Doodles become art in this beautiful guided art journal.
The instruction book, Guide to the Doodle, gives tips on creating doodles, coloring with pencils and markers, and ways to use your doodles—such as for note cards, frames, gift bags, and more. There are six chapters—paisleys, flowers, letters, butterflies, mandalas, and geometrics. Artists will learn to start with a basic drop, then stretch it and squash it, and interlock it with other drops, nestling them all together to make beautiful paisley patterns. Nature will come to life, with tiny flowers blooming and butterflies flitting overhead. Geometric borders will adorn pages.
The art journal will provide an elegant place to experiment with all of the techniques described in the instruction book. The book will include elaborate coloring activities, as well as simple guidelines to get started on creative doodling pages. Inspirational quotations will add subtle meaning to the art pages.
When the journal is complete, it will be a beautiful book to be proud of and cherish.
|Publisher:||Race Point Publishing|
|Edition description:||First, Case with 2 Wire-O books: 96 pg instruction book & 128 pg art journal|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Eleanor Kwei (Lower Hudson Valley, NY) is a graphic designer and illustrator specializing in pen and ink. Her work appears in over 30 published books for children and adults. Raised by diplomat parents Kwei has lived on four continents. In Henna Sourcebook, she combines her background of extensive travel with her artistic passion, pursuing her long-time interest in researching the world's cultures through their art. Mary Packard (Northport, N.Y.) has written over 250 books for children and adults. Her earliest memories include sitting beside her grandmother who regaled her with exploits of gods and goddesses, tales that had been passed down to her when she was a child living in Greece. As an adult Packard continues to find creative inspiration in the stories and customs of other cultures - from the dreams of the Ojibway and the tales of great Pueblo storytellers to the imaginative expression of all those who practice the timeless tradition of henna art around the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book had very little to offer in the way of complete alphabets and designs. It was very limited in the instructions. Not worth the money in my mind.