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How to Draw A Comprehensive Drawing Course: Still Life, Landscapes, Buildings, People, and Portraits

How to Draw A Comprehensive Drawing Course: Still Life, Landscapes, Buildings, People, and Portraits

Author: Ian Sidaway, Susie Hodge Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

How to Draw teaches aspiring artists an essential skill that represents the first step into all other visual arts. Even absolute beginners will be amazed at what they can achieve by working through this book and learning from the tips, tricks and know-how of experienced artists. Drawing is an essential skill that represents the first step into all other visual arts. This practical book teaches aspiring artists how to draw the most popular topics: buildings, landscapes, people, portraits and still life. Even absolute beginners will be amazed at what they can achieve by working through this book and learning from the tips, tricks and know how of experienced artists. Fifty original, exciting projects free readers to practice and perfect their skills without dreary routine exercises. Each demonstration features a photograph of the subject, the finished drawing, clear instructions and step-by-step photos. How to Draw shows how to draw with a variety of different media, including artist's pencils, chalk, charcoal, dip pens, graphite sticks and more.

Mastering the Art of Oils, Acrylics & Gouache A complete step-by-step course in painting techniques, with 25 projects and 750 photographs

Mastering the Art of Oils, Acrylics & Gouache A complete step-by-step course in painting techniques, with 25 projects and 750 photographs

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2018

Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This practical guide is an ideal introduction to all three media for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced artists. The introduction details the materials and equipment necessary before demonstrating key techniques such as wet into wet with gouache, impasto with acrylics, and glazing with oils. There then follows 25 beautiful painting projects ranging from landscapes and portraits to still lifes and abstract canvases. Step-by-step photographs guide you through every stage, enabling you to paint with confidence. Discover the pleasures and practicalities of painting with this fully-illustrated artist's manual. A how-to introduction to all aspects of painting with oils, acrylics and gouache, from beginners to intermediates, with full technical instruction. There is guidance on the most common paint techniques with small-scale practice exercises to try, including wet into wet, drybrush, alla prima, glazing, scumbling, impasto, and removing paint. The 25 original full-scale step-by-step projects cover a range of popular subjects and treatments, from a simple study of a young child and a sun-dappled woodland path to a sweeping beach landscape and a sleeping cat.

Mastering the Art of Drawing A complete step-by-step course in drawing techniques, with 25 projects and 800 photographs

Mastering the Art of Drawing A complete step-by-step course in drawing techniques, with 25 projects and 800 photographs

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2018

From graphite pencils and charcoals to soft pastels and crayons, the art of drawing encompasses a variety of mediums and techniques, all of which are comprehensively covered in this invaluable manual. Part One, Getting Started, explains the materials and equipment needed before describing the most important drawing techniques through a series of short practice exercises. There is guidance on different drawing methods: drawing outlines, shading and tonal work, line and wash, sketching, using negative spacing, blending, frontage and sgraffito, as well as fundamental principles such as understanding perspective, composition and colour. Part Two, Drawing Projects, has over 25 specially commissioned projects to try, including landscapes, still lifes, people, animals, buildings, and trees and flowers. Discover the pleasures and practicalities of drawing with this fully-illustrated artist's manual.

Practical Encyclopedia of Acrylics, Oils and Gouache

Practical Encyclopedia of Acrylics, Oils and Gouache

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2016

This title mixes paint; brush strokes; gouache; masking out; glazing; wet-into-wet; drybrush painting; stretching canvas; painting with knives; and, light to dark. This is a comprehensive, fully illustrated step-by-step guide to three popular painting media, with over 750 colour photographs, including detailed step-by-step illustrations of all the techniques. Beginners can get started and achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling level of competence almost immediately and experienced painters will benefit from expert advice and guidance on advanced techniques. Practical exercises cover all the basics of each technique from mixing and learning about paints to teaching specific painting skills. There are over 20 intensive projects photographed step-by-step and accompanied by comprehensive instructions. This title explains how to approach a range of subjects and styles from landscapes in soft watercolour to vivid portraits and still lifes. Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This practical encyclopedia is an ideal introduction to all three skills for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced artists. Getting Started discusses the materials and equipment required and suggests a starter palette for those about to invest in their first set of paints. This chapter clearly demonstrates how to use different painting tools, mix, blend and dilute different paints, and how to prepare a canvas. There are practical exercises that show how to apply paint such as wet into wet with gouache, impasto and scumbling with acrylics and glazing with oils. Painting Projects includes 20 beautiful artworks ranging from landscapes to representations of people, still lifes and abstract canvases that are truly inspirational. These projects are illustrated step by step, showing how the canvas should look at every stage of application. With gallery examples from professional artists, a range of styles of working and differing perspectives are included throughout.

Practical Encyclopedia of Drawing

Practical Encyclopedia of Drawing

Author: Ian Sidaway, Sarah Hoggett Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2016

This title combines pencils, pens and pastels; observing and measuring; perspective; shading; line drawing; sketching; texture; using negative spaces; and, composition. Discover the pleasure and practicalities of drawing with this comprehensive fully-illustrated step-by-step reference book. This is a practical introduction to all aspects of drawing from beginners to intermediates, with full technical instruction and easy-to-follow step-by-step projects. It includes a complete guide to all the artist's materials and equipment you will need, including monochrome and coloured pencils, charcoal, wax crayons, chalks, soft pastels, conte sticks, pen and ink, easels and the various types of drawing paper. It provides expert instruction on different drawing techniques, with small-scale practice exercises: drawing outlines and blending, as well as fundamental principles such as understanding perspective, composition and colour. It features 25 original step-by-step projects, specially commissioned from leading professional artists, which allow you to learn and practise the techniques in action, and create your own works of art. From graphite pencils and charcoals to soft pastels and crayons, the art of drawing encompasses a variety of mediums and techniques, all of which are comprehensively covered in this beautiful book. Part one, 'Getting Started', explains the materials and equipment needed before going on to describe the most popular drawing techniques through a series of short practice exercises. Part two, 'Drawing Projects', has over 25 easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects. Commissioned from leading artists, the projects include colour photographs of every stage of the drawing. From a simple study of a grandmother with a child, to a modern city skyline, there is something here for everybody. Also extremely helpful are the 'quick sketch' projects which show how you might approach these subjects in 5-, 15- and 30-minute drawings. Packed with practical and artistic advice and tips, and with over 750 step-by-step photographs, this reference book is a must for both complete beginners and more experienced artists looking for inspiration.

Practical Encyclopedia of Acrylics, Oils and Gouache

Practical Encyclopedia of Acrylics, Oils and Gouache

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2016

This title covers: mixing paint, brush strokes, gouache, masking out, glazing, wet-into-wet, drybrush painting, stretching canvas, painting with knives, and light to dark. It is a complete, fully illustrated guide to three popular painting media, with 750 practical photographs, including detailed illustrations of all the techniques. Beginners can get started and achieve a level of competence almost immediately, and experienced painters will enjoy the challenge of the advanced projects. It includes over 20 intensive projects photographed step-by-step and accompanied by comprehensive instructions. Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This practical guide is an ideal introduction to all three media for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced artists. The introduction details the materials and equipment necessary before demonstrating key techniques such as wet into wet with gouache, impasto and scumbling with acrylics, and glazing with oils. There then follows 20 beautiful painting projects ranging from landscapes and portraits to still lifes and abstract canvases. Step-by-step photographs guide you through every stage, enabling you to paint with confidence.

How to Paint with Oils, Acrylics and Gouache Learn to Build Confidence and Skill Levels with 30 Practical Exercises

How to Paint with Oils, Acrylics and Gouache Learn to Build Confidence and Skill Levels with 30 Practical Exercises

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2013

Learn to build confidence and skill levels with 30 practical exercises. Oil, acrylic and gouache painting made easy in a comprehensive, fully illustrated step-by-step guide. It includes an introduction to artists' materials, including canvases, papers, paint, brushes, additives, gels, pastes, supports, varnish, easels and more. Learn basic techniques such as scaling up photographs, making an underdrawing, blending, brush strokes, and special effects, such as sgrafitto, impasto, and drybrush. Covers popular subject areas from landscapes and nature to still lives - paint an Italian country scene, anemones in alla prima style, and studies of autumn leaves, pumpkins, a teapot and seashells. Packed with expert advice and beautifully illustrated with more than 400 photographs. This is the ideal introductory book for anyone with an interest in learning how to paint with oils, acrylics and gouache. All you need to do is follow the simple instructions and basic techniques shown in the clear step-by-step photography. There is comprehensive information on the range and characteristics of the different types of paint, and a suggested starter palette. Advice is given on choosing and using paintbrushes, palettes, papers and canvas, and on working with paint additives and sealing work with different types of varnish. There then follows thirty practice exercises and techniques, which teach through example and include many popular subject areas to help you begin to produce your own art works. Concisely written and richly illustrated, this book contains everything you need to advance quickly to an excellent standard.

Watercolour, Oil and Drawing

Watercolour, Oil and Drawing

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2012

This title helps you in mastering the art of drawing and painting with step-by-step projects and techniques shown in over 2450 photographs. This is a boxed set of fully illustrated practical guides to painting and drawing with watercolours, oils, acrylics, gouaches and charcoal. It includes a complete guide to artist's materials. This is a comprehensive teaching course from beginner level to advanced skills: the different strokes, washes, and how to mix the paints to create the right palette, drawing outlines, shading and tonal work, line and wash, sketching, using negative spacing, blending, frottage and sgraffito, as well as fundamental principles such as understanding perspective, composition and colour. This instructive painting course offers step-by-step projects to help you to put the basics into practice. There are projects for beginners, and others for intermediate painters, grouped by subject and by complexity. Covering the varied media of watercolours, acrylics, oils, gouache and drawing, this new box set is the perfect practical art guide whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced artist looking for inspiration and to expand your skills. Each concisely written, beautifully illustrated book begins with a helpful introduction that explains the basics for each technique, plus some of the fundamentals of art, such as colour theory, scale and perspective. Each then offers small-scale practice exercises and 20 to 25 projects, shown step by step. Whatever your level of experience, these accessible and inspiring handbooks are packed with practical advice and tips for every new artist.

Colour Mixing Bible

Colour Mixing Bible

Author: Ian Sidaway Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2004