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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.
Learn all the aspects of creative painting with this comprehensive how-to guide The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting provides easy-to-follow techniques for painting with all types of craft and fine arts paints, including acrylics, oils, tempera, watercolor, and pastels. You'll find easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 700 full-color photos for clear understanding. Galleries of artwork by a wide range of artists offer beautiful examples of what can be done with each of the painting categories. Find expert tips, skills, and inspiration with The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting.
Watercolour is such a rewarding medium for the artist that its well worth mastering - it offers both portability and gorgeous, rich, mutable colours. This is the perfect introduction for anyone whos thought about painting in watercolour but isnt sure where to start. Unintimidating and accessible, it will help you to get the pictures in your head onto the page - without losing anything in the translation.
This inspiring scratch book features 20 inspirational and decorative illustrations featuring tangles drawings, creative patterns, and more. Created with simple lines and shapes, you can copy the illustration on the facing scratch-off page using the special tool to reveal a contrasting background. See how relaxing and enjoyable it is to make a simple and beautiful piece of art as you scratch away the metallic coating. You can copy the drawing or feel free to make your own variations as you create your own personalized design. Each page is perforated, ready to tear out and display!
Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and these techniques can be picked up faster than you think. Hazel Soan's concise book, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, is written in an accessible way for those completely new to painting. Chapters include: Getting Started (the materials you will need and those you can ignore in the art shop); Choice of Colours; Mixing Colours; What's the Subject?; What Surfaces to Paint on; Basic Painting Techniques; Brushstrokes and Composition (with details on how to design paintings with horizon, focus and balance, a hint of perspective and the light and shade of a subject). Packed with illustrations for guidance, this is the most comprehensive guide to learning watercolour very quickly.
The secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and otherworldly creatures, from pencil sketches to finished art An award winning sci-fi and fantasy illustrator offers a masterclass in creating fantastic art in the spirit of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. No serious student of sci-fi and fantasy art or oil painting techniques can afford to miss this book with its sharp, unique insights from a true master of the genre. It includes step-by-step stages, plus advice along the way for every aspiring oil painter, illustrator, and gallery artist following their dreams.
Vampires reign supreme in this second drawing book from Walter Foster's clever and innovative series Learn to Draw Like the Masters. Author Eugene Caine guides readers on an informative, artistic journey while he demonstrates how to draw an assortment of spellbinding vampires utilizing a range of techniques from history's master artists, such as da Vinci, van Gogh, and Picasso. Aspiring artists can discover the history of each featured master and then revel in the "evidence" and in-depth "research" that uncovers the "truth" about the dark underworld of vampires--all while learning to work in pencil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and oil. Written with wit and humor by a true vampire aficionado and art history buff, this exquisitely designed book is sure to become a permanent part of every artist's library.
A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. It discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures; demonstrates a variety of modelling an painting techniques at different scales; provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures; explains dry brushing techniques, the three colour method, multilayering and shading with washes and, finally, it considers basic techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different gaming systems. Whether modelling single figures, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game, there is something for every fantasy figure modeller, collector or gamer.
How to Make Your Own Exciting Manga Story! An artist's greatest gift is his or her imagination. By learning how to create manga characters with personality--and place them in engaging backgrounds--you can tell any story you want to! First, learn the basics of sketching: how to draw faces, figures, expressions and clothing. Then, practice inspirational prompts on coloring, composition and creativity to inspire endless story ideas. Use symbolism, mood and accessories to draw fantastic or realistic scenes. Use both traditional and digital coloring techniques to find your own engaging manga style. More than 30 step-by-step tutorials teach you: The basics of human anatomy and manga-specific proportions The fundamentals of coloring skin tones, clothing and backgrounds with markers, watercolor and digital enhancements Compelling character ideas, like Gijinkas--cute personifications of food, nature and objects How to incorporate all of those various elements to build a cool and complete scene "Bring your own visions to life!" Karolina "Larienne" Heikura
Learn to draw manga and anime characters with 50+ easy step-by-steps in three styles: manga-style humans, chibi-style humans, and creatures. Each lesson features eight steps in total and breaks down the character with a simple process: identify the basic lines and forms of the body; add volume and details; and ink and color. Introductory pages include facial expressions, hairstyles, age groups, friends and foes.
Snow scenes are a popular subject of painters all year round. In this inspiring and accessible guide, best-selling author and popular tutor Terry Harrison shares a wealth of tips and techniques for painting snow in watercolour. Suitable for artists of all abilities, Terry shows you how to capture the beauty of snow-covered landscapes using easy techniques. The book begins with guidance on colour mixes and brushes for achieving different effects, and moves on to step-by-step demonstrations of painting snow-laden trees, frozen streams, wintry skies, falling snow, and the warm glow of a low winter sun. He provides valuable tips on using photographs for reference, and turning a summer landscape into a snow-covered one. There's also a section on how to create a traditional Christmas scene, and how to turn it into a Christmas card. With numerous examples of Terry's beautiful artwork, this book is a truly indispensable guide for anyone wishing to paint snow scenes in watercolour.
With over 10 million views and growing, Mark Crilley's "Realism Challenge" YouTube videos have an enormous worldwide legion of fans and have been featured on sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit. Now, for the first time, Crilley pulls back the curtain to reveal his artistic tricks and secret methods for creating these astonishing renderings. The Realism Challenge leads artists through Crilley's use of pencil, watercolour, pastel, and gouache to produce life-like, seemingly impossible drawings of common household objects like playing cards, crumpled paper, leaves, and seashells that look just like photographs. Each lesson builds off the previous, with sidebars covering specific techniques-such as rendering drop shadows, applying white highlights, and building from light to dark-that artists can master in order to conquer The Realism Challenge.
Depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, much more, not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.
Thorough step-by-step guide discusses anatomy of horse, lion, and bull; methods of construction; tools, materials, etc. Also comprehensive exposition of casting in plaster. 63 full-page photographic plates. 138 drawings and diagrams.
Marylin Scott presents her complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and coloured inks. She provides over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing ways of tackling tricky subjects. You will learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media and there are over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing ways of tackling tricky subjects. There are also tips from the author on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace.
It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru
There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style--from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action.
This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page
Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories
Over 20 modern one-of-a-kind projects. Print, Paint & Ink is perfect for everyone interested in learning to make their own stamps, prints, and painted accessories. With clear instruction and beautiful photography, authors Andie Powers and Emily Grosse of Assemble Shop & Studio will teach you all you need to know to create beautiful patterns, prints, and designs for a stylish home and life. Thanks to step-by-step directions and the included templates, the 21 projects in Print, Paint & Ink are perfect for every skill level. From the easy and adorable Teeny Tiny Eraser Stamps to the stylish Furoshiki Wrap to the modern and minimalist Nesting Poplar Boxes and so much more, including: Wood Bauble Necklace Scandinavian Mini Blanket Fruit and Veggie Dye Swatches Sketched Salt and Pepper Jars Cork-Stamped Wrapping Paper Stenciled Cocktail Napkins Simple Felt Placemat Honeycomb Linoleum Block Stamp Stamped + Embroidered Table Runner Matchbox Confetti Boxes Spirographed Tote Clothespin Garland Mini Adventure Logs Campfire Stones Paint-Dipped Branch Hooks Color-Blocked Stone Paperweights Friendly Porcelain Egg Cups Japanese Stab-Bound Guestbook
""Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw with some degree of proficiency," Bert Dodson proclaims."
In this book he shares a complete drawing system that you can use for any subject or type of drawing-even if you doubt your ability to draw. It's based on fifty-five "keys to drawing," which are introduced at a comfortable pace. The keys are interspersed with dozens of practice exercises that help you learn by doing.
You'll learn how to: Restate, focus, map and intensify.Free your hand action, and then learn to control it.Convey the illusions of light, depth and texture.Stimulate your imagination through "creative play"
Comprehensive practical manual teaches every step of the engraving
process: initials and inscriptions, monograms, decoration and
embellishment, more. Also includes care and maintenance of tools.
Ideal for beginners. 89 illustrations.
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