An Introduction to Art Techniques

An Introduction to Art Techniques

Book - 1999 | 1st pbk. ed.
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Penguin Putnam
A comprehensive guide for the enthusiastic beginner and the experienced artist alike, this beautifully illustrated guidebook encompasses seven basic elements of art technique in one comprehensive volume. The subjects included are drawing, perspective, watercolor, pastels, oil painting, acrylics, and mixed media.

Easy-to-follow projects — from drawing natural forms to creating a photo collage — teach you all the essentials of each subject and inspire you to go on to master more complex techniques. Close-up, step-by-step photographs show artworks being created before your eyes, revealing the secrets of how professional artists produce their work. And the book covers wide range of specific subjects — from mixing watercolors to blockprintmaking, from tonal drawing to oil painting in layers — to give a truly comprehensive overview of what you need to know to be a visual artist. 

Artists Ray Smith, Michael Wright, and James Horton specialize in each medium and have written clear and authoritative texts. With expert knowledge and accessible presentation, this is an top-quality art course in book form.

Baker & Taylor
Fullcolor, stepbystep photographs demonstrate a wide variety of art theory, techniques, and effects for figure drawing, watercolor, and oil painting, in a handbook that provides valuable information on equipment, art materials, color methods, composition, and more. Original.

Book News
This illustrated reference for the enthusiastic beginner and the experienced artist covers drawing, perspective, watercolors, pastels, oils, acrylics, and mixed media. Close-up, step-by-step color photographs show artworks being created, revealing the secrets of how professional artists produce their work. The book includes a wide range of specific topics from mixing watercolors to blockprintmaking, tonal drawing, oil painting in layers, experimental techniques, materials, and much more. The text is written by artists who specialize in each particular medium. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, 1999.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780789451514
0789451514
Characteristics: 479 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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