Gifts Ideas for Children: Art Books from The Quarto Group
With Paint Every Little Thing, you can learn to paint your favorite everyday items using watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, and more. Start by learning about the supplies you will need with the help of the tools and materials section; then peruse the painting and mixed-media techniques, which include layering, blending, glazing, and more. You’ll also learn how to mix colors. Throughout the book, find beautiful, original artwork. The creative prompts will inspire you to create art of your own with more open-ended suggestions, while the step-by-step projects feature complete instructions for painting in professional artist Kristine Lombardi’s trademark loose, beautiful style.
With Drawing Lessons for Beginners: Cute Animals, you can learn to draw a virtual ark of amazing animals, from an aardvark to a zebra, even if you’ve never tried to draw before. This fun and easy step-by-step guide shows you how to outline the basic shapes of each animal’s head, body, and details like ears, legs, feet, and tail in pencil. Then add color and finishing touches like fur, patterns, and textures in colored pencil.
Take your art in a bold new direction—go gouache! In Creative Gouache, artist Ruth Wilshaw shares her step-by-step techniques for creating brilliantly vibrant effects with this easy-to-master medium, a perfect companion for transparent watercolor. See what you can create with gorgeous, wall-to-wall color with Creative Gouache!