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Aboriginal Designs (Design Source Books) Paperback – December 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Design Source Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press; 1st THUS edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844482537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844482535
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,474,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I really enjoyed this book and it was made that much more enjoyable by the authors in-depth introduction."  —thebookbag.co.uk

About the Author

Penny Brown worked as a theater designer for 10 years and currently works in the fields of craft, textiles, and design. She is a regular contributor to "Card Making & Papercraft "and "Cross Stitch Crazy."

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judith A. Reynolds on October 26, 2008
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As a life long artist who is always looking for inspiration, I was impressed with this collection of images from
the aboriginal people of Australia and New Zealand. In looking at these line drawings, we get a sense of how
they perceive their world and express deep connection to their reality. I was also impressed by the sense of
"sharing" that this generous collection reveals. From a purely mechanical aspect, I believe the images will be
very useful, altho I wished for a few more in color, as well. It is easy to imagine using these images for all the
avenues suggested on the cover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Golden on January 22, 2011
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This is an excellent resource for people wanting outline drawings to color or transfer to wood or other craft formats. The images range from border designs to animals and people in action. I used several of the patterns to create unique woodburned coasters and trays. Other resources must be used to identify the color palettes best suited to authentic aboriginal art, but Brown's designs can be colored with any combination of colors (or left plain).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bananabot on March 8, 2011
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This book is a great supplement to anyones study of the continent of Australia. Very useful templates for teaching Aborigine dot art.
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I really got into Australian aboriginal art while recovering from surgery. After painting about four canvases I thought, wait! I'm not an aboriginal and certainly not an Aussie so what am I doing here?
The book was a great help but if you want to study the art form it's prefect. But don't try to copy a culture that goes back 50,000 years unless you are a descendent or you aren't misrepresenting yourself as such.
I still paint these but I let everyone know up front that they are my own interpretation and I give them away as gifts.
So in that vein go ahead and try it. This book will increase your knowledge no matter what.
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By N. Graves on January 21, 2014
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Get this book for your kids and let them follow these easy drawings and learn how to paint like the First Australian. I cannot draw (even though I dream of 1 day being able to), and I can follow these basics. Then add dots, colour and dream a story with children and develop a painting to frame or put on canvas. It would be worthwhile talking about Aboriginal suffering and their plight whilst drawing with others using this book. It could open up a whole new world for young people in the UK and Australia.
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