Author: Dinara Mirtalipova
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Learn to create whimsical folk art with Imagine a Forest! Fine art is created for it's aesthetic, and while looks are important to some degree in the things you create, folk art allows you to relax and enjoy the art you are creating. Imagine a Forest contains 45 step-by-step tutorials that show you how to create charming folk art drawings. Learn the history of folk art to understand the influences and inspire your drawings. Find tips from expert illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova to help guide you through the gorgeous folk scenes. When you're finished your drawing, discover the meaning behind each drawing you have created, and use this to guide you to create your very own works of folk art! With plenty of room to draw in the pages, you'll be able to work alongside a master illustrator.
Author: Flora Waycott
Publisher: Walter Foster
Release Date: 2017-11
Continuing the hugely popular Creative … and Beyond series, Creative Folk Art and Beyond features the whimsical and colorful folk-art style of Scandinavia … and beyond! Inspired by the concept of hygge, Creative Folk Art and Beyond includes creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects that embrace all things Scandinavian. No matter your skill level, you can learn how to draw and paint beautiful, colorful art using a variety of accessible, affordable supplies. Starting off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color basics, Creative Folk Art and Beyond then jumps into tips and exercises that will have you drawing and painting your favorite folk-art designs in no time. This book is a must-have for any "Scandophile" or folk-art enthusiast!
With 155 traditional motifs to choose from — all adapted by noted Danish designer Lis Bartholm — today's artists and craftspeople can re-create many of the lovely patterns that ornamented domestic furnishings generations ago.
Today's artists, designers, and craftspeople turn to the charming and distinctive motifs of early American folk art time and time again for design inspiration. This rich collection includes more than 170 authentic designs adapted from objects in museums and private collections — from quilts, embroidery, and appliqué work to watercolor paintings, tinware, and gravestones. Captions provide information on the original objects from which the designs were drawn, the medium used, region of origin, and approximate date.
Author: Heather Galler
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Discover how to create colorful, contemporary folk art with a modern twist! Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings with approachable, step-by-step projects featuring traditional subjects painted with creative techniques and popular style, including flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits, and more. Colorful, contemporary, and inspirational, Folk Art Fusion allows artists of all skill levels to discover the joy of creating modern, global-inspired art in this time-treasured genre.
Author: Ramona Jablonski
Publisher: Stemmer House Publishers
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Genre: Folk art
A sourcebook for creating and adapting the heritage of American folk art, Polish wycinanki, Chinese hua yang, Japanese kirigami, German scherenschnitte, and others. Includes instructions, designs, patterns and adaptive uses of paper-cuttings including applique, trapunto, woodblocks, stencils and even van painting.
Author: Yellena James
Release Date: 2017-02-01
"Nature's design magic is a balancing act found in its perfect ratios. The sections of this sketchbook - Star, Branch, Spiral, and Fan - focus on four of those disceptively simple design principles and why they work"--
Author: Joy Laforme
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Fans of Charles Wysocki, Mary Engelbreit, Grandma Moses, and folk art in general will fall in love with Folk Art Fusion: Americana. Featuring projects that instruct artists of all skill levels how to draw and paint subjects including quaint homes, pretty patterns, colorful gardens, picturesque farms, beautiful birds, and textured florals, this book features American-themed folk art infused with a modern twist. Beginning with an overview of what folk art is, followed by introductory topics like color, tools and materials, and drawing and painting techniques, Folk Art Fusion: Americana also includes 16 simple, step-by-step projects done in approachable and popular mediums. Rounding out the book is a gallery of folk-art pieces sure to inspire lovers of all things Americana. Simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, Folk Art Fusion: Americana draws on America’s rich artistic tradition and heritage and provides a fun, accessible take on creating beloved scenes from the heartland.
Do you have a passion for patterns? The importance and prevalence of both color and pattern in the current design landscape is impossible to deny. Not only is pattern a headliner in the fashion category, but bold pattern is also taking center stage in home decor, paper goods, and accessories like no other time in recent history. It's time to jump onto the scene with Color + Pattern! Masterful pattern designer Khristian A. Howell will fill you with confidence and a fearless use of color and an interest in all things pattern, so you can create your own beautiful art that can be printed on fabrics, paper, and transfers. Fully illustrated with a large and varied range of pattern designs, Color + Pattern highlights leaders in the industry, showcasing how pattern design comes to life when it finds its way onto perfectly paired products. Aside from sharing loads of gorgeous work, Color + Pattern informs readers on the many different kinds of patterns and terminology, exploring found patterns, sharing processes of creating patterns, as well as showing ways to integrate pattern into many facets of real life with 50 exercises. After all color and pattern are meant to be fun, so design, color and repeat!
The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns, and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterflies, and trees. Product areas covered include stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more. Documenting the work of the best designers in the field, the book is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for surface designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, graphic designers, illustrators, and textile designers.