Acrylic Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781610583442
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Art

DIVThis hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for artists to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. With its great flexibility, acrylic paint can mimic the appearance of oils, tempera, and watercolors in unique ways, each method pictured in a separate step-by-step demonstration. The author also examines the use of acrylics with airbrush, sculptural, and printing techniques-even three-dimensional relief painting and collagraphy printing methods are included-and how several of these different creative processes can be integrated successfully in one composition with ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Inspiring examples of representational and abstract subjects are depicted throughout, and a complete survey of all the latest acrylic materials covers the best paint brands, painting mediums, supports, varnishes, brushes, knives, and palettes. This book contains instructions on painting many different subjects, like landscapes, trees, mountains, buildings, still lifes, and portraits. It makes an ideal gift for someone practiced in the arts of acrylic painting, and newcomers to the art form. /div

The Artist s Bible

Author:
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785830189
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Art

The Artist's Bible is a wonderful reference for any experienced or novice artist. Whatever medium you preferâ??pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, multimediaâ??this book, with its themed sections, provides tips, trade secrets and time and money savings advice that you can't afford to be without. Crammed with over 400 ingenious solutions to every conceivable painting problem, our team of experienced professional artists, all with many years of painting behind them, share their invaluable advice on subjects as diverse as speeding up slow drying washes, making tricky paint behave itself, creating convincing skin tones and capturing the delicacy of flower structures. Each tip is fully illustrated with both step-by-step sequences and exemplary finished works, making this book a resource that will have a place on your shelf for many years to come.

Sketching And Drawing Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9781610583756
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

DIVA complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and colored inks. Learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media. Over 100 step-by-step demonstrations show ways of tackling tricky subjects. Includes tips on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace./div

Lee Hammond s Big Book of Acrylic Painting

Author: Lee Hammond
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440308581
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: Art

Lee gives readers clear, friendly, easy to follow instruction for achieving detailed, realistic art from photographs with an encouraging ?You can do it!? attitude. This big guide, a great companion to Lee Hammond?s Big Book of Drawing, is perfect for beginners, showing them everything they need to create a wide variety of subjects in no time with one convenient book, including Lee's helpful graphing technique for achieving a likeness. Readers will enjoy painting popular subjects like people, animals, flowers and more.This is unique in our fine art list due to its bigger page count loaded with lots of simple techniques and step-by-step demonstrations that will comprehensively cover popular realistic subjects.

The Chinese Brush Painting Bible

Author: Jane Dwight
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1581809522
Release Date: 2007-02-26
Genre: Art

7Chinese brush painting appeals to both the watercolor and acrylic painter who wants to try working in a simplistic looser, yet representational style7Contains the most motifs one can find in the Chinese brush painting style, which continues to be popular7Features an easy-to-use lay flat bindingOver 200 different motifs in an easy-to-use encased spiral format make this the perfect resource for Chinese brush painting. Each motif is accompanied by an explanation of its symbolic meaning, a color palette and step-by-step instruction that includes the order, direction and type of brushstroke needed to complete the image. Clear graphic icons provide detailed brush instruction on how much pressure to apply and what part (tip, heel or whole) of the brush to use. The reader will find advice on composing and combining images to create perfectly balanced, harmonious paintings and ideas for using and displaying their finished art.

Oil Painter s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819424
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Art

Presents a guide to oil painting, including choosing and using materials, techniques, subjects, and more.

The Acrylic Painter s Book of Styles and Techniques

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1581801750
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Art

Acrylics are famous for their versatility. They can be used straight from the tube to look like oil paints. They can be thinned with water or painting medium and used like traditional watercolors. Or they can be used with techniques unique to acrylics. Instructive and inspirational, this book brings together the diverse styles of seven top acrylic painters to illustrate the versatility and creative excitement of acrylics. You'll learn their tips, tricks, and techniques in 28 step-by-step demonstrations. Each artist's section ends with a brilliant gallery of finished work.

Acrylics Tips and Tricks

Author: David Cuthbert
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785824383
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

This book sets out everything the acrylics artist will need to know. It tackles brushes and the no brush approach - using sponges and fingers - before launching into the nuts and bolts of painting. Whether the reader is a novice or an old hand needing a quick refresher course, this step by step book provides essential information on each aspect of a painting. Every artist sometimes needs an expert looking over their shoulder, nudging them in the right direction, making it clear what needs to be done and in what order, and suggesting when to experiment. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to reference often near their painting equipment. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. Acrylics are a remarkably versatile medium. It's fast drying and durable, and doesn't crack easily. The pigments of acrylic paint come in many different colors. Acrylic Tips and Tricks also describes many different types and sizes of brushes, and other tools like palette knives, canvases, and mixing palettes.

Pastel Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9781610583725
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Art

DIVDiscover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life. Over 65,000 copies sold worldwide. This information-packed book is divided into five sections. The first, Materials, introduces you to the range of pastels and papers that is available to you, with examples of how paper textures and colors can affect your work. The Color section looks at the principles of color and gives suggestions for mixing colors and choosing a basic palette, especially important since manufacturers produce a bewildering array of colored pastels./div

Colored Pencil Artist s Drawing Bible

Author: Jane Strother
Publisher: Chart
ISBN: 9781610583558
Release Date: 2008-05-09
Genre: Art

DIVStep by step instructions guide you through a range of blending, mark-making, and mixed media techniques to improve your drawing skills, and introduce you to a range of new effects. Over 30,000 copies sold worldwide. Includes a comprehensive guide to color and composition, and all the tools, materials, and techniques you need to capture a range of subjects, from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture. This book also includes a gallery of inspirational works from other artists, and an image bank of copyright-free photography mean you can get started straight away. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. The Colored Pencil Artist's Drawing Bible describes techniques like hatching, blending, blending with solvents, impressing, sgraffito, burnishing, and more. Other chapters detail how to use complementary colors, and lightening and darkening colors. Directions on composing, and images in a gallery help artists improve their skill./div

The Watercolor Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785819436
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Art

This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists. This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, you will find practical advice on choosing the necessary tools and equiopment as well as hints on mixing colorsâ??one of the trickier skills to master until you have learned some of the basic properties of color. Next, the techniques used in watercolor painting are explained in detail, from the most basic like laying washes and reserving highlights to some of the more unusual and exciting methods like wax-resist or spattering paint. Tutorials and more than 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrate how to paint a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, people and still life. Over 180,000 copies sold worldwide.

New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook

Author: Rheni Tauchid
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823099269
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

The author of the bestselling The New Acrylics provides an in-depth resource for acrylic artists with an emphasis on a variety of different paint formulas, providing side-by-side comparisons of different combinations of paint consistencies and the range of effects created. Original.

Acrylic Painting

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1845734971
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Acrylic painting

From making sure you have the right equipment to solving common mistakes, this book has all the reliable answers you need to build your confidence and reach new levels of artistry. You'll find answers to 200 questions on a vast range of important acrylic painting topics.

Acrylic Painting For Dummies

Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470526483
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Art

Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring large-scale projects at the end of most chapters and ample additional opportunities for readers to paint along, this friendly guide will help anyone discover the artist within.