The Complete Artist's Manual: The Definitive Guide to Painting and Drawing

The Complete Artist's Manual: The Definitive Guide to Painting and Drawing

by Simon Jennings
     
 

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The practical, accessible painting and drawing guidance that made The Artist's Manual and The New Artist's Manual beloved classics now returns in a refreshed design and compact new package. With the same breadth of content as the originals, this updated version is packed with easy to follow instructions, including comprehensive information about all

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Overview

The practical, accessible painting and drawing guidance that made The Artist's Manual and The New Artist's Manual beloved classics now returns in a refreshed design and compact new package. With the same breadth of content as the originals, this updated version is packed with easy to follow instructions, including comprehensive information about all varieties of materials and tools, along with hundreds of critical techniques for mastering composition, color, line, tone, and more. Copiously illustrated in 1,300 color photos and examples from working artists, this new edition is the definitive guide for artists of every skill level looking to begin, develop, and perfect their skills. The Complete Artist's Manual is today's essential studio companion.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/15/2014
In his latest wide-ranging artist's manual, Jennings walks readers through a great variety of drawing and painting techniques. While there are no step-by-step projects here, there is a lot of insightful description of principles, tools, and practices. The text is bolstered by over 1,300 color photographs of finished works, sketches, works in progress, tools, media, and materials. Chapters cover drawing and painting surfaces; choosing a subject, color, and composition; setting up a workspace; and the discipline of a routine creative practice. VERDICT This newly updated manual will have broad appeal to beginning and intermediate artists, and can even help experienced professionals hone their craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452127163
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
275,100
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Simon Jennings has conceived, designed, and produced numerous art and design books. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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