Painting with Watercolor, Pen & Ink

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Create worlds of incredible pen, ink and watercolor art with Claudia Nice!

Let best-selling author and artist Claudia Nice show you how to create incredible art in pen, ink and watercolor. She makes it easy by covering all the drawing and painting basics—everything from materials and texture techniques to color theory and special effects. It's a one-of-a-kind course in making extraordinary art, from mastering value, contrast and definition to ...

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Overview


Create worlds of incredible pen, ink and watercolor art with Claudia Nice!

Let best-selling author and artist Claudia Nice show you how to create incredible art in pen, ink and watercolor. She makes it easy by covering all the drawing and painting basics—everything from materials and texture techniques to color theory and special effects. It's a one-of-a-kind course in making extraordinary art, from mastering value, contrast and definition to getting your surface techniques just right.

You'll never run out of ideas or challenges. Claudia provides guidelines, advice and techniques for rendering hundreds of your favorite places, environments and animals with the kind of detail you've only dreamed about. In fact, this incredible volume—a compilation collection some of the finest instruction from Claudia's best-selling books—contains enough instruction, inspiration and gorgeous art to keep you drawing, painting and enjoying the outdoors for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581802658
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 221
  • Sales rank: 693,507
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.72 (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 6
Chapter 1 Materials 8
Chapter 2 Basic Texturing Techniques 14
Chapter 3 The Look of Transparency 30
Chapter 4 Metallic Impressions 44
Chapter 5 Earth and Stone Textures 54
Chapter 6 Skies and Weather 68
Chapter 7 Wood Grain Patterns 78
Chapter 8 Trees and Forests 90
Chapter 9 Tide Pools and Tropical Reefs 122
Chapter 10 Fields of Flowers 142
Chapter 11 Desert Drylands 160
Chapter 12 Ponds, Swamps and Marshes 178
Chapter 13 Mountains, Crags and Crevices 196
Chapter 14 Still Life Strategies 212
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  • Posted February 14, 2010

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    Great book You should buy

    I am a long time pen and ink artist who has done sketches in pen and ink for my own pleasure. In the past two years I have taken water color classes, and have heard Cluaudia Nices named mentioned from my instructor that if he was to write a book on watercolor painting, that the format that she used would be the way he would do it. The book is very good at discribing the thecniques used to combine watercolor painting with pen and ink. Very informative, I will be using it as a reference manual for
    all my future paintings and will buy other books from her in the future.

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

    Excellent Introduction

    I bought this as a gift for someone wanting to start working in watercolor. She is already a professional artist but looking to try something new, so that is the context of her review.

    It's a very good introduction to the basics of water color. It has good information presented in a easy to understand format. There are plenty of pictures to illustrate techniques. This book should help overcome the initial hesitation many people have when trying something new.

    There are limits to how far any one book can go, but this is a good start. I'm not sure if combining watercolor with pen & ink serves the reader well, but there are enough similarites for me that it works.

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