By David James
An necessary, step by step consultant to drawing a large choice of Celtic designs - for artists and crafters operating in all media.
Starting with an illustrated creation to the Celts and the advance of Celtic layout, the writer locations the book's designs into their old context.
The following chapters study all the major Celtic styles in flip: knots, spirals, key styles, animals and beasts, and Celtic lettering. each one bankruptcy opens with a wide color representation to encourage readers in methods of incorporating the layout into their very own paintings. this is often through a brief advent to the diversity of styles that fall into this layout type, in addition to images of Celtic artefacts. the remainder of the bankruptcy comprises sixteen layout pages, each one containing a particularly commissioned step by step art for readers to stick to. attractive to examine, and exquisitely accomplished in themselves, every one art has been rigorously developed in order that readers can stick with its building up from begin to end with out danger of mistakes. The bankruptcy on Celtic lettering includes a particularly commissioned double-page paintings of the Celtic alphabet for readers to repeat, and is through directions on tips to decorate all the letter varieties in Celtic types.
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