How To - How To Make Art (How To): First edition

By Mel Elliott

Hugely popular illustrator Mel Elliott helps you unleash your inner creativity on today’s pop icons, with techniques including drawing, colouring, collage and text manipulation.

‘Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up’ –   Pablo Picasso

This isn’t your usual art manual. It’s for big kids everywhere everyone who loved getting covered in paint and glue at school and would secretly love to do it more often. It’s also for people who love pop culture: comedy, trashy TV, great TV, pop videos, pop stars and pop music. And not only does it help you harness your inner creativity, it’s also a lot of fun!

Mel Elliott, doyenne of the cool colouring book and the crazy paper doll, imparts the secrets of her expertise, giving you in-depth tutorials on how to create funky collages, make cool wonky lettering, paint the skin tones of the stars and much, much more. With more pop culture references than you can throw a Justin Bieber CD at, this book will have you drawing, painting, cutting and colouring before you can say ‘Welcome to Pawnee’, using your newly learned skills and indulging your own personal tastes to create works of art to be proud of. After all, how better to learn to paint than by painting Kate Moss?


Word count: 15,000

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 02 Apr 2015
Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-1-909396-80-7
Detailed Edition: First edition
Mel Elliott and her husband Andy run – a unique and successful brand that designs and sells its own range of products. Recently, Mel\'s projects have been showcased in the Guardian and Paris Vogue as well as in high street shops such as Top Shop. She is the author of Swoooon (9781909396234) and Girl Crush (9781909396579).