• Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Take your art in a bold new direction—go gouache!

    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. In this comprehensive guide to gouache, you’ll: Get an overview of essential materials and surfaces. Learn basic handling and coloring-mixing techniques, including layering, creating blends, and adjusting opacity, plus troubleshooting tips for common challenges, such as dealing with shifts in color and value from wet to dry. Explore how to paint fun, simple motifs, flowers, butterflies, landscapes, and lettering. Discover fun gouache techniques, such as adding texture and painting gradients and blends. Learn how to incorporate other mediums…

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  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    See the beauty in the everyday—and how to capture it with paint

    With Paint Every Little Thing, you can learn to paint your favorite everyday items using watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, and more. From food and kitchen tools to clothing, gardening supplies, home decor, cosmetics, and more, this book will show you how to see the beauty in the everyday—and how to capture it with paint as well! 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. Once you’ve learned the basics, it’s time to dive into the creative prompts and step-by-step…

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  • Art,  Gift Guide,  WorldWide

    East meets West as Dodelande and Cheng launch luxury book, Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection

    International collector, John Dodelande has joined forces with prolific name in the global art scene, Adrian Cheng to create the ultimate volume in Chinese art. Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection is a beautifully curated, 194-page monograph looking at present-day Chinese art and society – a dedication to nearly half a century of the country’s greatest masterpieces. Building his collection for over ten years, Dodelande has worked with many of China’s most noteworthy artists. The publication of the book is highly personal. He says: ‘This is not an encyclopaedia of contemporary Chinese art. It is a personal anthology of works that we love and admire.” As a crucial part of his…

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  • Art,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Finding Inspirations from The Nature, Fun Art Project to Do in This Upcoming Holidays

    No matter where you live, whether the climate is tropical, arid, humid, oceanic, or cool, you likely have a great spot to observe nature, and you will find yourself feeling more peaceful. There really is beauty everywhere you look! In this upcoming holiday season, doing arts with your partner or your family is a great idea. Let’s fall in love with art, and having fun in the life. In Nature Painting in Watercolor, the focus is all on the great outdoors—specifically, the plants that grow there. Beginning and aspiring artists can learn to create their favorite ferns, leaves, trees, florals, as well as animals, using the popular watercolor medium. Start…

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  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!

    With A World of Animals, meet and draw more than 175 adorable animals from all seven continents, and enjoy the bonus double-sided poster and sticker pages! Learn to draw more than 175 animals from all over the world! A World of Animals, publishing in March from Walter Foster, Jr., is a super-fun way for elementary age children to develop artistic skills while learning about the animal kingdom. Broken down by continent, you and your child will learn about each of their habitats and discover some of the amazing animals that call it home. Each animal contains a fun fact and step-by-step visual instructions for drawing them. From alligators to zebras, over 175 animals…

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  • Art,  San Diego

    Discover the fundamental tools and techniques of drawing with STEP-BY-STEP STUDIO this March!

    Learn the fundamental tools and techniques of drawing with Walter Foster Publishing’s Step-by-Step Studio! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals. Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts and Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects (both publishing March 2, 2021) are project driven and introduce beginning artists to the fundamental tools and techniques of their chosen medium. Easy-to-follow step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals. Featuring in-depth instruction, these are the perfect guides for beginning or intermediate artists. After…

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