Maori Designs

Author(s): Penny Brown


The patterns and motifs in this book are based on their stunning tattoo designs and woven work, their pottery and jewellery, and their beautiful and impressive stone, wood and bone carvings. Illustrations can be combined with other images, or enlarged and used as the main theme for special projects, whether they are stitched designs, cards, journals, collages, mixed media or ceramic pieces, pictures, panels or paintings. These pages offer many ideas so if you thinking of new projects and you need a starting point, look no further. This wonderful source book will fire your imagination and give you all the help you need to create stunning, original works of art. 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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With tales of the Hobbit and its NZ setting ringing in our ears, it is not surprising that attention is being focused on native NZ art. The swirling patterns and intricate designs have a definite ethereal, other worldly feel. Penny Brown has created 100 stunning patterns and motifs based on tattoo designs, pottery, carvings and woven work. The level of detail is amazing. There are pattern edges, animals, birds as well as maori figures and masks. All of the designs can be copied and used time and time again. There is also a useful free CD rom included which enables both Tiff and Jpeg images to be printed out. These are designs which will be useful for many different types of artists and craftspeople. From children wanting something unusual to colour, to carvers looking for an intricate design which can be incorporated on any material. Drawing such designs freehand needs a lot of skill. Making these designs available for printing or copying enables them to be used by a much wider Maori Designs / Aboriginal Designs: With 100 specially commissioned, hand-drawn original images, these design source books contain a wonderful selection of illustrations inspired by the traditional art and crafts of the Maori and Aboriginal people. The patterns and motifs are based on tattoo designs, woven work, pottery, jewellery, extraordinary rock paintings and the patterned and figurative images that were painted onto everyday items. These excellent source books are copyright free, they include a free CD-Rom and should fire your imagination and give you all the help you need to create stunning, personal art.-Fabrications There are 100 black-and-white designs in this book, drawing on the Maori heritage. As their traditional art was rooted in depictions of ancient legends, gods and their status in the world, the designs reflect the non-representational nature of these traditions. Symbols such as curling fern fronds, spirals, chevrons and curves are incorporated onto figures, animals, borders and masks in a very distinctive way. There is a good variety of shapes to work with which makes this a good design source. This would make a good companion with the forthcoming Aboriginal Designs from the same series.-Workshop On the Web

Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer for 10 years before an increasing love of drawing and painting led her to illustration. She works in watercolour and pen and ink and has illustrated many books on craft, textile and design and also natural history and gardening. In 2011 she achieved a Diploma with Distinction in Botanical Painting from the Society of Botanical Artists. She exhibits her paintings locally in Dorset with the South West Society of Botanical Artists, and in London with the SBA. She is also a member of The Society of Floral Painters. She looks forward to continuing her parallel careers in botanical painting and book illustration.

General Fields

  • : 9781844488421
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-ROM
  • : October 2012
  • : 222x222mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 745.408999442
  • : 64
  • : 100 black and white
  • : Penny Brown
  • : Book and CD-Rom