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Storytelling art studio : visual expressions of character, mood and theme using mixed media

by Nichols, Cathy (Author)

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Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed-media art that tells impactful stories. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever characters. Each chapter presents a new subject--you may paint a tree, coll... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction.
  • How to use this book
  • The magic of storytelling
  • Materials
  • Chapter 1.
  • Since feeling is first
  • Chapter 2.
  • You look like a protagonist
  • Chapter 3.
  • The secret life of trees
  • Chapter 4.
  • Setting the scene
  • Chapter 5.
  • Mark-making for mood
  • Chapter 6.
  • In paradise there are no stories: adding conflict
  • Chapter 7.
  • From darkness to light: painting a plot
  • Chapter 8.
  • The moral of the story
  • Chapter 9.
  • Symbolism
  • Chapter 10.
  • Meditations on a theme
  • Afterword.
  • Title: your secret weapon
  • Index
  • Resources
  • Acknowledgments and dedication
  • About the author.