The New Artist's Manual: The Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques

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Here's four years of art school in book formminus the loans. Taking the top lessons, methods, and instruction from the best-selling Artist's Manual and Art Class, plus all-new material, The New Artist's Manual is a veritable bible for beginners as well as an invaluable reference for accomplished artists. This is the definitive hands-on art volume, covering the ins and outs of equipment and hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. Comprehensive and easily referenced, The New Artist's Manual clearly ...
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Overview

Here's four years of art school in book formminus the loans. Taking the top lessons, methods, and instruction from the best-selling Artist's Manual and Art Class, plus all-new material, The New Artist's Manual is a veritable bible for beginners as well as an invaluable reference for accomplished artists. This is the definitive hands-on art volume, covering the ins and outs of equipment and hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. Comprehensive and easily referenced, The New Artist's Manual clearly explains all the artist's essential tools and materialshow to choose them, how to use them, and how to care for themand includes detailed instructions on working with media ranging from watercolor to acrylic and from pencil to pastels. Packed with information on myriad techniques, from color use and composition to subject choice, numerous tips from professional working artists, plus a whopping 1300 color photos and illustrations, The New Artist's Manual is everything painters and illustrators need to begin, develop, and perfect their craftmaking it the definitive studio companion.
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Adult/High School-Although critics might claim that this book is simply a boilerplate version of Jennings's Artist's Color Manual (2003) and Art Class (1999, both Chronicle), they would be wrong. More than 100 artists lend their expertise and work to this step-by-step guide. On virtually every page, teens will encounter descriptive sidebars containing definitions, technical advice, and/or illustrations used to enhance the primary text. Equally helpful are the "see also" references that guide readers to related topics detailed elsewhere in the book. Health and safety issues, "reading a paint tube," and a list of principal art-materials suppliers (including Web sites) are included. The underlying thread in this book is the author's attention to observation in tandem with the processes involved in drawing, sketching, and selecting materials. To that end, he fulfills his expectation to provide readers with "a thorough technical grasp of materials and methods" critical to developing a personal vision and creating art.-Claudia C. Holland, Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811851244
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Jennings is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a professional painter and graphic designer. He lives in the UK.
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