The Art of Hand Shadows

Author: Albert Almoznino
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486418766
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Games

Clear explanations and over 70 illustrations demonstrate how to position your hands to make lifelike shadows of a lumbering dinosaur, a pair of playful monkeys, an eagle taking flight, a cat scratching itself, a howling wolf, a neighing horse, a dog that eats a rabbit, and many other figures.

Hand Shadows and More Hand Shadows

Author: Henry Bursill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486295138
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sketches demonstrate the hand positions for producing shadow images of various animals, birds, and human profiles

Fun with Hand Shadows

Author: Frank Jacobs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486291765
Release Date: 1996-09-12
Genre: Games

This charming book shows you how to have fun with a pastime that has delighted children and adults for generations: making shadow pictures on the wall with your hands and fingers. Selected from the pages of two clever 19th-century picture books, 28 hand-shadow illustrations demonstrate how to create marvelous images of a goose, deer (with antlers), birds, a bunny, a dog, an elephant, a tortoise, and a host of other familiar creatures. For extra enjoyment, the illustrations are accompanied by lively, often hilarious verses by Frank Jacobs, whose zany humor and wacky parodies have appeared in numerous publications. With this book and a bit of practice , you'll soon be delighting friends and relatives with an entertaining performance of shadow art.

The Complete Book of Hand Shadows

Author: Louis Nikola
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486811222
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Games & Activities

Generations of entertainers have amused audiences of children and adults with the art of hand shadows, using only a light source and their own two hands to form immediately recognizable profiles of people and animals. Lovers of nostalgia and aspiring hand shadow artists will delight in this facsimile of a 1913 book, which features more than 50 hand shadows. These quaint illustrations depict many different types of shadows, from swans, rabbits, and other animals to historic figures and fictional characters. Each hand shadow is accompanied by a description of specific hand positioning and an illustration. Additional helpful tips include instructions on lighting, projection screens, and hand exercises.

The Art of Making Shadows

Author: Sophie Collins
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785832629
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Games

Made using only your hands and a flashlight or lamp, shadow animals have a charm that has lasted through the ages. So, if modern party games seem soulless, step out of the shadows with The Art of Making Sahdows. Just a little practice will have you deomonstrating the roar of a lion and the snap of a crocodile; and soon you'll be putting on an entire show to impress friends and family. Contains 100 shadow animals to learn, ranging from simple one hand creations to challenging two hand shadows. Shows how to put on a shadow show, with advice on using scenery and sound effects for a professional performance.

The Little Book Of Hand Shadows

Author: Phila H. Webb
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0894718525
Release Date: 1990-10-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discover the timeless magic of hand shadows through this charming volume. With only a light, a wall, and your hands, you can bring to life Old King Cole and his jester, a moose, a panther, a kangaroo, and many other delightful characters. This book, created and drawn by Phila H. Webb with verses by Jane Corby, is reprinted and adapted from the original edition, first published in 1927.

Secrets in the Shadows The Art Life of Gene Colan

Author: Tom Field
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 1893905454
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the work of the Marvel Comics cartoonist known for his relatively realistic style and for the 1970s series "The Tomb of Dracula," and includes his work on such comic books as "Daredevil" and "Howard the Duck."

The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630086176
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Games & Activities

The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!

The Art of Brush Lettering

Author: Kelly Klapstein
ISBN: 9781631593550
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Art

Popular Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens. Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.

Tracks and Shadows

Author: Harry W. Greene
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520232754
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Nature

Tracks and Shadows is both an absorbing autobiography of a celebrated field biologist and a celebration of beauty in nature. Harry W. Greene, award-winning author of Snakes, delves into the poetry of field biology, showing how nature eases our existential quandaries. More than a memoir, the book is about the wonder of snakes, the beauty of studying and understanding natural history, and the importance of sharing the love of nature with humanity. Illustrations.

Strings Hands Shadows

Author: John Bell
Publisher: Detroit Inst of Arts
ISBN: 0895581566
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Architecture

Puppetry is arguably the most widespread form of performance. The artistry of puppetry includes aspects of the visual arts, theatre, music, and dance. Puppets can be traced as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome and are found today in cultures worldwide, across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. John Bell shows how puppets have been used to relay myths, poke fun at political figures, comment on cultural events of the period, express moral stories, and entertain adults and children alike. This richly illustrated book gives a historical overview and looks at the wide variety of this traditional art form. From European and Asian puppets in modern and ancient times to the Puppet Modernism movements, the book explores the important innovators and innovations of puppetry. Brief biographies of key figures such as Tony Sarg (credited with creating the first over-life-size puppets used for parades), Paul McPharlin (creator of Punch’s Circus), and Jim Henson (world-reknowned creator of many puppets, including the Muppets) help describe the evolution of puppetry. Definitions and descriptions of a variety of puppet styles, including shadow puppets, marionettes, hand puppets, rod puppets, and many others, add to the understanding of this fascinating form of art. With over one hundred color illustrations, this book highlights the "lives" of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Punch and Judy, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the traditional Chinese puppet Te-Yung to reveal the ways that puppets have become an integral part of many cultures. Captivating and fun, this book offers valuable insight into the wonderful world of puppetry.

Shadows of a hand

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Merrell
ISBN: UOM:39015045613208
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Art

As poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist, critic, political activist, andeader of the Romantic movement in France, Hugo (1802-1885) loomed large overiterature and cultural life in France for the major part of the 19th century.his volume, published in association with a 1998 exhibition at the Drawingenter in New York, showcases Hugo's striki

In the Shadows

Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545561457
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures. Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Their mother runs the local boarding house. Their father is gone. The woman up the hill may or may not be a witch. Thomas and Charles are brothers who've been exiled to the boarding house so Thomas can tame his ways and Charles can fight an illness that is killing him with increasing speed. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it . . . but they can't. Arthur is also new to the boarding house. His fate is tied to that of Cora, Minnie, Thomas, and Charles. He knows what darkness circles them, but can't say why, and doesn't even know if they can be saved. Sinister forces are working in the shadows, manipulating fates and crafting conspiracies. The closer Cora, Minnie, Arthur, Thomas, and Charles get to the truth, the closer they get to harm. But the threat is much bigger than they can see. It is strangling the world. Until one of the boys decides he wants to save it. Told in an astonishing mix of art and words, IN THE SHADOWS collides past against future, love against evil, and hope against fear. The result is both a mystery and a masterpiece.

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

Author: Valerie McKeehan
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761186113
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Design

Here's everything you need to know to create gorgeous, hand-drawn chalk designs, including a place to practice: the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with chalkboard paper. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and the styles, from the basic serif, sans serif, and script, to more advanced and fun designs like Bubble, Spooky, and Vintage Circus. There are lessons on how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and play with lines and chalk dust to add shadows and dimension. Then further develop your skills through 12 fantastic step-by-step projects, including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe, a one-of-a-kind party invitation, and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake! From basic tools and tips (how to sharpen a stick of chalk, how to prep a chalkboard) to full alphabets and insider secrets, it's the complete, illustrated guide to the whimsical art of chalk lettering.