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Celebrate Your Creative Self: More Than 25 Exercises to Unleash the Artist Withinby Mary Todd Beam
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Your capacity to create is unlimited
Celebrate Your Creative Self helps you act upon your artistic inspirations and joyfully appreciate the creative process. You'll develop the skills you need to express yourself and explore your favorite mediums. Step-by-step demos show you how to: Capture and manipulate light in your workExperiment with new and unusual painting surfacesBreak the rules of color composition that inhibit your creativityCreate your own dynamic designs for paintings with more impactAdd layers of meaning to your work with the symbolism inherent in both man-made objects and natural elementsImbue your work with a touch of fantasy and recapture the magic you remember from childhoodMove beyond traditional 2-dimensional painting into 3-D reconstructionAnd much, much more Once you've built up such a repertoire of skills, you'll be able to turn any idea into finished art by applying the techniques that best accommodate your inspiration. You'll also learn how to tap the deepest recesses of your creative wellspring by taking risks, getting personal and making meaningful statements with your work.
No matter what your medium, no matter what your level of skill, Celebrate Your Creative Self can help make your artistic dreams a reality
This title provides a series of imaginative art projects in a range of techniques and mediums, including: capturing whites with crayon and wax resist; glazing and floating colours; experimenting with three-dimensional assemblage; creating a street map, printing with plastic and other activities.
Readers are invited to playfully explore various aspects of visual art, such as light, color, texture and design, through a series of imaginative art projects. Artists will experiment hands-on with dozens of techniques and mediums in new and unconventional ways. Over 200 illustrations.
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