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YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT ACRYLICS, RIGHT? Colourful, cheap and what you used in art class. The kind of thing you had at school. A sort of lesser cousin to oil paint? WRONG! Acrylics are one of the most versatile and powerful mediums. They can be mixed with water to make colour washes, or used in opaque layers like oils. In this book, you'll discover techniques that will allow you to work with acrylics in entirely new and exciting ways: creating stencils and stickers, weaving and piping acrylics, creating texture with improvised tools, dripping, smudging and blending, and working with fluorescent paints.
A penguin, a hot fudge sundae, a scooter, a garden gnome...Whether you've never drawn more than a stick figure or you haven't sketched in years, this collection of 50 everyday and quirky subjects will get your creative juices flowing. It's packed with step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and basic techniques to inspire all skill levels. With pages for sketching included, all you need is this book and a pencil to unleash the artist in you!
This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner who wishes to explore this popular painting medium to the experienced artist looking for inspiration and ideas. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, the book goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. Fourteen easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Originally published as 'Working with Watercolour', this book uses material from the 'Leisure Arts' series.
This is a genuinely exciting evolution of a popular series. You'll be guided through some simple exercises and on to complete paintings, gaining valuable insights that will develop and improve your skills. - Artbookreview.net 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 postcard size paintings, 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, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.
Award-winning artist Hashim Akib's striking portraits are at the heart of this inspirational book. The subject of portraiture is seen by many as the zenith of art, and Hash's eaygoing, unpretentious style puts fantastic results within the reach of hobby artists and aspiring professionals alike. Assuming nothing and starting from the basics - making it suitable even for the enthusiastic beginner - this book includes six step-by-step projects to follow; along with friendly but in-depth advice on colour palettes; skintone; composition; working from photographs and models; markmaking; lighting; atmosphere and much more. The book covers many types of portraiture - from the self-portrait to full-length portraits - all presented in Hash's striking, free and contemporary style.
Drawing expert Jake Spicer introduces you to the most important skill in the artist's repertoire: life drawing. Life class remains a key component of nearly every art degree in the UK. From understanding relationships and proportions and considering basic anatomy, to learning about mark-making and tonal values, Jake takes you through the process of drawing the most rewarding of subjects. With step-by-steps and techniques derived from his proven life-class methods, Jake gives you the skills to create beautiful life drawings quickly, successfully and, ultimately, in only 15 minutes.
Learn how to illustrate a variety of landscapes, from coastal vistas and rolling hills to skylines and summer meadows, in this updated new edition. One of the most popular subjects for artists, landscapes are a constant source of inspiration, making us want to convey their beauty, atmosphere and meanings. This practical book offers budding artists the chance to learn from experienced art tutors, and master the skills needed to draw and paint the world around them. An understanding of the various natural forms is key to successful landscape art. Expert tutorials provide this knowledge, from which readers can go on to work through the step-by-step projects. The stages of each project are fully explained, so that students can follow along and learn the methods artists use to observe and capture a vista on paper or canvas. The projects use a range of painting and drawing materials so readers can try their hand at drawing a rocky canyon in soft pastels, painting a French vineyard in watercolours, or tackling a stormy sky in acrylics. By trying out and learning from these varied projects, amateur artists will soon be able to produce their own studies of natural landscapes. This book helps you learn to produce beautiful compositions in oils, acrylics, gouache, waterpaints, pencils and charcoal. Tutorials and projects are accompanied by galleries of professional art, offering insight into how various artistic techniques are employed. The book is illustrated with more than 800 photographs, making it easy to achieve great results. It will give every art student the confidence to express their personal vision and artistic style.
A life-and-limb-saving guide for artists! For centuries, brave artists have sought the elusive offspring of legend's most infamous beasts. Many have met ugly ends whiles scaling cliffs for a glimpse of griffon hatchlings, venturing into dark forests in pursuit of moody little Minotaurs or voyaging to sea where newborn krakens toss boats like bath toys. Here at long last is a more practical, less perilous alternative. Draw Baby Beasties offers a rare, intimate and danger-free view into the formative years of dragons, trolls, harpies and other fantastical creatures. Use the easy-to-follow drawing instructions to start assembling simple shapes, then add shading, texture and color to capture magical unicorn foals, flaming phoenix chicks, gruesome gargoyle pups and other fantastical youth of land, sky and sea. Even beginners can achieve happy results quickly, without risk to life or limb. Complete with fascinating insights on habits, habitats and favorite pastimes, Draw Baby Beasties provides groundbreaking, possibly life-saving instruction for artists who dare take on these awesome and adorable adolescents. Everything you need to draw legendary little ones! Step-by-step demonstrations of 27 baby fantasy creatures Tips for depicting true-to-life anatomy, poses and expressions Narrative profiles of each species
As Picasso said: 'It took me a lifetime to Paint Like a Child'. Raw Drawing is not an art class - it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It's a non-judgmental technique to help you visualize your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil. Since he launched the Raw Drawing initiative in 2017, Italian artist Alessandro Bonaccorsi has given dozens of courses across Italy, helping people expand their creativity. This book brings together all of Alessandro's core teachings, making the power and creativity of raw drawing accessible to everyone. The book is recommended for those over 14 years of age, who are open to let themselves become children again and draw with a carefree mind. Use Raw Drawing to get closer to the heart of things, and learn to appreciate the beauty of the spontaneous.
Build your drawing and character design skills while following the step-by-step instructions of Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute. Beloved illustrator and Instagrammer Heegyum Kim takes you on a magical journey to expand your character-building skills as she shows you how to draw each creature, from simple shapes to identifying marks, and then shares several other options for varying your design. You might change the view, the character's posture, their features, or their expression. Grab your pen and use the open spaces throughout the book to create your own fantastic variations of each one. Whether it's a gremlin, a gargoyle, a hobgoblin, or unicorn-you will be inspired by the fascinating characters of this collection. Fresh, modern, and unexpected, you won't find a more enjoyable way to practice your illustration and expand your imagination.
Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful botanicals, floral forms, plant structures, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, botanical illustrators, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills. Designed as a contemporary, step-by-stepguidebook for artists who are learning to draw botanical forms, Draw Like An Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants features an inclusive array of florals, ferns, succulents, and more, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Melissa Washburn is a skilled illustrator whose clear and elegant drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.