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The artful sketch : create artistic drawings step by step to embellish your home, business, and life / Mary Phan, creator of Very Mary Inspired and The Sketchbook Series.
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9781624146077
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Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2018.
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160 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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Summary

Summary

Mary Phan makes it unbelievably easy for beginner drawers to create gorgeous, modern sketches that can adorn their homes, crafts or blogs.Riding on the wave of adult coloring that inspired a generation of budding casual artists, Mary Phan's sketching workshops have had an incredible reception by makers who are looking for a new creative outlet. In The Artful Sketch, she shares the exclusive secrets from these elite workshops with more than 40 tutorials. In each sketch, Mary walks readers through the basics, from using a ruler and pencil to sketch out the basic shape, to adding details like shadows, using a black pen to highlight the final sketch and adding color to bring it to life. By the end of each tutorial, readers will have a professional-level work of art that they'll be proud to share as a gift, send as a card, post online or hang on their wall. The tutorials are arranged by popular themes such as a dessert station with individual tutorials for an elaborate cake and hanging dessert bar; patisserie with a gorgeous storefront and window frame; and seasonal mantle with a basic fireplace mantle and designs for each season of the year. With an emphasis on luxury, abundant beauty and Mary's calm encouragement, this book will inspire readers to relax into a blissful state of creative joy while they draw. The book will also feature styled photographs of the sketches. Fans of adult coloring books, calligraphy and hand lettering won't want to miss this! This book has 15 detailed step-by-step illustrated tutorials, and styled photographs of each sketch.


Author Notes

Mary Phan is an illustrator and founder of The Sketchbook Series, a series of workshops held throughout North America. For many years she was an interior designer and an event planner. She transitioned to teaching after realizing the high demand for custom illustrations she would create for her home and event designs. She has worked with brands such as Esselle, Imagination International Inc., Aisle Planner Inc. and more. She lives in San Leandro, CA.