Creating Celtic Animal Designs is a book all about tangled knot work. There are birds, hounds, lions, hares, horses, snakes, fish, foxes, bears… While these all look super amazing I fear they are a bit too advanced for my skills. The book includes techniques and materials needed for making your own, but I am not sure that this is a project I’ll be adding to my ever growing to try list any time soon.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Many instruction books just teach how to duplicate designs without providing any clues for the next step — making your own! This unique guide features the highly effective Aon method, a technique for creating your own original designs rather than copying examples. It’s easy to comprehend, with simple step-by-step instructions that focus on incorporating animal forms into Celtic patterns and designs.
Creating Celtic Animal Designs builds on author Cari Buziak’s experience teaching and writing about Celtic patterns and their creation, meaning, and history. Her nine in-depth examples encompass both traditional and contemporary renderings of animals — hounds, lions, hares, birds, and other creatures. Cari demonstrates the freehand drawing of Celtic knots and moves beyond the basics to show how to manipulate and develop stand-alone patterns into panels and combinations. Artists, designers, art instructors, tattoo artists, and anyone who appreciates Celtic designs will find this book a treasury of both instruction and inspiration.