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Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way

Cover Image, Draw Every Day

Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Abrams
ISBN 9781419720147
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 27.99
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Embarking on a daily creative project has become a phenomenon in recent years. Conceived by illustrator Jennifer Orkin Lewis, this guided journal is both a container and a cheerleader for carving out a moment of self-expression each day. To conquer the intimidating prospect of filling 365 blank spaces, Lewis divides the journal into twelve monthly themes and provides prompts suggesting what to draw each day. Each month begins with an inspiring tutorial that shows you how to draw with different materials: ballpoint pens, metallic gel pens, coloured pencils, paint and collage. The entries are not dated. You can work through the journal from front to back, or jump around and draw whatever appeals to you at the moment.


The Pattern Sourcebookcover image pattern source

Drusilla Cole
Laurence King
ISBN 9781780674711
Paperback 2015
Price $AU 25.00
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The book is aimed at anyone with an interest in surface design and pattern whether they are students, hobbyists or professionals. Over 350 images from the last 100 years are presented with informative captions, ordered aesthetically to create a pleasing visual impression whereby contemporary images are displayed next to historical images. The images are drawn from a wide variety of styles, art movements and countries of origin to give an overview of pattern design from the beginning of the last century to the present day. Images include fabric designs and wallpaper patterns primarily, plus some ceramic and other decorative patterns where appropriate. Patterns are chosen from a number of sources, including the archives of colleges, museums and private collections. International fashion houses and notable British designers such as Celia Birtwell and Zandra Rhodes have contributed images. An opening introduction discusses the predominant key themes that are relevant to the subject of pattern design.


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