Scratchboard for Illustration

Scratchboard for Illustration Author Ruth Lozner
ISBN-10 1635610303
Release 2017-03-23
Pages 146
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Renowned artist Ruth Lozner presents the ultimate guide to an artistic technique that is currently enjoying a revival thanks to a new generation of comic book artists and illustrators. Scratchboard for Illustration combines history, technique, and illustrated examples to open a whole new world of artistic expression to the reader.

Scientific Illustration

Scientific Illustration Author Phyllis Wood
ISBN-10 0471285250
Release 1994-04-20
Pages 176
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This volume guides readers through the materials, methods, principles, and practice used to create all types of medical, biological, and zoological illustrations. It includes information on computer graphics that encompasses hardware, software, techniques, and usage tips. The author provides a basic overview of the field, including introductory rendering techniques, and an in-depth discussion of the many applications of the work, such as presentation graphics and exhibit design.

A Handbook of Biological Illustration

A Handbook of Biological Illustration Author Frances W. Zweifel
ISBN-10 0226996980
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 152
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This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor, drawing techniques, lettering methods, and mounting and packing the finished illustrations. She explains how to produce clear and attractive charts, graphs, and maps, so essential to science publications. Though this primer does not cover photographic techniques, it does include advice on retouching, cropping, and mounting photographs and on using photographs of biological subjects as aids in drawing. This second edition is updated to reflect the many technological changes in art materials and printing processes that have occurred since the book's first publication, and it includes an entirely new chapter on planning, designing, and mounting the poster presentations that have become an essential part of conferences held by scientific societies. Also included are the requirements and conventions peculiar to biological illustration and a bibliography of useful reference works. "Every biology student who intends to write a thesis deserves to own this book, as does the biologist who intends to publish or work up some visual aids for his own use. There is no reason to limit the concepts of this handbook to the field of biology; it should be useful to other specific areas of science."—Evan Lindquist, American Biology Teacher (from a review of the first edition)


Storytime Author Lawrence R. Sipe
ISBN-10 9780807775936
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Presents a comprehensive, theoretically grounded model of children’s understanding of picture storybooks—the first to focus specifically on young children. Relevant to contemporary young children from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, this dynamic volume includes a wealth of examples of children’s responses to literature and how teachers scaffold their interpretation of stories. “The highest recommendation I can make is that I learned so much. . . . You will too!” —From the Foreword by P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley “The single most important book on this topic since Applebee’s The Child’s Concept of Story . . . it is also a pleasure to read.” —Lee Galda, University of Minnesota “Sipe provides a comprehensive theory of literary understanding specific to contemporary young children’s interactions with picture books. Storytime is grounded in well-documented research, an in-depth knowledge of literary theory, and enlivened by insightful commentary.” —Glenna Sloan, Professor Emerita, Queens College of the City University of New York “As a working illustrator who spends most days drawing or painting or dreaming about children's picturebooks, I sometimes wonder, ‘Is there really any point to all of this?’ In this book, Larry Sipe shows me clearly, wittily, and thoroughly that there is.” —Chris Raschka, Caldecott Medal–winning children's book author and illustrator “Those of us who work with children, picturebooks, and teachers could have no more insightful guide to their interactions than Larry Sipe himself.” —Nancy L. Roser, University of Texas, Austin

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators Author
ISBN-10 0547348894
Pages 560
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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

The Adobe Illustrator CS Wow Book

The Adobe Illustrator CS Wow  Book Author Sharon Steuer
ISBN-10 0321168925
Release 2004
Pages 434
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Presents time-saving techniques and tips for users of Adobe Illustrator CS, exploring the software's basic tools and latest features with full-color examples and samples from leading Illustrator artists and designers.

The Big Book of Picture book Authors Illustrators

The Big Book of Picture book Authors   Illustrators Author James Preller
ISBN-10 0439201543
Release 2001-09-20
Pages 160
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Introduce children to 75 favorite authors and illustrators with this all-in-one resource! The lively profiles in this collection provide insight into the lives, work, inspiration, and creative process of these talented writers and artists. Share these fascinating mini-biographies with students to enhance author studies and help your students read with greater enthusiasm and understanding. Book jacket.

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration Author Elaine R. S. Hodges
ISBN-10 0471360112
Release 2003
Pages 623
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The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and written by top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts, The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition is an indispensable reference guide for anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration. Offering broad coverage and more than 620 outstanding illustrations, this new edition offers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of this specialized field, from illustrating molecules and 3D modeling to important material and advice on copyright and contractual concerns, as well as establishing a freelance business. With step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."

Charming the Bones

Charming the Bones Author Ann Brimacombe Elliot
ISBN-10 0873386485
Release 2000-01
Pages 236
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Born in 1911 to unconventional parents, Margaret Matthew chose a career as an artist specializing in restorations of extinct animals. This book portrays Margaret's life as the wife of noted paleontologist Edwin (Ned) Colbert, the mother of her five sons, and her later life as a respected artist.

Biological illustration

Biological illustration Author John Charles Downey
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053787290
Release 1982-12-01
Pages 126
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Biological illustration has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Biological illustration also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Biological illustration book for free.

The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

The Visual Dictionary of Illustration Author Mark Wigan
ISBN-10 9782940439225
Release 2009-05-18
Pages 288
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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the field of illustration. Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by examples taken from traditional and contemporary illustration. The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage as well as modern terminology such as Raster and Punk. It also includes a wide variety of practical terms, such as Collage, Woodcut and Storyboard, as well as movements and styles including Dada, Surrealism, and Romanticism.

Becoming a Digital Designer

Becoming a Digital Designer Author Steven Heller
ISBN-10 111803421X
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 336
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From the author of the bestselling Becoming a Graphic Designer and the editor of Adobe Think Tank comes this clear overview of the field of digital design This complete guide to the evolving digital design disciplines opens the door to today’s most sought-after job opportunities in Web, video, broadcast, game, and animation design. Featuring over 45 interviews with leading digital designers and more than 225 illustrations, the book covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. This is an ideal starting point for anyone considering a career in the digital design world. Steven Heller (New York, NY) is the co-chair of the MFA Designer As Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author or editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture, including Becoming a Graphic Designer (0-471-71506-9). David Womack (New York, NY) writes about trends in design and technology for numerous publications and consults on digital strategy for leading organizations. He is the editor of Adobe Think Tank.

A Fine Line

A Fine Line Author Scott McKowen
ISBN-10 1554074517
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 206
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Showcases the artist's theatrical posters and book and magazine covers using the scratchboard technique--prints made by carving patterns into a chalk surface covered in black ink, and then adding color--and describes the process.

Playing with Color

Playing with Color Author Richard Mehl
ISBN-10 9781610586412
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 192
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Playing with Color is a highly accessible, fun approach to learning color application and principles. This hands-on book begins with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play. It then leads to a series of experimental design projects with an emphasis on color, providing the reader with a “toolkit” of ideas and skills. The awareness and sensitivity to form, color, material and craft gained through these visual experiments will increase the designer’s confidence in their personal and professional design work. This book can be used in the classroom or independently, and readers can go directly to exercises that appeal to them.


Illustrations Author Graham T. Richardson
ISBN-10 9781461249924
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 337
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person to prepare illustration copy at a pre-professional level-copy that is, however, often usable for routine purposes-and/or to communicate better with graphics spe cialists who will prepare the final illustrations. The skills necessary to take the final step of producing finished camera-ready illustrations are, unfortunately, based very much on actual hands-on experience and are thus beyond the ability of this or any other book to instill satisfactory competence in. Illustrations should also prove to be a highly useful reference work for professional illustrators. The wide variety of train ing and work experiences by which they have acquired their skills may not have provided full acquaintance with all of the exceptionally diverse kinds of information to be found here. There are, moreover, few disciplines whose practition ers cannot profit from an invigorating refresher course. After nearly seven years of work, then, I am pleased to put forward a book with many answers pertaining to the proper selection and preparation of informational illustrations. All such questions and their actual solutions, however, must re main up to you, the inquiring and attentive reader.

Great American Artists for Kids

Great American Artists for Kids Author MaryAnn F. Kohl
ISBN-10 9780935607260
Release 2008-07-01
Pages 144
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75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

The Desktop Designer s Illustration Handbook

The Desktop Designer s Illustration Handbook Author Marcelle Lapow Toor
ISBN-10 0471286958
Release 1996-06-04
Pages 157
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The Desktop Designer′s Illustration Handbook Marcelle Lapow Toor If you want to reach––and hold––audiences who′ve seen everything, read this new hands–on guide to locating, selecting, and using illustrations in desktop publications. In no time at all, you′ll be able to select just the right illustration technique to make your publication pop. The Desktop Designer′s Illustration Handbook is written by a graphic designer who really knows how to teach desktop illustration techniques. Marcelle Lapow Toor has taught graphic design and desktop publishing to university students and has conducted workshops at national conferences throughout the country. Her proven building block approach helps you make practical sense of the principles of illustration, design, and composition. She easily guides you through the process––from deciding what kind of illustration to use to manipulating images for maximum visual impact. With the aid of insider tips from participating pros, hundreds of illustrations, helpful hints, and time saving checklists, Ms. Toor clearly explains how to create eye–catching results using: Type – Dress up your design and keep costs low with eye–catching type and typographic devices. Learn simple techniques for using type as an illustration. Drawings – Add variety with clip art and original illustration. Learn how to locate and choose the drawing, illustrator, or clip art that will give your publication the competing edge. Photographs – Grab your reader′s attention with photographs that breathe life into the copy and baby your budget. Learn when it′s best to use a photograph, how to use a scanner to alter a photograph, and where to look for low–cost photos. Information Graphics – Take the snore out of statistics with reader–friendly charts, graphs, tables, and maps. Learn how to select the best format for statistical information so it is easily understood at a glance. Computer graphics – Punch up interest with textured backgrounds that you create with a scanner, an image–editing program, and materials lying around your office. Plus, learn how to achieve the effects you want with a drawing or painting program. You′ll turn again and again to this jam–packed idea book for inspiration as well as information. Here are hundreds of illustration ideas, guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. And that′s not all. This indispensable desk reference gives you even more hands–on resources that you can put to work right away: ∗ A blow–by–blow description of the graphic devices used in each chapter and a clear explanation of how they were created. ∗ A sampler of clip art, with addresses of the software manufacturers who supply art on disk or CD–ROM. ∗ A sampler of pictorial and decorative typefaces. ∗ A list of public and private picture sources. ∗ Many illustrations by well–known professional illustrators and directions for contacting them. ∗ A glossary of desktop publishing terminology. You won′t find a more complete or easier to use illustration source book. Whether you decide to use illustrations that are ready–made, illustrations created by hired hands, or illustrations that you create yourself, you′ll produce head turning, results every time with The Desktop Designer′s Illustration Handbook.