In The Art of Painting Animals, aspiring painters will learn how to work with oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints to bring their favorite animals to life on paper or canvas.
Each medium has its section that begins with an introduction, which includes a section of helpful information on basic tools and materials including paints, brushes, appropriate supports, and additional material followed by a quick guide to techniques and artist tips for rendering animal features and fur, as well as natural textures such as bark and foliage.
Talented artists guide readers through a series of easy-to-follow step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects from pets and horses to wildlife and birds. Projects include a moose, a Shih Tzu dog, a fox, a deer, a lynx, and many more Along the way, aspiring artists will find helpful tips and tricks for establishing a compelling composition, achieving accurate proportions, and developing expressive animal faces and emotions.
With its breadth of content and instruction, The Art of Painting Animals is perfect for any animal-loving artist's collection.
The Art of Watercolor Painting offers a fresh take on a beloved classic art medium. This comprehensive how-to-paint book opens with a thorough introduction to the essential watercolor tools and materials artists need to get started, including paintbrushes, watercolor paints, sketchbooks, papers, and supports. Next, readers will learn about the fundamentals of watercolor, as well as a variety of painting techniques, including creating washes, mixing colors, preserving the white of the paper, painting soft blends, rendering realistic reflections, and working wet into wet, among others. Following this helpful introduction, four expert watercolorists show artists how to put their painting skills to use through simple step-by-step lessons, starting with initial sketches and culminating in final works of art. With subject matter that ranges from the whimsical to the traditional, including flowers, fairies, oceans, birds, and horses, The Art of Watercolor Painting features projects to suit artists of all tastes and skill levels. Also included are techniques specific to painting lifelike portraits, as well as tips for painting seascapes, including waves, ripples, foam, rocks, sand, boats, sunsets, and clouds. A section on Chinese brush painting features step-by-step painting lessons of a number of traditional subjects using time-honored painting techniques. With inspiration, instruction, and professional tips and tricks on virtually every page, The Art of Watercolor Painting is nothing short of an all-inclusive resource for both beginning and experienced watercolor artists alike. A handy index complements this reference guide, making this gorgeous full-color book the perfect addition to any artist's library.
Still lifes consist of everything from traditional wine and cheese set-ups and fruit and flower compositions to more complex arrangements, such as pottery, porcelain, and glassware. As a fundamental topic in art instruction, drawing still lifes appeals to beginning and intermediate artists alike. In Drawing Still Lifes, beginningartists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic still lifes in pencil, and intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. From choosing the right drawing paper, tools, and materials and understanding how to hold and handle the pencil to learning how to arrange compelling compositions and mastering basic pencil strokes, Drawing Still Lifes features valuable information for learning to draw using pencil as your medium. Approachable instruction from a professional artist includes information for selecting subject matter, setting up balanced compositions, lighting scenes properly, mastering perspective, and using reference photos to draw three-dimensional objects by building up form and adding shading. Also included is helpful information for creating a value scale and rendering a diverse range of textures, such as fabric, glass, wood, metal, water, and foliage, among others. With its combination of art tips, drawing techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step drawing projects, as well as breathtakingly realistic artwork to encourage and inspire, artists will be well on their way to creating beautiful graphite-pencil still life drawings of fruit, plants, trees, shrubbery, flowers, tabletop scenes, and more, from start to finish. Discover how fun and engaging pencil drawing can be with Drawing Still Lifes.
Описание: With Figure Drawing, aspiring graphite and charcoal artists will learn everything they need to know about drawing the human figure and how to master gestures, proportions, and body movement. The book begins with an introduction to basic tools and materials, guiding the reader in how to select the right pencils, papers, erasers, and other materials to begin their study of life drawing. Additionally, artists will find a plethora of information about drawing techniques, blending, and shading. Before diving into the easy step-by-step exercises, aspiring artists will also find helpful instruction in how to render form and features, including facial features. Talented professional artist Jennifer Gennari guides the reader in how to use drawing pencils to render lifelike gestures and movement through a variety of step-by-step projects that demonstrate the basics of composition, contour drawing, and rendering anatomy, as well as a variety of techniques such as blending, shading, and using light and shadow to bring the form to life. With its breadth of instruction, variety of subject matter, and inspirational artwork, Figure Drawing is the perfect resource to start building artist proficiency in the art of drawing the human figure.
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