Imagine a Forest: 45 Step by Step Lessons to Create Enchanting Folk Art

Author(s): Dinara Mirtalipova

Picture Story Books

WHAT IS FOLK ART? * Often Created by Untrained Artists * In contrast to fine art, folk artists primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. * Bright Bold Colors * Flatten perspective * Strong Forms in simple arrangements * Often has a simple meaning, representative WHAT IS UNIQUE/BETTER ABOUT OUR BOOK? * This is a book/ sketchbook about drawing in a popular, charming style. This is a growing area of interest and there is not a directly competitive title WHAT IS THIS BOOK ? * Artist would be commissioned to draw 45 step by step drawings plus final * Several scenes that place several types of drawings together * Endpaper pattern * Artwork for cover * Spot art for Sketch pages * Plus a two page spread of project/application ideas Composition of the book: 5000 Words Approx. 75 word prompt explaining the technique plus approx. 25 word tip for each drawing step by step segment. The design will be simple enough to learn from book and no previous art experience will be necessary * 8-10 pages about this history of folk art , places folk art has had a strong influence * Easy sketching drawing - the idea will be to learn easy seemingly simple shapes and then be able to build to more complex drawings * Color and Drawing in one or two colors * Using Paint, Markers, or Colored Pencils * Printed on Wood-free paper heavy enough to hold paint and marker. Initial List of 45 Projects 1. Flowers 2. Botanical Design 1 3. Botanical Design 2 4. Botanical Design 3 5. Beetles 6. Butterflies 7. Trees 8. Cats 9. Birds, 10. Ducks 11 Chickens 12. Dogs 13. Wolf 14.Horses 15. Russian Dolls 16. Woman 17. Girl/Boy Children 18. Men 19. Dragon 20. Phoenix,) 21 Lettering - Alphabet 22. Hearts WHAT IS FOLK ART? * Often Created by Untrained Artists * In contrast to fine art, folk artists primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. * Bright Bold Colors * Flatten perspective * Strong Forms in simple arrangements * Often has a simple meaning, representative WHAT IS INCLUDED IN BOOK : 45 step by step drawings * Several scenes that place several types of drawings together * Endpaper pattern * Artwork for cover * Spot art for Sketch pages * project/application ideas for Composition of the book: 5000 Words Approx. 75 word prompt explaining the technique plus approx. 25 word tip for each drawing step by step segment. The design will be simple enough to learn from book and no previous art experience will be necessary * 8-10 pages about this history of folk art , places folk art has had a strong influence * Easy sketching drawing - the idea will be to learn easy seemingly simple shapes and then be able to build to more complex drawings * Color and Drawing in one or two colors * Using Paint, Markers, or Colored Pencils * Printed on Wood-free paper heavy enough to hold paint and marker. Initial List of 45 Projects 1. Flowers 2. Botanical Design 1 3. Botanical Design 2 4. Botanical Design 3 5. Beetles 6. Butterflies 7. Trees 8. Cats 9. Birds, 10. Ducks 11 Chickens 12. Dogs 13. Wolf 14.Horses 15. Russian Dolls 16. Woman 17. Girl/Boy Children 18. Men 19. Dragon 20. Phoenix,) 21 Lettering - Alphabet 22. Hearts

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Dinara Mirtalipova is a self- taught illustrator/designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she eventually landed in snowy Ohio. Raised in Soviet Uzbek culture, she inhabited Uzbek/Russion folklore that still influences her work. For a long time Dinara has been among illustrators and designers at American Greetings. She left her creative role at American Greetings in February 2014 to pursue her ever growing freelance career and to start a new chapter as a free spirit independent designer. Currently Dinara works from her home studio in Sagamore Hills, OH.

General Fields

  • : 9781631062353
  • : Race Point Publishing
  • : Race Point Publishing
  • : September 2016
  • : United States
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : bl2017001025
  • : 160
  • : Dinara Mirtalipova
  • : Dinara Mirtalipova
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 741.2