An ingenious interactive art book that uses simple shapes to create stunning creative designs.
Ophelia Pang is a Hong Kong-based illustrator who loves to talk with colour and shape. These two key elements are central to all her own work and she has produced this interactive art book to encourage readers to start designing, drawing and colouring using colour and shape as starting points.
Start with a Shape is an art exercise book aimed at creating simple yet striking design work using accessible exercises such as colouring, collage and simple shape drawings. From finding sophisticated colour combinations to mark-making, and paper cut-outs to simple drawings, this book will inspire anyone with a creative mind.
Focusing on colour and shape throughout, the book includes exercises on designing with variations in one colour, starting with a square and a Matisse-style exercise of paper cut-outs. Also included is a section of colour strips that can be used as a reference for colour combinations, or pulled out and cut up.