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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 ...
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.
|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|
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.
Posted December 21, 2009
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.