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Artist's Materials : All the Materials You Will Ever Need to Make Art
Lorraine Harrison

Call Number: 702.8 H319

Color Me Creative : Unlock Your Imagination
Kristina Webb

Call Number: 702.8 W366 2015

From Instagram sensation Kristina Webb (@colour_me_creative) comes a completely original and unique book to inspire and unlock your creativity. Color Me Creative gives readers a firsthand look into Kristina's personal life, including her exotic upbringing and the inspirational story of how, at nineteen years old, she has become one of the most popular artists of her generation, with a following in the millions. Readers can then go on their own journey by completing the fifty creative, art-inspired challenges designed by Kristina herself. This is the perfect gift not only for artists but for anyone wanting to awaken their inner creative. Featuring Kristina's beautiful custom art throughout,Color Me Creative will help readers escape the ordinary and unlock their imagination. This book offers readers the chance to download the free Unbound app to access interactive features and bonus videos by scanning the customized icon that appears throughout the book, including never-before-seen home videos and videos of Kristina drawing.

Color Song: A Daring Tale of Intrigue and Artistic Passion in Glorious 15th Century Venice
Victoria Strauss

Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed—or cursed—with a spirit’s gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It’s here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter—an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy. But when a dying Humilità bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession—the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue—Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilità’s secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist’s apprentice? Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilità’s Passion blue. And Venice, she discovers, with its gilded palazzos and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, and where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?

Da Vinci's Tiger
L.M. Elliott

In fifteenth-century Florence, the dashing Venetian ambassador commissions young Leonardo da Vinci to paint a portrait of his Platonic love, Ginevra de' Benci, a well-educated, teenaged poet in a passionless marriage, propelling her into the world of art, politics, and romance, with all of its complications.

Jessica Toyne

Call Number: 759.6 qD143Zt 2016

Doodle Trees & Happy Bees : Create Playful Art
Kim Anderson

Call Number: 741.26 qA547 2016

Draw the Line
Laurent Linn

A teen boy survives a hate crime against another gay student through his art.

The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams
Cat Bennett

Call Number: 741.06 B471 2015

The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams shows how to start and run a drawing club. It offers lesson plans for three full 8-week sessions that will take a club through its first year.

Drawing for Older Children and Teens : A Creative Method That Works for Adult Beginners, Too
Mona Brookes

Call Number: 741.2 B872d

Francisco Goya
Paul Rockett

Call Number: 759.6 qG724Zro 2016

Freehand: Sketching Tips and Tricks Drawn from Art
Helen Birch

Call Number: 741.2 B617 2013

Freehand offers drawing instruction in bite-sized chunks, each demonstrated in a dazzling example by one of today's coolest artists. Featuring over 100 innovative works of art that illustrate all the fundamentals--including line, tone, color, and more--Freehand will give you the confidence to find your personal drawing style and start creating amazing sketches like the pros.

Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life
Catherine Reef

Call Number: 759.972 qK12Zre 2014

A biography exploring the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is illustrated with archival photos and full-color reproductions.

Sara Haynes

Call Number: 759.4 qG268Zha 2016

How To Draw Fantasy Creatures: Dragons, Fairies, Vampires & Monsters in Simple Steps
Paul Bryn Davies, Jim McCarthy

Call Number: 743.893982 qD257f 2015

Learn how to draw vampires, fairies, dragons and monsters using this fun and easy step-by-step method. Starting with simple shapes, Paul Bryn Davie and Jim McCarthy show how easy it is to develop circles, rectangles, squares and ovals into an exciting selection of fantastical creatures. If you have never drawn before, this is definitely the book for you and there is a lot here to inspire more experienced artists too.

How To Draw Manga Boys in Simple Steps
Yishan Li

Call Number: 741.51 qL693h 2015

28 different characters, poses and expressions that offer a dynamic selection of Manga-style male figures. Drawingboys is a very popular subject within the manga genre and this book is perfect for anyone seeking to learn the basics of creating these delightful characters.

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
Melissa Keil

Alba loves living behind a bakery, drawing comics, and watching bad TV with her friends, but problems arise with certain boys in her life and also, the world might be ending, so as doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba's life is thrown into chaos.

The Inker's Shadow
Allen Say

Call Number: 741.64092 qS274Zs 2015

A follow-up to Drawing From Memory recounts the author's coming-of-age at a military academy, where he endured harsh racism before embarking on a journey to discover himself as a Japanese-American artist.

Into the Dangerous World
Julie Chibbaro

After seventeen-year-old Ror's father commits suicide and burns down their house, she's forced to move from thecommune in which she grew up to a homeless shelter in Manhattan. After she meets Trey, the leader of a graffiti crew, she's forced to decide what kind of artist she is, and what she wants.

Sara Haynes

Call Number: 759.36 qK65Zh 2016

Ladies Drawing Night : Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party
Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, Rachael Cole

The authors describe their weekly get-togethers with friends and designers to work on different art projects and present advice, tips, insights, instructions, and ideas for others who want to form similar groups. 

Liv, Forever
Amy Talkington

Soon after an art scholarship gets Liv a place at prestigious Wickham Hall, she becomes the latest victim of a dark conspiracy spanning 150 years, but her ghost, aided by friend Gabe and boyfriend Malcolm, tries to put a stop to the killing.

Manga Art for Beginners : How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings
Danica Davidson

Call Number: 741.5 qD252 2016

With titles ranging from Attack on Titan to Pokémon, manga is a billion-dollar industry with millions of fans worldwide. Readers will love this step-by-step guide to drawing characters that resemble the Japanese comics and anime they love. In this book, fans can learn how to draw their own manga characters and join in on the fun. Manga Art for Beginners explores the basics, like how to draw faces and eyes, and gradually shows how to get into more complexdrawings.

Tasha Stamford

Call Number: 759.4 qM742Zs 2016

Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon
Camilla D'Errico

Call Number: 751.4 qD438 2016

A unique behind-the-scenes guide to the painting process of one of the most popular artists working in the growing, underground art scene of Pop Surrealism. Painting superstar Camilla d'Errico opens up her studio and offers readers an insider scoop on the tools, techniques, and inspirations she draws from to create stunningly beautiful, otherworldly works of art. Pop Surrealism, with its unique blend of high art and popular culture, has been a growing force in the art world for years. Artists working in Pop Surrealism use elements of manga, cartoons, movies, and more to produce paintings that have been displayed in galleries and purchased by collectors around the globe. In addition to her work in manga and as the author of the best-selling Pop Manga, d'Errico is also one of the Pop Surrealism movement's biggest names. From high-end art galleries to comic book conventions, d'Errico's works draw legions of fans, collectors, and admirers. With Pop Painting, fans and aspiring painters get an up-close look at the step-by-step processes she employs to transform oil and acrylic paints into unforgettable images of her ethereal and beautiful characters. This one-of-a-kind look at a painter at the top of her field reveals all the materials and methods readers need to join the ranks of the Pop Surrealism movement.

Portrait of Us
A. Destiny

Looking forward to taking summer classes with a famous artist-in-residence, Corinne struggles beside a fellow student whose style clashes with her own, a view that shifts when she learns that they have more in common than she thought.

Sabine Miller

Call Number: 759.4 qR418Zm 2016

Starry Night
Isabel Gillies

As fifteen-year-old Wren and her three lifelong best friends celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wren finds first love with her brother's new friend, Nolan, and the relationship transforms her and her life--not always in good ways.

Tangle Journey : Exploring the Far Reaches of Tangle Drawing, from Simple Strokes to Color and Mixed Media
Beckah Krahula

Call Number: 741.2 K891t 2016

Find the next step in your zentangle journey, with even more step-by-step techniques and beautiful inspirational drawings! An exciting and in-depth follow up to One Zentangle A Day, Beckah Krahula guides you along with her sure-footed instruction and beautiful examples as she shows you how to take tangle drawing to the next level. From florals and organics to journal drawings and cityscapes, all kinds of experimentation are explored. Gain deeper insights into how tangles can be combined to create more complex and realistic forms, how to use contour and shading, how to work with midtoned papers by adding highlights and shadows, how to use introduce color-based media, how to integrate mixed-media techniques, and how to work on various surfaces.With Tangle Journey, get ready to progress in your knowledge, skill and relaxation!

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
Adele Griffin

When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.

Van Gogh
Jessica Bailey

Call Number: 759.9492 qG613Zb 2016

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