Synopses & Reviews
Make your mark your way
Every artist seeks to stand apart from the crowd. But how? Let author Carmen Torbus inspire you to new creative highs in this collection of hands-on techniques and heartfelt stories from 16 artists who have worked through their own artistic struggles and stalls to emerge triumphant, with looks uniquely their own.
Whether art is new to you, or you have been at it awhile and are having trouble discovering your own style, this encouraging book will guide you to experiment with different mediums, techniques and possibilities to make a mark that is exclusively yours. Inside you'll find:
17 of the artists' favorite mixed-media techniques shown step by step, with suggestions for how to make them your own
Beautiful finished art illustrating how individual artists use and combine these techniques in their own work
Easy worksheets to help reveal your artistic skills, strengths and preferences
A quick-start guide to various mediums, mark makers and creative paraphernalia
Lots of tips and advice for putting yourself into your art
Embrace who you are and find out what defines you as an artist. Make your art far from ordinary - become the artist UNIQUE
So many of us struggle with finding our own voice and with knowing which skills and artistic direction to focus on in order to create a look that doesn't mirror everyone else's, but a look that we can feel good about as being uniquely our own. In this book, you are introduced to 15 contributing artists- each with a new art-making technique to share as well as a brief glimpse at their own stories of how they discovered how to make a look that is uniquely theirs. Throughout the book, author Carmen Torbus encourages you with suggestions for making your approach to the techniques unique and will help you see how to put it all together to make it work for your success.