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Painting & art manuals

See below for a selection of the latest books from Painting & art manuals category. Presented with a red border are the Painting & art manuals books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Painting & art manuals books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Four-Step Watercolour 150 Skill-Building Projects to Paint

Four-Step Watercolour 150 Skill-Building Projects to Paint

Author: Marina Bakasova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Marina Bakasova loves to paint, and with the help of this book, you will too! She has put together this varied collection of her favourite subjects and shows you how to paint each one in her loose, characterful style. Each project can be completed in just four simple steps, using a small selection of colours and a handful of tried-and-tested watercolour techniques. Maybe you want to create a hand-painted birthday card or a piece of artwork to frame and hang on the wall, or embellish your hand-written journals and planners? Or perhaps you simply want to learn the relaxing art of painting with watercolours? Whatever your motivation, with 150 projects to choose from you'll not fail to find something to inspire you.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step

Author: M. Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Praise for the previous edition: The book brings together the work of Margaret Evans, Paul Hardy and Peter Coombs to help you to master the pastel medium. The three artists bring a good balance of work to the book, with Peter Coombs and Paul Hardy covering landscapes and townscapes, while Margaret Evans concentrates on flowers. Sections on using a limited palette, composition, colour mixing and colours for painting flowers, are interspersed with 13 demonstrations accompanied by good, clear step-by-step photographs. - Leisure Painter This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all soft pastel painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. It uses material from the following titles in the Step-by-Step Leisure Arts series: Painting with Pastels by Peter Coombs, Landscapes in Pastel by Paul Hardy, Flowers in Pastel by Margaret Evans and Light in Pastel by Paul Hardy. Starting with advice on materials, it moves on to pastel basics such as blending, adding tone and using a limited palette. There are sections on landscape painting featuring advice on composition and painting trees and water, capturing light in pastels with tips on colour mixing, and finally flower painting, with additional information on adding water to pastels. Throughout the book, the art of painting in pastels is taught through 13 beautiful, easy to follow step-by-step projects, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the three featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Previously published as 9781844488612.

How To Draw Coasts & Harbours

How To Draw Coasts & Harbours

Author: Mark Bergin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Creative Alcohol Inks A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Amazing Effects--Explore Painting, Pouring, Blending, Textures, and More!

Creative Alcohol Inks A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Amazing Effects--Explore Painting, Pouring, Blending, Textures, and More!

Author: Ashley Mahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

Pour and paint your way to stunning fluid effects. In Creative Alcohol Inks, artist and Instagrammer Ashley Mahlberg of @inkreel shares step-by-step techniques for creating spontaneous, organic effects with this vibrant transparent medium. Get an overview of essential materials, substrates, and finishes. Explore techniques for applying alcohol inks, such as pouring, creating texture, lifting, masking, adding embellishments, and more. Learn helpful troubleshooting tips and tricks. Use what you've learned to create one-of-a-kindartworks and stylish projects. Find your creative flow with Creative Alcohol Inks! Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.

The Addictive Sketcher

The Addictive Sketcher

Author: Adebanji Alade Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Giving an insight into how this inspiring and talented artist works, The Addictive Sketcher passes on Adebanji Alade's infectious enthusiasm and will have the reader reaching for a pencil or pen to have a go. Adebanji has a skill and a passion for speaking and motivating his audience in a fun and engaging way, and this is reflected in his writing style. Lively, stimulating and instructive, it is packed with numerous examples of the author's sketches as well as examples of his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author's techniques. Adebanji's work covers a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, crowd scenes, urban scenes and seascapes. He's particularly well known for his portraits and working outdoors capturing the life of London where he lives. This book includes examples from a range of subject areas.

The Art of Paperblue

The Art of Paperblue

Author: Jae-Chul Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

The Wildlife Artist's Handbook

The Wildlife Artist's Handbook

Author: Jackie Garner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

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.

Big Ideas: Drawing Faces

Big Ideas: Drawing Faces

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

The Paint Pouring Workshop Learn to Create Dazzling Abstract Art with Acrylic Pouring

The Paint Pouring Workshop Learn to Create Dazzling Abstract Art with Acrylic Pouring

Author: Marcy Ferro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Jump into the exciting world of paint pouring--and instantly create dazzling, abstract art--with this comprehensive how-to guide by the popular founder of the Mixed Media Girl YouTube channel. Paint pouring--which involves using a free-flowing acrylic paint mixture created with a pouring medium, such as glue and water--is the hottest trend for making abstract art. In this fun, colorful guide, Marcy Ferro explains everything about working in this popular form. Learn how to create eye-catching color combos, set up a dedicated (or a paint-proof) workspace, control your pours, and much more. Along with the essentials, Ferro demonstrates a wide range of techniques, from familiar favorites such as the dirty pour and flip cup to novel ways of manipulating paint with a hair dryer or string. With Marcy's guidance, mesmerizing paintings are just a pour away!

Stan Lee's Master Class Lessons in Drawing, World-Building, Storytelling, Manga, and Digital Comics from the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Incredible Hulk

Stan Lee's Master Class Lessons in Drawing, World-Building, Storytelling, Manga, and Digital Comics from the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Incredible Hulk

Author: Stan Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In this book, comics icon Lee provides aspiring comics artists with the modern tools they need to succeed in the world of comic-book creation. Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective and character design, as well as brand-new topics like manga art styles, digital art and more, this is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic-book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic-book artwork to professional-quality levels.

Big Ideas: Drawing Animals

Big Ideas: Drawing Animals

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019