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How to Draw Magical, Monstrous & Mythological Creatures is for artistic tweens who dream about the magical, mystical, and darker side of things. Starting with an introduction to various drawing tools and techniques, the goth-inspired title in the new Walter Foster Studio series for tweens will have enthusastic artists learning to draw their favorite creatures and beasts across three categories, including Magical Characters, Mythological Creatures, and Monsters. From a Manga warrior and a dragon to Medusa and the Boogeyman, aspiring fantasy artists will find inspiration on every page. Additionally, character history, folklore, legends, fun facts, and trivia-driven sidebars add to this fantastic experience.
Learn how to create your own heartfelt stories featuring children and adults, animals, buildings, objects, and landscapes, all infused with your style. Be inspired by Sachiko’s stories of a journey into the desert, a king and queen in a castle, and a monster island filled with cute creates. Trace or copy the drawings to invent your own tales and infuse them with color and details to make them unique. What better way to creatively express yourself? Make connections with friends and family by showing them your creations. As Sachiko says, “It’s bound to make everyone happy.”
With this book you’ll discover fun ways to:
Learn to draw plants, animals, and more in the distinctive Japanese character style—and have fun while you’re creating!
Let popular Japanese artist Sachiko Umoto show you simple methods for sketching butterflies, flowers, cactus, bees, birds, fish, and more. Build on basic lines and shapes to create flower petals, butterfly wings, tree branches, and leaves. Discover helpful tips that will improve your drawing skills, such as focusing on how branches grow, differences in flower shapes, and how poses express emotion.
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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.
From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla d'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, d'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots.
Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indispensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.
With wildly popular appearances at Comic Cons and her paintings displayed in art galleries around the world, Camilla d'Errico has established herself as a go-to resource for manga-influenced art. Following in the footsteps of her past art instruction books Pop Manga and Pop Painting, Pop Manga Drawing provides the most direct and accessible lessons yet for rendering characters in her signature Pop Surrealist style. Written in the fun and encouraging voice that fans have come to expect, Pop Manga Drawing takes you step-by-step through lessons on drawing with graphite and mechanical pencils, along with insights on enhancing pieces with other mediums (including acrylics, markers, and colored pencils). It also provides tips and expert advice on drawing specific elements, including hair, eyes, and animals, that can take your manga art to the next level. Pop Manga Drawing grants one-of-a-kind access to the basic building blocks of artistic expression, giving you the tools you need to create your own pop manga masterpieces.
Do you have a drawer or bin full of Sharpies that are going to waste? Or do you always want to buy new markers, but never have an excuse to use them? Now you do! How to Draw Sharpie Art has tutorials on all the quick and simple things you can use your Sharpie Marker on. Learn how to style up items such as: Flower pots, light switch plates, lamp shades, glassware, mass, ornaments, pillowcases, picture frames, shoes, phone cases, piggy banks, and more! With easy to follow instructions, this book will show you just how to spruce up an assortment of items DIY style, with a rainbow of Sharpie colors to use, not just black! Learn how to decorate your home, your office, or make gifts for your friends and family. Make your everyday life just a little more colorful with How to Draw Sharpie Art!
Graphic novel illustration is a popular and growing art form among artists of all skill levels and backgrounds. The Art of Drawing Manga & Comic Book Characters offers as a comprehensive resource for all things manga, chibi, and graphic novel character design through its diverse offerings. From basic pencil drawing and illustration techniques to composition, color theory, and character construction, The Art of Drawing Manga & Comic Book Characters provides in-depth instruction for rendering a wide variety of characters, including manga warriors, chibi humans, chibi animals, super-chibis, cartoon characters, comic-inspired superheroes, and other exciting graphic-illustration characters in an easy-to-understand and digestible format. The book opens with valuable information on the tools and materials one needs to get started, including pencils, paper and supports, erasers, and traditional color tools. Accomplished artists Bob Berry and Jeannie Lee provide instruction on everything from basic figure drawing and perspective to capturing facial features; mastering expressions; rendering clothing, props, and accessories; and creating scenes and backdrops. Following the step-by-step drawing lessons, artists will learn how to put the elements together as they construct a fun assortment of characters, eventually learning how to draw characters of their own creation. Tips for giving characters personalities and writing their stories round out this comprehensive drawing guide, designed to be a permanent art-instruction resource for all manga, comic book, and graphic novel enthusiasts.
The newest addition to Christopher Hart's bestselling Master Guide to Drawing Anime series takes on one of the most popular styles in Japanese cartoons: Romance. It provides an overview of romance subgenres and teaches every aspect of drawing anime romance, from common male and female character types to the dramatic--and funny--situations they find themselves in. Hart covers the complete arc of romantic anime stories--bliss, arguing, breaking up, and getting back together--and explains how to draw the anime head and body, match poses to the characters' personalities, craft emotional expressions, design standout features, draw couples that click, and create a romantic setting. Fans will welcome this deep dive into the genre, and newcomers will be drawn in by the dynamic artwork that is a hallmark of Christopher Hart's anime and manga titles.
Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Mighty Thor and Spider-Man, have collaborated on this comics compendium: an encyclopedia of information for creating your own superhero comic strips. Using artwork from Marvel comics as primary examples, Buscema graphically illustrates the hitherto mysterious methods of comic art. Stan Lee’s pithy prose gives able assistance and advice to the apprentice artist. Bursting with Buscema’s magnificent illustrations and Lee’s laudable word-magic, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way belongs in the library of everyone who has ever wanted to illustrate his or her own comic strip.
Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps artists fine-tune their skills with the fundamentals of drawing natural-looking figures. Eschewing the esoteric "art poses" and wooden mannequins commonly found in art books, he portrays everyday, real-life gestures on human-looking foundation figures: standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclining, with arms folded, ankles crossed, hands on hips, and more, all shown from various angles. Hart also explores deeper concepts such as perspective, illusion of depth, casting shadows, and foreshortening, and provides step-by-step tutorials that take artists through complete, naturally posed figure drawings from start to finish.
This step-by-step drawing guide will help you master the art of Jake's bendy legs, Princess Bubblegum's perfect hair, the Ice King's dangerously-pointy nose, and more! Learn to draw your favorite characters from the hit show Adventure Time, and get ready to send them on new wild adventures from your own imagination.
Created by one of Japan’s most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life. The author’s special and distinct style is simple, appealing, happy, and cute and offers artists, crafters, and art enthusiasts—with and without experience—the instruction and inspiration to draw in the Japanese character style. This book is for artists and crafters of all skill levels that want to bring their own illustration to their work. It offers both entertaining and fun drawing instruction and techniques along with inspiring and sweet unique-style characters and elements.
The 4th book in the Illustration School series focuses on the subject colors. A good understanding and use of color is a key skill for artists and designers to master. The popular illustrator Sachiko Umoto's exercises on magical color selection show you how to enjoy colors and express your feelings with colors, with each exercise accompanied by cute illustrations and simple color exercises. Adults and children can equally enjoy and learn how to use colors through this book.
Kawaii is a Japanese word meaning 'super-cute', and it's a trend that's sweeping the globe. Anything can be drawn in the kawaii style, from animals, people, vegetables and flowers to food, vehicles and household items. Here, expert comic book and manga artist Yishan Li shows you how to draw amazingly adorable animals in just a few simple steps. Draw the cutest rabbit you've ever seen, a playful panda, koala, fox, sheep and more. There are 28 different drawings to choose from, all full of personality and bubbling over with charm. Each one is developed in 8 easy stages from a rough sketch of the basic shapes through to the finished, coloured drawing, making this book suitable for adults and children of all ages and abilities.
Become a kitchen whiz with The Cookbook for Teens. Even the world's top chefs had to start somewhere. The Cookbook for Teens is the perfect introduction to the art of cooking, even for teenagers who have never cooked more than a slice of toast. The Cookbook for Teens will guide you through introductory preparation and cooking techniques, how to read recipes, and how to shop for groceries. Once you are comfortable in the kitchen, you will learn how to make your own easy dishes, with simple Cookbook for Teens recipes for appetizers, entrées, and snacks. After you have mastered the fundamentals, The Cookbook for Teens will walk you through preparing a three-course meal that will completely wow your friends and family. The Cookbook for Teens makes the kitchen accessible for any teenager interested in the culinary arts, with: 4 easy-to-follow Cookbook for Teens recipes, such as Bacon and Cheese Risotto, Deep Dish Spaghetti Pizza, and Southwestern Salad 25 basic cooking techniques to make you a kitchen pro 27 essential kitchen tools The Cookbook for Teens guide to grocery shopping on your own 12 key safety tips for everything from chopping to baking, from the editors of The Cookbook for Teens With easy directions and delicious recipes, The Cookbook for Teens is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to start getting creative in the kitchen.
Who can resist the likes of fanciful Pizza Skewers or Grilled Chicken Panini? What about Cherry Cucumber Limeade or Pineapple Express Cupcakes?
Pick up a copy of YouTube's young celebrity chef Chase Bailey's boldly designed and photographed book--The Official Chase 'N Yur Face Cookbook--and you'll be surprised and impressed by what may have looked like a cookbook for young adults. What you'll find is an exciting collection of sixty or so delightfully sophisticated, truly mouth-watering recipes for cooks of all ages that are as simple to create as they are original.
Chase's appealing personality captivates with comments like "desserts are a kind of 'soul-food.'" His inventive recipes include everything from Grilled Portobello Rice Bowl with Five-Spice BBQ sauce to Brownie S'Mores Sandwiches to Baked Tilapia over Veggie Potato Almighty (potato and veggie hash) covered with Cheesy Gravy. This wonderfully balanced cookbook covers the culinary spectrum from breakfast to vegetables, meats to desserts, and nutritious to fun. You'll want to cook everything in this book the first time you read it--whether you're an omnivore, a vegetarian, a vegan, or gluten-free, you'll be running out the door to the market to collect ingredients
Chase and Chase 'N Yur Face have received attention from Mario Batali and Guy Fieri and additional accolades in the form of two Foreword Indies book honors. Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, Chase's success shines the spotlight on food as the common language that binds us all together. Relevant "fun facts" artistically designed into every recipe and additional information on food history and current trends provided via references at the end of the book will further pique your interest in what this bright teenage chef has to say.
A curated collection of 150 recipes drawn from the experience and kitchens of young cooks all over America, FutureChefs brings real, cooking-obsessed tweens and teens to the page as relatable characters who span a diverse social and cultural experience. Here, in rich, inspiring detail, is the ethnoculinary America of the future.
Veteran journalist and trained chef Ramin Ganeshram has crafted profiles of serious young cooks who run the gamut of experience, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to create an inspiring prism through which readers might see what's ahead in America's food culture. Whether they've taken to it because of necessity, inspiration, or sheer passion, these are kids, teens, and tweens who are very serious about food.
This is a generation more interested in hands-on cooking than ever, but they're lacking material that treats them as a serious part of cooking culture; FutureChefs is the perfect vehicle.
75 tasty baked treats teens will love to make.
Few things in life are more comforting than the aroma of baked bread. The Baking Cookbook for Teens makes it easy to introduce the aspiring baker in your life to the joyful satisfaction of baking-from their first batch to the last bite.
The Baking Cookbook for Teens is the ultimate guide to learn essential baking skills and put them to use right away creating the tasty treats they love. In The Baking Cookbook for Teens, bestselling cookbook author Robin Donovan offers over 75 easy-to-follow recipes for a variety of delectable baked goods-from cookies, brownies, and bars, to tarts, breads, and even pizza
Baking is a tradition worth passing on. The Baking Cookbook for Teens includes everything the young baker in your life needs to find their own joy in baking and enjoy the delicious results of their heartfelt work.
50+ killer cakes, cookies, and candies for your exes and enemies. Dumped by your beefcake boyfriend? BFF steal your one-and-only? Lab partner a more-than-periodic no-show? Don't take these battles online. (Seriously, don't do that, okay?). Get out your heaviest rolling pins, sharpest cleavers, and most blistering torches, and kill your enemies and exes . . . with kindness. That's right - bake that loser ex a pan of Go Fudge Yourself. Gift your former friend a You're the Devil Cake. And give that annoying admirer a Donut Call Me Again. Let them taste your over-them happiness and see what comes next . . . Pastry chef and tattoo artist Heather Kim serves up sinfully delicious recipes and bittersweet advice.
The first cookbook from the creator and host of the internet’s most popular baking show, Nerdy Nummies: a collection of Rosanna Pansino’s all-time favorite geeky recipes as well as sensational new recipes exclusive to this book.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is quirky, charming, and fun, featuring the recipes behind Rosanna Pansino’s celebrated, one-of-a-kind creations, as well as beautiful, mouthwatering photographs throughout. It is the perfect companion that you’ll turn to whenever you want to whip up a delicious treat and be entertained all at once. And best of all, these treats are as simple as they are fun to make! No need for costly tools or baking classes to create these marvelous delights yourself.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook combines two things Rosanna loves: geek culture and baking. Her fondness for video games, science fiction, math, comics, and lots of other things considered “nerdy” have inspired every recipe in this book. You’ll find the recipes for many beloved fan favorites from the show, such as Apple Pi Pie, the Chocolate Chip Smart Cookie, and Volcano Cake; as well as many new geeky recipes, such as Dinosaur Fossil Cake, Moon Phase Macarons, and the Periodic Table of Cupcakes. The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook showcases Rosanna’s most original and popular creations, and each recipe includes easy-to-follow photo instructions and a stunning shot of the finished treat in all its geeky glory: a delicious confection sure to please the geek in all of us!
Make any party extra sparkly and colorful with unforgettable flavor and color combinations that are out of this world. A rainbow of spectacular cakes, candies, chocolates, doughnuts, frozen treats, and more!
To maintain their magical glow, unicorns must stick to a diet of sugar, sparkle, and everything rainbow! Take a peek into their mythical world with this cookbook—filled with colorful cakes, cookies, and fantastical treats. Learn how to turn everyday desserts into rainbow delights and add a whimsical touch to your table.
Not only will readers create beautiful desserts, they’ll also acquire a fresh set of baking skills. The easy-to-follow instructions and tips ensure that both novice and expert bakers achieve perfect results every time—you’ll learn how to bake the perfect vanilla cake with buttercream, then transform it into a rainbow! These recipes use classic techniques and ingredients, creating a delicious base for readers to experiment with and to create beautiful, unicorn-approved results.
Make any party extra special and prepare to be inspired and for your tummy to rumble. Vibrant photography and simple recipes combine to create a magical reading and baking experience!
From YouTube star Rachel Fong, Kawaii Sweet World is the definitive guide to baking in the vibrant, Kawaii-style ("cute" in Japanese), featuring 75 brand new, easy-to-follow recipes for totally original and delicious cakes, candies, cookies, cupcakes, and more.
Since starting her YouTube career at age 12, Rachel Fong has amassed a huge dedicated following of two million young and hungry aspiring home bakers from around the world. The key to Rachel's success is not just her bevy of bright, easy recipe videos that appeal to bakers of all ages, but also her ridiculously cute final creations. It's not enough to make a delicious layer cake; Rachel turns it into an adorable, smiling California roll. Kawaii is a pop culture phenomenon that has seeped into everything from Japanese fashion to tasty Japanese treats. With this colorful guide to baking the sweetest treats, you'll be whipping Narwhal Cake Pops, Pig Cream Puffs, and Koala Cupcakes in no time.
Tasty, healthy meals ahead-cooking up new skills for teens
Whether your goal is to learn a few fast and easy recipes, start eating healthier, or to create your own YouTube cooking channel one day, The Healthy Cookbook for Teens is the perfect place to start.
If you've never attempted to make a full meal by yourself (and no, frozen pizza does not count), this cookbook for teens will get you into the kitchen right away with basic techniques that will have you feeling like a master chef in no time. The Healthy Cookbook for Teens is filled with 100 fast, fresh recipes for beginners that were designed to boost your health, fitness, and energy, and teach you a universal skill with rewards that pay off over a lifetime.
Loaded with deliciously fun recipes that range from Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese to Honey Sriracha Popcorn, this is the ultimate beginner cookbook for teens.
"More than 75 fresh, flavorful, seasonal recipes from award winning chef and the 2016 Chopped Teen Grand Champion, Eliana de las Casas. With her newest book, Chef Eliana inspires kids, teens, and families to embrace seasonal cooking and to use fresh, local ingredients when possible. Eliana is particularly in tune with seasonal cooking - she has been working with and performing live cooking demos at farmers markets for many years. Divided by season (spring, summer, fall, and winter) each section of the book will have 20 recipes showcasing the best ingredients of that season. Recipes are divided by ingredient, so with arugula available in the spring you can make an easy skillet lasagna. Using watermelon in the summer create Watermelon Panzanella, in the fall extra apples can be used for an inside out apple pie, and winter cabbage for Latin Slaw in the colder months. Eliana's mission is to inspire families to cook creatively for themselves and to gain skill and experience in the kitchen so that they live healthier lives." --
More than 75 fresh, flavorful, seasonal recipes from award winning chef and the 2016 Chopped Teen Grand Champion, Eliana de las Casas. With her newest book, Chef Eliana inspires kids, teens, and families to embrace seasonal cooking and to use fresh, local ingredients when possible. Eliana is particularly in tune with seasonal cooking - she has been working with and performing live cooking demos at farmers markets for many years. Divided by season (spring, summer, fall, and winter) each section of the book will have 20 recipes showcasing the best ingredients of that season. Recipes are divided by ingredient, so with arugula available in the spring you can make an easy skillet lasagna. Using watermelon in the summer create Watermelon Panzanella, in the fall extra apples can be used for an inside out apple pie, and winter cabbage for Latin Slaw in the colder months. Eliana's mission is to inspire families to cook creatively for themselves and to gain skill and experience in the kitchen so that they live healthier lives.
It's not always easy to try out a new recipe, but sticking to what you know and love can get pretty boring. After a discussion of what food storage areas typically have (and what they ought to have), Hack Your Cupboard provides age-specific guidance to help you move on to more ambitious meals. This makes it the perfect book to take from the family pantry to a dorm room fridge, a first apartment, and beyond. With dozens of photographs as well as dream dinners for every skill level, this is the cookbook for anyone who wants to break out of a kitchen rut without breaking too much of a sweat.
A colorful and engaging cookbook, written by teenage media stars The Kitchen Twins, with more than 75 accessible, fun, healthy, and delicious recipes for everyday cooking.
Lyla and Emily Allen are only in high school, but they know their way around the kitchen. They've been cooking for years (at home and on The Rachael Ray Show), so they quickly put beginners and budding chefs at ease with friendly advice, full-color photography, and step-by-step directions. They also introduce you to the basic tools a young chef needs, explaining how to stay safe in the kitchen and outlining techniques ranging from knife skills to ingredient swaps to how to photograph your food for social media or host a cooking party for friends. In short, there's something for everyone. With more than 75 recipes to choose from--from comfort foods such as Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese, to healthy options such as Green Power Smoothies, to family favorites such as Margherita Flatbread Pizza and Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding--you will have the chance to try dozens of new foods and master a wide range of cooking skills. As a bonus, virtually all of the recipes include vegetarian options and many have gluten-free or dairy-free options as well--so no matter your tastes, you will be delighted at the range of recipes that you can enjoy!
The complete cookbook to boost a teen chef's confidence in the kitchen
For teens, learning to cook doesn't just help them eat well--it can encourage flavor exploration, unlock creativity, and build confidence. The Complete Cookbook for Teens teaches young adults a range of cooking skills through straightforward instructions, plenty of tips and tricks, and more than 120 easy recipes.
Inside this cookbook for teens, young chefs will learn to follow a recipe, set up their workstation, clean as they go, plate a dish, and more. There's also a glossary of cooking terminology and a comprehensive guide to staying safe in the kitchen.
Teenagers will have a great time in the kitchen while picking up new skills with this teen cookbook!
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