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Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists
     

Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists

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by Jenny Doh
 
Using a simple doodle as a starting point, 18 artists take you on an inspirational, crafty journey! Filled with inventive prompts designed to fuel the imagination, these 75 exercises motivate crafters to pick up a pencil, brush, or marker, and explore their artistic voice. From quick “try it” ideas using shapes and patterns to doodled portraits and contour

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Using a simple doodle as a starting point, 18 artists take you on an inspirational, crafty journey! Filled with inventive prompts designed to fuel the imagination, these 75 exercises motivate crafters to pick up a pencil, brush, or marker, and explore their artistic voice. From quick “try it” ideas using shapes and patterns to doodled portraits and contour drawings, these step-by-step projects are wild creative fun. The featured artists include Cori Dantini, who provides a “Recipe for a Face”; Flora Chang with innovative watercolor designs; and Teesha Moore who offers ideas for adding personality to doodled characters.
 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"It's about picking up a pen or pencil and making a dot, a line, a squiggle, or any other shape onto a piece of paper," writes Doh in introducing the fun of doodling. An artist and book packager, Doh has collected simple project ideas from nearly 20 graphic artists and designers, all of which begin with doodles. Experienced crafters and blog-readers will recognize the distinctive flowers and flourishes of Aimee Ray and quirky animals from Flora Chang, both of whom present several projects. Other artists might not be as well-known, but Dinara Mirtalipova will win over artists with her graphic flowers, as will Stephanie Kubo with her simple, repetitive organized shapes. Mixed media ideas also pop up, from Jessie Oleson Moore's use of milk to create secret writing to Cynthia Shaffer's suggestions for creating with black scratch boards. Ray even suggests embroidering her designs. Clear instructions are provided for all of the projects, but most look instinctive and easy. Presenting crafts that are fun, engaging and cheap, this could be a big hit. Full-color photos and illustrations. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454704225
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
559,345
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Doh is the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio magazine and the President and Founder of crescendoh.com. Jenny serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation to deliver messages related to creative passion, authentic leadership, effective communication, and focused compassion. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry's top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. Jenny is the author of several books, including Hand in Hand and We Make Dolls (both Lark). She lives in Santa Ana, CA.

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Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
If you have a creative or crafty child, this book is perfect! Even if you are the crafty type, you would most likely enjoy the exercises in this book. There are 75 exercises in all, and each one is unique. Several different artists contributed to the book, so styles and ideas are widely varied. I liked some styles and exercises better than other ones. Not every exercise appealed to me, but the beauty of having so many artists contribute is that there will most likely be something for everyone. This book is a great resource for getting those creative juices flowing and switching into right brain mode. It is a lot of fun to take the doodle prompt and put an individual touch to it. This book is definitely recommended for anyone artistic! It would make a really fun Christmas or birthday gift.