Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)

Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)
Start with a heart shape . . . and end with a beautiful finished piece of art!You’ll love Jane Davenport’s fabulous, fun, and amazingly easy technique for drawing figures. For aspiring artists, drawing people can be intimidating–but it doesn’t have to be. Over years working as a fashion illustrator, Jane Davenport devised her own method of creating in-proportion figures. Her clever core technique involves using equal-size hearts to build the body’s structure. And Jane’s results have been astounding: her students go from “I can’t draw a stick figure” to producing gorgeous, well-proportioned illustrations. After laying out the basics, her imaginative guide walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more.
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On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness

On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness
In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradov weaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less. He reveals that doing nothing is both easily achievable and absolutely essential to leading an enjoyable and creative life. Cultivating idleness can be as simple as taking a long walk without a destination or embracing chance in the creative process. Peppered with playful illustrations, this handsome volume is a refreshing and thought-provoking read.
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StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect

StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect
Change Your Training Narrative As a trainer, you try to facilitate connections for learners, knowing you must first make connections for yourself. One way to do that is to be a storyteller. But how do you tell stories? How do you find stories to tell? StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect explores how to find your stories and deliver them for learners, ultimately strengthening the storyteller you already are. The challenge with storytelling, according to author Hadiya Nuriddin, is in finding a story to tell. This book focuses on that elusive part of storytelling – finding the stories lurking everywhere and telling them. Hadiya shows you how by pulling from other disciplines, especially literature and creative writing, to help you select, structure, shape, and tell stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You’ll learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning, and understand what each looks like in practice. StoryTraining also includes helpful checklists as well as the author’s surefire tips, diagrams for story timelining, and favourite story models. Given the push to make training more relevant, storytelling ability will continue to be in high demand. If you yearn to find your own stories – and to successfully engage with learners and others – this is the facilitation book you have been waiting for.
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On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness

On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness
In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradov weaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less. He reveals that doing nothing is both easily achievable and absolutely essential to leading an enjoyable and creative life. Cultivating idleness can be as simple as taking a long walk without a destination or embracing chance in the creative process. Peppered with playful illustrations, this handsome volume is a refreshing and thought-provoking read.
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StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect

StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect
Change Your Training Narrative As a trainer, you try to facilitate connections for learners, knowing you must first make connections for yourself. One way to do that is to be a storyteller. But how do you tell stories? How do you find stories to tell? StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect explores how to find your stories and deliver them for learners, ultimately strengthening the storyteller you already are. The challenge with storytelling, according to author Hadiya Nuriddin, is in finding a story to tell. This book focuses on that elusive part of storytelling – finding the stories lurking everywhere and telling them. Hadiya shows you how by pulling from other disciplines, especially literature and creative writing, to help you select, structure, shape, and tell stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You’ll learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning, and understand what each looks like in practice. StoryTraining also includes helpful checklists as well as the author’s surefire tips, diagrams for story timelining, and favourite story models. Given the push to make training more relevant, storytelling ability will continue to be in high demand. If you yearn to find your own stories – and to successfully engage with learners and others – this is the facilitation book you have been waiting for.
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In the Shadow of the Devi Kumaon: Of a Land, a People, a Craft

In the Shadow of the Devi Kumaon: Of a Land, a People, a Craft
-A one-of-a-kind book which examines in great detail all aspects of life in Kumaon – from ethnography to the environment, and the history, crafts and architecture that characterize the area -Richly illustrated, this book features photographs by renowned Kumaoni photographer Anup Sah, among others; it also includes illustrations & sketches -Meticulously researched over an extended period of time, this book is both informative and accessible, to laypeople interested in the region as well as academics The untamed beauty of the Himalayas immediately captures our collective imagination with visions of serenity, natural splendor and mysticism. But these mountains also dictate the lives of those who live by its laws – the resilient hill dwellers, or paharis, whose work and lives are shaped by their surroundings. In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon details the legacy of a land, a people and a craft deeply intertwined with its environment. Manju Kak looks at this enigmatic land of Kumaon through the prism of woodcraft, unique in its aesthetic in this part of India, documenting the styles, influences and techniques used by the craftsmen of Uttarakhand, as well as Kumaoni artisans’ worldview and beliefs. In addition, this book is an important document of the life of paharis, as it also discusses communities, forest policy and the status of women, analyzing and unraveling facets of hill life that made Kumaon’s claim for statehood so unique. The book is beautifully complemented with photographs by award-winning Kumaoni photographer Anup Sah, among others. It is also a visual delight for those who have an interest in the region. It adds to the existing knowledge on Uttarakhand, emblematic of other Indian hill states, though its focus is on Kumaon, the land that lies in the shadow of the majestic mountain Nanda Devi.
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Art of Mindfulness: Anti-stress drawing, colouring and hand lettering (Colouring Books)

Art of Mindfulness: Anti-stress drawing, colouring and hand lettering (Colouring Books)
From Emma Farrarons, the bestselling author of The Mindfulness Colouring Book, comes a pocket-sized creative art therapy book to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. In her trademark chic and sophisticated style, Emma Farrarons offers beautiful templates for you to colour and complete with your own hands. Offering more than colouring in, there are drawings to imitate in perfect symmetry, patterns to create, lettering to copy and pages of guided sketching and doodling. Art of Mindfulness contains everything you can do with a pen and paper to achieve a creative mindful moment during a busy day. Making the most of art-making as a mindful activity, and small enough to carry around in your bag, Art of Mindfulness is your perfect antidote to the stresses of modern living. So pick up a pen and lose yourself in this pocket-sized book of peace and calm.
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