Sunday, May 12, 2019

ILLUSTRATION: An artist's guide to illustration on the go! Review & GIVEAWAY

Are you an aspiring illustrator? Illustration: An artist's guide to illustration on the go! by Betsy Beier is the fifth book in the Anywhere, Anytime Art series. Earlier subjects include watercolor, crayon, gouache and colored pencil. This book is about using illustration to explore your world, at home and on the go. Listed under the table of contents below are 12 creative projects that include assignments, exercises and activities. You'll experiment with a wide range of media, styles and techniques - making pictures and images that tell your stories and communicate your ideas visually. You will be introduced to scientific, botanical, fashion, and food illustration, as well as portraiture and reportage. Suggested media includes - collage, colored pencil, black pen, watercolor, gouache, marker, black ink and mixed-media. Find useful tips gleaned from the author's own career as an illustrator - like suggestions on packing and traveling with art supplies, and developing your own unique illustration style. It's an approachable resource for practicing your illustration skills and developing your style. Walter Foster Publishing will release this 128 page paperback on May 14, 2019. It is available now for pre-order. Get your copy below!

Table of Contents

Illustration Styles
Media & Techniques
Using Found Materials
Exploring Color
Making Art on the Go

Project 1
Home Sweet Home

Project 2
Pet Portrait

Project 3 

Project 4
Your Neighborhood

Project 5 
State or Region

Project 6 

Project 7 
Reportage Illustration

Project 8
Memorable Meal

Project 9

Project 10
Word Art

Project 11

Project 12
Collage Illustration

About the artist

Exploring Color, page 18 and 19.

Mini Project, page 20 and 21.

Making art on the go, page 24 and 25.

Project 1, page 30 and 31.

Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration: An artist's guide to illustration on the go! 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 May 26, 2019. Canadian and US addresses only. Good luck!

My copy. Product dimensions: 16.6 x 1.5 x 24.1 cm (6.6 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches).

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Also in the Anywhere, Anytime Art series.


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