Art has always been inspired by the wildlife around us. Since earliest times we have been continually fascinated by both wildlife and the challenge of representing it. This book sets the scene of how wildlife has been portrayed in art and guides the reader through the principles of practical drawing and painting wildlife. It covers recommended equipment, techniques, fieldcraft, composition and anatomy, and offers help for those wishing to exhibit their work. Suggests how to begin to draw wildlife and then to add colour; advises on how to draw a constantly moving subject and how to capture the moment; gives clear instruction on anatomy and composition; suggests how to paint outdoors and how to use photography and museum collections; gives inspiration and insights into printmaking and sculpture; gives practical advice on exhibiting and selling wildlife art; showcases inspiring images, in a range of styles, from over twenty leading artists. An authoritative guide to the principles of drawing and painting wildlife, this book will be of interest to all artists and everyone interested in wildlife - including botanical artists, print makers and sculptors, and is lavishly illustrated with 260 colour illustrations.
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.
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.
Tools, Techniques, and Ideas to Help Any Artist Teach
Author: Nick Jaffe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Teaching Artist Handbook is based on the premise that teaching artists have the unique ability to engage students as fellow artists. In their schools and communities, teaching artists put high quality art-making at the center of their practice and open doors to powerful learning across disciplines. This book is a collection of essays, stories, lists, examples, dialogues, and ideas, all offered with the aim of helping artists create and implement effective teaching based on their own expertise and strengths. The Handbook addresses three core questions: “What will I teach?” “How will I teach it?” and “How will I know if my teaching is working?” It also recognizes that teaching is a dynamic process that requires critical reflection and thoughtful adjustment in order to foster a supportive artistic environment. Instead of offering rigid formulas, this book is centered on practice—the actual doing and making of teaching artist work. Experience-based and full of heart, the Teaching Artist Handbook will encourage artists of every experience level to create an original and innovative practice that inspires students and the artist.
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
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.