A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own acrylic style.
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Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, Geoff Kersey shows you how to paint convincing seascapes in watercolour using just three brushes, three colours, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.
There is no off-putting colour theory or long-winded mixing information, but a practical absolute beginner's course that shows the three colours in action. You need only three affordable brushes: no. 10, no. 4 and no. 2 rounds in a synthetic range, to achieve all of the paintings shown. Let Geoff Kersey build your skills through nine easy exercises, starting from the simplest of scenes, resulting in seascapes you'll be proud of.
With clear advice, step-by-step photographs showing simple techniques, how to trace and transfer a drawing, and finished paintings shown full size in the book for guidance, you will have everything you need to get painting.
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Roy Lang shows you how to capture the power, majesty and atmosphere of the sea in oils. Learn how the sea and sky interact in nature, and how to portray their many moods.
There is ample information on oil paints and on techniques such as tonal underpainting, as well as general painting advice on colour, tone and composition. Then there is specific information on sea painting, from aspects of beaches to painting rocks to swells, foam bursts, waves, spray, mass foam, linear form patterns, submerged detail and shorelines.
Roy explains how to paint cloudy, summer, stormy and evening and night skies, before examining light, reflections, mood and atmosphere. All this invaluable expertise is brought together in two highly accomplished sea and sky paintings, demonstrated step-by-step.
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This new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison is an exhaustive reference covering a multitude of areas concerning watercolour. The book is divided into three sections:
- The first covers the essential materials and tools you need to get you started on your watercolour journey, and how to set up your indoor and outdoor working spaces.
- The second provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic washes through to creating special effects using salt and wax resist.
- The third and final part tackles picture composition, from guiding readers on how to choose their palette and how to work with different lights, to understanding important concepts such as perspective and spatial depth.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own impressive watercolour painting style.
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Learn how to paint relaxing landscapes, exciting seascapes and portraits with personality. Whatever you want to paint, William Newton can show you how.
Starting from first principles, this thorough guide demonstrates the breadth and depth of William's watercolour painting expertise. In addition to beautiful detailed projects covering architecture, still life and other classic scenes, this book contains sections on colour and tone, the materials you will need, key watercolour painting techniques as well as vital information on perspective and drawing; all explained and illustrated for ease of use.
This book was previously published as William Newton's Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting and is now made available in paperback.
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Have you ever wondered how to draw a hippopotamus? Or a lazy, brown dog? Or a hedgehog? Then this collection of over 75 adorable animals to draw and doodle is just the book for you!
This teaching tool does more than just show you completed pictures of the animals. Each illustration is broken down with step-by-step diagrams and helpful tips to truly teach you how to draw. Plus, we've included extra images to teach you how to draw animals relaxing in their natural habitats and on the move.
A helpful how-to section includes valuable colouring tips and techniques for mastering fur and feather, spots, stripes, scales, spines and everything else animals are covered in.$24.99