The Art Doodle
EVERYBODY LOVES DOODLING don't they? Check out
your child-ren's schoolbooks and I'm willing
to bet most of them will have sket-ches and doodles on the covers
of their notebooks. You may even find some that give you an early indication
that your child is creative and artistic.
The Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpieces in the Styles of
the Great Artists allows the reader
to develop his or her doodles one
step further even as far as creat-ing a worthwhile work of art. There
are over 80 pictures for you to
create and complete.
Fragments of 'Masterpieces' as starting points for you to finish are included,
along with completed examples of the work of 26 famous artists such as
Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Cézanne, Andy Warhol, Toulouse Lautrec, Léger, Degas and
Monet are shown, along with a mini biography of each one. Did you know,
for instance, that although a painting by Vincent Van Gogh is now worth a fortune
the artist only sold one painting in his lifetime? Or that Edgar Degas's name
was actually Hilaire Germain Edgar De Gas? Compare the unique work of the Dutch
Hieronymus Bosch (actually Jerome van Aken) with modern animation fantasy
you'll see he was a man way ahead of his time (1450-1516).
Bring out the artist in you and introduce your own take on the doodle
you'll soon develop your own style, from the sublime to the ridicul-ous; fantasy
and life. Have fun bringing your own little piece of artwork to life and
if you wish vie with your friends and family to see who is the best.
Really depends on whether you are a secret or an extro-vert doodler!
Suitable for all ages, children or adults, The Art Doodle Book is a fantastic
gift for frustrated artists and doodle-dabblers alike. As you'd expect with
a doodle book, it is entirely in black and white which just about sums
up the instructions. Easy!
From Buster Books (an imprint of Michael
O'Mara Books Ltd), the publisher who brought you Oodles of Doodles and
Do You Doodle?, The Art Doodle Book is out now and is available from all good book-shops
at an RRP of £9.99 (ISBN: 978190 5158829).