Win one of five sets of books from Michael O'Mara

PaintersOnline, Leisure Painter and The Artist have teamed up with Michael O'Mara Books, offering you the chance to win one of five sets of three books worth over £35 per set (rrp).

How to Draw People for the Artistically Anxious is a fun and quirky fill in book that will ease the 'Artistically Anxious’ into drawing as you learn to draw people of all shapes and sizes.

On each spread, illustrator John Bigwood has given a colourful and quirky watercolour outline of a person/people, with humorous suggestions of features to copy. Don't worry about wonky lines, weird features, smudges or scribbles as every stroke of your pen adds personality and flair.

Paint Play - Through a series of 21 simple, achievable activities, artist Katie Rose Johnston demonstrates different ways of mixing colours, experiments with textures using salt and cling film, makes spatter art, animal print patterns and much more. A gorgeous illustration showcases each technique and is accompanied by helpful annotations in a playful, sketchbook-style layout, showing how to practise each technique at home.

I Could Have Done That - Try your hand at creating your own quirky pictures inspired by the world’s most famous artists with more than 25 guided drawing projects, from Picasso-style portraits and Kandinsky abstracts to marvellous Mondrians and Matisses.

With a dash of background information about the artists and prompts to help you compose your drawings, each project is also accompanied by useful templates so that your creations can be spot on.

For your chance to win one of five sets of three books from Michael O'Mara Books simply answer the question on the right.

Closing date: 30/09/2020


Q. In which year did Michael O'Mara Books publish it's first title?

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Michael O'Mara Books

In July 1985 Michael O’Mara Books published its first book. At that time the firm’s only two employees were Mr. and Mrs. O’Mara and the offices were the spare bedroom of their semi-detached Clapham house, it was, quite literally, a Mom and Pop business.

Now, after thirty years of publications, with a back-list of a thousand titles, it is still a family firm, producing one hundred and fifty new books a year.

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