This practical reference book introduces basic materials and processes for drawing and painting. Each technique is clearly explained and discussed from its historical roots to contemporary practice. Students are encouraged to explore the methods from scratch, encountering the work through preparation of the wood panel or canvas, the mixing of pigments and the application of paint. Richly illustrated throughout with over 400 images—historical and contemporary examples of works as well as photographs of studio practice—this book is an indispensable reference for students and anyone engaged in finding out about drawing and painting materials and techniques.
A clearly written, practical and illustrated handbook to woodcut techniques and printmaking, both a how-to book and reference for printmakers, designers and collectors that includes finished examples by accomplished woodcut artists.
Acrylic is used by many well-known professional artists, but is rather less popular with amateurs. This is surprising, because acrylic is not only the most versatile of all the painting media, but is also highly forgiving. You can paint out mistakes as you work, even making major changes to the color scheme and composition, so that each new painting can become a springboard for ideas. And the range of different effects you can achieve is vast - if you try out some of the exciting techniques and projects in this book you may find yourself falling in love with the medium.
A Step-by-step Guide to Drawing, Watercolor, and Oil Painting
Author: Angela Gair
Publisher: Metro Books
Readers discover their inner talents with this illustrated, project-based guide to drawing and painting. Angela Gair teaches art techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to learn the basics and create personal works of art. Over 400 color illustrations throughout.
Watercolor is a wonderful medium, but it does sometimes seem to have a "mind of its own," refusing to do quite what is required. The keys to success are good planning, constant practice and a thorough understanding of your materials, so if you are new to painting, start by trying out some of the techniques and projects in this book as well as experimenting with different color mixes and types of paper.
An Essential Reference for Drawing and Sketching with Colored Pencils
Author: Jane Strother
Publisher: Chartwell Books
The Colored Pencil Artist's Handbook is a step-by-step guide through a range of blending, mark-making, and mixed media techniques. Whether you're looking to improve your drawing skills or be introduced to a range of new effects. All the tools, materials, and techniques you need to capture a range of subjects are explained. Tutorials on subjects ranging from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture.
Artist/Gallery Relationships and Digital Promotion
Author: Mark Hatwood
In this digital age, do you know... * How to approach a gallery successfully? * Work together with them to maximise sales? * Market yourself if you don't have a representation? * Create effective newsletters? * Create or redesign your website... effectively? * Use social media to create & sustain sales? * Make use of Apps to drive new customers & sales? * How to utilise social media advertising? * How to copyright your work to restrict pirating? Hiscox estimate that online sales of art will reach £6.85 billion ($8.37B) by 2021. Herein are the tools you'll need to take your share of those sales from one of the UK's leading digital gallery professionals! "...a book that no professional artist or serious amateur can afford not to own." Dr. Sally Bulgin - Editor of The Artist "A much-needed guide full of invaluable insights. Mark gives generously of his knowledge, gleaned from years of running thriving galleries." Penny German - Artist "Mark's marketing know-how is second to none. This is what makes him such a success. "Claire Henley - Artist "...this book has instantly motivated me to improve my online presence... concise and to the point." Klein Martin - Turnstone, Bristol "A rich, informative read, useful for any artist or gallery owner" Jenny Aitken - Artist "Mark is an engagingly honest gallerist.... An invaluable resource which should have a place on all studio bookshelves!" Mari French - Contemporary artist "Any artist who wants to turn pro, or any artist struggling to understand marketing their art, needs this book. "Kim VanDerHoek - Californian Fine Artist