In any urban setting throughout the world today, you can expect to see examples of stencil art. On street corners, train stations and public toilets the world over stencil art is a favoured tool of the graffiti artist. Many consider such imagery urban pollution, the work of mindless vandals. Such attitudes ignore what has fast become one of the most significant artistic and cultural movements of the early 21st century. Stencil art is no longer the sole domain of the graffiti artist, the aesthetic is now ubiquitous in advertising, the mainstream press and even on the walls of the world's most famous galleries.
Brilliant colours. Fool-proof shapes. Total art satisfaction. This new edition of Stencil Art comes in easy-to-shelve, simple-to-stack, a-snap-to-wrap format, complete with an eight-colour pigment-ink pad and eight beautifully colour-coordinated foam-tipped dabbers. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to create detailed scenes, funny faces, custom wrapping paper, magic mandalas and much, much more. The sky's not even the limit!
"Derek's edge is that he won't stand still. He has a knack for finding new corners of the program to exploit and innovative ways of doing so. He's pushed the boundaries not only for his own art but also for thousands of up and coming artists who also want to create onscreen the visions they have in their minds. If you've bought this book, you're about to discover what I mean. -Garrick Webster, Editor, Computer Arts Welcome to the world of art and imagination! Derek Lea, one of the world's top 100 digital artists, shows you how to use Photoshop in unorthodox ways to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. His work is a unique combination of original photography, traditional illustration, and digital art. If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist or designer who is familiar with Photoshop, but want to push the program to the limit, this book is for you! Learn how to get professional results from the paint features in Photoshop. Create sharp illustrations by combining vectors and pixels. Explore less-than-obvious composition methods, and discover the hidden potential in unlikely artistic resources and materials. Play around with texture using spray paint effects and scanned elements, or age faces and objects. Use stencil tags and comic book coloring techniques. Learn how to bring 3D art to life! Maximize your creativity AND efficiency with invaluable information on working between Photoshop and Illustrator. This book/CD package provides clear, step-by-step tutorials that make it easy to emulate Lea's techniques in your own work. With all the images from the book to play with, you'll be creating stunning artwork in no time! Be sure to visit the book's website at http://www.creativephotoshopthebook.com/ for more information, and join the reader forum to share your ideas with digital artists from around the world.
Pop-Out Stencil Art: Dinosaurs helps young children discover the many different ways to be creative using sturdy prehistoric animal/bird-shaped stencils. Pop-Out Stencil Art is the perfect way to show a young child how many ways there are to be creative. Featuring 15 easy to use pop-out stencils and 20 fun projects to make, these books will be sure to keep hands busy for hours. Each spread has three different sizes of pop-out wild animal stencils and three creative ways to use them. The stencils can be used time and again, and stored in their nested shapes inside the book.
In tribute to this widely popular form of internationally-appreciated street art, Stencil Nation contains the most extensive documentation and up-to-date history of stencil art and 'how-to' tips from the artists. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from the niches of the art form, Stencil Nation provides ample entertainment and information for anyone even slightly interested in this art genre. It also represents the work of lesser-known urban scenes, such as Romania, Poland and Israel, and builds upon previously published works.
Simple and ingenious, Pop Out Stencils: Farm Animals shows you how to make amazing pictures, bunting, puppets, cards, mobiles and much more. Stencilling is the perfect way to engage the imagination; these animal stencil shapes will inspire young creatives to experiment and become confident in their drawing abilities. They’ll be encouraged to choose paints, coloured pencils, crayons, felt tips, or chalk; and brushing, stippling, dabbing, or sponging to create different effects. They will enjoy hours of satisfying, absorbing activity and experience the true pleasure of making art. Each spread has three different sizes of pop-out stencils and three creative ways to use them. The stencils can be used time and again, and stored in their nested shapes inside the book.