Written by professional artist-teachers, the books in this series start with real basics and assume no knowledge or experience of painting whatsoever. Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, the Collins You Can Paint series is designed to give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence necessary to start painting in acrylics. All the instruction is broken down into really easy step-by-step exercises to help you to practise and build up your knowledge and expertise of painting gradually. Melanie Cambridge takes the reader by the hand and shows, with simple staged exercises, exactly how to paint all the separate features of a picture one-by-one. This text focuses specifically on acrylic paints.
Learn to Paint Horses and Dogs In Watercolor For The Absolute Beginner TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Materials Color Terms Primary Colors Secondary Colors Tertiary Colors Hue Values Saturation or Chroma Application and Techniques How to Use Your Brush How to Mix your Watercolor How to Make a Color Wheel How to Create Color Value Chart How to Create a Wash Rendering the Sphere Drawing the Outline Exercises The Mini Horse The Bulldog The Running Horse The Shih Tzu The Race Author Bio Bonus Content From Pencil Drawing for the Beginner – Animals Grid System Rendering the Cute Puppy Bonus Content From Pencil Drawing for the Beginner – Landscapes The Lone Tree in Pencil Read our other books on Amazon.com Introduction: Painting Horses and Dogs has never been easy, if you know where to begin and finish especially if it is done in Watercolor, This eBook will teach you the basic and the right approach to where to start by following the step-by-step exercises. What make the Horse so special is the form and contour of its shape, which signify gracefulness and speed, Let me also mention that 2014 is a year of the horse, according to Chinese calendar, and Horse is a friend of a Dog, so I also include it in our exercises, also as they are consider as “Man’s Best friend”. As you Read this eBook you will learn, more about colors and how to mix them for application, you will be making the Color Wheel which can help you distinguish the differences of one color to another, also you will learn how to use your brush and techniques when working with the exercises, and learn how to transfer your drawing the non-destructive way to maintain your work clean. By this I’m sure you will be painting Horses and Dogs very well after you learn all the exercises from this eBook, so as I always say give your 100% dedication, perseverance and patience. And you will reap all the benefits especially acquiring this new skill.
Colour Mixing Guide and Basic Art Techniques: Learn to Paint in Oils for Beginners
Author: Rachel Shirley
Publisher: Rachel Shirley
Learn oil painting from the beginning with this art guide book. You have just purchased your first set of oil colours. Now what? A blank art surface may reflect an uncertainty of what to paint. Where does the beginner begin? Is an easel needed? What about a mahl stick, stretched canvases and a kidney-shaped palette? The aim of this book is to show that such paraphernalia are not essential. Oil paints can be odourless, clean and the starter kit may comprise just a few items that can be stored in a tool box. Infinite colours can be mixed with several pigments via a few brushes. This makes oil colours the ideal choice for the beginner who wishes to try a truly versatile art medium. Find basic oil painting exercises aimed at getting that brush moving, even if it means laying each pigment into rectangles to get to know each pigment. Exercises progress steadily onto shading, mark making and applying glazes. These rudimentary exercises provide the springboard from which to paint a first landscape and more. The myths of colour theory is dispelled, making dirty colour mixes a thing of the past. Find chapters that explore complementary colours, alla prima, glazing, using a limited palette, working with linseed oil and expressing a jigsaw of marks. Each chapter concludes with a summarizing bullet point list of what has been covered so far, helping to reinforce what has been learned. As will be seen, oil paints have many surprises in store and can be fun to try out – without the fuss, mess or cost. Includes a shopping list for the beginner, glossary and hundreds of colour images.
"If you have always wanted to learn to draw but lack the confidence to start, [this] is the book for you. The author, Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed to start drawing. The book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings."--
Learn How to Paint Portraits of Children In Watercolor For the Absolute Beginner TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Materials Color Terms Primary Colors Secondary Colors Tertiary Colors Hue Values Saturation or Chroma Application and Techniques How to Use Your Brush How to Mix Your Watercolor How to Make a Color Wheel How to Create Color Value Chart How to Create a Wash Rendering the Sphere Drawing the Outline Exercises The Cute Little Baby Boy The Little Girl in Red The Lovely Couple The Old Man Author Bio Bonus Content - Drawing a Puppy Bonus Content - Drawing Landscapes Introduction: Learning to Paint Watercolor is easy, and painting portraits using this medium is easier, if you know how and this book is all about it. So first of all I congratulate you for purchasing this eBook. What will you get from this eBook? Let me count the ways: First you will learn how to use your painting brush as if I’m watching you doing your brush strokes, just follow the pictures step-by-step. Next you will be learning to how to mix colors and some fundamentals about the natures of it, and then you will learn Techniques and Tips that will make you confident when painting. Lastly, if you finish all the exercises here, I’m very sure you can paint any portraits that you want to paint it can be your family or relatives, friends, neighbors, and even your love ones. Just give your dedication 100% and time, and you will reap all the benefits. Also don’t forget to take a rest after you finish one exercise, take time to see and correct your work if there is any and have fun it’s a must. Step by Step instructions to go from photo to finished Portrait.
Table of Contents Introduction: Drawing a Big Cat Drawing tools Drawing Software Lion Jaguar Sitting Position Tiger Running Cheetah Lying Position Leopard Drawing Faces of Big Cats Roaring Tiger Roaring Lion Author/Illustrator Bio: Publisher Introduction: Drawing a Big Cat To effectively portray any of the big cats, you should know how to do it from the first lines you make and how you will finish it. The idea of this book is simple; guide you how to create the first reference marks with the simplest way that is known, and show you how to follow through from the next step of the process up to the last. This book is meant for those who wish to know the very basics of visually composing this specific branch of subjects (big cats or the Panthera genus), for the individuals who easily get lost along the process, or those who simply don’t know where or how to begin drawing them. If you have already encountered this topic and wish to know more about it, this is not the book for you. This book is meant for absolute beginners. Each step of the process, from creating the base up to applying the different color tones, is explained in details.
Table of Contents Introduction: Drawing a Dinosaur Drawing tools Drawing Software Dinosaur Heads T-rex Dilophosaurus Pachycephalosaurus Theropods Spinosaurus Ornithopods Parasaurolophus Armored Dinosaurs Stegosaurs Ankylosaurias Ankylosaurus Ceratopsian Triceratops Publisher Introduction: Drawing a Dinosaur In order to have a good start in learning how to draw a dinosaur or anything for this matter, you should know the basics of visually describing a form. You should know how to follow through the contour planes or dimensions of any basic shapes to effectively portray the subject. Observe how the reference lines travel across the body of the figure and how the depiction of its skin texture or any other details follows the dimensions. How you apply the shades also matters when you want to portray texture and dimensions. It is also better to know how to create the most basic form of the subject to properly depict a proportionate figure and identify if there is anything wrong or missing in your outline before you finalize a drawing. This tutorial will include a careful process of establishing the main outline of the figure, erasing unnecessary line works and redefining, layering the colors and shades according to its value, and correcting errors along the way. The proportions may differ from subject to subject, even if it's from the same genus (no matter how little, subtle differences will matter in the long run), so I advice you to have image preferences and observe them before you do your own. Depictions of dinosaurs may vary from artists to artists since their existence is solely based on fossils, and so it’s up to your creativity to fill up whatever subtle parts and elements might be missing to depict the image of an animal that is barely known.
With Mark Willenbrink's golden touch, new artists really can have fun while they master the basics of watercolor. This highly visual guide shows absolute beginners how to express their creative sides through painting.Even people who've never picked up a brush will be amazed at how easy it is to complete their first project. This book walks readers through such essential topics as materials, value, color and composition. There are also helpful demonstrations on proper brush technique and planning a painting.In the second part of the book, Willenbrink leads budding artists through 15 rewarding projects. Readers are sure to come away with a painting they'd be proud to give as a gift or hang on the wall!