Summary Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Melanie TestaSes in drawing Some of the best parts for me are the explanations of different grades of paint I knew professional grade paints were the best but didn t know why and papers as well as the drawing tips and the challenges that help pull all these skills together to make awesome art Melanie is an accessible artist who loves to share and help others become better I think this comes across well in her book This one didn t really work for me It covers a lot of ground from drawing and painting to carving rubber stamps to extremely detailed instructions for dyeing fabric
And It Felt Like Theit felt like the bit was of an afterthought than anything elseReread 2018 This time I found something I want to try mixing a little liuid soap with watercolor so it can be used for stamping But still not a favorite in fact I d forgotten I d already read it. Move out of the ournal and onto an actual project In the final chapter Melanie steps out three Gray Bishop journal spreads to show how many techniues learned previously are layered and worked together By using the artournal in this way the reader learns confidence in developing their ideas into tangible works of S Also no prompts for ournaling either so I find that the title didn t fit the book itself Overall there was a lot of journaling either so I find that the title didn t fit the book itself Overall there was a lot of a few I already knew and some that I hadn t heard of yet I did get some great ideas for mixed media that I will be trying in the future This is a good introduction to various art and transfer
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Ve Drawn For Years Butdrawn for years but still learning I feel if a beginner or advanced artist could pick up Melanie s book and learn something new Melanie takes you through everything you d like to know about creating your own art ournal She introduces the reader to the materials they will need and even recommends inexpensive options for those who still aren t sure if they want to invest a lot of money how to work with color techniues to use and exerci. Ncouraged to experiment and play in the ournal to try out new directions for creating works of art The art ournal becomes the starting point for bigger projectsIn addition to step by step techniues for working in a variety of media each chapter features one or umping off points to show the reader how to. Excellent ournaling book I was impressed with this one and can t wait to try the wax resist
And Home Made Stamp Makinghome made stamp making enjoy Melanie s work and her teaching I ve taken several classes with her and her down to earth explanations make this a great book Melanie includes some of the things she taught us in class but also expands on them as there is only so much you can pick up a 6 hour class It s a great companion I m working my way through it Thanks Melly for writing it and sharing it with us This was a great art book that explained many mixed media techniues but I bumped it down a star because I didn t see where a lot of this had to do with Noir journaling yes some of it could be used to make mixed media or drawn art pages but it didn t focus on working directly out of an artournal but rather on various papers and fabric. Transform your sketchbook to artThe artist's Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are journal is a great place to start a library of personal marks doodles and ideas The reader is introduced to basics such as choosing aournal and then immediately guided into techniues such as color mixing drawing and a variety of surface designs The reader is .