Creating Celtic Animal Designs: A Fresh Approach to Traditional Design

Creating Celtic Animal Designs: A Fresh Approach to Traditional Design

by Cari Buziak


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Many instruction books just teach how to duplicate designs without providing any clues for the next step — making your own! This unique guide features the highly effective Aon method, a technique for creating your own original designs rather than copying examples. It's easy to comprehend, with simple step-by-step instructions that focus on incorporating animal forms into Celtic patterns and designs.
Creating Celtic Animal Designs builds on author Cari Buziak's experience teaching and writing about Celtic patterns and their creation, meaning, and history. Her nine in-depth examples encompass both traditional and contemporary renderings of animals — hounds, lions, hares, birds, and other creatures. Cari demonstrates the freehand drawing of Celtic knots and moves beyond the basics to show how to manipulate and develop stand-alone patterns into panels and combinations. Artists, designers, art instructors, tattoo artists, and anyone who appreciates Celtic designs will find this book a treasury of both instruction and inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486837314
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 01/15/2020
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 733,001
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Cari Buziak lives in Calgary, Alberta, where she re-creates ancient manuscripts in painted and digital form for a variety of merchandising and fine art needs. She has published illustrations with Interweave Press, Penguin/Pearson Books, Llewellyn Publications, and Chronicle Books, and her work has appeared in galleries around the world. Her website, is one of the leading sites providing examples and tutorials on many forms of Celtic art patterning.

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Creating Celtic Animal Designs: A Fresh Approach to Traditional Design 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
apeape 28 days ago
This book covers nine types of animals, and teaches the skills needed to turn these and whatever animal you like into a Celtic inspired design by mixing and matching different elements and details. Each animal starts with a basic design, covering the characteristic elements found in their design, then shows ways to expand on the idea to create your own design. There are also tips on how to incorporate knotwork into your illustrations. A fun addition to any artist's or crafter's library. #CreatingCelticAnimalDesigns #NetGalley