each theme contains a series of simple step-by-step practice lessons and valuable tips that lead up to a more advanced drawing exercise. You will need a pencil or pen to draw with and a sketchbook - though practice drawing space is often provided. This is a very approachable and enjoyable way to build your drawing confidence. This 128 page paperback was released July 3, 2018 from Walter Foster Publishing. Get your copy below!


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
DRAWING TOOLS & MATERIALS
COLOR TOOLS & MATERIALS
BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES
ADDING COLOR
WORKING DIGITALLY

1.  BORDERS, BANNERS & LETTERS
Borders & Banners
Lettering
Creative Exercise: Lettered Quote & Banner

2.  BOTANICALS
Leaves & Flowers
Tropical Plants
Winter Plants
Succulents, Cacti & Desert Plants
Trees
Modern, Stylized Florals
Creative Exercise: Terrarium

3.  ARCHITECTURE & CITY LIFE
City Buildings
Distinctive Architecture & Iconic Landmarks
Creative Exercise: Storefront

4.  ANIMALS & INSECTS

5.  EVERYDAY LIFE

ABOUT THE ARTIST


Pages 28 & 29.

Pages 48 & 49.

Pages 104 & 105.



Art Starts with a Line is available worldwide at Walter Foster. Walter Foster is a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Walter Foster is one of the most recognized names in art instruction. Check out their unique catalog at Walter Foster. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until November 7, 2018. Canadian and USA addresses only. Good luck!



24 comments:

  1. Another cool book would be Illuminatlas

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  2. "Visit Quarto Knows and tell me another item you'd like to give or receive." "Frida Kahlo" by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Eng Gee Fan

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  3. We would enjoy Dictionary of Dinosaurs.

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  4. The Mystical Beasts masks looks like a fun book for the kiddies.

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  5. I really like the Color Me Calm book. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

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  6. I would like the BackYard BeeKeeper

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  7. Another item I'd like to receive is the Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating

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  8. I'd like the book THE ART OF DOODLEWORDS as a gift for my crafty, disabled cousin.

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  9. I want The Art of Doodle Words. I totally forgot I was subscribed to Sarah Alberto's You tube channel.

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  10. love the ... Fairy Houses book

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  11. The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook
    sounds great

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  12. Very intriguing. I like the limited color palette selection, and book concept.

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  13. Thank you so much for the thoughtful review of my book! Much appreciated :)

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  14. I'd love to gift Kawaii Doodle Class by Pic Candle and Zainab Khan to my niece who loves to draw.

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  15. Kawaii Doodle Cuties looks so fun and not too difficult!

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  16. Actually, the books I would like to see are sold elsewhere. But I would like Dictionary of Dinosaurs, Secrets of Stonehenge and Frida Kahlo.

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  17. I fear drawing and costly tools but this seems a book to make us start creatively and economically just with a line. I hope to get the book here and if not will get it. But always good to receive the book. Thanks for sharing inside pages. Looks good

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  18. I would love to have the mystical beast mask book to color! It helps releive stress for me!

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  19. I like the Kawaii Doodle Class book too!
    Marlene V.

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  20. I like Badass Babe Workbook, looks amazing!

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  21. I like the Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World.

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  22. I would like to receive Power Food.

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