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Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink (Geninne's Art)
Zlatkis, Geninne D.
In Geninne’s Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink, popular Santa Fe artist Geninne Zlatkis presents a personal field guide to how she creates her charming paintings and collages of birds and nature.Brimming with inspiring examples of the artist’s work, this beautiful book takes you inside Geninne’s studio for an in-depth look at how she creates. You will discover, step by step, how this devoted artist spends time photographing nature, selecting her materials, and developing her personal imagery. Explore:• How her studio is set up, how she works, and what materials and tools she uses• How she captures nature with both a camera and phone for reference• Her artistic process through the step-by-step creation of 5 watercolor paintings, 5 collages, and 5 ink drawings, with notes on each medium and techniqueAs a special bonus, the book includes 32 pages of collage papers, painted and selected by Geninne, for you to use as you explore and develop your own artistic voice.Vibrant, detailed, and richly imaginative, Geninne’s interpretation of the birds she has observed so closely will inspire you to use the natural world as fodder for your paintings, drawings, and collages.
Colorways: Acrylic Animals
Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant acrylic.Grab your paints, canvas, and imagination because it's time to paint pointillistic pandas, tetradic llamas, vibrant flamingos, and complementary cows - and that's just the beginning! Each step-by-step project in this book shows you not only how to capture an animal's likeness, but also how to use color to create magical, other-worldly paintings. You'll also learn how to use acrylic paint to add texture and fanciful flourishes, like florals and collage, to your whimsical animal subjects.
Painting Watercolor Basics: Master the Art of Painting in Watercolor (How to Draw & Paint)
Learn everything you need to get started in watercolor painting with Watercolor Basics. From rendering light and shadow to creating realistic textures, discover how to bring dimension and depth to your paintings.Featuring the artwork of Deb Watson, this book includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, including a landscape, still life, and portrait. With engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artist tips, Watercolor Basics will help you master this beautiful and luminous medium.
Watercolor Basics (How to Draw & Paint)
With a comprehensive introduction to tools and materials, Watercolor: Basics guides the artist in selecting the appropriate paints, surfaces, brushes, and additional materials needed to become a master in watercolor. Additionally, the book covers basic color theory and watercolor painting techniques, including how to create washes, work with masking fluid, mix colors, and render textures. Artists will learn to master the art of watercolor through a series of easy-to-follow step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects, including landscape, still life, portrait, and more. Along the way, artists will discover tips and suggestions from a professional artist as they learn how to render light and shadow, achieve a range of textures, suggest mood or time of day, and bring dimension and depth to their art. With expert instruction, a breadth of coverage, helpful tips, and colorful art, Watercolor: Basics is the perfect resource for artists wanting to get started in this luminous and expressive medium.
Animals: Learn to Paint Animals in Acrylic Step by Step (How to Draw & Paint Acrylic Painting)
Walter Foster Publishing
Learn everything you need to know to get started painting animals in acrylic. From tools and materials to fundamental color and painting techniques, aspiring artists will discover the basics to help master this approachable medium. Featuring the artwork of three talented acrylic artists, Animals uses easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects to explain how to render realistic fur and texture, develop tone and depth, and create realistic animal portraits. With comprehensive instruction and a variety of artist tips and tricks, Animals is the perfect resource for beginning artists just getting started in acrylic painting.
The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic
Walter Foster Publishing
Designed for beginners and intermediate artists, The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic offers valuable drawing and painting techniques, as well as inspirational artwork that's sure to motivate artists of all skill levels. The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures. This new title in the Collector's Series features a large variety of stunning still lifes, from lovely florals to tasty treats. Packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for all aspiring painters.
The Everything Art Handbook
Walter Foster Publishing
A refreshing, accessible compendium of materials and techniques, The Everything Art Handbook is the perfect all-inclusive resource for beginning artists wanting to experiment and play with a variety of art mediums and techniques. The Everything Art Handbook is divided into sections focusing on different art mediums, such as drawing, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, calligraphy, mixed media, color, composition, and more. Each section includes a basic overview of the technique, instructions for selecting and working with the right tools and materials, step-by-step sample artwork, and helpful sidebars with advice from professional artists. Using clear, informative explanations and tips for selecting the right tools and achieving the best results, The Everything Art Handbook is an approachable reference guide for contemporary artists of any skill level.
Faces & Features (Art Studio)
Walter Foster Publishing
Drawing and painting heads, faces, and expressions can be an intimidating prospect for a beginning artist. Art Studio: Faces & Features is here to help, with more than 50 tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects that will have you creating expressive faces and mastering textures in all your drawings.This intuitive guide shows you how to work with graphite and colored pencils; acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints; pastels; and even pen and ink. This range of mediums is the perfect way to experiment, build artistic confidence, and define your own unique style. Art Studio: Faces & Features makes the art of drawing expressions possible for beginning fine artists.
Flowers (Art Studio)
Walter Foster Publishing
From pencil, to paint, to mixed media, no medium is left untouched in Art Studio: Flowers, a perfect choice for artists who are just getting started.Created especially with beginning artists and art enthusiasts in mind, Art Studio: Flowers is the perfect instructional book for those wanting to learn how to draw and paint a variety of beautiful flowers in colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and more!Featuring more than 35 step-by-step projects, as well as dozens of technique tutorials, this comprehensive resource will help artists of all skill levels gain the confidence they need to transform their love of vibrant botanicals into beautiful works of art. From traditional flower subjects, such as roses, tulips, and zinnias to a stunning wild flower field, lilac still life, and summer garden, there is something for everyone in this wide-ranging book—whether you are simply exploring art as a hobby or are an aspiring fine artist.
Nature Art Workshop
Walter Foster Publishing
Nature Art Workshop is a visual resource for any artist or crafter desiring to combine their artistic talents with their love of the natural world. Each page engages, inspires, and encourages artists to see the world around them in a new light while they learn to create their own nature-inspired art.Four talented visual nature artists guide readers through finding and prepping traditional media and natural elements to use in creating fun and unique nature-inspired projects following simple step-by-step instructions. Projects include a pressed-flower ceramic dish, fresh floral crown, and flower-adorned candles, in addition to painted feathers, stones, shells, leaves, and more. Valuable art tips and techniques offer guidance during the artistic process. A fun, refreshing approach to mixed-media art, Nature Art Workshop proves that you can turn anything into a stunning work of art with the right materials and a bit of imagination.
Surfaces & Supports (Artist Toolbox)
Walter Foster Publishing
Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports explores a wide range of drawing and painting surfaces and the unique effects they have on a variety of media.The surface you draw or paint on impacts everything in your artwork, from its texture and brightness to color and durability. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports covers the drawing and painting surfaces and supports that all artists should know. With this art book, you'll learn the basics and finer points of working on: canvas; paper; panels; textiles; metal; glass; stone.You'll also learn useful tips and techniques for preparing supports to receive media, see how to work with different media on each support, and discover the most effective way to protect your finished artwork.Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports is packed with visual examples, step-by-step tutorials, and demonstrations on the practical aspects of working with graphite and colored pencils;charcoal and pastel;and watercolor, acrylic, and oilpaints. With this reference guide that no artist's library should be without, you can also learn how each support will take a medium.The Artist Toolbox series presents practical reference guides designed for beginning artists interested in fully understanding the focus and function of essential art tools of the trade.
Dogs (Art Studio)
Walter Foster Creative Team
From pencil, to paint, to mixed media, no medium is left untouched in Art Studio: Dogs, a perfect choice for artists who are just getting started.Love art and dogs? Now you can get the best of both of worlds with Art Studio: Dogs. Created especially with beginning artists and art enthusiasts in mind, this engaging book includes a variety of fun and unique drawing, painting, and mixed media projects designed to help you transform your love of canines into beautiful works of art.After a review of some basic tools, materials, and helpful art techniques, you’ll discover how to create your favorite furry companions in graphite, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, and more—step by step! From traditional drawing and painting projects, to colorful pop art portraits, dog doodles, and mixed media wall art, there is a little something for every one and every type of dog lover in Art Studio: Dogs.
Painting Tools & Materials (Artist's Toolbox)
Walter Foster Creative Team
The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to simply replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve desired effects.In Painting Tools & Materials, artists will discover the important differences in brush styles, sizes, shapes, and types; how each brush is used to create different types of strokes; and how different types of brushes interact with various paints and supports. Artists will learn how to properly load brushes with paint, how to shape brushes to create specific strokes and effects, when to choose synthetic-hair over natural-hair, and much more. Experienced art instructors focus on the key concepts and practical aspects of working with specific tools, materials, and mediums to impart a complete understanding for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of painting.
People: Playful Painting
Playful Painting: People offers a quirky take on portrait instruction. Sharpen your skills with 16 step-by-step projects, including a mixed-media Frida Kahlo, a colorful '80s girl, an ad man from the '60s, a handsome Victorian couple, and a creepy Edgar Allen Poe.Creating portraits is fun and easy with Playful Painting: People. This colorful guide will have you creating beautiful portraits of women and men in no time, as well as nature motifs and animals. Whether you’re an aspiring, beginning, or more advanced artist, you can learn to work with affordable, approachable tools, such as colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, to create your own portraits.Every portrait is customizable, allowing you to add your own personal embellishments. Pick up a variety of tips and techniques that will show you how to paint whimsical patterns, accessories, and famous faces.Playful Painting: People isn’t just a collection of skills to learn; it’s a fun, fresh take on an age-old art form.
Van Leuven, Kristin
Modern Watercolor provides a colorful and fun approach to working with watercolor! Use the easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful, colorful artwork featured throughout the book to create dynamic leaves, flowers, trees, and simple geometric shapes and patterns.This dynamic and inspirational guide from professional artist Kristin Van Leuven, owner of the online shop Hello Lovely People, will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. Learn to use basic watercolor techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. With Modern Watercolor, discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, this book will guide you as you begin your artistic journey and create cohesive, rich works of watercolor art.The easy-to-follow lessons explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You can even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture, as well as how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.Whether you're an experienced artist seeking a playful escape or a beginner who has never held a paintbrush, there's something for everyone in Modern Watercolor.
Tula Telfair’s hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Although vividly detailed, the scenes she depicts are not found in nature; they are conjured from memory and imagination. Informed by her experiences growing up on four continents, Telfair produces fantastical visions with delicate brushstrokes and a breathtaking mastery of color and light. Suggestive of waterfalls in Africa, deserts of the American Southwest, and ice floes in Antarctica, Telfair’s art draws attention to the power and fragility of nature. Essays by Henry Adams and Michael S. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Telfair’s work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention.
101 Textures in Oil and Acrylic
101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic features step-by-step instructions for mastering a variety of the most common surfaces—sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, bark, fabrics, stone, grass, and many more - in oil and acrylic paint. Each page features two similar textures for readers to paint using the easy-to-follow steps.Half the battle of achieving precise, realistic results in oil and acrylic painting comes down to one’s ability to accurately render surfaces and textures - a challenging feat for even experienced artists. Although many art instruction books focus on learning to paint specific subjects, many fall short when it comes to offering instruction on techniques that help one capture textures adequately.In 101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic, experienced and talented artist Mia Tavonatti provides artists with the essential skills required to render realistic surfaces in oil and acrylic. Artists will discover tips and tricks for working with both mediums, as well as a variety of techniques, including blending, layering, working with oil and acrylic mediums, creating an underpainting, and more. In addition to valuable step-by-step instructions, general color recommendations offer a quick start guide. This helpful guide includes an index for fast and easy reference, while a short gallery at the end of the book represents various textures in finished works of art.With its broad range of coverage, easy-to-follow instruction, and helpful tips, 101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic is a must-have art instruction book for artists of all skill levels, sure to be referenced time and again.
Beginning and accomplished artists alike are attracted to the beauty and versatility of acrylic painting. In this comprehensive book, you'll find all the instruction and inspiration you need to master the medium and improve your painting skills. Accomplished artist Tom Swimm guides you step by step through 12 stunning acrylic projects, offering easy-to-follow instructions along with his personal artistic insights.
The next book in Walter Foster Publishing’s popular Portfolio series, Expressive Painting is the ultimate beginner’s guide to watercolor painting using dynamic, vibrant colors.Following the same clean, contemporary, easy-to-read, and easy-to-follow layout and design of the other books in the series, Expressive Painting gives beginning and aspiring artists the information they need to paint colorful watercolors that convey mood and emotion on canvas.The book covers essential painting topics, including color theory, color mixing, selecting color schemes, and working with tools and materials, as well as watercolor painting techniques, such as painting wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry.Helpful tips are called out throughout the book for easy comprehension and reference, while step-by-step projects build on the featured techniques, allowing artists to practice making their own dynamic, colorful watercolor paintings.Beginning and aspiring artists will learn all they need to know to start creating watercolor art that’s full of color and emotion.
En Plein Air: Watercolor
For artists looking to grow beyond the studio, En Plein Air: Watercolor is the definitive resource for experiencing the rewards and invigoration of watercolor painting on location.En Plein Air: Watercolor introduces beginning artists and fine-art enthusiasts to the core concepts of painting on location. This guide will have you fully prepared for a day of painting outdoors. Inside, you'll find a comprehensive list of what to pack to maximize your time, learn how to choose a subject and interpret it for a composition, discover how to deal with the challenges of shadows and shifting natural light, and hone your watercolor techniques.The collection of step-by-step projects will help you gain new artistic skills as you create unique, dynamic artwork outside the studio. Perfect for artists looking to break outside the norm, En Plein Air: Watercolor is your complete guide to experiencing the unique rewards of painting on location with the invigorating medium of watercolor.
Realistic Painting: A Complete Guide
A comprehensive guide to the art of creating realistic paintings, for intermediate and advanced artists alike! Many artists want nothing more than to produce stunningly photorealistic paintings - images that capture a person or place as it actually appears. With more than 330 artworks - including hundreds of step-by-step illustrations - as well as additional material available through augmented-reality links, this gorgeous volume teaches the techniques they need to achieve this goal. Covering both watercolors and oils, it lays out the key methods for creating true-to-life landscapes and figures, and discusses color choice, brushes, brushstrokes, and execution. Each chapter includes full-color artistic examples that inspire and educate, along with AR links to instructional videos and beautiful image galleries.
Landscapes teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting beautiful landscapes in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Landscapes is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists master this approachable medium. Talented artist Tom Shropshire guides readers through an exploration of painting classic landscapes in acrylic, covering basic painting concepts and techniques, including rendering realistic textures. Building on these basic techniques, artists can practice their craft with step-by-step projects that cover a variety of landscapes, including a waterfall, a spring storm, and a classic winter scene. With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Landscapes is the perfect resource for beginning acrylic artists.
Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble
Find inspiring advice for painting and crafting with pebbles. With the right rock and a bit of imagination, learn how to create everything from brooches to bookends paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, and more.
Release Your Creativity: Discover Your Inner Artist With 15 Simple Painting Projects
Yes, you are creative! For anyone who has yearned to express themselves but didn't know how, who ever wanted to put brush to canvas, who ever wondered if they had it in them - this is the book for you. Rebecca Schweiger's fear-free approach to art will show you that, from your very first project, you really can create beautiful, meaningful works of art that reflect your own unique point of view. Detailed guidance, inspiring photos, and motivating texts work together to help you unleash your inner artist.
Watercolor: An Artist's Guide to Painting on the Go! (Anywhere, Anytime Art)
Whether in your backyard or while traveling the world, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor is an inspirational, easy-to-use reference guide for artists who seek to expand their artistic horizons in new and adventurous ways.After a basic overview of tools and materials, learn how to find inspiration and beauty everywhere and in everything. Discover how to make a portable pack-and-carry supply box to create art spontaneously, even while on the go. Basic drawing and painting techniques, approachable step-by-step projects, and instructions for working with tools outside the studio demonstrate how easy it is to draw and paint without a lot of planning.Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor inspires artists of all skill levels to embrace their creative side to create beautiful works of art wherever they might be, from Monet's garden in Giverny, France, to sitting in their car on a rainy morning.
Stone Garden Transfer Art: Transform Ordinary Stones into Extraordinary Art
Transform the humble stone into a beautiful and colorful work of art that you can use to decorate your home, office, or garden - or to give as a gift!Stone Garden Transfer Art contains step-by-step instructions for transferring and painting images onto stones. Rock painting is a fun and easy activity for any age or skill level, and it gives you a whole new way to rock on!Includes:• Four river stones• Eight transfers• Six .17oz (5ml) acrylic paints• Two paint brushes• One foam brush• 3.3 oz (97.6 ml) clear coating• 48-page instruction book
Acrylic Basics (How to Draw & Paint)
Perfect for beginning artists, Oil & Acrylic: Acrylic Basics begins with a comprehensive introduction to this evergreen and versatile medium, covering everything from tools and materials to color theory and fundamental techniques. Beginning artists will find helpful information about selecting the right paintbrushes, supports, and paints to get started in acrylic painting. Additionally, artists will discover useful tips for using basic and special acrylic painting techniques - including washes, stippling, impasto, and drybrushing - to render textures, suggest dimension, and create effects. Aspiring artists will learn to master the art of acrylic painting through a variety of simple painting exercises, as well as a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects that include a landscape, a floral, a still life, and a portrait. Starting with a basic sketch and progressing, step by step, to fully rendered art, artists will create their own masterpieces as they follow along with the easy-to-understand instructions.
Artist Archie Rand creates a glorious reimagining of the 613 Jewish commandments using comic strips and pulp fiction jackets to capture each mitzvah. A gift for the eyes, this unique collage of images, ranging from Lox to superheroes, is not your Bubbe’s graphic novel. "If Leviticus seems an unlikely text for a comic strip, look again. Or rather look at Archie Rand's magnificent series of commandments, The 613. The beauty, terror, and fun are all there in one magic, mesmerizing wall of colored shapes and visual oratory. It's a splendid series." —John Ashbery   “[R]ichly colored, always stirring works of visual art…[The 613] is something like seeing a cinema-sized version of ancient wisdom transmuted through a comic (and then blown up again).” —Flavorwire   “A new book by a trailblazing artist...The 613 pairs mitzvahs with appropriated images from Mad Magazine, pulp and 20th-century illustration. Sometimes the connections are obvious, sometimes intriguingly oblique. It is outrageous and inviting, in-your-face and mysterious, making Rand’s case 613 times over.” —David Van Biema, Religion News ServiceArchie Rand's career as an artist spans five decades and myriad themes and genres. Among his pioneering explorations, The 613 is surely one of his most ambitious feats yet. Without any idea where the work would be exhibited, Rand began transforming each and every one of the 613 mitzvahs, or commandments, into its own breathtaking painting, a series that took five years to complete.         Each of the gorgeous and perplexing panels features a vibrant, unexpected image that brings forth the heart of its law and commands our eyes to linger. Rand is startling and original in his rich color choices, bold characters, and extraordinarily expressive approach. The New York Times describes the paintings as "rendered in the style of comics and pulp fiction book jackets, a dash of Mad magazine, a spoonful of Tales of the Crypt, some grotesques, some superheroes, always action, emotion, drama." Whether grotesque or dramatic, each painting provokes a sense of wonder and self-reflection, making The 613 a book to be visited time and time again. Perfect for readers of art, religion, or popular visual culture, The 613 may be the most audacious and distinctive gift book of its kind.
The Art of Watercolor Painting
The Art of Watercolor Painting offers a fresh take on a beloved classic art medium. This comprehensive how-to-paint book opens with a thorough introduction to the essential watercolor tools and materials artists need to get started, including paintbrushes, watercolor paints, sketchbooks, papers, and supports. Next, readers will learn about the fundamentals of watercolor, as well as a variety of painting techniques, including creating washes, mixing colors, preserving the white of the paper, painting soft blends, rendering realistic reflections, and working wet into wet, among others. Following this helpful introduction, four expert watercolorists show artists how to put their painting skills to use through simple step-by-step lessons, starting with initial sketches and culminating in final works of art. With subject matter that ranges from the whimsical to the traditional, including flowers, fairies, oceans, birds, and horses, The Art of Watercolor Painting features projects to suit artists of all tastes and skill levels. Also included are techniques specific to painting lifelike portraits, as well as tips for painting seascapes, including waves, ripples, foam, rocks, sand, boats, sunsets, and clouds. A section on Chinese brush painting features step-by-step painting lessons of a number of traditional subjects using time-honored painting techniques. With inspiration, instruction, and professional tips and tricks on virtually every page, The Art of Watercolor Painting is nothing short of an all-inclusive resource for both beginning and experienced watercolor artists alike. A handy index complements this reference guide, making this gorgeous full-color book the perfect addition to any artist's library.
Beginning Oil (Portfolio)
Beginning Oil's collection of step-by-step exercises and practice projects will have you painting lovely works like the classic masters on day one. Learn to handle this classic medium like a master.Beginning Oil is a well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting. This introductory guide to the medium describes and explains everything you'll needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, color essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting, plein air painting, and more.There's no need to be intimidated by the prospect of painting with this classic media; techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated on each page. You will master key concepts with ease, and then put them into practice quickly.Dry, repetitive exercises on blank canvases are a thing of the past with Beginning Oil. This collection of step-by-step exercises are your instructor as you learn by mimicking and practicing each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible, and most importantly, fun!
Playful Painting: Pets
If you love animals and art, Playful Painting: Pets is the book for you! Using minimal tools and materials, learn to draw and paint your favorite pets and animals to create art that is fun, spontaneous, and unstructured. Artist Faye Moorhouse takes you through easy-to-learn lessons filled with humor and her friendly, quirky style, allowing you to illustrate your own whimsical portraits of cats, dogs, rabbits, and more. Exclusive bonus content shows you how to use our finished artwork in fresh and clever ways. Also included are inspirational galleries and DIY sketchbook pages for additional practice.
En Plein Air: Acrylic
Learn the core concepts of painting on location with En Plein Air: Acrylic, the definitive resource for experiencing the peace and rewards of painting with acrylics in the open air.En Plein Air: Acrylic introduces beginning artists and fine-art lovers alike to the core concepts of painting on location. This hardworking guide features everything you'll need to get started, including expert tips on what to pack and how to maximize your time outdoors. You'll also learn how to choose a subject once you're on-site and then interpret it for a complex and pleasing composition.Painting on location in the open air is a unique challenge, but with En Plein Air: Acrylic, you will learn to deal with the challenges of shadows and natural light and hone your skills in a fun, refreshing way. Perfect for artists looking to grow beyond the studio, this one-stop guide is an excellent resource for expanding upon the peace and joy that comes with painting.
Experience wonder and excitement as you mindfully take your painting technique to the next level: It’s Paint Alchemy.Part of the new Alchemy series, Paint Alchemy explores how to build a painting practice. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced painter, you’ll learn how to create freely by combining a foundation in solid techniques and design principles with an open approach that stays focused on the moment, rather than the end result.You will learn how to prepare your art space, work with intention, and move between action and observation, responding to the work along the way. Paint Alchemy will help you cultivate a full perspective on the process: from developing ideas in a sketchbook to crystalizing your vision.As you work through the exercises, you’ll gain a better understanding of color theory, mark making, representational form, abstraction, and composition. Mindfulness, experimentation, and reflection will give way to wonder as your paintings develop.
With Modern Acrylic, artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists can learn how to use basic painting techniques and concepts to create expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns, architecture, landscapes, and more. This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects.Foremost a beginner’s guide, Modern Acrylic starts with a brief introduction to the tools you’ll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like color mixing and atmospheric perspective. Once you have a handle on the basics, it’s time to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and practice mark making and textures.Modern Acrylic is an inspiring and accessible guide to painting everything from expressive landscapes to colorful architectural gems.
This beautiful book showcases the work of the members of the prestigious Royal Watercolour Society, including Ken Howard, Sonia Lawson and many other fine and well-known contemporary watercolour painters. Each artist discusses their inspiration and gives their best practical advice for working in this medium, offering a fascinating insight into the methods and techniques of the professional artists.Have you ever wondered how an artist starts a piece, what keeps them working at it, how they make marks and mix colour or when they know a painting is finished? This intimate exploration of the daily creative striving of the artist and their patient technical procedures will fascinate professional and aspiring artists, collectors and anyone with a general interest in painting.
Manga (Drawing, How to Draw & Paint)
With this 32-page, step-by-step instruction book, aspiring artists will discover the secrets to creating cutting-edge manga art. From an exploration of shading and coloring techniques to tips on figure drawing and character development, readers will learn everything they need to know to become masters of manga. Each featured project serves as both lesson and inspirational guide for preparing artists to craft their own world and characters in an authentic manga style!
Dogs & Puppies (How to Draw & Paint
Pencil drawing is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master. Drawing: Dogs & Puppies teaches artists everything they need to know to achieve realistic pet portraits in graphite pencil. From choosing the right drawing paper and tools to understanding how to blend and shade, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies features valuable information for learning to draw in graphite pencil. Aspiring artists will learn about composition, value, and contrast, as well as how to render various fur textures; expressive eyes; and realistic noses, ears, and mouths.
Land and Sea (Oil & Acrylic How to Draw & Paint)
Whether your subject is the land or the sea, painting in oil is a delightful pursuit! Vernon Kerr invites you into his artistic world as he teaches you how to re-create an array of beautiful seascapes and landscapes in oil. With tips on choosing the best painting surfaces and materials, the book explains the artist's personal approach to painting. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions explain how to paint backlit subjects, how to use colors effectively, how to prepare painting surfaces, and more, with special attention given to painting sunsets, snow, leaves, sand, rocks, clouds, and other natural elements. Meanwhile helpful hints on composition, perspective, texture, and contrast help make this an essential addition for every artist's library.
Painting Land & Sea: Master the Art of Painting in Oil (How to Draw & Paint)
Vernon Kerr invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to recreate an array of beautiful seascapes and landscapes in oil, with tips on choosing the best painting surfaces and materials. In this book, he explains his personal approach to painting and a variety of special oil techniques, as well as his own step-by-step method of developing a painting to its fullest. Moreover, you'll find a wealth of beautiful and inspiring landscape and seascape paintings to both copy and admire!
Alpine Village Painting by Numbers (Art Maker)
Create stunning contemporary artwork with no painting experience required! Painting By Numbers: Alpine Village is a complete painting kit for experienced and beginner artists alike, with everything required to get started with a canvas artboard panel, reference sheet, palette, 8 paint pots and 2 paint brushes. By following the simple instructions, this relaxing and mindful pastime helps focus attention and concentration. Best of all, painting by numbers is an immersive creative outlet that will provide hours of stress-free joy.• 8 paint pots• 2 paintbrushes• a preprinted canvas • a palette • a reference sheet
Hummingbird Painting by Numbers (Art Maker)
Create stunning contemporary artwork with no painting experience required! Painting By Numbers: Hummingbird is a complete painting kit for experienced and beginner artists alike, with everything required to get started with a canvas artboard panel, reference sheet, palette, 8 paint pots and 2 paint brushes. By following the simple instructions, this relaxing and mindful pastime helps focus attention and concentration. Best of all, painting by numbers is an immersive creative outlet that will provide hours of stress-free joy.• 8 paint pots• 2 paintbrushes• a preprinted canvas • a palette • a reference sheet
Koi Fish Painting by Numbers (Art Maker)
Create stunning contemporary artwork with no painting experience required! Painting By Numbers: Koi Fish is a complete painting kit for experienced and beginner artists alike, with everything required to get started with a canvas artboard panel, reference sheet, palette, 8 paint pots and 2 paint brushes. By following the simple instructions, this relaxing and mindful pastime helps focus attention and concentration. Best of all, painting by numbers is an immersive creative outlet that will provide hours of stress-free joy.• 8 paint pots• 2 paintbrushes• a preprinted canvas • a palette • a reference sheet
Metallic Rock Painting
Create your own eye-catching works of art with this complete starter-kit of metallic rock painting! Inspire creativity with one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. This beautiful kit contains everything you need to create luminous metallic designs. From the simple but stunning Bubble design, to the gorgeous Dragon Egg, to the intricate Enchanted Urchin Amulet, these creations are ideal for displaying in your home or garden. Kit Includes: 24-page book with step-by-step instructions 4 metallic paints Black base paint Fine paintbrush Dotting tool Four large river stones
Paint Your Own Mandala Stones
Perfect for those who enjoy the creative and peaceful pastimes of arts and crafts, Paint Your Own Mandala Stones will teach you how to create stunning hand-made pieces of art, ideal for displaying in your home or garden, or as a stunning gift for a loved one.Join author and mandala-stone artist, Katie Cameron, as she guides you step-by-step through the process of making eight different designs; providing tips, tricks and handy hints along the way that will allow you to dot and paint like a pro. Taking inspiration from the world around her, this selection of Katie's most stunning designs range from a simple-but-beautiful Radiating-Dot mandala to a detailed and intricate Nature-Inspired mandala, guaranteed to delight all who see them.With step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs for every design, you will be creating your own serene works of art in no time.Includes:• 4 large river stones• 5 acrylic paints• 2 fine paintbrushes• 5 dotting tools• 24-page book
Paint Your Own Neon Stones
Create your own eye-catching works of art with this complete starter-kit for neon rock painting!Inspire creativity with one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. This kit contains everything you need to create vibrant, three-dimensional art to display in your home or garden. From the hypnotically beautiful Infinity stone to the adorably grumpy Owl Friend, these beautiful creations are sure to provide hours of fun. Kit includes:• 24-page book with step-by-step instructions and photographs• 4 large river stones• 3 neon paints• 2 acrylic paints• 5 dotting tools with various thicknesses• 2 fine paintbrushes
Tropical Sunset Painting by Numbers (Art Maker)
Create stunning contemporary artwork with no painting experience required! Painting By Numbers: Tropical Sunset is a complete painting kit for experienced and beginner artists alike, with everything required to get started with a canvas artboard panel, reference sheet, palette, 8 paint pots and 2 paint brushes. By following the simple instructions, this relaxing and mindful pastime helps focus attention and concentration. Best of all, painting by numbers is an immersive creative outlet that will provide hours of stress-free joy.• 8 paint pots• 2 paintbrushes• a preprinted canvas • a palette • a reference sheet
Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills, Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium and painting a variety of subjects. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic tools and materials, Painting in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including brushes, supports, acrylic mediums, color palettes, and other essentials for using this fast-drying paint. Artists will learn about color theory, the color wheel, and such basic techniques as impasto, stippling, glazing, drybrushing, washes, and creating an underpainting. Aspiring artists will explore value, perspective, light, shadow, and form, as well as how to effectively render a variety of textures, including wood, foliage, glass, metal, water, rock, and more.Engaging, approachable step-by-step projects appeal to artists of all skill levels and cover a range of subject matter, including still lifes, animals, tabletop compositions, landscapes, flowers, trees, and more, from start to finish. A professional acrylic painter provides easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction and inspiration so artists can put their newfound skills to practical use as they discover the secrets to mastering this lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-use medium. Perfect for first-time acrylic painters, as well as experienced artists looking to refine their technique, Painting in Acrylic inspires creativity, provides suggestions for overcoming technical obstacles, and includes plenty of useful tips and encouragement.
Oil Painting Step by Step (Artist's Library)
Aspiring oil painters can take a journey with four accomplished oil artists as they follow along with step-by-step demonstrations that feature a variety of techniques and a range of subject matter. Artists of all skill levels will appreciate the appeal of each approach as they learn to paint tropical seascapes, pastoral landscapes, dynamic still lifes, captivating animal portraits, and more. Oil Painting Step by Step walks you through concepts and techniques including underpainting, composition, plein air, and special effects, assuring you a solid foundation in this wonderful art form.
Calling all aspiring artists! Grab your paints because it's time to explore key watercolor techniques, including washes, gradations, painting wet-into-wet, glazing, and understanding the color wheel to create harmony in your art. With Colorways: Watercolor Flowers, you will create vibrant and colorful floral paintings while mastering how to use color for maximum effect. You'll also learn where to find artistic inspiration, how to become a “visual collector,” and how to add fauna to your floral paintings.Colorways is a brand-new series from Walter Foster that teaches artists of all skill levels how to create innovative, inspired artwork full of color and imagination. Focusing on creating expressive pieces over realistic scenes, Colorways shows artists how to break the "rules" of color and let their imaginations and artwork soar to new heights.
The Organic Painter
Bored with the same old paints? The Organic Painter introduces innovative techniques for using non-traditional "paint" derived from materials like coffee, tea, and alcohol, to encourage freedom and expression!Traditional art supplies will only take you so far! Sometimes you need to try something completely new and different. That's where The Organic Painter comes in. With a little guidance, you'll soon be painting with everyday materials you'd never considered as an artistic medium.This inspiring book gives you all the techniques and ideas you'll need to boost your creativity, learn natural paint-making, and be more resourceful with your art materials. Imagine the unique things you'll make when you create natural paints from coffee, tea, embroidery and flame.Each project in this guide book comes with instructions on how to make the paint, and also includes experiments and explorations for you to try. Plus, a simple painting accompanies every featured material and combines it with other materials or techniques, so you'll never lack inspiration.
The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic (Collector's Series)
Glover, David Lloyd
Learn everything you need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic!This comprehensive book opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures. In The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic, several talented and experienced artists guide readers through easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of floral and plant life, including tulips, dahlias, hibiscus, roses, daisies, freesia, water lilies, bird of paradise, and more. With sections devoted to both mediums, readers will learn everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for mixing vibrant colors, working from photographs, working outdoors, and creating volume and dimension.
Color Mixing in Acrylic (Artist's Library Series)
Glover, David Lloyd
Color is a key component in art and painting and a crucial aspect of successfully completing an acrylic painting. Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills, Color Mixing in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with and mixing color in this classic medium. With this comprehensive guide, artists will learn how to mix fresh, vibrant colors in acrylic for painting almost any subject. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic mixing tools and materials, Color Mixing in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including supports, color palettes, painting knives, mediums, and other essentials designed to assist in effectively using this fast-drying paint. Artists will learn about color theory, the color wheel, and basic color-mixing concepts, in addition to learning about primary, secondary and tertiary colors; color complements; hue; value; and saturation. Also included is detailed information for learning to mix common acrylics in every major color group, including vibrant greens for landscapes; soft flesh neutrals for portraits; and tints, shades, and tones for every color in between. Information is packaged in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow format and includes plenty of inspiration, so that artists can put their newfound skills to practical use. With its breadth of detail and helpful instruction, Color Mixing in Acrylic is a must-have resource for any acrylic painter's reference library.
Seasons: Learn to Paint Step by Step (How to Draw & Paint: Acrylic Painting)
Glover, David Lloyd
Seasons offers a creative approach to painting evocative scenes of the natural world as it changes year-round. Professional artist David Lloyd Glover guides readers through an exploration of painting a variety of seasonal landscapes in acrylic, covering basic painting concepts and techniques and rendering realistic textures. Building on these techniques, you can practice your craft with six easy-to-follow projects, where you'll practice sketching strong compositions, mixing colors, and adding detail. From a rustic barn blanketed in snow to bright summer flowers blooming in a summer meadow, a variety of nostalgic views await.
Gertsch, Susette Billedeaux
Learn everything you need to know to get started painting in acrylic. From choosing the right surfaces, brushes, and paints to basic painting tips and techniques, Beginning Acrylic is bursting with valuable exercises and advice to help you master this colorful and approachable medium. Follow along with expert artist Susette Billedeaux Gertsch as she explores easy-to-understand concepts and step-by-step methods that teach you how to paint a variety of subjects from start to finish.• Approachable step-by-step projects help you build and develop basic acrylic painting skills.• Learn the basics of color theory, drawing, designing the perfect painting, and much more.• Discover how to paint en plein air, including which gear you'll need and where and when to paint.From the first to the finishing touch, let Beginning Acrylic guide you as you begin your artistic journey in acrylic painting.
How to Draw 1, Learn to draw step by step
Foster, Walter T.
In this valuable book--which also features contributions by acclaimed artist William F. Powell--Walter T. Foster invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to draw a variety of subjects. He explains the materials needed to get started, as well as a number of basic drawing techniques for developing simple drawings--from fruits and flowers to animals and portraits. You'll learn to draw with step-by-step lessons featuring simple instructions and clear demonstrations. And you also will learn techniques for creating various lines and textures, as well as for developing depth and form. With the help of How to Draw 1, anyone can learn to draw!
Drawing Calm teaches artists and non-artists how to find an oasis of calm every day by using the work of master painters to inspire creativity.Maybe it's the colors, or the eye-widening vistas, or maybe it's just the idea that harmony can exist on a square of canvas, but there is something in art that can calm and inspire at the same time.In Drawing Calm, artist Susan Evenson, shows readers how to do the same. It's a book for everyone—non-artists as well as those with plenty of experience in a studio. Using restful, but dynamic works of art as a starting point, Susan Evenson teaches how to capture the light and peace of the master painting. Making use of "soft" techniques such as torn-paper collage, blended pastels, and wet-on-wet watercolor, this workshop encourages stress-free creativity.After you learn how to set up your work space and what materials to gather, choose your soundtrack and get started with some warm-up exercises. Then, unwind with projects grouped by theme:• Delight• Quiet• Warmth• Harmony• Calm• Light• RhythmPut on the music that makes you happy and choose the colors that take you there too!
Want to create a stylish, hand-printed look on your crafts - but find traditional printmaking intimidating? Then stamp it! Ten top designers, each with a distinctive style, have devised a collection of 45 stunning stamped projects plus 200 easily duplicated motifs. The stamps themselves are made of readily available household or store-bought items, and a lavishly photographed basics section walks beginners through the techniques, from transferring images to cutting and carving the stamps to inking. Make gift tags, stationery, wrapping paper, invitations, building blocks, and more!
Oil & Acrylic: Waterscapes (How to Draw and Paint)
As part of Walter Foster's core How to Draw & Paint series, Oil & Acrylic: Waterscapes offers a unique perspective on something never before covered in other Walter Foster landscape or seascape titles.Beginning with an introduction to the necessary tools and materials, this book also covers basic color theory and painting techniques, such as creating washes, scumbling, and painting wet-into-wet, among others.Following the comprehensive step-by-step instructions, artists learn to paint a variety of beautiful waterscapes, including a breathtaking waterfall, a serene pond, a stunning lake, a rushing river, and more--from start to finish.Along the way, professional tips and tricks from an expert artist help beginning-to-intermediate artists learn how to paint reflections, suggest mood and time of day, and render a variety of natural textures, such as stone, bark, foliage, and more. Oil & Acrylic: Waterscapes is the perfect book for any aspiring oil or acrylic landscape artist.
If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint
If You Can Doodle, Your Can Paint looks at the small, impromptu doodles we make on a daily basis as resources; treasures from which we can create full-sized paintings. Even if you don't consider yourself a doodler, the exercises and techniques in this book will give you a fun way to tap into your personal style.The invitation starts with a pencil as you work through doodle assignments. Eventually, you will learn how to size up and combine these doodles into larger compositions. Then, you will begin mixing it up with watercolor paints and, finally, with acrylic paints.In If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint we will:• Dig for treasure/doodle• Observe, arrange, and study• Make folded books for doodle-ready surfaces• Copy your images with hand/eye coordination• Scan and enlarge your doodles• Add color combinations with colored pencil and acrylic paint• Create compositional grid paintings• Create a large complete painting!So what are you waiting for? Grab some pens and paints and get creative!
Oceans and Seascapes (Oil & Acrylic: How to Draw & Paint)
Capture breathtaking oceanic scenes in oil and acrylic with Oceans & Seascapes. After being introduced to the basic tools and materials needed to begin painting, artists will learn specific techniques for painting realistic waves, rocky shores, and other seaside elements. Filled with step-by-step projects, this book is essential for any beginning artist who wants to paint beautiful oceans and seascapes.
Beginning Chinese Brush (How to Draw & Paint Special Subjets)
Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started creating Chinese brush paintings. From choosing brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help you learn how to use this traditional medium.Artist Monika Cilmi guides you through an exploration of a variety of step-by-step Chinese brush paintings, covering basic concepts and techniques, such as different brushstrokes, as well as how to blend traditional methods with your own personal style. Building on these introductory techniques, you can practice your craft with projects that cover a variety of subjects, including birds, flowers, and traditional landscapes. This is one tool that no artist will want to be without!
Pretty Patterns to Paint
Pretty Patterns to Paint features more than 25 hand-drawn paintable pieces of art. Printed on quality paper, each pattern is designed to hold a variety of mediums, including watercolor, watercolor pencils, and acrylic paint, in addition to markers, colored pencils, and pastels. Artists may choose their desired tool and add color to their heart's delight. Following a brief overview of materials and basic painting and coloring techniques, a combination of finished and unfinished pattern templates give artists an opportunity to customize their own artwork. Quality paper allows artists to remove, mat, and frame their finished pieces for a uniquely personal work of art that will last a lifetime.
Watercolor (101 Techniques Series)
Watercolor is the first title in a new series of art instruction manuals intended to serve as fast-reference sources for students and amateur artists. Each title focuses on a specific art medium, with the book's entire content taking the form of captioned, step-by-step illustrations. Each set of illustrations consists of a brief practical exercise that demonstrates a technique for the art student to master. This book's 101 watercolor exercises instruct in virtually every aspect of watercolor painting, including working with wet and dry paper, portrait and figure painting, landscapes, water scenes, creating translucent and transparent effects, and much more.
Flowers (Oil & Acrylic: How to Draw & Paint)
In this new addition to the How to Draw & Paint series, accomplished artist Marcia Baldwin teaches aspiring artists how to paint stunning floral scenes in oil and acrylic. First, readers are introduced to all the tools and materials they'll need to get started. Then Marcia shares painting techniques specific to creating beautiful flower portraits and arrangements that burst with vibrant color. Beginning artists will learn to create a variety of flowers, ranging from water lilies and daisies to birds of paradise and poppies, by following the easy step-by-step projects.
Art on the Rocks
Bac, F. Sehnaz
Grab your colors, head outside, and start painting beautiful works of art on stones. Art on the Rocks, an all-inclusive instruction book, is packed with creative ideas, step-by-step projects, and endless inspiration for creating masterpieces that are truly one with nature. Art on the Rocks offers a colorful, modern approach to rock painting. After an initial overview of how to gather and prepare your rocks, as well as a basic review of the tools and materials necessary for each project, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary designs for you to experiment with.With the patterns, animals, mandalas, and loads of other designs featured inside, you will never be without inspiration for what to paint on your next stone. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging you to sit back, relax, and develop your own unique Art on the Rocks.
Paint Like The Masters
Copying the works of the great painting masters is not a simple exercise in mimicry. It is a formative practice for artists of all levels who desire to make progress in the medium. It is also a valuable tool for art history lovers and students who wish to increase their knowledge of the techniques used in historic paintings.The trade secrets of the great masters are uncovered in this exhaustive study of 14 of the world's most famous paintings. Both amateur and experienced artists will find hundreds of instructional images, detailed explanations, and additional hints and tips that will enable them to make successful copies or interpretations of classic works of art. Inside three comprehensive sections cover:• Learning to Paint by Copying--observing and understanding the techniques, raw materials, and tools used by the great masters• Imitating Technique--step-by-step instructions for recreating classics by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Vemeer, and others• Exploring patinas and finishes--special attention is given to the pigments the masters worked with and finding contemporary equivalents to achieve the illusion of ageAn exciting augmented reality feature allows readers to dive even deeper into the lessons. Using a smartphone, computer, or tablet, readers can scan and print the original paintings, watch videos demonstrating technique, and access further examples of similar styles. An ideal reference for anyone who wishes to reproduce distinct pictorial styles or gain a deeper understanding of great paintings.
Oil & Acrylic Workshop
With Oil & Acrylic Workshop, you can set aside the paintbrush in exchange for palette knives, sponges, stencils, and even your fingers. Use these alternative painting tools, plus techniques like stippling, spattering, and block printing, to create colorful, contemporary works of art. Techniques for working with both oil and acrylic as well as approachable step-by-step projects that feature animals, landscapes, and more allow budding artists like you to become masters of new and engaging painting techniques in almost no time!
Creative Painting & Beyond
Learn how to create beautiful and whimsical artwork with Creative Painting & Beyond, a vibrant, interactive book packed with creative prompts, tips, exercises, and engaging step-by-step projects. From canvas artwork and illustrated stationery to hand-stamped tea towels and intricate marbled paper, crafters will enjoy a variety of simple, fun, and colorful projects that make creative painting approachable for artists of any skill level. Leading the charge are several talented artists, who encourage artistic development through a series of painting prompts and exercises designed to get the creative juices flowing and inspire each reader's journey into painting with multiple mediums, including gold leaf and liquid gilding, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Artists will learn how to work with these fun mediums to create stationery, gifts, art projects, home decor, and more by following along with the simple step-by-step instructions, accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs of the process and finished. Blank pages and interactive prompts invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own projects. Full of inspiration, easy instruction, gorgeous artwork, and myriad ideas for artists to explore, Creative Painting & Beyond is sure to bring out the artist in everyone.
From the first brushstroke to the finishing touch, let the Portfolio series guide you as you begin your artistic journey in watercolor painting.Beginning Watercolor teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting in watercolor. This helpful resource begins with a basic introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including choosing the right paintbrushes, watercolor paints, sketchbooks, and canvas.Additionally, artists will learn the fundamentals of watercolor, as well as a variety of painting techniques, including creating washes, mixing colors, creating soft blends, rendering realistic textures, and working wet-into-wet. Beginning Watercolor guides beginners through a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects covering a variety of watercolor methods and techniques, including helpful tips and advice when painting landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and more.With helpful tips and detailed, beautiful artwork to guide and inspire, Beginning Watercolor is the perfect resource for watercolor artists just getting started in this colorful medium.
Birds are an intriguing subject for artists of all skill levels, and aspiring illustrators and bird enthusiasts alike will find creative inspiration and valuable drawing instruction in Drawing: Birds. This comprehensive book opens by introducing pencil artists to the essential drawing tools, including graphite pencils, erasers, paper, and other materials. Valuable information on the different types of drawing pencils and the strokes they produce, as well as suggestions for ways to handle the pencil establishes the content to follow, including how to render a variety of techniques, such as shading, stippling, hatching, crosshatching, and others. Aspiring artists will also discover helpful tips for creating composition, understanding and seeing value, transferring photo references, and taking artistic liberties. Professional artist and nature enthusiast, Maury Aaseng, offers simple, comprehensive instruction for drawing a range of lovely birds, as well as information for achieving accurate proportions, capturing motion, and building up form. Special attention is given to creating realistic textures, such as feathers, bark, nests, and water. With easy step-by-step projects that start with basic shapes and progress to detailed final drawings, artists will learn to draw many birds of a feather, from the common to the exotic. Artists will explore the sizes and shapes of birdlife, including a golden eagle, crane, finch, pelican, and more. Easy-to-follow instruction and art tips throughout make Drawing: Birds a complete guide for artists desiring to create realistic and detailed drawings of their flighty feathered friends.
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