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This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life! A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art!
 
Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide!
 
Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others—all of which feature a horse! Young readers will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways.
 
Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with “real-life” art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.
 
Publisher’s Notes discuss the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss’s interest in understanding modern art, the process of creating the book, and information about each of the artists and art reproductions in the book.
 Drawing Dragons - How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Beginner
Table of Contents
Introduction
PART I | Dragons: General Facts and Fiction
Dragons in European Mythology
Dragons in Asian Culture
Dragons in Mysticism and Religion
The Dragon Realm
Aliens and Dragons
Rebirth of Dragons in Modern Art and Media
Puff the Friendly Dragon
Ancient Scrolls and Tattoo Art
PART II | How to Draw Dragons
Drawing Tools
The Drawing Process
Setting a Creative Intention
Drawing in Layers
Anatomical Structure and Proportion
Parts of the Dragon
Eastern Dragon
Western Dragons
Rendering
Basic Rendering Exercises
Dragon Rendering
Glossary
The Author and Artist

Introduction

Fantasy has been in existence since time immemorial. From myths that tell of the earth’s creation, to folk and old wives’ tales that explain life and its mysteries, to bedtime stories that fill the dreams and imaginations of children… they have enthralled audiences of all ages from every era.

One of the most treasured of these fantasy creatures are the dragons. While there is not a trace proving their existence, there is a minefield of precious artifacts that reveal humanity’s fascination with them.

Where did they originate? How long had they been around? What caused their disappearance? Maybe the answers will remain a mystery, but an exploration into the world, where fire-breathing creatures come alive, would always be a worthwhile endeavor.

The first of the How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Absolute Beginner series, Dragons is divided into two parts. Part One explores the presence of dragons in Art and Pop Culture. Part Two equips novices with the necessary drawing processes and techniques. Using the most basic of tools, you will be provided with straightforward instructions that aim to bolster your creative skills.

Included in the drawing process is a discussion on rendering techniques and exercises. Rudimentary to the beginning artist, the discussion is succinct, direct, yet thorough.

Moreover, a glossary has been included to aid the absolute beginner. This will keep one from getting caught in the trap of confounding words frequently used not only in this book, but also in the drawing community.

May every reader enjoy this delightful guide into the mythical!
 Drawing Unicorns - How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Beginner
Contents
Introduction
Part I | Tales of the Unicorns
The Hunt of the Unicorn
Unicorns in Christianity
Medieval Ages: A Treasure Trove of Unicorns
Other Hidden or Religious Meanings
Modern and Children’s Literature
Recreational Projects, Pop Culture, and Film
Non-Fiction and Mysticism
A Unicorn’s Horn
Part II | How to Draw Unicorns
Drawing Tools
The Drawing Process
Setting a Creative Intention
What does drawing in layers mean? 
Rendering
Basic Rendering Exercises
Parts of the Unicorn
Anatomical Structure and Proportion
Perspectives, Foreshortening, Mannequinization, Gesture and Contour Drawing
Hair
Drawing in Layers
Lines, Shapes, and Gesture Drawing
Form Construction
Detailing
Unicorn Rendering
The Unicorn’s Horn
Glossary
The Author

Introduction 

Faraway, beyond the mountains and seven skies, there exists a land of wonders, where friendly dragons and unicorns frolic freely ‘neath the radiance of a thousand suns. When the pure hearted calls upon them, these creatures elude the veils of obstruction and offer their assistance to fulfill noble causes. 

In a nutshell, this is the tale of the unicorns. 

After our wonderful journey in the world of dragons, we now embark on a new exploration that attempts to uncover the truths and myths behind another mythical beast that has eluded humanity for ages: The Unicorns. 

Unicorns, the second of the How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Absolute Beginner series, is divided into two parts. Part One delves into historical accounts, which may lend to the credibility or fraudulence behind these beloved creatures. Part Two discusses drawing techniques designed to instruct and develop the creative skills of novices. 

Some aspiring artists would like to learn the craft or hone their talent to prepare themselves for a career in the Arts. Others are just seeking a productive recreation, rather than a lucrative one. Regardless of your purpose, the drawing methods tackled in this course builds on the creative foundations most beneficial to the absolute beginner. 

Without further ado, I welcome you to join me in a quest for unicorns.
Clay Lab for Kids features 52 hands-on projects made with kid-friendly clays that get kids working creatively and thinking three-dimensionally.

Squishy, colorful, and infinitely shapable, clay just might be the most versatile art material for kids. Author-artist-teacher Cassie Stephens has created all-new clay projects for kids of all skill levels. Start with the basics of rolling, coiling, and pinching pots, and move up to making "Jurassic fossils," animal marionettes, monster magnets, and boxes with secret compartments.

All of the projects use kid-friendly, no-kiln clay (air-dry, homemade, and polymer) and water-based paints, perfect for home and classroom, plus there's an entire chapter of recipes for mixing up inexpensive homemade clays in the kitchen.

When creating with clay, kids are introduced to a wide range of cognitive and manual skills: they'll work three-dimensionally; make figurative models; use their imaginations in making jewelry and toys; design with color; and decorate with paints.

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, bugs, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
 TABLE OF CONTENTS 
Introduction: 
Materials: 
Shaving your Pastels 
Color Wheel 
How to render using Pastels with a brush 
Section 1 Landscapes 
Tropical Beach Scene 
The Canadian Rockies 
Autumn Leaves Cabin 
Delicate Arch in Arches National Park 
Waterfall at Yellowstone National Park 
Section 2 Painting Animals with Pastels 
Exercises: 
The Wolf 
The Capuchin Monkey 
The Sugar Glider 
Rendering the Horse in Pastels 
The Panda 
Section 3 Painting Portraits with Pastels 
Exercises: 
Pastel Portrait of David’s Head 
Eyes 
Nose 
Mouth 
Ears 
Hair 
Face and Neck 
Background 
Baby Girl in Pastel 
Portrait of a Young Lady looking out the Window 
Rendering Harry Potter in Pastels: 
The Couple Portrait 
Author Bio 

Introduction: 
Learning to paint using pastels is easy, if you know how to use the right materials and learn the proper skills. You will learn both of these thingsfrom this eBook. Let me congratulate you for picking up this eBook, as your guide in Pastels. Later on, as you are working with the exercises, you will notice that the techniques used are different from other artists, as it is not just rubbing the pastel in the paper and staining your delicate hands. We will be using brushes when applying Pastels and materials for blending which you can easily find in your home, or at your local art store. 

You will be using Shaved Pastel colors, which I will teach you to make and use for our work. You will also learn various techniques of how to blend the Pastel using single or a combination of colors. This will include a discussion of the color wheel, which is very essential for every artist, and much more for you. 

You have to read the book step-by-step, and by that I mean that you can’t go to the exercises without learning the basics and fundamentals first. You will need to start at the beginning and go through each chapter, in order, for you to understand it fully. If you give dedication or set time to read the book and work with the exercises as you are working with your rendering skills, it will become evident that you are getting better as you continue working and gaining experience. Who knows where it will take you in the future, for it will be very bright for sure. So have fun with your Pastels, future artist. 

Get your materials ready (listed below) and follow the step-by-step procedures thoroughly in the exercises. I’m sure at the end you will have Pastel Rendering skills and you will be rewarded by becoming a better artist. And as always, “have fun doing the exercises” and be sure to check out our Pastel eBook series and other eBooks.
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