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
Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time.
This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from leading artists.
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This complete guide to the crisp, precise finish of botanical painting marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on colour, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection.
Michael Lakin makes botanical art approachable with simple exercises and a variety of step-by-step instructional approaches, making this a fantastic guide for aspirational beginners.
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This book is loaded with original artwork and valuable insight from 64 artists, incredibly diverse in styles and subjects, each using acrylic in unique ways to create expressive and personal art. It features:
- 64 individual ideas, approaches and inspirations for working with acrylic paints
- 29 styles, ranging from photorealism to minimal colour field and everything in between, are explored through artist profiles, artwork and boundary-breaking "challenges" that provide dynamic starting points for your own art
- 29 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate acrylic-driven techniques you can take straight to your work, including collage and assemblage, reverse painting, printmaking, accidental stencilling, working with metallic mixtures and more
The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, colour and texture to render beautiful, realistic and vibrant botanical artwork! You will learn about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, coloured pencils, watercolour, gouache and pastels.
This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic colour theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time.
To bring it all together, the book includes step-by-step demonstrations to practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colourful pieces of fine art.$27.99
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional and award-winning artist, Jeremy Galton.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this A-Z reference covers a multitude of topics concerning oil painting. 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 peinture a l'essence and sgraffito. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of common subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, still life, skies and water.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own oil-painting style.
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