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The big book of tiny art : a modern, inspirational guide to the art of the miniature / Karen Libecap.
Title Variants:
Tiny art
Publication Information:
Lake Forest, CA : Walter Foster Publishing, 2016.

Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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1 Bob Harkins Branch 751.77 LIB Book Adult General Collection

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How small is small? In The Big Book of Tiny Art you'll discover a dynamic collection of miniature artwork, most no bigger than a large coin, covering a wide range of subjects, from animals and food to people and places. Showcasing painting and drawing, this inspirational guidebook provides an up-close look at the art of the miniature. Learn to paint and draw your own tiny masterpieces as you follow the simple step-by-step instructions. Each section of the book includes a gallery of finished miniature artwork, along with practice pages for you to draw the projects featured in the book or create your own unique artwork. Packed with amazing illustrations, The Big Book of Tiny Art is a feast for both the eyes and the creative spirit.

Author Notes

Karen Libecap has considered herself an artist for more than 35 years. She attended Kent State University for graphic design and was an art director in various major cities, including Chicago and Cincinnati. Karen works in varied mediums, including watercolor, acrylics, clay, encaustic wax, pastels, and oils. She was awarded the Hoover Arts Alliance Award from the Alabama Pastel Society in 2013. Visit

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Library Journal Review

Miniature artworks pose a unique challenge to artists. Considerable dexterity is required, and minute mistakes can take on epic proportions. On the other hand, the rewards of working on a tiny scale can be plentiful. Here, Libecap, an expert miniature painter, walks readers through the process of creating tiny realistic paintings, each measuring about an inch-and-a-half square, of animals, food and drink, things and people, and places. Each section includes several step-by-step projects followed by numerous pages of finished miniature artworks. VERDICT Readers of intermediate or advanced artistic ability, especially those in search of variety, will get a kick out of this book. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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