The Organic Artist

The Organic Artist

Make your Own Paint, Paper, Pens, Pigments, Prints, and More From Nature

Book - 2015
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"It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling"--
Publisher: Beverly, Massachusetts :, Quarry Books,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781592539260
Characteristics: 160 pages :,coloured illustrations ;,26 cm.

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mudskipper
Jun 07, 2016

I felt this book was explained clearly. I didn't try any of the recipes or other craft, but the projects looked very doable. I was surprised however that the subtitle uses the word paint as one of the first elements, but there was very little time spent on paint. Most of the time was spent on ink.

MrDrProfessorPatrick Nov 18, 2015

This book has all the "recipes" you need to make your basic must-have supplies (charcoal, paint, sketchbooks, etc.). I got to try several and I can proudly say that they worked very well. The instructions are simple and easy to follow and not as time consuming as I thought they would be. I'll definitely be buying a copy of this for my personal art library!

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erinsnest
Oct 28, 2015

Oct 28 2015......this book is a delight to the eyes. Don't imagine I'll ever have the time (or energy!) to make anything in it, but it is a great book to peruse. Check it out!

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