Art Starts in the Heart (Paperback)

Creative projects and inspirational ideas for learning to make expressive, mindful art

By Erin McManness

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633228108, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Learn to draw using simple line art to create your own inspired, meaningful illustrations!

Following an introduction to basic tools and materials, including pencils, pens, inks, watercolor, and markers, artists will discover helpful tips and techniques for drawing, layout and composition, hand lettering, and working with color. Easy step-by-step projects help you create your own personalized artwork and illustrations, from floral and nature motifs to portraits, scenes, and favorite things. The final section of the book offers creative prompts to spark your imagination, illustrated frames for personal art expression, and a guide for creating a vision board to illustrate a manifestation of goals and dreams.

With relatable and captivating prompts to inspire you on your artistic journey, plus an abundance of drawing tips, techniques, and tutorials, Art Starts in the Heart is your ideal resource for learning to create expressive, purposeful artwork inspired by your goals, dreams, and the most important moments in your life.

Packed with engaging instruction, tips, and beautiful step-by-step artwork, the Art Starts series presents approachable and heartwarming guides to line drawing designed to both inspire and teach beginning artists how to create meaningful artwork using simple lines and mindful prompts.


About the Author

Artist Erin McManness is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a master's degree in illustration. She has been living and working in the arts in the Atlanta area for 6 years and is currently running her own business, stationery, and illustration line, Paper Raven Co. McManness works on a variety of different projects in addition to her paper goods line, taking on books, murals, branding projects, home decor projects, and advocating for the development of the arts in Atlanta neighborhoods. Find more from Erin at www.shoppaperravenco.com and Instagram @paperraven.co.