Release Date: 2010-01-04
Number of Patterns: 22
Penguins – Our Antarctic Friends
Penguins are flightless, aquatic birds who live primarily in Antarctica, though some are found as far north as the Galapagos Islands. They feed on squid, fish, and krill. The most common species are the Emperor, King, Adeline, Gentoo, Rock Hopper, African, and Little Blue Penguins. They are active communicators, though their hearing is not the best. They sleep standing up, spend long times in the water, and are oriented by the sun. Our pattern set of Penguin patterns shows a number of different species in the wild and at zoos, and in various poses. Our flightless friends are back dropped against snow capped mountains, blue skies, beaches, and oceans.
Release Date: 2009-12-27
Number of Patterns: 38
Ingres – French Neoclassical and Portrait Painter
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was a French Neoclassical Painter who was also a master of painting portraits. His self view was that of a guardian and conservator of the past style of art forms. In reality, his art style which utilized distortions of form and style, particularly with his numerous portraits, serve as a precursor to modern art. Our pattern collection contains many examples of his neoclassical works including Oedipus and the Sphinx, Jupiter and Thetis, and The Source. We’ve also included many of his portraits including Madame Rivere, Madame Aymon, Mme. Moitessier, Louis-François Bertin, François Marius Granet, Edme-François-Joseph Bochet, and Jean Baptiste Desdeban.
Release Date: 2009-12-12
Number of Patterns: 28
Animals at Play
Our good friends at Drawshop.com have provided us with a number of colorful, unique, illustrations of animals at play and in various poses with different articles of clothing. You’ll fully enjoy coloring these patterns including Sandy the Duck, Bob the Beaver, Ali the Gator, Barry the Baboon, Magic the Rabbit, Lucy the Lion, and many, many more.
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Number of Patterns: 48
Claude Monet – Founder of French Impressionism
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of an artist movement known as Impressionist painting. In fact, the term Impressionism is derived from the title of one of his paintings ‘Impression, Sunrise’ which was done in 1872. His wife’s name was Camlile and she was the subject of several of his paintings (The Woman in the Green Dress, The Woman in the Garden, The Red Kerchief) as was his first son Jean (Hobby Horse). He lived in various cities throughout his live including Paris, Normandy, London, Vétheuil, Vernon, and Giverny where many of his well-known garden scenes were painted. Our pattern set includes a vast selection of Monet’s art pieces and series. You’ll find many well known paintings including Impression, Sunrise, Woman in the Green Dress, Houses of Parliament, Haystacks, Water Lilies, Nympheas, Rouen Cathedral, and Bouquet of Sunflowers. There’s also a self-portrait of Monet included in this large set.
Release Date: 2009-11-09
Number of Patterns: 25
These greetings are often spoken with good intentions to friends, family, and strangers during the months of December and January. Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Peace on Earth, and Season’s Greetings are shouted with joy during this time period. In other languages, you can say Boas Festas, Bon Carnaval, Feliz Navidad, Glædelig jul, Hyvää joulua, Iyi Seneler, Nollaig Shona Duit, Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon, and Joyeuses Fêtes. Our Season’s Greetings artwork has been provided by Puffy P who creates edgy and humorous properties for licensing, with a specialization in the teen/tween, Latin, and women’s markets. You find snowmen, menorahs, snowflakes, Christmas trees, confetti, champagne, and cookies among the greetings!
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Number of Patterns: 21
Artemisia Gentileschi – Italian Baroque Painter
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1653), was one of the first women artists to achieve recognition in the male-dominated world of post-Renaissance art. She was the first woman to paint major historical and religious scenarios, especially in an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community. She unfortunately is also known for being a rape victim in a well-publicized trial in 1612, an event that later affected her painting style and themes. Our patterns show nearly all of her well recognized works including Susanna and the Elders, Judith Slaying Holofernes, Danaë, Saint Cecilia, and several self-portraits including Self Portrait as a Female Martyr.