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Inspirationslitteratur

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Som inspirationskälla till sitt målande kan man använda denna fantastiskt vackra bok av Leksandskonstnären Anders Ståhl och författaren Martin Lindström:

"Siljan - en kärleksförklaring", 2010, (288 sidor, inbunden) ISBN 978-91-633-6487-7

"Detta är den första större fotoboken om Siljanstrakten som hittills givits ut. Över 220 fotografier av konstnären och fotografen Anders Ståhl beskriver områdets mycket speciella karaktär och mustiga färgskala, ackompanjerade av Martin Lindströms texter och dikter.

Tillsammans har de skapat ett vackert dokument om den trakt som brukar kallas för Sveriges hjärta

Låt dig förloras i de olika årstiderna och allt de erbjuder av ljus och stämningar. Boken är en färggrann bildexplosion berättad på ett personligt sätt av två kulturpersonligheter med rötterna djupt i sin egen hembygd: Siljansområdet."

Ord pris 300 kr

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Intresserad av konstnärsmaterial och dess historia? 

"Sennelier : LÁrtisan des Couleurs - A history of color" av Pascale Richard, 2012, (206 sidor, inbunden)  ISBN 301-0-00001-6090

"People must understand that the world of color is not an open house; it takes diligent preparation to be worthy of it." Henri Matisse

Denna inbundna bok är en fröjd att bläddra i. Vackra fotografier, historiska tidsbeskrivningar av färgernas historia och kemisternas arbete med att få färger mer lättillgängliga för konstnärer och amatörmålare. Sennelier var en konstnär som 1887 köper en konstnärsbutik i Paris, och som specialiserar sig på att tillverka pigment och färgtuber av allra yppersta kvalitet. Det här är en bok till hans ära och till de franska impressionister som använde hans färger i sina konstverk. Parallellt skriven på franska och engelska.

Ord pris 600 kr

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Steg för steg-litteratur i olika tekniker

Akvarell

Hemsida: Hemsida: www.ginzburg.se

Börja måla i akvarell av Maria Ginzburg (57 sidor)

Bokförlaget Semic, 2003, ISBN 91-552-2920-4 Inbunden (Första upplagan/ andra tryckningen)

"Med denna utmärkta nybörjarbok i akvarellmålning lär konstnären Maria Ginzburg ut de praktiska och teoretiska grunderna steg för steg.

Färglära, material, akvarellteknik, komposition, enklare perspektivövningar, målning på torrt respektive vått papper, ja det mesta man behöver kunna för att våga börja med och känna sig lockad av akvarellmålning.

Lär dig måla det vackra svenska landskapet, skärgårdsmotiv med grå stugor, blommor, vågor och hav m.m.

Låt dig inspireras av denna vackra och instruktiva bok - Börja måla i akvarell och njut av vad du själv skapat."

Ord pris 149 kr

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Maria Ginzburgs hemsida: www.ginzburg.se

Stora boken om att måla i akvarell av Maria Ginzburg, (177 sidor)

Bokförlaget Semic, 2004, ISBN 91-552-3217-5

"Nu är den här - boken som innehåller det bästa och viktigaste ur konstnären och författaren Maria Ginzburgs tidigare fem böcker om akvarellmåleri. Dessutom är den kompletterad med nya teman och bilder - bland annat om hur man målar modell.

Boken omfattar allt du vill måla - landskap, porträtt, blommor, stilleben och stadsmotiv. Teoretiska kunskaper och praktiska tips växlas med övningar som målas steg för steg. Färglära, komposition, perspektiv, goda råd om penslar och akvarellpapper - en komplett bok om att måla i akvarell."

Hemsida: www.ginzburg.se

Måla akvarell av Maria Ginzburg / Svenska landskap, stadsmotiv, blommor och fritt måleri (112 sidor)

Bokförlaget Natur & Kultur, 2011, ISBN 978-91-27-13090-6

"Akvarellfärger har en genomskinlighet och en lyster som många tycker om. Effekten av att måla på fuktigt papper gör också akvarelltekniken unik, det går att få till överraskande effekter som knappast är möjliga med andra typer av måleri. Maria Ginzburg är mästare på alla former av akvareller och delar här engagerat och pedagogiskt med sig av sina kunskaper med tydliga steg-för-steg-anvisningar och enkla övningar.

Här får du lära dig mer om:

* Färger och färgblandningar  * Bildkomposition

* Att måla i naturen              * Fritt måleri

* Blomstermotiv                   * Att resa och måla

Maria Ginzburg är konstnär med lång erfarenhet av akvarellmåleri. Hon är författare till flera akvarellböcker och håller regelbundet populära kurser både i Sverige och utomlands."

Ord pris 349 kr

Set med bok och Aquafine vykortsblock Ord pris 379 kr

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Hemsida: www.walterfoster.com

Walter Foster Art Instruction Program

Watercolor 1 av Caroline Linscott (32 sidor)

Förlaget Walter Foster publishing, 1999, 2003, ISBN 13:978-1-56010-453-7

"Watercolor, how to draw & paint

Discover the art of watercolor

In this book, Caroline Linscott offers the perfect introduction to the exiting world of watercolor! Inside you´ll find an array of paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Caroline covers a wide range of popular subjects and introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. Then you´ll be ready for Watercolor 2, where you find step-by-step demonstartions to help you further in your painting skills.

Discover an array of special techniques that will help you render textures and bring your paintings to life.

Find valuable tips for creating a sense of dimension and depth in all your watercolor paintings.

Learn the basics of painting any subject by starting with a simple sketch and building up its form with values."

Ord pris 142 kr

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Hemsida: www.walterfoster.com

Walter Fosters Watercolor Project Book for beginners av Joan Hansen, Caroline Linscott and William F. Powell (32 sidor)

Förlag: Walter Foster Publishing, 1995, 1998, 2003 ISBN 13:978-1-56010-736-1

"This book is the perfect introductory guide for anyone who wants to learn the captivating art of watercolor painting. The book begins with important information about selection and use of art tools and materials, then covers basic teqniques, and even includes fullcolor watercolor lessons to follow and learn. Beginning artists will discover how easy it is to apply a variety of fundemental techniques, resulting in impressive work of arts!

* Discover the art of watercolor with clear instructional text, helpful tips, and step-by-step illustrations, all of which ensure successful results.

* Find out essential information about watercolor painting techniques, color theory and color mixing.

* Explore five complete watercolor lessons that assist the beginning artist in practicing techniques while providing ideas and inspiring creativity.

* Learn art skills that can be applied for a lifetime - and it allows everyone to discover the artist within themselves."

Ord pris 122 kr

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Akryl

Walter Foster Art Instruction Program

Walter Fosters Acrylic 1 av Ken Goldman (32 sidor)

Förlaget Walter Foster Publishing, 1999, 2003, 2010 ISBN 13:978-1-56010-491-9

"Oil & Acrylic, how to draw & paint

Learning the basics of acrylic painting

Artist Ken Goldman offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of acrylic painting! Inside you´ll find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Ken covers a wide range of popular painting subjects and introduces a number of basic art concepts and techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. Then you´ll be ready for Acrylic 2, where you´ll find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further in your painting skills.

*Find valuable tips for creating depths in your paintings.

* Learn the basics of painting any subject by building its form with values.

* Discover special techniques that will your paintings to life."

Ord pris 142 kr

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Olja

Walter Foster Art Instruction Program

Walter Fosters Oil 1 av Robert Moore (32 sidor)

Förlaget Walter Foster Publishing, 1999, 2003 ISBN 13:978-1-56010-454-4

"Beginner´s guide Book one:

Discover the art of oil painting

In this book, Robert Moore offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of oil painting! Inside you´ll find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Robert covers a wide range of the most popular painting subjects and introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting tecniques. After this introduction, you´ll be ready for Oil 2, where you´ll find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further with your paintning skills.

* Find valuable tips for creating depth in your paintings.

* Learn the basics of painting any subject by building its form with values.

* Discover special techiques that will bring your paintings to life.

Ord pris 142 kr

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Teckna och skissa - grunderna

Walter Foster / Reeves

Pencil Drawing Project Book for beginners av Mike Butkus, Michele Maltseff, William F. Powell and Mia Tavonatti (32 sidor)

Förlag: Walter Foster Publishing, 1998, 2009, ISBN 13:978-1-56010-739-2

" The age-old art of drawing is one of the most important foundations of all the visual arts - and it´s also a relaxing and enjoyable pastime! This book offers a simple, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of sketching - from starting with basic shapes to rendering accurate still lifes, landscapes, animals and portraits.

* Discover a collection of inspiring drawings that you can create just by following a few simple steps.

* Learn about the basic materials you´ll need to get started sketching right away

*Master the techniques used to accurately render various textures - including glass, metal, foliage and fur

* Practing sketching a variety of subjects, and develop your own style as you explore the art of drawing."

Ord pris 122 kr

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Walter Foster Art Instruction Program

How to draw 1 / Learn to draw step by step av Walter T Foster (32 sidor)

Förlaget Walter Foster Publishing, 1990 1998, 2003, 2011 ISBN 13:978-1-56010-011-7

"Drawing: How to draw & paint

Walter T. Foster (with contributions from William F. Powell) invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to draw a variety of subjects. In this book, he explains the materials needed to get started, as well as a number of basic drawing techniques and special effects for developing simple drawings - from fruits and flowers to animals and portraits. And each step-by-step lesson offers simple instructions and clear demonstrations. Now anyone can learn to draw!

* Learn how to approach a drawing by blocking in the basic shapes.

* Then discover how to develop and refine the rendering, step-by-step

* Follow along through the drawing process, building the forms with shading.

Ord pris 142 kr

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Walter Foster Art Instruction Program

How to draw 2 / Learn to draw step by step av Walter T Foster (32 sidor)

Förlaget Walter Foster Publishing, 1990 1998, 2003, 2011 ISBN 13:978-1-56010-011-7

"Drawing: How to draw & paint 

Master the art of drawing

Walter T Foster (with contributions from William F. Powell) invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to develop and improve your drawing skills. Here he continues the lessons introduced in How to draw 1, including instruction in creating textures, shading tecniques, perspective and composition. He also presents a wide range of subject matter, offering clear, step-by-step demonstrations for creating a wealth of beautiful drawings!

* Learn how to approach a drawing by blocking in the basic shapes.

* Then discover how to develop and refine the rendering, step-by-step.

* Follow along through the drawing process, building up form with shading.

Ord pris 142 kr

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Kalligrafi - grunderna

Hemsida: http://www.calligraphy.co.uk/shop/calligraphy-manual-step-by-step-introduction.html

Manuscript Calligraphy : A letter by letter introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing av Patricia Lovett (A5-storlek med 36 sidor)

Förlag: Manuscript Pen Company Ltd, 2012

Innehåll: Texten är uppdelad på engelska, franska och spanska. Uppstart, materialankaffning, tips på att göra kort, Foundational or Round Hand, Gothic Black Letter, Italic Majuscules, Uncial, att korrigera fel, mellanrum, bröllopskort, träningsunderlag

"The full colour calligraphy manual includes step by step instructions guiding you through each of the four most popular calligraphic scripts- Foundational, Gothic, Italic and Uncials. As a beginner Manuscript understands how overwhelming learning calligraphy can first seem, our new calligraphy manual aims to guide you through all of the fundamentals of calligraphy, including; 

  • Guidance on all the tools you need to practise the craft
  • How to angle your pen
  • How to join letters
  • Common errors and how to avoid them
  • Guidelines to trace and practise each script
  • Fun and creative projects 
  • The booklet features convenient throw out sheets to enable you to follow the tutorial from start to end all on the same page, so that your concentration is not broken. 

With a little practice you will soon be creating stunning birthday cards. invitations. posters and more for all of your family and friends!"

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Serien Leonardo - teknik och vägledning i ditt måleri

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46 häften med massor med tips och idéer för ditt målande enkelt i steg-för-steg teknik

Serien Leonardo består av 46 böcker med en mängd motivområden och genomgång av ett flertal av dagens olika tekniker.

Innehåll bok för bok i Leonardoserien:

Bok 1 :The fundamentals of drawing 1

Bok 2: The fundamentals of drawing 2

Bok 3: The fundamentals of drawing 2

Bok 4: Anatomy for artists

Bok 5: Perspective and theories of shadows

Bok 6: Horses

Bok 7: Nudes I: Introduktion till oljemålning steg 1

Bok 8: Nudes II Introduktion till oljemålning steg 2

Bok 9: Nudes III figure drawing

Bok 10: Nudes and the structure of the human body IV

Bok 11: Horses and riders

Bok 12: Animals

Bok 13: Animals

Bok 14: Venetian sceneries

Bok 15: Landscapes I / Watercolor 

Bok 16: Landscapes II/ Acrylics

Bok 17: Landscapes III/ Oilpainting

Bok 18: Landscapes IV / Various techniques

Bok 19: Landscapes V / Various tecniques 

Bok 20: Flowers I / Watercolor

Bok 21: Flowers II / Oilpainting

Bok 22: Flowers III / Watercolor, Oil, Charcoal, Pen

Bok 23: Flowers IV / Composition

Bok 24: Still Life I

Bok 25: Still Life II

Bok 26: Still Life III

Bok 27: Seascapes

Bok 28: Birds

Bok 29: Characteristic Faces

Bok 30: Dancers

Bok 31: Portraits I

Bok 32: Portraits II

Bok 33: The basics of comics I

Bok 34: The basics of comics II

Bok 35: The basics of comics III

Bok 36: The animals of M. Méheut

Bok 37: Callligraphy

Bok 38: Cartoons and Humourous Drawings

Bok 39: Caricatures

Bok 40: Decorative Patterns

Bok 41: Still Life and Photography

Bok 42: Roses

Bok 43: Architectural Scenes 

Bok 44: Children

Bok 45: Trees and Leaves

Bok 46: Water

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Vad innehåller bokserien Leonardo Collection, och vad är grundtanken med häftena?

"There are probably as many methods of approaching learning to draw and paint as there are people with an interest of doing so. The method of this series concerns copying, a very ancient technique, and one which often goes hand in hand with apprenticeship. When one copies, one is forced to close examine the strategies another artist has used to solve specific pictorial problems. Copying is, for a brief time, walking in another´s shoes, as one grows as an artist those shoes will eventually become uncomfortable, wear out and be discarded in favour of direct observation."

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  "Det finns antagligen lika många metoder att lära sig att teckna och måla som det finns människor med ett intresse av just detta. Metoden i Leonardo-serien är baserad på kopiering, en mycket gammal teknik, en teknik som ofta går hand i hand med lärlingsskap. När någon kopierar, är denne tvungen att noga utforska de strategier andra artister har använt sig av för att lösa specifika illustriella problem. Kopiering är, under en kortare period, att vandra i någon annans fotspår, så att man växer i sin roll som konstnär. Så småningom kommer dennes skor bli obekväma, utslitna och måste kasseras för att ersättas med direkt observation."

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 "Illustrations in the Leonardo Series are included to make specific points and guide the student: it would be an error to suppose that any illustrional style is offered as the main or superiour method of drawing. The objective is to offer the beginner a practical guide to drawing and painting which will lead to mastery of technique. Many artists have noted that painting is not indulging in idle fantasies, but is a profession that one must carry out like a good craftsperson."

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 "Illustrationerna i denna serie av böcker innehåller vissa specifika djupanalyser för att vägleda eleven, det vore fel att anta att endast en typ av illustrationer erbjuds som den huvudsakliga metoden till lärdom. Fokus ligger på att erbjuda nybörjaren en praktisk guide till konsten att rita och måla som kan leda till förmågan att behärska tekniker. Många konstnärer har upptäckt att målning inte bara är att ge efter för sina fantasier, utan är ett hantverk som kräver en god hantverksskicklighet."

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 "Progress, as in any complex task, comes in stages and degrees. First, practice patiently with pencil and charcoal, then with brush and dilute ink to achieve effects before moving on to colours. It is important to have reasonable expectations, because many people have the illusion that the skills of the artist are innate and not learned."

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 "Utveckling sker stegvis i olika svårighetsnivåer, vilket är fallet med alla komplicerade uppgifter. Först, träna med tålamod med penna och kol, övergå sedan till pensel och utspädd tusch för att uppnå kontrasteffekter, innan du slutligen går över till att måla med färg. Det är viktigt att ha rimliga förväntningar av sitt konstnärsskap, då många människor har den uppfattningen att en konstnärs färdigheter är medfödda och inte inlärda."

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 "Such people are disappointed to find that it takes just as much effort to learn to draw and paint as it does to learn any other complicated set of skills. It is as naive to suppose that an untrained person could produce an acceptable painting as to believe that same person could sit at a piano and play a sonata without background in and effort devoted to learning music. Realising this fact frees the student artist to learn from, rather than be paralysed by mistakes."

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 "Sådana människor blir besvikna då de upptäcker att det tar lika lång tid och kraft att lära sig att rita och måla, som det tar att lära sig andra lika komplicerade färdigheter. Det är naivt att tro att en otränad person kan färdigställa en acceptabel målning utan träning, på samma sätt som att tro att denne person kan sätta sig vid ett piano och spela en sonat utan att ha någon som helst musikalisk bakgrund eller utan någon träning i att spela musik. När eleven upptäcker detta, leds denne in i en frihet att lära, utan att behöva bli paralyserad av sina misstag."

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 "The focus on realism in these volumes demands that one develop drawing skill, and it is equally important to learn skillful use of the more abstract elements of design and composition. It is suggested that the reader examine the first three volumes of this collection dealing with drawing, because they willl help to acquaint the reader with the vocabulary of elemental techniques that serve as foundation studies."

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 "Fokus i dessa häften ligger på att betrakta och iaktta realistiska illustrationer. där man förväntas att utveckla sina teckningsfärdigheter, samtidigt som det är viktigt att lära sig kunskapen i de mer abstarkta delarna som design och komposition. Förslagsvis ska läsaren först ta del av de första tre volymerna av denna serie med fokus på teckning, då dessa hjälper läsaren att bekanta sig med uttryck och begrepp i de olika teknikerna som ligger som grund för vidare studier."

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Hemsida: www.vinciana.com Innehåll:

Leonardo Collection 1 : The fundaments of drawing

Published by Vinciana

Innehåll: Perception, 2- och 3-dimensionella bilder,skuggteknik, förstorning, geometriska former, komposition och rymd, perspektivlära, ljuskällor (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-000-2

"The Leonardo Series is designed to give every reader a chance to master the fundamentals of drawing and painting. These fundamentals are part knowledge and part skill. The knowledge is of theory and technique, and the skills have to do with mastery of expression with media. If the readers goal is to become a more knowledgeable viewer of drawing and painting, then it is necessary to read for understanding, study the examples included here, and apply that understanding to the appreciation of other drawing and painting. If this is your goal, then you are in good company, because some of the finest critics, collectors and people who best appreciate drawing and painting begin with understanding the elements, relations and principles of design that are discussed here."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 2 : The fundaments of drawing The human figure

Published by Vinciana  

Innehåll: Människokroppen, proportioner, stillastående, rörelse, hud, tyngdpunkter, huvudet, ansiktet, hår (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-001-9

"The subject of this second book on drawing is the human figure. Knowing the body, and being able to interpret its condition, attitude and potential (whether it is one´s own body or another´s) is an extremely important ability for humans. We carry an image of the body in our mind which may be more or less correct."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 3 : The fundaments of drawing The human figure (ll part) 

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Huvudet, skuggor, reflektioner, ansiktsuttryck, ögon, näsor, munnar, öron, händer, fingrar, armar, fötter, tyger, draperingar (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-002-6

"This third volume on drawing is, like the first, dedicated to examing the human figure. Each of the major details of the human figure is here treated seperately and in some depth. Where the first volume introduced the aims of the entire collection and set a general method for approaching anatomy for artists, this volume will develop treatments of anatomical elements such as the head, hands, feet, their parts and rendering."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 4:  Anatomy for artists 

Published by Vinciana Innehåll: Kroppens proportioner, skelettet, muskelgrupperna, huvudets proportioner, rörelsescheman hos våra organ (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-003-3

"The human body is a subject of intense personal interest for most humans, and has no doubt been so since before recorded history. The exact origins and dates of the first studies of human anatomy are lost in prehistory, but we have evidence of the tracings of human hands and paintage of figures on ancient cave walls which suggest that some sceme of proportions representing the human figure was in use before writing was known.

The purpose of this book (in presenting anatomy specifically for artists) is nor old-fashioned or anachronistic. "Anatomy for artists" enables the reader not only to learn about the structure of the human body, but also offers a basis for practice in drawing of the human body for those who are interested."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 5: Perspective and theories of shadows

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Perspektivlära, horisontlinje, parallellperspektiv, ljuskällor, skuggor (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-004-0

"Perspective is the art of drawing or painting figures and objects in such a way as to maintain the relative spatial distances between them regarding both form and color.

Perspective is a science belonging to descriptive geometry, and it´s purpose is to replace an object with it´s image by transferring information about it on a surface placed between the observer and the object.

Perspective is a geometric technique designed to produce a three-dimensional graphic image of reality  corresponding to that of direct vision."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 6 : Horses

Published by Vinciana Innehåll: Hästens proportioner, skelettet, muskelgrupperna, huvudets proportioner, rörelsescheman, förlagor (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-005-7

"The material in this volume is divided into two main parts which alternate every two pages right to the end. The first part concerns anatomy and is condensed into the minimum considered essential for the person starting from scratch. The material has been selected very carefully and illustrated by drawings specially carried out by our artists.

The second part concerns horses as a subject for paintning and gives examples of pictures which the beginner can copy or imitate, following the working steps and the brief comments which accompany each picture. This is the system which we have generally used throughout this series of volumes, considering it the most simple and practical.

As far as painting techniques is concerned, and the materials needed, we refer you to the other volumes in this series, on painting in oils, for example, you will find a practical guide in the introductions to the Nudes volumes, no 7 and 8, and in the introduction to Flowers no 21.

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 7 : Nudes 

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Introduktion till oljemålning, kroppens hudtoner och proportioner, färgval, ljus och skugga (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-006-4

"For someone who, whether he realizes it or not, has an artistic bent, deciding to take the plunge at a certain point and getting down to work with oil paints, brushes, board and canvas, can be a decisive experience. Apart from the differing degree of innate sensitivity in each of us, it is an experience that can awake and develop previously unknown qualities in our characters, carry us aloft on a seesaw of enthusiasm and disappointment, and infuriate us right from the very first moment. In any case, to put it in a nutshell, it is a provocative experience. 

The value of the initial results is debatable but it is not important, or anyway it counts less than the experience itself which is always revealing. As far as the use and mixing of colors is concerned, as was mentioned, we consider that everyone should work with perserverance and make one´s own mistakes.

- You learn by error - is an old proverb but it still holds good today. It is also true that the more you work, the more errors you make, but you get a better result than someone who does little or relies completely on the advice of someone else."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 8 : Nudes 

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Introduktion till oljemålning (steg 2), kroppen i svart/vitt, färgval, ljus och skugga (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-007-1

"The introduction to the previous volume (no 7 - Nudes in oils) presents a brief panorama of oil-painting in general. It touches on history and key features, giving some practical advice on materials, on how the absolute beginner should proceed, while highlighting the specific subject of nudes. If this happens to be the first volume you have read, you will enjoy reading volume 7 for further details.

Our series of volumes is divided according to the various "genres", which are covered in one or more volumes depending on their importance: for example "landscapes" are discussed in seven volumes. Quite apart from specific "genres" (e.g. landscapes, portraits, caricatures, etc.) oil painting is certainly the most widely used technique and thus is an ongoing theme that runs right through the series.

In this volume, we discuss color in general and the composition of normal oil paints sold in tubes."

Ord pris 72 kr

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Leonardo Collection 9 : Nudes 

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Anatomisk studie av kroppen, kol, grafit, patellkrita, olja, färgval, ljus och skugga (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-006-4

"In painting and the visual arts in general, but especially in drawing, which is the starting point for all representional rendering, figure drawing means drawing the human form.

Why draw the human body? Because it is the basis upon which all drawing is built, and from which the draftsman can gradually and painstakingly develop a groundwork through which, much like the mason who builds a house from the ground up, he can establish good representational and composition skills.

The human body is often seen as a machine in which all components fit and work together in a functional whole. There is a bone structure which supports the body, a large number of joints which allow all types of movements, and a flexible musclular system which governs the movement of the whole body and it´s parts."

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Leonardo Collection 10 : Nudes and structure of the human body

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Studier av människokroppen (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-009-5

"This is the forth book of the Leonardo series which is dedicated to the study of figure drawing. We feel that anyone who is serious about learning how to draw the human figure should study carefully the first three books (The fundamentals of drawing 1, 2, 3) and book number 4 (Anatomy for artists). In this number the importance of copying the classics is stressed again and we have chosen the famous statuary group of Laocoön (late 2nd century B.C.)"

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Leonardo Collection 11 : Horses and Riders 

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Innehåll: Teckning och målning av hästar i rörelse och stillhet tillsammans med ryttare eller kuskar. Vi ser hästen när den stegrar sig, skrittar, travar, galopperar, drar vagnar, sulkyn eller arbetsfordon, samt hoppar över hinder. Allt för att ta del av hästens anatomi i olika delar av vardagen. (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-010-1

"In this book we examine - from both an anatomical and figurative point of view - one of the most interesting and fruitful liasons that people have ever been able to establish with the animal world: that between human beings and the horse.

It can safely be stated that this very relationship between people and horses has most influenced the history of man.

Throughout the history of art we find splendid images where the horse stands out for its proportions, its beauty and its loyal participation in human events."

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Leonardo Collection 12 : Animals 

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Teckning av främst vilda och tam kattdjur, rörelsescheman, ansiktsuttryck färgval, ljus och skugga (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-011-8

"The artist intending to paint or draw an animal should be familiar with its form or shape. He or she should have at least a minimal knowledge of animal anatomy. It is often used as the basis for the study of human anatomy. In fact, the monkey, the horse, the lion, the hippopotamus, etc. have fundamentally the same structure as those of the human skeleton and musculature. For example, we are all familiar with the cat, we are used to seeing walk, move, eat, etc. This doesn´t mean, however, that everyone can draw a cat. With your eyes closed, try to imagine drawing the shoulders and forelegs of your cat? Would you know how to place the knee, or necessity of becoming aware of how to "see" what is under the external form of our animals to be able to understand them better and to draw and to paint them better."

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Leonardo Collection 13 :  Animals

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Teckning av däggdjur i rörelse och stillastående, blandade tekniker, som torrpastell, gouache, olja, akvarell (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-012-5

"In this volume we will look at animal anatomy, expanding the theme and carefully considering some aspects already mentioned in the early volume no 12.

The study of animal anatomy is meant to help in "understanding" the shape of the subjects presented and in successfully depicting the correct proportions and body positions. Profound knowledge of the shape and details of internal organs is not necessary. A certain familarity with the musculare structure of the body and the underlying skeleton is needed."

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Leonardo Collection 14 : Venetian Scenerie

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Teckning och målning av kända och okända delar av Venedig, dess kanaler, byggander och broar (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-013-2

"One hundred and eighteen islands, one hundred and sixty channels, four hundred bridges: these few facts barely start to describe Venice, a city that has always been in everyone´s dreams and fantasies. She has been evocatively photographed, written about and despicted but has never fully unveiled its hidden faces and precious sectrets. In Venice nature and architecture blend in a unique mosaic and create an environment which can not be duplicated or even imitated anywhere elsewhere in the world."

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Leonardo Collection 15 :  Landscapes

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Grundläggande teckning av olika landskap, förstoring med hjälp av stödrutor, målning med Indian ink, akvarellfärg och gouache.  (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-014-9

"Watercolor painting : As the word suggests, watercolor is based on colors which are diluted in water for painting on paper. It is a relatively modern type of painting which can be traced back to aquatint (French:lavis). "Lavis" is a minor art which started simply as coloring by hand India ink drawings and prints. It is important for us to be acqainted with it, as it will shortly serve as a starting point for our introduction to watercolor technique."

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Leonardo Collection 16 :  Landscapes

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Introduktion av akrylmålning, trädlandskap, sjölandskap, stadsmotiv, vattendrag, berglandskap, broar, kanaler och forsar(34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-015-6

"Painting with acrylics : Acrylic paintings are relatively new. Their charactericteristics have been approved by artists all over the world. Acrylics have appeared after many years of research, and consist of an emulsions of syntetic resin, which binds the colored pigment. But the thing that really makes them important to today´s painter is the sum of their qualities.

 - Acrylics "take" or adhere extremely well and can therefore be used on just about anything, from hardboard to primed canvas.

 - Acrylics come in a paste form but are not oil-based, so they can be thinned with water in the same way as tempera or watercolor.

 - Acrylics mix together well, and can be used as heavily as oil paints or as lightly as a watercolor wash.

 - Acrylics are pure colors and highly light-resistant.

 - Acrylics dry rapidly, becoming stable, and are not subject to darkening or yellowing with time.

 - Acrylics lend themselves to widely varying techniques, always with good results. 

For the beginner, it may be said that painting with syntetic colors is not only very easy, but also that it aids learning. Of course you must not kid yourself that it will be easy or that you will paint a masterpiece in no time at all. Painting is a skill and skill is achieved only by persistence, dedication, and often, sacrifice."

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Leonardo Collection 17 :  Landscapes

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Oljemålning (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-016-3

"Oilpainting : The technique of painting in oils continues to be the one most widely used among painters throughout the world. This is due to its solidity and resistance compared with other traditional techniques (the fragility and delicacy of pastels, for instance), It is also a very flexible technique and leaves the painter the greatest freedom of style and favors a vide range of results, not only visual but also tactile.

These results range from the picture which is as glossy and smooth as a mirror, and on which there is to be seen no trace of the paint brush, to the painting which consists entirely of uneven paint applied to the brush, palette knife or even fingers. From the picture based on dozens of grounds and glazings  giving a host of color effects, we can leap to the picture where the colors are thrown on heavy and thick alla prima (just one layer of painting).

The latter is a technique which allows one to make changes while working and with no time limit. This is very important, particulary for the beginner. As was mentioned above, this is due to the slow-drying qualities of the colors which take many hours and even days to become perfectly hard. Finally, it is a tecnique where the colors do not change during the drying phase from what they were only just applied, thus allowing the painter to judge the effect desired at the moment of painting and for posterity.

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Leonardo Collection 18 : Landscapes

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Olika tekniker (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-017-0

"Painting various techniques : In this volume we present a series of landscapes carried out using a variety of different techniques - oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, pen, pencil and charcoal drawing. Thus you will be able to compare different techniques and note their similarities and differences.

Previous volumes of Leonardos series such as Landscapes Nos. 15, 16 and 17, offer detailed introductions to individul painting techniques, and to materials and equipment needed for the beginner.

Every drawing and painting is made by applying some medium to a surface. In the case of wet media, such as watercolor, oil and acrylic, the coloring material (pigment) is literally glued to a surface by what is called a binder. The fluid that makes paint flow is called its medium, as in the case of watercolor where water makes a mixture of pigment particles and glue binder flow onto paper. Once on the paper, water evaporates leaving pigment particles glued here.

The exact properties of surfaces and media can be highly technical and complex. Knowledge of these properties as they relate to executing a work add up to technique when one hs the skill to apply that knowledge.

Historically, in apprenticeship relationships in fine arts, the pupil has been taught these technical matter first in order to be helpful to the master and to learn the basics of craft. The apprentice to a master painter would have the responsibility for grinding powders, combinding binders and media, preparing canvases or voards, mixing, blending and carrying out numerous other tasks all preparatory to the actual task of painting. It might have been years before an apprentice recieved permission to study painting with those materials.

Now technology has reduced the need to masters for apprentices, because machines can perform rudimentary tasks acceptably at relatively small cost. Today´s most junior student of art may now obtain surfaces and media of high quality and begin to paint with them, having little or no idea of how they are made."

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Leonardo Collection 19 :  Landscapes

Innehåll: Olika tekniker (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-018-7

"Painting various techniques : In this volume we present a series of landscapes carried out using a variety of different techniques - oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, pen, pencil and charcoal drawing. Thus you will be able to compare different techniques and note their similarities and differnces. 

Previous volumes of the Leonardo series such as Landscapes nos 15, 16 and 17 offer detailed introductions to individual painting techniques, and to materials and equipment needed for the beginner.

The techniques of handling materials are so numerous as to require volumes for even one drawing or painting medium. In this book a few of the most widely used techniques for each medium will be presented and illustrated. All of these media, as well as others, are treated more thoroughly in other volumes in this series."

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Leonardo Collection 20 : Flowers

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Introduktion av akvarellmålning, utrustning, svart tuschmålning, färgval, ljus och skugga (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-006-4

"This volume is dedicated to flowers, a subject which may appear to be easier than landscape, with which one needs only a little practice to achieve acceptable results. There is, in fact, no need to be concerned about perspective, and no particular difficulties of composition arise."

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Leonardo Collection 21 : Flowers

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Introduktion av oljemålning, skisser, steg-för-steg, ljus och skugga  (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-020-0

"Drawing is fundemantal to graphic art, design and painting, and every painter feels the need to continue drawing. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, drew every day, and Picasso continued to draw up to the day he died. This is why we always give a considerably amount of space to drawing, not only as a means of preparing a painting, but as an independant means of expression. In fact, composition, dimensional relationsships between spaces and solids, proportions, perspective,balance, etc. all depend on good drawing which, in turn, depends on the sensitivity of the person doing the drawing, and on a great deal of continuous practice. The examples of drawing presented in this album are in charcoal (charcoal pencil) and a rather soft crayon. The paper used should be fairly smooth. The pencil should be well sharpened in order to outline the shapes lightly, but clearly, as far as possible with a continous line of constant intensity. As the work proceeds and you start to shade, the gradual rounding of the pencil point can be used to achieve more intense effects, even using the flat of the pencil, holding it horizontal to the paper. One rule of this particular technique, is that the various shading effects should always be obtained by hatching, without resorting to the use of a stump, or fingers. In addition, practice in drawing, enables the drawer not only to acquire a command of shape but also render the basic spirit, volume and key features of the subject. This is particulary important in the case of flowers, which in fact are not so easy to draw "well" as you might think."

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Leonardo Collection 22 : Flowers

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Komposition av blomarrangemang, skissteknik, val av hårdhet på penna eller kolstift, ljus och skugga, textur på kronblad och grenverk (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-021-7

"Flowers have been an integral part of man´s human experience and have run the gamut of interpretations throughout history. Once held sacred, later used for artistic or decorative uses, they have in recent, science oriented times become object of study but always their beauty has exerted a binding influence through their various symbolic and psycological meanings. Today we use them to render more bearable painful events such as the funeral of a loved one, and to brighten or enliven joyful moments, such as birthdays and anniversaries and whenever we wish to convey loving feelings to someone. It is natural, therefore, that artists have traditionally chosen flowers as subjects for their paintings, and have drawn inspiration and challenge from their variety of form and color. "

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Leonardo Collection 23: Flowers

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Innehåll: Introduktion av kulspetspenna(ballpoint pen), komposition, ljus och skugga, användande av ramar (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-022-4

"The black and white drawings in this volume dedicated to the world of flowers have all been with a very common instrument: the ballpoint pen

Although the ballpoint pen is more often used for writing than for drawing, the artist can achieve excellent results through the proper use of this tool. The ballpoint pen technique reveals some similarities with India ink drawing, a media that is described on page 3 of volume number 18. With the ballpoint pen it is possible to obtain as clear and decisive, albeit vivid, a stroke as that of the metal nib pen, but the tools versatility also allows the softness which is characteristic of the pencil. As a result of the variety of effects it can produce, the ballpoint pen may be widely used in the rendering of subjects that require a great deal of hatching."

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Leonardo Collection 24 : Still life

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Innehåll: Introduktion till stilleben, oljemålning, skuggning, komposition, varma och kalla färger, komplementsfärger(34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-023-1

"In art schools, painting courses often begin with a freehand representation of simple object, maybe a vase with no complicated details, a couple of apples and such like. Then one moves on to a more complex arrangement when the hand and eye are used to render the forms, the proportions and possible symmetries with a certain degree of accuracy. The complete figure is arrived at (having a grounding in the study of human anatomy) only after methodically dedicating time and study to the single parts, by making tracing of hands, eyes and other parts."

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Leonardo Collection 25 : Still life

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Innehåll: Oljemålning, färgval, färgernas samspel, skuggor, omgivande färgval, komplementfärger, harmoniserande färger (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-024-8

"This book dealing with Still-life discusses the rudiments of color and defines tonal and chromatic painting.

One of the first problems encountered by the beginning still-life painter is achieving a naturalistic effect in color. One may carefully match the color of one´s paint to the local color of the objects in one´s model still-life only to discover that the painting is harsh and crude. The colors which in real life are alive and harmonius appear to clash in the picture. Among the many reasons why this maybe so are:

1. Color interactions

2. Enviromental effects"

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Leonardo Collection 26 : Still life

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Akvarellmåleri, användning av Indian ink, ursparning, skuggteknik, att avbilda vardagsföremål (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-006-4

"Still life and watercolor - This publication, which deals with still life compositions, contains several illustrations rendered with watercolors, a medium fully described in all its applications in volumes 15 and 20

Still life is ideal subjects for those who are starting to paint because they are usually composed of simple everyday objects, easily reducible to basic geometric shapes. It is painting still life compositions that beginner painters can practice and learn until they reach an advanced expertice level. The student must be willing to copy what´s in front of him as faithfully as possible in order to sharpen the eye and refine his technique. This is harder to do with watercolor than with other media, since once the brushstroke has been made, one should not go back and change or rework it, as there is a high probability of getting a moddled effect."

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Leonardo Collection 27 : Seascapes

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Teckning, perspektiv, djup i bilden, klara resp. dämpade färger, ljus och skugga (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-026-2

"Painting a landscape may appear easier, or at any rate, less demanding, than painting a portrait or a nude. There are, however, many problem to be faced. Some are specific to landscapes and some are common to painting in general. Landscapes, as the exclusiveor dominant subject of a painting, were tackled for the first timeonly during the Renaissance, and it is certainly no coincidence that the laws of perspectivehad at that timeonly just been discovered and codified.

One of the specific characteristics of landscape or seascape painting is that of spatiality. This primarily involves the relationships of size between the elements within the painting.. To be precise, we can define it as the sence of depth that is given to the painting by the use of linear perspective. Another method of obtaining the illusion of depth is the use of aerial (or color) perspective which we will examine briefly in this introduction. For an insight into linear perspective and its mechanics, we refer our readers to volume no 5 on design perspective."

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Leonardo Collection 28: Birds

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Teckning av fåglar, skelettets uppbyggnad, fjädrar, ögon, näbb, skuggor, färgsättning (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-026-2

"This volume is dedicated to birds. Birds occupy a very special place in nature because of their ability to inhabit the sky, to fly in the very air which they breathe.

Their characteristic aerodynamic shape and body structure lends itself perfectly to the environment in which they live, giving them lightness and unsurpassed efficiency of movement."

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Leonardo Collection 29 : Caracteristic faces

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Teckning av åldrande ansikten, färgläggning, ljus och skugga, utförda i pastell, akvarell, olja, oljetempera (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-028-6

"In this volume we will present a variety of characteristic faces, so called because of some peculiar or distinguishing physical traits. The adjective "characteristic" means, according to the dictionary, "serving to mark the character of someone of something or someone", a definition we fully agree with, adding that in our case we mean especially those characteristics, properties or irragularities which may appeal to the artist.

Characteristic faces are, then, those which convey the inner psycological tensions and strains as well as the type of life the person has led. This is why we have chosen the majority of our models amongst the elder, the faces of elderly people are etched by the passage of time, they represent a sort of blueprint of what that persons life has been like."

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Leonardo Collection 30 : Dancers

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Innehåll: Skisser och teckningar av dansare i olika poser. Introduktion av pastellteknik, olja, akryl och India ink (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-029-3

"Pastels - Because some of the pictures which appear in this book are pastel drawings, it may be useful to spend a little time describing this technique in order to clarify some of its most important characteristics.

The origin of the pastel technique go back in time. We can, in a sense, trace them back to the caveman. For a long time pastel drawings were almost monochromatic, utilizing ochre and sinopia which are yellow and red earth. These were ground up into powder and then mixed with water to produce a paste, which was the shaped into sticks and dried in the sun.

The real birth of drawing with pastels came at the end of the Middle Ages when people began to prepare sticks of different colors to use in finishing or touching up frescoes. They discovered that, with the addition of white powder, they could get any gradation of value or shade they wanted. However, throughout the Renaissance period, artists used this sticks and sketching, drawing and blocking in rather than as a finished technique in itself. We have to wait until the 18th century, particulary in France, to witness the real flowering of great drawing in pastels. As an art form it has progressed from hard to soft pastels and has been in constant use since that time."

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Leonardo Collection 31 : Portraits

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Innehåll: Skisser, teckningar och målningar av både kända och okända ansikten som exempel Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen och Frank Sinatra. Färgläggning i pastell, olja och akryl. (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-030-9

"Painting a portrait means producing a likeness of a given person´s face, making evident its individual characteristics, the special facets of the features which make one face different from all others.

While it is true that we are all basically made in the same way, it is also true that it is impossible to find two people who are exactly alike. This is how we recognize the subject of a portrait when the work have been done well.

Even simply drawn portraits require considerable effort, much more than is required for landscapes and still-lifes. A general knowledge of the form and structure of human head is of great help to correct approach to portrait painting. This is particulary true in the case of beginners, who are well advised to consult our volumes "The fundamentals of Drawings" nos 2 and 3, containing specially prepared diagrams which fasilitate the learning process and the practical application of what has been learnt. For people who wish to go into more detail, the volume dedicated to anatomy (no. 4) would be extremely useful."

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Leonardo Collection 32 : Portraits

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Skisser, teckningar och målningar av kända ansikten i olja, akryl, pastell, kol och blyerts, som Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali och Marlene Dietrich (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-031-6

"Light - This volume, the second in our series dedicated to portraits, will deal with an element of drawing and painting which is often neglected or understood: light. We can all understand the importance of light because it lets us see the world around us and consequently makes it possible for us to render the objects that surround us. The outcome of our artistic endeavors depends on its effect on shapes, volumes and colors. The intensity or brightness of light depends on the distance between the source of light and the object: the farthest the light, the less bright it will be."

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Leonardo Collection 33 : The basics of comics Vol. I

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Innehåll: Här går vi igenom grunderna i skämtteckning med utgångspunkt i blyerts och flytande tusch, kroppens och ansiktets anatomi (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-032-3

"Looking at the complexity and richness of details of a comic strip, one is likely to admire the accomplished skill of the artist and to think that it would be impossible to be able to draw something equally well. We are convinced, instead, that with a little practice and the knowledge of fundamentals of drawing, anyone can become a skilled craftsman.

In order to uncover these secrets we will start from the finished drawing and work back through this adventure, eliminating as we go slong the halo of mystery which envelops comics, and for this purpose we have drawn up three different books which starts from the simpler concepts (such as doodles) and end up dealing with figures an a fully developed story.

In this volume, the first book of the three-part series on comics, we focus on the character, initially analysing the anatomical aspects which make it up, and finally observing it in its entirety, especially concerning its comical or grotesque expression. Some of the whimsical caracters which we see in this first book will be seen in the second book, in relation to a story, placed in an environment where they have full freedom of movement.

The third book of series, which is complementary to the previous two, will deal with the realization of story boards, but especially with caracters which are drawn more realistically, appelaing to the taste of more mature audience."

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Leonardo Collection 34 : The basics of comics Vol. II

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Innehåll: Fortsättning i serieteckningens grunder,  (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-033-0

"In the first book on Comics we learned to create human and animal characters by starting with simple shapes, such as ovals and circles, and also that this transformation process doesn´t present significant differences whether these figures are animal or human. We also worked with natural or man-made objects, such as mushrooms and cars, and have shown how they can turn from inanimate objects to characters with a personality of their own. Let´s remember, too, that in the first book we practised drawing characters outside a story context in order to analyze and fully understand the elements which made them up anatomically and expressively.

In the second book we will show people, animals and objects come together in a story articulated in various sketches which together make up what is known as comic strip. In the study of the sketch first and strip later, we will analyze several formal elements such as framing, cropping, balances of forces, static and dynamic composition, and others. In this book we will also dedicate much space to the realistic rendering of fantastic situations, which will lead us to the conclusion that one can never study anatomy enough, and that the keen observation of nature can reap great rewards. "

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Leonardo Collection 35 : The basics of comics Vol. III

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Här utvecklas tekniken för skämtteckning till dels mer realistiska bilder utförda i blyerts, tusch och India ink, dels till ren fantasy. (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-034-7

"In the first and second book we learned, starting from simple doodles, to draw comic book characters in humorous or fantastic contexts. In this, the last of the three-part book series, we will deal with the world of imagination and fantasy rendered realistically, depicting figures and backgrounds as they really appear. Sometimes it´s possible to find in realistically drawn comic books characters who resemble movie stars, or reference to settings or situations traceable to famous movies. The opposite has been known to happend, that is, a comic book hero can be come the subject for a movie, e.g. Superman, Dicj Tracy and Batman.

Drawing a story realistically requires great effort, but especially a deep knowledge of skeletal and muscular structures of the human figure, because only then it is possible to render it in all various positions and compositions.""

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Leonardo Collection 36 : The animals of M. Méheut

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Skisser och teckningar utförda av Mathurin Méheut, en erkänt duktig fransk konstnär som specialicerat sig på djur, här i ett utförande där man kan följa konstnärens arbeten steg-för-steg (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-035-4

"Some years ago we had the oppurtunity of becoming familiar with and admiring the works of M. Méheut; we were struck by the freshness and vitality of his drawings which, for modernity and vivacity of stroke, seem in no way to have suffered from the passing of time and changes in the language of expression. It therefore seemed right that the work of such a talented artist should not be enjoyed by just a few connoisseurs, but should become a source of inspiration and teaching material for all those who love drawing and painting, and especially for lovers of the animal world."

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Leonardo Collection 37 : Calligraphy

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Genomgång av material, skrivteknik, genomgång av ett flertal olika typsnitt som exempel Foundational, Rustical, Uncial, Antiqua och Roman, samt en historisk tillbakablick.

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-036-1

"This manual is designed to give you a very simple and practical tool which will throw light on modern calligraphy and hopefully prepare you for the study of complex and important works.

Above all, the manual illustrates the tools, materials and aids in calligraphy; it then moves on to introducing a number of styles of writing backed up by practical examples. Convinced that the study of ancient writings constitues a good starting point, we have chosen to present these, preferring some of the more important, such as Rustic Capitals, Foundational, Uncials, Chancery, Humanist Miniscules, Roman Capitals, Texture, Fraktur and Copperplate."

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Leonardo Collection 38 : Cartoons and Humorous Drawings

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Innehåll: Teknik och handledning i konsten att teckna serier. karaktärstudier av seriefigurer, olika typiska ansikts- och kropputtryck, olika gångstilar (normal walk, self-assured walk, depressed walk, stealthy walk, normal run, fast run, scating and jump)  

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-037-8

"And now a few words about this volume: In Italy there are many excellent artists who are specialized in cartoon and humurous drawing, especially for comic-strips: on these pages, several of these artists have illustraded, through clear explanatory sketches done expressly for the purpose, the basic elements of both kinds of drawing, which are considering here toghether since the cartoon is essentially humorous. Genuine humor is, in fact, hard to find: but anyone who shows talent in figurative drawing, has imagination, and tends to look at his fellows with amused interest, well this volume will be a stimulating guide for him as he takes his first steps along a road that make take him far. He must not illude himself that it will be easy to achieve excellent results.

The figures we find in this volume which appear to have been effortlessly turned out are, in reality, the result of years of work: years on simplifying the figure, on the play of expressions, on the machanics of gestures, years spent searching for a personality and style of the artists into one."

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Leonardo Collection 39 : Caricatures

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Humoristiska skisser och teckningar av kända ansikten humoristiskt förvrängda - men utan att tappa likheten.

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-038-5

"Caricatures are a way of portraying people by intentionally exaggering or distorting their appearence and their characteristic traits while still maintaining a likeness. In fact the word derives from the Italian verb "caricare" (to load, to exaggerate). The intention is usually satirical, but his art form can sometimes be used to capture ridiculous features in a rather benevolent way. "

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Leonardo Collection 40 : Decorative patterns

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Tillverkning av mönster, färgläggning, kopiering, geometrisk repetition, symmetri, harmoni (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-039-2

"Although people have felt the need to decorate themselves and their surrounding environment since the beginning of time, it was only towards the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of this century that people felt any need to work out the rules that govern the order and the base of a decorative pattern. "

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Leonardo Collection 41 : Still Life - and photography

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Olika stilleben målade utifrån fotografier i olika tekniker, akvarell, kol, akryl, olja och akvarellkritor. Vardagsnära fotografier av bruksföremål, bröd, grönsaker, fåglar, nötter, frukt, svamp, textilier  - (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-040-8

"From a tecnical point of view, drawing from a photograph is a great help to an novice painter. The main difference between a drawing done from a photo and drawing from life is that the latter requires a mental and visual re-working of the subject so that it can be transferred from the real, three-dimensional scale to the two-dimensional surface of the paper or canvas. A photo, on the other hand, is already a two-dimensional reproduction, and it therefore solves all the problems connected with spatial aspects."

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Leonardo Collection 42 : Roses by Alfred Parsons

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Akvarellmålning på lätt fuktat papper, färgval, färgblandning, rosor, knoppar, stjälkar och blad steg för steg (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-041-5

"Parsons (1847-1920) was a famous English landscape painter and a renowned illustrator. Also known as a painter and engraver of flowers, he was inspired to illustrate botanical subjects through his collaboration with William Robinson (in fact Parsons was also a keen gardener)...

Since his drawings were made to accompany a scientific work, Parsons scrupulouly followed the principle of precise documentation, aiming to give the most realistic illustration possible of the various species described. This implied great care and attention as far as colours and shaping was concerned, and it also led him to use neat brushstrokes and clean outlines, even on the finished work. On the other hand, his artistic background and his skills as an artist meant that Parsons did not simply produce coldly realistic paintings, instead each and every one of the book´s illustrations is a work of art, displaying a refinement of composition and freshness of watercolor technique. For this reason, still todayhis rose paintings have much to teach anyone who wishes to know more about depicting flowers, particulary in watercolor. Therefore, in this fifth volume in the series dedicated to flowers, we take great pleasure in including some of Parsons´ watercolors. Of particular note in his work is his experimentation with colors, particulary with greens. From one flower to the next, the green of the leaves is always different, influenced by yellow, red, or even blue, and revealing the infinite range of shades for any single colour."

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Leonardo Collection 43 : Architectural Scenes : Architecture and figurative art

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: - Stadsvyer från Berlin, Paris, Le Mans, Verona, Vicenza, Aosta Valley, San Fransisco, London, Milano i olika tekniker, svart tusch, akvarell, olja, akryl. För perspektivlära se volym 5. - (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-042-2

"After dedicating various volumes in this series to landscapes and the various techniques that can be used to paint them, the moment has clearly come to look more closely at one specific area of landscape painting, that of townscapes and buildings. The need for a closer look at how arthiitectural features can be used in painting stems from an awareness when depicting a building, a street or a group of houses it is important to have an understanding of some basic aspects of figurative art, such as perspective, composition, details and formal synthesis. In this volume we present a wide range of townscapes, buildings and wievs, done by different artists using a variety of techniques. Each artist has their own style, their own approach. We feel certain that by offering such a range of different subjects, an individual style will be encouraged, allowing for personal expression and personal gratification."

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Leonardo Collection 44 : Children

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Skisser, teckningar och målningar av barn, ensamma eller tillsammans med andra barn eller med sin mamma. Huvudets och ansiktets utveckling, den kroppsliga utvecklingen, kläder, olika uttryck. (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-043-9

"In fact it is impossible to to expect a child to sit for a long time for a portrait, keeping the same natural, spontaneous expression. This volume, therefore, introduces a series of poses and situations, painted using a variety of techniques, that all share the common aim of showing children in a way that is far from a stereotype pose, exploiting the naturalness of their everyday world."

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Leonardo Collection 45 : Trees and leaves

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Innehåll: Skisser, teckningar och målningar på träd och blad från olika vinklar, med olika ljuskällor, under olika årstider och med olika tekniker (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-044-6

"Much has been written about trees in figurative art, and there are many books on how to draw and paint trees, often dividing up trees into formal categories. In this 45th volume in the Leonardo series, we have tried to explore the expressive opportunities provided by pictures of trees, looking into the detailed features that make a painting interesting both for the artist and for the wiewer. The desision to include paintings of leaves is a direct consequence of the "tree" theme, since it is very often the leaves that determine the colors and the expressive features of the picture. Besides, leaves have always been a common element in decorative art, such as the art of the goldsmith. ... In this volume, the attention is fokused on the expressive qualities stemming from a free interpretation that are innate in the details of a single leaf or a set of leaves."

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Leonardo Collection 46 : Water

Published by Vinciana 

Innehåll: Skisser, teckningar och målningar på vatten med olika styrka som t.ex. lugnt vatten, rinnande vatten, forsande vatten, olika typer av vågor, vattenglitter, tekniktips  (34 sidor)

Förlag: Vinciana Editrice S.A.S, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-8172-045-3

"We have already mentioned the fascination of water, it´s symbolic meanings, it´s infinite expressive potential, and the challenge that water has posed to generations of painters. And while numerous different mediums have been used to depict water, here in this volume we will concentrate on three, the most common: oils, acrylics and watercolor. According to many people, the last technique, which is in fact based on dissolving color into water, is the most fitting for pictures showing water. However, depending on individual situations and the effects desired, the choise of medium may well vary. ... The selection in this volume simply aims to encourage budding artists to fall in love with such an inspiring subject and to approach it with a true awareness."

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