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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 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452127163
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 576,948
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Introductions 8

Acknowledgements 10

1 Supports 12

2 Drawing Media 36

3 Painting Media 62

4 Where Shall I Start? 122

5 Drawing & Sketching 136

6 Painting Techniques 160

7 Color & Composition 210

8 What Shall I Paint? 234

9 The Studio 342

10 Gallery of Art 356

Reference 384

Index 395

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