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How To Make Art

Mel Elliott



ISBN: 9781909396807

Price: £ 11.99

Publication date: 2 April 2015

Series: How To

Category: Practical Art

‘Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up’ –   Pablo Picasso

This isn’t your usual art manual. It’s for big kids everywhere everyone who loved getting covered in paint and glue at school and would secretly love to do it more often. It’s also for people who love pop culture: comedy, trashy TV, great TV, pop videos, pop stars and pop music. And not only does it help you harness your inner creativity, it’s also a lot of fun!

Mel Elliott, doyenne of the cool colouring book and the crazy paper doll, imparts the secrets of her expertise, giving you in-depth tutorials on how to create funky collages, make cool wonky lettering, paint the skin tones of the stars and much, much more. With more pop culture references than you can throw a Justin Bieber CD at, this book will have you drawing, painting, cutting and colouring before you can say ‘Welcome to Pawnee’, using your newly learned skills and indulging your own personal tastes to create works of art to be proud of. After all, how better to learn to paint than by painting Kate Moss?


Word count: 15,000


Mel Elliott and her husband Andy run – a unique and successful brand that designs and sells its own range of products. Recently, Mel’s projects have been showcased in the Guardian and Paris Vogue as well as in high street shops such as Topshop. She is the author of Swoon (9781909396234) and Girl Crush (9781909396579).