What’s New From Foster Books: PIXAR Cars & Three New Quarry Titles

Disney is a master at providing quality entertainment and marketing that entertainment effectively. The countdown to the June 24th theatrical release of Cars 2 has started and will include increased marketing by Disney. The Cars franchise is one of Disney’s best and has some of the most recognized animated characters by young children. Cars 2 will be even more popular than the first Cars movie that opened in 2006!  To take advantage of the Disney marketing and the excitement surrounding Cars 2, Walter Foster is introducing a new Learn to Draw Cars, item FODC32M, that includes a brief story synopsis, art tips from professional Disney animators, characters from the new Cars 2 movie as well as the popular animated characters from the first feature. Be sure to take advantage of all the excitement that is building on this animated feature from Disney*PIXAR by adding the new Learn to Draw Cars title.

MacPherson’s has added three new titles from one of Walter Foster’s sister publishing companies, Quarry Publishing. Each new title assists artists, journaling enthusiasts or just-beginning painters as they experiment with their medium. This experimentation helps increase your customer’s enjoyment in the creative process.

Many people want to express themselves through visual journaling, but are stuck or intimidated by how to get started, what to write, or how to move beyond gluing down a few images or putting some paint on the paper. The Art Journal Workshop, item FOQ193859, breaks down the entire working process of journaling with step-by-step photos and instructions from start to finish, how to use different media such as paint, photographs, and collage, and journaling prompts and exercises. These exercises help readers dig deeper to enrich the journaling process and experience. The book discusses the benefits of visual journaling, and includes exercises about what to do when you are in a creative funk or feeling down or uninspired, and how to help yourself out of it. The book includes a DVD featuring the author creating many of the visual journal pages shown throughout the book. This visual guide enhances the information in the book, showing the author’s work process in a way that goes beyond what can be captured in still photographs or through text.


Water Paper Paint , item # FOQ192545, is not only for “painters” but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor text books, this unique, beautiful volume is a field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to’s, and projects, all from an artist’s perspective. Each creative exercise features a technique, shows step-by-step photographs, and includes a clever idea for a gift or project that can be made from the painted samples.  This is an excellent way to help beginning artists with the process of getting started as well as giving current customers a new way to utilize their talents.

Painted Pages , item # FOQ193858, is an inspiring and fresh collection of photographs, ideas, and projects anyone can use to create their own sketchbooks and mixed media works of art, whether they are a seasoned artist or someone just starting out on their creative journey. Instead of the “classic” idea of an artist sketching in a sketchbook this book shows how to use sketchbooks as daily working tools. While they begin as a place to collect ideas and inspirations, these collections, scraps, and doodles can lead directly to (and fuel ideas for) future mixed media paintings. Specific how to’s, techniques, creative prompts, and project ideas are introduced in each chapter to guide the reader through creating individual works of art which launch from a variety of themes. Each chapter includes an interview with well-known artists and bloggers who will share a peek into their sketchbooks and journals.


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