"Charles Evans is a well-known, popular author and here he shares many years of experience as a professional artist in over 100 tips, all beautifully illustrated using step-by-step demonstrations and finished paintings. With information on a wide range of subjects, including how many brushes you need, how to paint a stormy sky and how to create mood and atmosphere, you will find a wealth of useful advice in this practical, indispensable guide"--Back cover.
Build Your Skills with Quick & Easy Painting Projects
Author: Charles Evans
Publisher: Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes
An ideal beginner's guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour for artists who are short on time. This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy paintings that take no more than 30 minutes to complete, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water or realistic surf. The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4in (A6) watercolour pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends. The book is broken down into six chapters that focus, respectively, on portraying skies and water, texture and effects, boats themselves, boat and harbour details, waterside buildings and people and animals; through the 33 projects the reader will also be introduced to some of the techniques and tips that Charles Evans has learned along the way. The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting boats and harbours, gleaned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings. There are 33 tracings in all to help you compose your own paintings of boats and harbours, and their details and environs.
Explore the visually arresting typefaces that give Berlin its unique character. From neoclassical monuments to neon storefronts, Berlin is filled with beautiful typography. Over the past few years, the Berlin Typography project has been photographing the city's best examples of typography, both to celebrate the diversity of letterforms and to preserve its typographic heritage before the old signs of this rapidly changing city are removed and replaced. This book collects the best of these images and shows how walking through Berlin can be like a stroll through a living art gallery--if you're willing to look. Complete with over 200 full-color illustrations, this book showcases the typographic richness of Berlin, including its elaborate, ostentatious shopfront signs, the non-commercial typography of public buildings such as libraries and universities, and the fantastic array of type styles used on street signs and in the city's public transport system. The book also includes an introduction to the history of typography in Berlin as well as a look to its future. The book's captions locate each image within the city. Perfect for graphic designers or lovers of Berlin, this mesmerizing book effortlessly illustrates the role typography plays in our experience of the city.
In this title, Charles Evans takes readers step-by-step through a series of projects that will help develop skills that will allow readers to produce watercolour landscape paintings that they can be proud of.
A guide that shows beginners how to paint a complete watercolour in just one weekend. After introducing materials and the workspace, it guides you through eight watercolour subjects with step-by-step illustrations. This is a unique guide from well-known artist Charles Evans that will show beginners how to paint a complete watercolour in just one weekend. Each course starts with practice exercises to be completed on the Saturday - readers are then ready to complete the full watercolour painting on the Sunday. After introducing essential materials and the workspace, Charles guides you through eight popular watercolour subjects with step-by-step illustrations. Written in a clear and approachable no-nonsense style, the reader will learn how to create vibrant finished paintings in the quickest possible time.
Shares accessible tips for painting realistic windmills, farmhouses, and other pastoral buildings, providing step-by-step sequences for various architectural aspects from tiled roofs and flowered window frames to old-time doors and rustic porches. Original.
The Victorian era produced many famous artists and styles. John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti were part of the famous pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood whose willowy models were often seen in the works of several of the artists. One of the most famous was Elizabeth Siddall, an artist in her own right, who posed for Millais Ophelia, married to Rossetti, and posed for him, Holman Hunt and Walter Deverell. This fascinating book is a must for everyone interested in art and the Victorian era, and in the genres, styles and relationships between art and the events of the day. There are biographies of the artists and models, glimpses of their most famous pieces new insights into the vibrant Victorian art-world - the lives and loves, and the artists dealings with their patrons.Did you know?Rossetti tucked a book of his own poetry into Siddalls hair in her coffin and, later, arranged for her exhumation to reclaim it. After several years, the coffin had preserved her ethereal red hair.