Imaginary Characters eBook

Dreamscapes and imaginary characters, whimsical creatures and enchanting environments, drift into the artistic realm of magic and myth with this illustrated guide that offers mixed-media painting techniques as a path to find your creative identity.
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Maybe you want to tell a story, or perhaps you want to venture back into the lush country of your childhood imagination. Either way, this illustrated guide, Imaginary Characters: Mixed-Media Painting Techniques for Figures and Faces by Karen O’Brien, will enable you with the techniques inside. Follow the tale of the fantastical, grab your paints and other favorite forms of mixed-media, and capture new experiences as you make your way through the eBook.

Featuring folklore, collages, vintage photos, woodblocks and other existing background material, the surfaces are your starting point to bring your imagination to life. Don’t worry—there is step-by-step instruction to ensure that you do not get lost in this dreamy world.

Inside this whimsical guide, you will learn methods for:

  • Glazing with Acrylics
  • Creating a Character File
  • Adding Detail with Watercolor Pencil
  • Playing with Proportion
  • Combing Pencils and Mediums over Photocopies

Most importantly, you will learn how to establish your own unique approach to capturing the fictional. From the color palette of your choice to the collages you design, every aspect of this eBook can be molded into your taste and preference. You are the storyteller; what sort of visual language do you want to portray?

About the Author:

Karen O’Brien is self-taught and enjoys mixing different mediums to create contemporary yet fantastical artwork. Her art and articles have appeared in Somerset Studio and Art Journaling, and she is a featured artist in Incite: Color Passions and Incite: The Best of Mixed Media. She has experience in teaching and believes the best way of learning is to trust the process of art. She currently resides and works at her studio in Oregon, where she also runs her website that features her art and blog.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU T5084
Product Type eBook
Number Of Pages 128
File Type PDF
ISBN 13 9781440340291
Author/Designer Karen O'Brien
Customer Reviews (2)
I loved this book! Lots of insights into creating unique faces and lots of projects to try!!! Karen is a great teacher. Lots of examples. Wonderful! Don't miss it, if faces are your thing! Review by Jeanne (Posted on 10/15/2016)
This is the most helpful and useful art book I have purchased. I love how there are step-by-step details of how to begin each project and how there are also helpful ideas to help create your own characters and "look". It's well written and there was obviously a lot of thought put into making this a book that is not just eye-candy. Review by Miss M. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
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