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Author of the best-selling Let's Make Some Great Art series, Marion Deuchars is a Scottish-born, award-winning illustrator with a globally recognizable style. Her books have won six international awards for design and illustration. She is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and one of six designers to represent the UK at Helsinki's World Design Capital celebrations. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
The brilliant picture book artist Marion Deuchars passes on painting and drawing tips in this inspiring how-to book and makes it easy and fun to create your own crowd of colourful animals from greyhounds to giraffes. Techniques include collage and print alongside regular sketching and painting, but most fun probably are her tips for hand and finger painting – you can make so many different, characterful animals out of simple fingerprints by copying her examples, though the blow-painting pages are just as tempting. This will bring out the inner artist in anyone and lead to hours of creative fun.
Packed with ideas, tips and starting points, this activity book is guaranteed to spark inventiveness and the creation of art. Marion Deuchars takes readers through a variety of different techniques, from block and string printing to how to create optical patterns, mazes and mosaics, and much more. Her instructions are easy to follow and her enthusiasm is contagious. If you want to paint like Mondrian, or design papertile patterns like a master, this is the place to start. A really effective and enjoyable how-to book.
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2020 | Stylish and beautifully conceived, this entertaining new picture book by artist/ designer Marion Deuchars is a visual treat as well as a strong story about artistic competition - and collaboration. Bob loves making art and is very jealous when everyone starts talking about Roy, the amazing new artist in town. His work is apparently fantastic! Who is this new artist and what is so special about his work? Why is he the best in town? Bob does everything he can to compete with Roy until he realises that working together might be more fun!
Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2019 | A beautiful picture book about friendship and art. Bob and Bat are best friends. They do everything together (look out for the wonderful illustration of them dancing to the radio!) but best of all they love painting. Then one day Bat leaves a note for Bob explaining that he has to go away for a while. Bob is bereft, indeed just how sad is clear not just in his attitude, but in his paintings: whatever he paints is blue, representative of the big blue hole where Bat used to be. Fortunately his other friends come to his help, opening his eyes to the colourful beauty and hope of a sun rise, and shortly after that, Bat returns too. This is simply gorgeous to look at, and opens up all sorts of discussions about friendship, resilience, art and expression.
Bob the Artist loves to paint with brightly colored splashes, but he has got into a bit of a mess. Help Bob clear up his paints by matching the colors and numbers in this fun game of dominoes. * Introducing the Bob the Artist domino game for children aged 3 years and up * Features Bob and his messy paint splatters in a high-quality gift package * Recognizing and matching different numbers and images is fun and educational * Follows up on the release of the Bob the Artist picture book
What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour are the oceans? Why is the yellow of lemons something to treasure? Award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars takes us on a journey through colour, showing how its language is at the centre of how we think and feel about the world. Colour is everywhere. Through this book, we can see it afresh.
Play with art like never before in this exciting new activity book from the bestselling author of the Let's Make Some Great Art series. Marion Deuchars has created a surprising and engaging range of activities and games organized into seven sections of Drawing, Colour, Shapes, Paint, Paper, Printing and Pattern. Each section is not only a great opportunity to play, but also helps to shape and form artistic ability and confidence. Discover the joys of making your own marbled paper. Create your own language in pictures. Providing hours of endless fun and exploration, Art Play will bring out the artist in everyone.
Containing 20 detachable postcards with colourful and fun new fingerprint characters by Marion Deuchars, this postcard book is a great addition to her best-selling Let's Make Some Great Art series. An appealing gift for all ages.
In this imaginative activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers discover new ways of making art by being introduced to 18 great artists, learning about the methods, materials and ideas that made up their masterpieces and how these can be applied to one's own creations. Grouped into sections by artist, each one unfolds a series of creative projects in drawing, painting, printing and collage based on the artist's own methods and materials. At the end of the book is a series of biographies about each artist providing the background on how they became artistic geniuses. Take your pencil for a walk in the spirit of Paul Klee, experiment with colour and texture like Joan Miro or create your own surrealist-inspired artwork like Salvador Dali.
Based on the bestselling Let's Make Some Great Art, Marion Deuchars has devised some fun and educational art activities to keep kids young and old occupied at mealtimes. Featuring 36 generously sized mats printed on art activity paper, and nine different designs, including three all-new illustrations. Make up your own pasta shapes. Picture your favourite meal. Draw Mona Lisa's smile. Invent a meal for an alien. Let's Make Some Great Placemat Art!