Enter into the fascinating world of precious gems through this unique volume that brings together the wonders of mineralogy and masterpieces of jewelry.
Both a reference book and an exhibition catalog, Gems unveils the fascinating world of minerals and gems through a dialogue between the prestigious collections of the Museum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris and the great French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. The Museum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris welcomes the exhibition Gems from
Taking a practical approach to colour, Colour: A workshop for artists and designers is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between colour theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone working with colour. This third edition is updated with more contemporary examples drawn not just from painting, but from textiles, graphic design, illus
Develop your drawing skills and rediscover the world around you with this innovative and beautifully illustrated book.
In Drawing for the Artist, acclaimed artist and teacher Sarah Simblet teaches you how to draw by combining practical lessons with examples of both her own work and some of the world's greatest drawings. She introduces all the key drawing materials, then shows you how to master the basic elements of drawing in a series of step-by-step drawing classes, covering topics ranging f
Observe, draw, paint, explore and master the art of botanical illustration.
Award-winning botanical artist Isik Guner shares her passion for drawing and painting living plants from around the world. Her work is both artistically accomplished and scientifically accurate, and will inspire you to master the skills you need to produce your own botanical illustrations from life.
Discover how to select, preserve and position your specimens.
Develop your understanding of perspective and compos