- Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:56
If you’d like to try your hand at fantasy art and aren’t sure where to start, why not try the library’s collection? We have many books that can teach you to create art – everything from watercolor painting to amigurumi (Japanese-style little crocheted stuffed animals) to iPad art techniques!
Watercolor Painting: a Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium by Tom Hoffman
ANF 751.422 HO
Hoffman not only gives lessons on techniques, but tries to leave readers with the skills to continue to improve their work. He offers insight about general painting techniques such as composition and choosing the right subject, as well as instruction on watercolor-specific techniques.
Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli
ANF 746.434 RI
Here are over twenty cute and quirky designs you can use and customize, as well as insight into how to make your own creations. There's everything from an octopus family to an apple with a worm in it! As a bonus: once you learn the techniques here, the internet is full of examples of figures to try.