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Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim Flexibound – October 1, 2012
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"I love this book. It might not appeal to someone who is only interested in 'Fine Art,' masterpieces created after years of study and practice. But for those of us who simply want to create, who want to find new ways to discover the world around us--this is a fabulous book." -- lifeimitatesdoodles.blogspot.com
About the Author
Carla is the author of three books: "The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone" (Perigee Books), "Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop" (Quarry) and "Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists" (Quarry), which has sold over 40,000 copies.
She currently resides in Seattle, WA where she holds numerous online workshops. Visit her online at carlasonheim.com and carlasonheim.wordpress.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
However, working on my own series of children's books, I've been deeply dissatisfied with my figures. They're good, but they're too realistic. I just couldn't kick loose of traditional images and techniques.
The cover of this book seemed endearing and the reviews were good, so I ordered a copy. (Seeing how expensive used copies are... that reinforced my decision. Clearly, hardly anyone is willing to let go of this book.)
When the book arrived, I flipped through it.
It looked cute. (That's not necessarily a good thing for the books I'm working on.) So, it was an "uh-oh" moment, at first.
On a second, more leisurely browse of this book, I realized it's a gem. Some of the materials she suggests, and her product (finished work) examples, especially the fabric and wood pieces... they're inspiring. Ditto the pieces by other artists, based on similar concepts. Two mixed media works really caught my eye. I'm going to delve into my boxes of collage supplies for some test pieces.
The best part of this book: The author had faced the same challenges I do, creating whimsical illustrations. And, her book offers solutions that make perfect sense. They're brilliant, and almost everything is either outside my front door or already in my kitchen.
The basic concept is simple enough for any beginner. In fact, it might be easiest to follow this approach as a beginner, with no "old habits" to banish.
This book offers a variety of methods (and drawing & painting mediums) including normal writing tools... no art supplies are needed.
This is not a "first you copy this, then you copy this next step, etc." kind of book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun, fun, fun. I love this book and highly recommend it for others. Let you imagination play!Published 27 days ago by LAB
A great read, and such fun. It has elevated my doodling to an almost art form! Really, a fun book and a good purchase.Published 1 month ago by Georgayne Adams
This is a fun book and I use it and like it very much. It helps me to be more creative in my drawing.Published 6 months ago by Robin G
Imaginary Animals is fantastic! Brilliant ideas for letting go of any preconceptions, and utilizing the shape/s in front of you. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amara Coury
I love Carla Sonheim. I'm an experienced artist but she is for the artist in everyone. Even if you think you can't draw, she will make you believe that you have an inner... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kindle Customer