Artist's Toolbox: Color

A Practical Guide to Color and Its Uses in Art

Author: Alicia Vannoy Call

Publisher: Walter Foster

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Category: Art

Page: 112

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Discover the key concepts of color theory for beginning artists. The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve the desired effects. In Artist's Toolbox: Color, painters will learn how to create impactful work with an understanding of basic color theory. Topics include the color wheel, hue, saturation, value, temperature, relativity, color relationships, and color mixing. Artists will learn how color captures mood and helps communicate meaning as well as how to use color to create personal, expressive works of art. Step-by-step projects and accessible technique demonstrations show color theory in action, making this book a useful reference for any beginning artist's library.

Artist's Toolbox: Painting Tools & Materials

A Practical Guide to Paints, Brushes, Palettes and More

Author: Walter Foster Creative Team

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 259

Discover the essential tools, materials, and techniques needed to get started in painting. The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to simply replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve desired effects. In Painting Tools & Materials, artists will discover the important differences in brush styles, sizes, shapes, and types; how each brush is used to create different types of strokes; and how different types of brushes interact with various paints and supports. Artists will learn how to properly load brushes with paint, how to shape brushes to create specific strokes and effects, when to choose synthetic-hair over natural-hair, and much more. Experienced art instructors focus on the key concepts and practical aspects of working with specific tools, materials, and mediums to impart a complete understanding for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of painting.

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports

A practical guide to drawing and painting surfaces -- from canvas and paper to textiles and woods

Author: Elizabeth T. Gilbert

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 679

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports explores a wide range of drawing and painting surfaces and the unique effects they have on a variety of media. The surface you draw or paint on impacts everything in your artwork, from its texture and brightness to color and durability. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports covers the drawing and painting surfaces and supports that all artists should know. With this art book, you'll learn the basics and finer points of working on: Canvas Paper Panels Textiles Metal Glass Stone You'll also learn useful tips and techniques for preparing supports to receive media, see how to work with different media on each support, and discover the most effective way to protect your finished artwork. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports is packed with visual examples, step-by-step tutorials, and demonstrations on the practical aspects of working with graphite and colored pencils;charcoal and pastel;and watercolor, acrylic, and oilpaints. With this reference guide that no artist's library should be without, you can also learn how each support will take a medium. The Artist Toolbox series presents practical reference guides designed for beginning artists interested in fully understanding the focus and function of essential art tools of the trade.

Special Subjects: Basic Color Theory

An introduction to color for beginning artists

Author: Patti Mollica

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 40

View: 788

Understanding how to effectively use color is the first step to becoming a well-rounded artist. Special Subjects: Basic Color theory is your guide. A perfect resource for new artists and art hobbyists, Basic Color Theory demonstrates the color wheel at work and covers all the essentials, including complementary, primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; hue, saturation, and value; color mood, temperature, and schemes; and how to create a color chart. Each concept is clearly explained in easy-to-comprehend language so beginning artists can put their newfound knowledge to immediate use. Also included are step-by-step tutorials, as well as techniques for basic color mixing in different mediums. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Basic Color Theory allows artists to widen the scope of their abilities, demonstrating how to create color and value charts, basic color mixing techniques, and a comprehensive approach to understanding color relationships.

Modern Acrylics

Innovative Mediums, Tools, and Techniques for Today's Artist

Author: Patti Mollica

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

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Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 814

Offers advice on setting up a studio and choosing equipment and supplies, examines acrylic paints, mediums, and additives available, and provides projects to explore the techniques.

Color Theory

An Essential Guide to Color-from Basic Principles to Practical Applications

Author: Patti Mollica

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 850

Cover subtitle: An Essential guide to color-- from basic principles to practical applications.

Artist Toolbox: Drawing Tools & Materials

A practical guide to graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and more

Author: Walter Foster Creative Team

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 154

Artist Toolbox: Drawing Tools & Materials covers all drawing media, from graphite and colored pencils to crayons and pastels, as well as their uses and interactions with traditional drawing surfaces. Learn how to work with specific drawing tools, and then use them to create your own artwork. Artist Toolbox: Drawing Tools & Materials first discusses how to create a drawing workspace—in particular, ensuring proper lighting and storage. This guide then details all of the most popular drawing media: the differences between and advantages of each, their purposes, and the effects that each tool can create. The book covers every drawing tool, including all pencil grades, flat sketching pencils, charcoal and vine charcoal, white charcoal, conte crayons, conte pencils, colored pencils, and pastel. Surfaces and supports are discussed as well to provide a thorough introduction to everything you need to learn to draw. Step-by-step drawing projects round out the book. Artist Toolbox: Drawing Tools & Materials provides tips, techniques, clear instructions, beautiful artwork, and detailed demonstrations for a comprehensive look at drawing. This book will make an expert out of anyone who wants to learn this classic technique. The Artist Toolbox series includes useful, practical reference guides designed for beginning artists and art hobbyists interested in fully understanding the focus and function of essential art tools of the trade.

New Songs on Ancient Tunes

19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection

Author: Stephen Little

Publisher:

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Category: Art

Page: 639

View: 250

Presents a sweeping selection of Chinese paintings and calligraphies from the turbulent century between 1850 and 1950; drawn entirely from the private San Francisco collection of the Reverend Richard Fabian, the works span the years between the Opium War and the Cultural Revolution.

Getting Started

Master the basic theories and techniques of painting in acrylic

Author: Patti Mollica

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 199

Acrylic Made Easy is a new dynamic technique and project-driven series devoted to introducing beginning and intermediate artists to the fun and engaging world of acrylic painting. With a fresh and simple approach, this debut title, Getting Started, teaches artists everything they need to know about working with acrylic paint. Beginning with an overview on a variety of tools and materials, artists will learn how to select the right brushes, palettes, paints, paper, and surfaces for their work. This introductory guide also covers various acrylic gels and mediums and how to use them with acrylic paint to achieve various effects. Getting Started also provides artists with an overview of basic color theory and how to mix colors effectively, plan a composition, and achieve proper perspective. Additionally, fine artists will learn a range of basic painting techniques, such as creating washes, drybrushing, stippling, scumbling, and more. Expert artist Patti Mollica provides tips and techniques for creating an array of textures, building up layers, and adding details. Through a collection of approachable step-by-step projects artists will be able to put their newfound acrylic skills to use, starting with initial sketches and culminating in final works of art. Subject matter ranges from landscapes, to still life, to portraits, and more. Covering a wide range of content, subject matter, and techniques, for beginning and intermediate artists alike will find Getting Started a valuable resource for their art library. With inspiration, instruction, and professional tips and tricks on virtually every page, this full-color book is the perfect resource for acrylic artists.