Practical Guide to Painting is the perfect one-stop resource to help you build your painting skills! Now it's easier than ever for the beginning artist to master the art of painting. This comprehensive reference explains all the theories and techniques you need to paint successfully in every major genre. The 800 spectacular illustrations and dozens of hands-on lessons help you learn by doing. First, you'll see how to paint the basic geometric shapes that underlie all forms, then you will gradually progress to study such important principles as tonal values, composition, perspective, and proportion. You'll also find expert guidance and practical approaches to expressing the effects of light and shadow, texture, and more in a wide array of subjects, from a simple still life setup of apples and a kettle to rural and urban landscapes, birds and other animals, male and female nudes, portraits, and caricatures. What's more, Practical Guide to Painting explores virtually every painting medium, including, watercolor, oil, acrylic... Finally, exercises and step-by-step demonstrations offer an array of fabulous opportunities for practice and experimentation, helping unleash the creative ingenuity in every artist.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.36(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.62(d)|