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Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

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Achieve exciting effects with minimal effort and maximum "wow!"

Pen and ink adds a whole new dimension to the loose, lovely look of watercolor. In this book, popular artists and bestselling author Claudia Nice shows you how to combine the best of both mediums, using pen and ink to turn up the texture and resonance in your paintings.

Using straightforward techniques like bruising, spatter, stippling and pen blending, you'll discover an easy, ...

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Overview


Achieve exciting effects with minimal effort and maximum "wow!"

Pen and ink adds a whole new dimension to the loose, lovely look of watercolor. In this book, popular artists and bestselling author Claudia Nice shows you how to combine the best of both mediums, using pen and ink to turn up the texture and resonance in your paintings.

Using straightforward techniques like bruising, spatter, stippling and pen blending, you'll discover an easy, expressive approach to painting. Learn how to add age to a quaint cottage. Invite viewers down a country lane. Evoke and owl's mottled feathers, the shine of fine china, the neon lights of the city, and more.

  • Explores a multitude of favorite subjects, including country scenes, cityscapes, wildlife, skies, water and still life.
  • Features expert advice on how and when to add pen-and-ink enhancements.
  • Contains dozens of demonstrations and annotated paintings for fast, fun learning.
Filled with the charm and passion of an artist's personal sketchbook, Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor will inspire you to turn your everyday surroundings into fresh, heartfelt art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440318351
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 12/7/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 387,528
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Nice is the author of 12 successful North Light books including Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor, How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, and Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice. Well-known by both fine artists and decorative painters, her friendly voice and clear instruction reach many artists.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Tools and Materials 6

Basic Color Mixing 7

Color Mixing Guide Using Six Primary Hues 8

Basic Pen Strokes 10

Brushstrokes and Techniques 11

Pen, Ink and Watercolor Techniques 13

Chapter 1 Field Studies 14

Chapter 2 Nostalgic Buildings 32

Chapter 3 Capturing the Urban Scene 48

Chapter 4 Wild Wanderings 64

Chapter 5 Waterways 82

Chapter 6 Out in the Weather 100

Chapter 7 Familiar Arrangements 112

Index 124

About the Author 126

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