This exquisite book shows you how to create beautiful messages through the combination of hand lettering and watercolour. Broken down into easy-to-follow stages, you will soon learn how to use different pens and inks to produce gorgeous lettering, embellished with simple yet stunningly effective watercolour motifs.
This practical book guides you gently through the materials and tools you need to get started, and sets you on your hand-lettering journey with some simple exercises. There are then 10 pretty step-by-step projects for you to try, after which you'll be confidently creating your own handwritten artworks that you can display on your wall, send as notecards to loved ones, or use to decorate your journals and scrapbooks.
There is also a treasure trove of gorgeous botanical-style motifs and borders along with four delightful alphabets created by the authors in a variety of scripts perfect for gently encouraging beginners and inspiring more experienced hand-lettering artists to play with new designs and styles. This is followed by six handy worksheets on which to practise your letter-writing technique.
You'll soon find that hand lettering with watercolour is quick and fun to learn, and a wonderful skill that will bring you joy for many years to come.
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In The Big Book of the Human Figure, the challenges of the human structure are explored in four comprehensive sections covering:
- Basic anatomy and proportion, effects of light on the figure and the nude
- Understanding the dressed figure and creating atmosphere
- Interpreting the figure through variations of colour and style
- An approach to the portrait and elements of the face
Fully illustrated throughout and filled with clear, step-by-step instructions, notes on technique and more, this book is an excellent tool for helping artists of all levels master the graceful beauty of the human form.$39.99$14.99
In Botanical Painting, the Society of Botanical Artists provides a comprehensive guide to the different styles and methods of botanical painting, harvesting the talent of both Members and Distance Learning Diploma Course students around the world, past and present. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with comprehensive critiques on the artworks and step-by-step demonstrations.
The book iincludes more advanced techniques and materials and demonstrates how these skills can be used to develop your own expertise. There are chapters on drawing with graphite and metal point, coloured pencil, vellum, egg tempera, body and watercolour in plant portraiture and illustration. The inclusion of the historic methods used for egg tempera and metal point, as well as the technique required for working on vellum, makes this a valuable source of advice on subjects not readily available elsewhere.
The gallery of paintings at the end of the book provides a guided walk around an SBA exhibition and is sure to excite and inspire.$46.99
A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it.
Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected.
The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.$29.99
Learn to create precious water-colour paintings that you can paint and frame in just one day. With step-by-step instructions and water-colour paper included, you can try your hand at these mini projects, and then you can instantly display your painting in one of the enclosed frames.
Paint and Frame: Botanical Painting comes with an instruction book, 15 step-by-step water-colour projects to try, an assortment of water-colour paper and five fantastic frames to decorate and personalise yourself.$24.99$21.99
Learn the core concepts and techniques for mixing any colour your palette needs! Perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists, the concept- and technique-driven approach makes this challenging subject approachable for artists of any skill level.
Loaded with techniques on how to use and create colour for vivid artwork, Beginning Color Mixing explains every key aspect of colour mixing. You’ll see basic colour theory, hue and saturation, value, temperature, and colour relationships and learn to wield colour to create mood and atmosphere.
Each key concept is clearly explained, allowing you to master the core techniques and put them into practice immediately whether you’re working in oil, acrylic or watercolour. Featuring plenty of step-by-step exercises and expert instruction, this is a resource no painter’s library should be without.$27.99