• Painting & art manuals
      June 2013

      HOW TO DRAW AND PAINT FIGURES & LANDSCAPES

      Expert techniques, and 70 exercises and projects shown in over 1700 illustrations

      by Vincent Milne, Abigail Edgar Sarah Hoggett

      This comprehensive, practical book offers budding artists the chance to take lessons with highly acclaimed experts, and learn the art of drawing and painting people and the world around them. The book begins with advice about all the essential materials and equipment you will need including paints, pencils, pastels and canvases then is divided into chapters on nudes, portraits, town and country, and water and sky. Easy-to-follow tutorials are complemented by beautiful galleries of professional art. With over 1700 inspiring illustrations and 70 exercises and projects, this instructive book will show you how to produce your own amazing works of art with confidence. HOW TO DRAW AND PAINT FIGURES & LANDSCAPES Expert techniques, and 70 exercises and projects shown in over 1700 illustrations Vincent Milne, Abigail Edgar and Sarah Hoggett CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Painting & art manuals
      January 2016

      ZEN DOODLE CUBE

      Includes 200 doodle sheets, 24 patterns to copy, a black fibre-tipped pen & pencil

      by Anness Publishing

      ZEN DOODLE CUBE Includes 200 doodle sheets, 24 patterns to copy, a black fibre-tipped pen & pencil PUBLICATION: January 2016

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: FLOWERING PATTERNS

      75 mindful designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of floral designs to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: FLOWERING PATTERNS 75 mindful designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MANDALAS

      75 mindful patterns to enjoy

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of mandalas to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MANDALAS 75 mindful patterns to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: CALMING PATTERNS

      75 mindful designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of distinctive patterns to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: CALMING PATTERNS 75 mindful designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: RELAXING PATTERNS

      75 mindful designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of intricate patterns to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: RELAXING PATTERNS 75 mindful designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MEDITATION

      75 mindful patterns to enjoy

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of intricate mandalas to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MEDITATION 75 mindful patterns to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: MINDFUL COLOURING

      75 relaxing patterns to enjoy

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of nature patterns to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: MINDFUL COLOURING 75 relaxing patterns to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Drawing & drawings
      March 2018

      MASTERING THE ART OF DRAWING

      A complete step-by-step course in drawing techniques, with 25 projects and 800 photographs

      by Ian Sidaway and Sarah Hoggett

      From graphite pencils and charcoals to soft pastels and crayons, the art of drawing encompasses a variety of mediums and techniques, all of which are comprehensively covered in this invaluable manual. Part One, Getting Started, explains the materials and equipment needed before describing the most important drawing techniques through a series of short practice exercises. Part Two, Drawing Projects, has over 25 specially commissioned projects to try, including landscapes, still lifes, people, animals, buildings, and trees and flowers. There are also 'quick sketch' projects which show how to approach a subject in 5-, 15- and 30-minute drawings. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Drawing & drawings
      April 2018

      MASTERING THE ART OF OILS, ACRYLICS & GOUACHE

      A complete step-by-step course in painting techniques, with 25 projects and 750 photographs

      by Ian Sidaway

      Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This practical guide is an ideal introduction to all three media for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced artists. The introduction details the materials and equipment necessary before demonstrating key techniques such as wet into wet with gouache, impasto with acrylics, and glazing with oils. There then follows 20 beautiful painting projects ranging from landscapes and portraits to still lifes and abstract canvases. Step-by-step photographs guide you through every stage, enabling you to paint with confidence. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      September 2014

      THE OLD-FASHIONED HAND-MADE SWEET SHOP RECIPE BOOK

      Make your own confectionery with over 90 classic recipes for irresistible sweets, candies and chocolates, shown in 450 stunning photographs

      by Claire Ptak

      THE OLD-FASHIONED HAND-MADE SWEET SHOP RECIPE BOOK Make your own confectionery with over 90 classic recipes for irresistible sweets, candies and chocolates, shown in 450 stunning photographs Claire Ptak CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Painting & art manuals
      December 2014

      PRACTICAL HANDBOOK: LEARNING TO PAINT & DRAW

      A superb guide to the fundamentals of working with charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, as well as in waterpaints, oils, acrylics and pastels

      by Hazel Harrison

      This book is a comprehensive course on practical and creative techniques using a wide range of artists materials and equipment. It covers all the most popular media: charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, waterpaints, oils, acrylics and pastels. The reader is taken through the essential techniques with step-by-step demonstrations, and lively and inspirational works by contemporary artists illustrate the skills in action. Special focus features are included on painting and drawing portraits, figures, landscapes and buildings.With tried-and-tested techniques and expert advice, the book is an invaluable reference for every amateur artist. PRACTICAL HANDBOOK: LEARNING TO PAINT & DRAW A superb guide to the fundamentals of working with charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, as well as in waterpaints, oils, acrylics and pastels Hazel Harrison CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Painting & art manuals

      A Masterclass in Drawing & Painting the Human Figure

      Anatomy, the nude, portraits & people

      by Sarah Hoggett Vincent Milne

      Human figures and faces have always dominated art. This practical book offers budding artists the chance to learn the art of drawing and painting the human body. Tutorials provide knowledge of the human skeletal structure and muscles, skin and hair texture, expressions, movement and postures. In the projects, experienced artists work from life models and photographs using various media, including pencil and charcoal, water paints, gouache, acrylics and oils. More than 800 photographs make it easy to follow each tutorial, and the book is guaranteed to enthuse students and give them the confidence to express their unique vision and artistic style. A MASTERCLASS IN DRAWING & PAINTING THE HUMAN FIGURE Anatomy, the nude, portraits & people Sarah Hoggett and Vincent Milne CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      January 2016

      CALM COLOURING: MANDALAS

      100 creative designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Relax and unwind with this stress-relieving colouring book of mandalas. The art of colouring is a form of meditation, focusing the mind and stilling the endless mental chatter that saps our energy and causes stress and negative feelings. As you start to colour in these beautiful mandalas you will unleash your inner creativity and find yourself gradually moving to a more peaceful and calming state of mind. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. There are no hard or fast rules, you are truly free to create your own unique designs using pencils, pens or paints. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. CALM COLOURING: MANDALAS 100 creative designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      January 2016

      CALM COLOURING: MINDFULNESS

      100 creative designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Relax and unwind with this stress-relieving colouring book of natural patterns. The art of colouring is a form of meditation, focusing the mind and stilling the endless mental chatter that saps our energy and causes stress and negative feelings. As you start to colour in these beautiful designs you will unleash your inner creativity and find yourself gradually moving to a more peaceful and calming state of mind. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. There are no hard or fast rules, you are truly free to create your own unique designs using pencils, pens or paints. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. CALM COLOURING: MINDFULNESS 100 creative designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      January 2016

      CALM COLOURING: PEACEFULNESS

      100 creative designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Relax and unwind with this stress-relieving colouring book of relaxing patterns. The art of colouring is a form of meditation, focusing the mind and stilling the endless mental chatter that saps our energy and causes stress and negative feelings. As you start to colour in these beautiful designs you will unleash your inner creativity and find yourself gradually moving to a more peaceful and calming state of mind. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. There are no hard or fast rules, you are truly free to create your own unique designs using pencils, pens or paints. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. CALM COLOURING: PEACEFULNESS 100 creative designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      January 2016

      CALM COLOURING: MEDITATIONS

      100 creative designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Relax and unwind with this stress-relieving colouring book of mandalas. The art of colouring is a form of meditation, focusing the mind and stilling the endless mental chatter that saps our energy and causes stress and negative feelings. As you start to colour in these beautiful mandalas you will unleash your inner creativity and find yourself gradually moving to a more peaceful and calming state of mind. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. There are no hard or fast rules, you are truly free to create your own unique designs using pencils, pens or paints. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. CALM COLOURING: MEDITATIONS 100 creative designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      February 2016

      GARDEN ENCHANTMENTS: 100 ORIGINAL DESIGNS

      A mystical colouring-in book

      by Angelika Scudamore

      GARDEN ENCHANTMENTS: 100 ORIGINAL DESIGNS A mystical colouring-in book Angelika Scudamore - Relax and unwind by colouring in these beautiful nature compositions packed full of intricate detail Use pens, pencils or paints to complete your own magical garden scenes High-quality art paper will ensure no show-through Suitable for all ages and all abilities About the Illustrator: Angelika Skudamore s earliest memory is sitting in her family garden on long, lazy summer holidays drawing alongside her father. Obsessed with the magical world of Beatrix Potter, Angelika continued to draw scenes from nature throughout her teenage years until eventually taking a BA Honours degree in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, London. Her love of nature and creative imagination inspires Angelika to illustrate the mysterious world that surrounds us and she is rarely seen without her sketchbook and pencils. Wander through the pages of this charming book to discover a lost world of enchanted gardens, where flighty woodland nymphs play among the nodding flora and fauna and sleepy magical creatures stir among the fallen leaves. Bring these delightful scenes to life by colouring in the intricate drawings with pens, pencils or paints. Appealing to young and old alike, this beautiful activity book will provide hours of peaceful seclusion in an increasingly stressful world. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      ANIMAL MAGIC: 100 ORIGINAL DESIGNS

      An enchanting colouring-in book

      by Fay Miladowska

      ANIMAL MAGIC: 100 ORIGINAL DESIGNS An enchanting colouring-in book Fay Miladowska CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      January 2016

      DOT-TO-DOT FAMOUS FACES

      Join the dots to reveal the great history-makers

      by Glyn Bridgewater

      DOT-TO-DOT FAMOUS FACES Join the dots to reveal the great history-makers Glyn Bridgewater CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

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