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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 23 March 2012
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844487257
  • Stock: 23 in stock
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: £7.99
  • Series: Design Library
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Design Library: Celtic Designs (Dl03)


by Penny Brown

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Book Description

This treasury of Celtic line art includes 100 designs inspired by the knotwork, spirals, patterns, stylistic figures and animals found in ancient Celtic art. The designs can be scanned, enlarged, reduced, or used same size, and they can be adapted, or mixed and matched with other images, allowing you to develop your own projects in innovative ways. Whether you are seeking inspiration for a new piece of work, researching an idea, or looking for different ways to approach a project, this book is rich source of imagery, with beautiful illustrations on every page. All of the designs are included in high-resolution Jpeg format on a free CD.

100 specially commissioned designs in a neat square format
100 great illustrations that can be used for many different art and craft projects
A great source book of ideas accompanied by a CD

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100 specially commissioned designs in a neat square format
100 great illustrations that can be used for many different art and craft projects
A great source book of ideas accompanied by a CD

About the Author

About Penny Brown

Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer for ten years before an increasing love of painting and drawing led her to illustration. She works in watercolour, graphite and most recently, cut paper collage. She has illustrated many books on craft, textiles, design, natural history and gardening. She exhibits her botanical paintings and drawings with The Society of Botanical Artists in London, Frankfurt and Spain. She has won several awards, including the prestigious President’s Prize at the SBA exhibition in 2015. She is also a member of The South West Society of Botanical Artists and opens her studio regularly for Dorset Art Weeks. She looks forward to continuing her parallel careers in botanical art and illustration.



Oct 12

Here is the third book in Search Press new Design Library. Remember their bestselling Design Source Library series? This takes the idea into the 21st century with each title containing a hundred motifs in print plus a CD ROM with them all in both .jpeg and .tiff format. The first page has a brief introduction to what lies within, and the rest of the book contains just the designs themselves. Each page features a line drawing or two and in this book you can find borders,corners and motifs depicting fabulous beasts, intricate knotwork, spirals and more. Designs are taken from the British Isles and continental Europe from the Iron Age La Tene style onwards to the Middle Ages. You can find designs taken from the Book of Kells, from stone carvings, Viking motifs and more are in here for a wide variety of art and craft projects. As with the earlier Design Source Books these are not copyright free, but the small print at the back permits you to use up to fifteen of the drawings on a single project as long as you give a quote as to where they came from. What projects you use them on it up to you; scale them up or down and use them for whatever you want. I look forward to seeing the rest of the titles in this series and enjoy not having to scan them into my computer to use them like I did with the earlier series!

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