The Complete Painting and Drawing Handbook

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Aimed at the novice artist, the book is organized around simple guidelines, which help the reader to progress in a structured manner and achieve satisfying results. The book is structured into four sections - drawing, watercolor, acrylics and oils. Each section opens with an overview of materials and basic techniques, and then moves on to achievable step-by-step projects that will help to train the reader's eye and develop their painting or drawing skills. Clear explanations of basic principles encourage readers ...
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Overview

Aimed at the novice artist, the book is organized around simple guidelines, which help the reader to progress in a structured manner and achieve satisfying results. The book is structured into four sections - drawing, watercolor, acrylics and oils. Each section opens with an overview of materials and basic techniques, and then moves on to achievable step-by-step projects that will help to train the reader's eye and develop their painting or drawing skills. Clear explanations of basic principles encourage readers to tackle subjects ranging from simple studies to landscapes and portraits, and galleries of contemporary artwork illustrate how successful artists approach different topics and techniques. Written by practicing artists, whose enthusiasm will inspire as well as guide, this book brings a breath of fresh air to practical art teaching. With vibrant artworks and engaging text, the books encourage the reader to experiment in order to develop their skills and gain confidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756656423
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 596,895
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    This is truly a complete Art book

    This book has everything one could ask for under one cover. It spans eveything from beginning drawing to an excellent painting. It takes the reader through all of the points of values, depths, shadowing etc. for all mediums.
    It is a user friendly book and a great reference for any Art work you are trying to accomplish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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