The Instant Artist: 40 Quick and Easy Projects that Teach You How to Draw and Paint

The Instant Artist: 40 Quick and Easy Projects that Teach You How to Draw and Paint

by Ian Sidaway
     
 

Do you want to instantly sketch a self-portrait, paint a scenic view, or draw just-purchased flowers? One of the best-selling authors in the field will help you capture the range of popular subjects in media from pencil to acrylic. "Valuable."--Library Journal. "A real find....If you're looking for comprehensive coverage of painting and drawing in all of itsSee more details below

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Do you want to instantly sketch a self-portrait, paint a scenic view, or draw just-purchased flowers? One of the best-selling authors in the field will help you capture the range of popular subjects in media from pencil to acrylic. "Valuable."--Library Journal. "A real find....If you're looking for comprehensive coverage of painting and drawing in all of its forms...plenty of instructional tips...will enhance your skills or help you learn new ones."--www.decorativeartist.com.

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Library Journal
Titles with words like "instant," "quick," and "easy" in them make me nervous. In an effort to avoid intimidating the student, this one promises more than can logically be delivered. Sidaway's book does present a good starting point for beginning artists. Part 1 surveys tools and materials; Part 2 outlines eight basic disciplines necessary for most genres, including line, tone composition, and perspective; and Part 3 comprises 32 projects in still life, landscape, and the figure. Nevertheless, Simon Jennings's Art Class: A Complete Guide to Painting (LJ 7/00) was more comprehensive. Jennings relied on the advice and the work of a large group of artists to help the beginner choose media, tools, and techniques. A broad variety of media was surveyed, from charcoal to pastels, watercolor, gouache, and oils, and exercises compared the same subject (e.g., a red-enameled coffeepot, painted in both acrylic and pastel). Thus, while Sidaway's book is valuable, Jennings's is a better purchase. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855858923
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.84(h) x 0.67(d)

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