Design Originals

Craft Books and How to Guides for Both the Seasoned and Novice Artist

Not only does our website offer all the tools and supplies you need to begin any artistic endeavor; we also offer a variety of how to manuals and craft books on many creative disciplines. Whether you are a beginning artist looking for a guide on how to properly sketch objects, or a seasoned professional painter looking for a way to further refine your artistic abilities, our product catalog has the right book for you. Our selections contain products for artists of many different disciplines, and we offer a variety of literature for both adults and kids alike. We also carry plenty of different arts and craft books perfect for the budding artist!

Our catalog contains many different book series, each written to help further your understanding of your selected artistic pursuit. The Leonardo Collection contains detailed explanations on everything from calligraphy to painting. The Design Originals Collection is a wonderful series on crafts and hobbies, and will introduce you to subjects such as clay pattern decorating, scrap booking, silver stone bead jewelry and more. There are also a several activity book series available from Reeves, some of which contain guides on how to scrapefoil, painting and sketch according to numbered areas, letting you easily create your own masterpieces.

The Leonardo Collections are great assets for both the aspiring and experienced artist. Written with clear explanations of techniques and paired with appropriate graphics and drawings, the books of the Leonardo Collections are great for both their examples and their instruction.

Each book dives into a single subject matter, and is a great comprehensive reference for any artist looking to expand and sharpen their skills in their respective discipline. If you are a novice artist looking to learn the basics, check out The Fundamentals of Drawing Vol. I & II, for solid guides on how to begin sketching. If you are a more advanced drawing artist, consider reading Leonardo Technical Manual - The Horse and Leonardo Technical Manual - The Human Body, which cover more advanced sketching techniques and drawing strategies.

If you are a painter, there are numerous volumes available that cover techniques for drawing particular objects, some of which include horses, portraits, birds, nudes, flowers, landscapes, still life, architectural scenes, children, animals and seascapes. There are even manuals available through our online store that cover comic drawing, calligraphy, decorative patterns and perspective. There are so many choices available for you through our site!

The Design Originals Collection are crafts & hobbies books the explore an assortment of hobbies and activities. Design Originals Zentangle Books: Clay Classics is one of the most inspiring tole painting books around and introduces how to create designs and patterns on clay objects and sculptures. This decorative painting book features patterns, designs and drawings which are etched onto clay pieces, making for unique pieces of art. The clear step by step instructions will easily guide you through each project.

The Stash and Smash Journal will inspire you to create a wonderful scrapbook filled with colorful pictures, memorabilia and accents, and contains ideas, samples, tips and instructions for creating a "smash it" style journal. The Silver Stone and Bead Jewelry handbook will spark your creativity with assembling silver and bead gemstones. The creations within the book give you the inspiration you need to jump into the world of gem assembly.

The Design Originals Jewelry and Wire Books: Hot Dot Crystal is great if your are looking to add some flair and shine to everyday personal objects. With twenty seven different projects, you can add rhinestones and jewels to cellphones, jewelry, jeans and more! With just a hot glue tool and the adhesive rhinestones included in the booklet, you can create a glamorous look for a fraction of the normal price.

If you are looking for an artistic activity book, check out the Reeves Scraperfoil series. Each individual book comes with a foil scraper, which is used to scratch out the instructed lines. When finished, marvel at your very own highly detailed, shimmering picture! Choose from cute dogs, birds, majestic horses, beautiful butterflies, sexy racecars, elegant elephants, amazing jungle cats and more.

Our online store also features the Reeves paint and draw by numbers series. The paint by numbers pictures are realistic paintings created by artists and transformed into a paint by numbers picture, so you can fill in the colors for your own masterpiece. Comes with full instructions, paints and a pre printed artist board. Choose from varying difficulty levels and different pictures.

Our product catalog also features a variety of arts and craft projects books created with the young artist in mind. The Crayola Dry Erase Activity Workbook features thirty two dry erase pages so your child can color the pictures any way they choose! When finished, simply erase the color with a cloth and draw in new colors. For a fun guide on how to draw cartoon characters, check out the General's How to Draw Cartoons! Kit, which comes with two books that cover perspective and expressions, as well as different gray and color pencils, white eraser, an all purpose sharpener and a bonus sketchbook.

These products and many more are available for sale through our online store catalog at cheap prices you won't find anywhere else online. Browse our store and buy the right product for yourself today!
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