Aimed at all painters, from beginners to the more experienced, this book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of acrylic painting: what to do, and what not to do. Learn how to choose and mix colors, and create a multitude of effects using only one set of tubes. Discover how to make your own equipment, set up a "studio" space, and use household materials to save money. Beginners can follow processes stage-by-stage, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. A unique section on how to develop your art and take it to a wider public is full of professional secrets which can bring you success much more quickly. Try it” and Fix it” panels placed throughout the book suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills, and avoiding or correcting common painting errors.
Learn the secrets of painting with acrylics from a lifelong master.
Demonstrates the versatility of acrylic paints, covers color, texture, glazing, and layering, and includes demonstrations of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits
Acrylics are famous for their versatility. They can be used straight from the tube to look like oil paints. They can be thinned with water or painting medium and used like traditional watercolors. Or they can be used with techniques unique to acrylics. Instructive and inspirational, this book brings together the diverse styles of seven top acrylic painters to illustrate the versatility and creative excitement of acrylics. You'll learn their tips, tricks, and techniques in 28 step-by-step demonstrations. Each artist's section ends with a brilliant gallery of finished work.
A guide to acrylic painting introduces the basic techniques of the medium and provides step-by-step instructions for twelve acrylic projects.
Filled with inspirational artwork and solid instruction, this guide will delight loyal acrylic painters and encourage artists from other mediums to cross over. Greer's instruction capitalizes on the brilliant colors available in acrylics and shows artists how to paint with them using proven "watercolor" and "oil" techniques. Starting with 16 mini-demos, artists are encouraged to: *Jump right in and follow step-by-step instructions for mastering techniques such as masking, splattering, underpainting, washes and more *Learn tips and tricks for rendering many elements of landscape including trees, flowers, roads and reflections The second section of the book features four complete painting demonstrations that challenge artists to exercise their new painting techniques through a variety of landscape subjects. Two demonstrations show artists how to use acrylics as an effective base for other mediums.
Just like having a painting tutor on call 24 hours a day - this book is packed with inspiration and know-how for both beginners and more experienced painters. With over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques, this is a guide to watercolour painting with quick fixes and solutions provided throughout for commonly encountered problems.
Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring large-scale projects at the end of most chapters and ample additional opportunities for readers to paint along, this friendly guide will help anyone discover the artist within.
Artist's Painting Techniques is your practical guide to learning how to bring out your inner artist with a wide range of painting styles, whether you want to learn how to use acrylics, watercolors, or oil paints. With progression in mind, this master class will teach you the basic principles of painting and then inspire you to move on to new challenges and create masterpieces of your own. It explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used along the way, but lets you develop your artistic skills on your own terms rather than providing a series of steps to be followed. Whether you are a beginner wanting to take up a new hobby or an experienced artist who wants to expand your horizons and learn new styles, Artist's Painting Techniques will set you on your path to creativity.
A guide to acrylic painting.
Techniques, equipment, forms.
This beautifully illustrated book is an indispensable compendium of essential know-how and ten inspirational projects using watercolor. It includes over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques organized to help you build on each skill you learn. Aimed at all painter levels, Watercolor Secrets is packed with expert advice on every aspect of watercolor painting. Beginners can follow processes step-by-step, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. "Try it" and "fix it" panels placed throughout the book suggest ways to practice and develop new skills and avoid or correct common painting mistakes. Learn how to: Create subtle and dramatic effects Use household materials to save money Pick the right paints, brushes, and equipment to suit your project Choose a proper subject Choose interesting color palettes Each topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page spread, is fully explained and illustrated with photographs and more detailed diagrams where helpful. Advance your artistic understanding, dexterity, and ingenuity with the over 200 secrets included to help you practice the skills you've learned.
Presents instructions on working in a variety of media, including watercolors, acrylic, and oils, and includes demonstrations on painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes
Offers step-by-step instructions and advice for painting realistic surfaces and textures in oil and acrylic, covering such topics as painting sand, grass, water, fur, feathers, and butterfly wings.
The author of the bestselling The New Acrylics provides an in-depth resource for acrylic artists with an emphasis on a variety of different paint formulas, providing side-by-side comparisons of different combinations of paint consistencies and the range of effects created. Original.
Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces is an inspiring, mixed media workbook on how to draw and paint beautiful, fashion illustration-style faces. Author Jane Davenport is a beloved artist, and popular international workshop instructor known by her thousands of students and fans for her over-the-top, enthusiastic, happy and encouraging style. In this book, she guides you step-by-step through the foundations of drawing a face, developing successful features, creating skintones, playing with bright colors, shading, highlighting and much more as you learn to create amazing mixed media portraits. Master a variety of techniques that employ pencil, marker, pen, watercolor, acrylic paint, ink, pastel, and ephemera as you happily dance your way through the exercises in this brilliant guide.
Rediscover the joy of sketching and drawing. This beautifully illustrated book is an indispensable compendium of essential know-how and stimulating projects. Both inspirational and practical, the book includes over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques organized to help you build on each skill you learn. The expert advice and tried-and-true techniques that fill these pages have been gleaned from the author’s more than 30 years of experience. Beginners can follow processes step-by-step, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems or to get some fresh ideas. “Try it” and “fix it” panels placed throughout the book suggest ways to practice and develop new skills and avoid or correct common mistakes. Learn how to: Use lines, contours, and shading to create subtle and dramatic effects Use household materials to save money Pick the right pencils, pens, crayons, paper, sketchbooks, and other equipment to suit your projects Choose interesting subjects Design captivating compositions Use essential techniques such as crosshatching, scumbling, smudging, and using lost edges Each topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page spread, is fully explained and illustrated with photographs and more detailed diagrams where helpful. Advance your artistic understanding, dexterity, and ingenuity with the over 200 secrets included to help you practice the skills you’ve learned. Open these pages and uncover a love affair with drawing and sketching.
Achieve incredible results in your seascapes with this exciting, informative book. Dave White shows how to paint stunning dramatic marine scenes with beautiful and realistic skies. Simple techniques like spattering, blending and finger painting, and expert advice on the anatomy of waves, cloud types and beach perspective will revolutionise your seascapes. Three projects show step by step how to paint a beach panorama, a spectacular sunset and waves crashing on rocks.
A guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 50 of the popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the beauty of each species. Each featured flower includes information about its characteristics, instructions, a colour palette, and mini demonstrations showing special techniques.
Describes the techniques of acrylic painting, with information on brushes, palettes, painting surfaces, and color relationships.