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Damien Scott and Kris Ex's HOW TO DRAW HIP HOP (0823014460, $19.95) captures the subtle nuances of a cartoon style which is difficult to define. Hip hop is as much a state of mind and music as it is an art form so it's quite elusive: here to explain it is a artist and author who blend the basics of drawing with the style and spirit of hip-hop culture from clothing to characters and more. Damion Scott is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and has many strips and productions to his name, so he provides a seasoned insider's perspective. Stephanie Hoppen's CHOOSING BLUE: COLOR YOU CAN LIVE WITH (0823006697, $35.00) is a powerful focus on blue shades and new uses for blue in the home. Andreas Von Einsiedel's gorgeous interior photo displays go far beyond the usual features of color, showing not just variations of blue shadings but contrasts between blue and other colors. The many shades and tones of blue lend to far more diversity of use than some books would explore: CHOOSING BLUE provides not only many fresh alternatives but new color pairing ideas to expand the use of blue in home decoration. A 'must' for any serious interior designer or home painter.
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Title Annotation:How to Draw Hip Hop; Choosing Blue: Color You Can Live with
Publication:California Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:May 1, 2006
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