Author(s): Tim Hopgood
'A line is a dot that went for a walk'- Paul Klee Join award-winning Tim Hopgood and his new creation, Doodle Dog, at the most artistic dog show in town. In this book, inspired by the work of many well-known artists, you'll learn how to create your very own doodle dog using scribbles, shading, texture, pattern, paint, collage and plenty of colour. Then it's up to you to decide who wins the prize for Best in Show! Discover the joy of making marks and creating characters with this vibrant, stylish and utterly unique book. Filled with drawing techniques and playful ideas, this is a fun way for children to explore their artistic side and build creative confidence. A brilliant creative resource and a perfect introduction to the work of many famous artists and their techniques, including Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky. A rich and varied beginners guide to the wonderful word of Art! Great for all children, parents and teachers - and budding artists everywhere.
Get creative and learn all about art and artists - with a true expert as your guide!
Tim Hopgood is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. His first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and won the Cambridgeshire 'Read it Again!' award for best debut picture book. In 2008 he won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator, with the hugely successful WOW! Said the Owl. His books for Macmillan include A Dog Called Rod, Here Comes Frankie and his acclaimed preschool titles, TIP TAP Went the Crab, Hooray for Hoppy and Walter's Wonderful Web. Tim is also known for his creative work in primary schools, all of which which inspired him to write Doodle Dogs: Best in Show, a fun, practical and accessible book about art. Tim's favourite colour is blue, and one of his favourite albums to work to is 'A Kind Of Blue' by Miles Davis. Tim has two children and lives with his wife in York.