Creative Drawing: Symbols and Sacred Geometry
A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing and Painting Inspired Motifs - Explore Compass Drawing, Colored Pencils, Watercolor, Inks, and More
by Ana Victoria Calderon
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Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 05 Jul 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry, Quarry Books
Learn simple step-by-step techniques for drawing and embellishing the exciting, inspiring, and beautiful motifs of sacred geometry.
In Creative Drawing: Symbols and Sacred Geometry, artist, instructor, and author Ana Victoria Calderon takes you on an inner voyage of creative discovery.
- Learn how sacred geometry has been practiced and celebrated by cultures all over the world and influenced artists throughout history, including Leonardo da Vinci
- Start with the essentials—compass drawing with graphite pencils on paper—then explore the featured mediums for embellishing, including colored pencils, watercolor, inks, and other easy-to-use mediums
- Take a step-by-step look at fundamental drawing techniques for a variety of universal motifs, starting with the simple circle and building to more complex motifs, including the Yin Yang symbol, the Tree of Life, the Torus, and the Vortex
- Learn to paint a variety of stunning effects and find great project ideas for creating amazing images
The study and creation of sacred geometry inspires the imagination and provokes reflection. So grab your pencils and take a beautiful creative journey with drawing!
Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.
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Average rating from 21 members
Great book, really easy illustrations that can be created even if you can’t draw – perfect for me!
Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
This is an awesome book for someone wanting to learn how to draw geometric symbols, or for anyone interested in learning to draw. Very thorough, and offers info about the symbols as well. Detailed instructions and photos make this book fun and intriguing.
I am looking forward to attempting to create some of these designs. The instructions are easy to understand and the photos definitely help.
This is a very good guide to drawing sacred geometry if that's what you're looking to do. It turns out that I'm not as attracted to this type of art because it is so precise -- think careful work done with rulers and protractors. That's on me, though. It's well illustrated and detailed, with all you need to know to start this art style.
I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
In this book, you are taken by the hand and gently lead down a beginner’s road of learning how to draw your own sacred geometry. It is packed with information. The book is laid out in an easy to follow format and contains clear images and step by step instructions, so if you have never drawn any kind of sacred geometry before, you will feel confident to get started after reading this book.
There is guidance on blending with coloured pencils and suggestions for how to make your artwork your own and take it to the next level, as well as instruction for creating mosaics, collages and much more. There is so much in this book, and Ana Victoria Calderon is a very talented artist in her own right so it is wonderful to be able to learn from her via this book.
I recommend this comprehensive book if you are at all interested in art because this is a little extra something to add to your artistic skillset. Just be prepared to get a lot of use from your compass, and to start dreaming in circles, because making sacred geometry is a little bit addictive!
With thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing an advance review copy. All opinions in this review are my own.
An inspirational guide for artists and enthusiasts of the arcane and natural. Contains clever tips and secrets any artist would love to discover. Get your protractors out, because its simpler than it looks!
(please send me a copy of this book!)
4 stars for an interesting, creative, math-meets-art drawing book~
This was an interesting art book that goes through various art tools and methods that center around the usage of geometry. Some tools include protractors and rulers, and various types of blending methods are covered. There are tutorials within to draw many various shapes and designs of symmetry. Many sections also covered the torus, background of aspects of geometry with explanations of symbolism, and types of complex shapes.
By using this book as a sort of tutorial and guide, one can create unique and geometric works of art. Definitely an interesting and creative take that includes mathematics within.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry, Quarry Books for the digital ARC~
I don't know about anything else but this book sparked back my love for shapes (which was last felt during the 90s!). And I am reconnected to my younger self who used to love crayons, colours and hated math but loved geometry. I know not related. But I love this book!
As with the Quarto Publishing Group series of such guidebooks, I am impressed with this one as well.
All the basic requirements are shown and explained well.
I wish I had a library full of this series! So worth it.
Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Quarry, for the advance review copy.
Creative Drawing: Symbols and Sacred Geometry is a tutorial guide to creating geometric drawings and motifs using all kinds of media. It is step by step and is primarily aimed at beginners. It is illustrated throughout so you can follow each project, and adding colour to your drawing is also featured. It is quite precise and particular using mathematical instruments so may not appeal to everyone. But is very satisfying and quite meditative to do. Overall a very good guide for anyone wanting to give it a try.
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