Learn how to draw cute household pets, impressive wild animals and amazing birds using this fun and easy step-by-step method. Starting with simple shapes, four popular artists show how easy it is to develop circles, rectangles, squares and ovals into an exciting selection of creatures including cats, dogs, horses, lions, elephants, monkeys, penguins and eagles. If you have never drawn before this is definitely the book for you, and there is a lot here to inspire more experienced artists too. Uses material from the How to Draw series.
Series: Ready to PaintWatercolour FlowersPaperbackWendy Tait9781844482849$21.95ART Jul 10, 2008
Keen to paint. but your drawing skills let you down? This book provides pull-out tracings for five beautiful floral paintings, along with full step-by-step instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint. A clear guide on how to transfer the tracings to your watercolour paper is included, along with a helpful section on what materials to use. Wendy Tait's new book makes painting flowers simple and accessible, and offers guidance on how you can develop your new painting skills.
This book is a comprehensive course in watercolour landscape painting by expert Society of All Artists tutor, Matthew Palmer. Matthew is renowned for his beautiful, detailed paintings and his ability to teach effective painting using simple techniques. He teaches over 150 pupils per week and also appears regularly on TV. The book begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including, easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to paint skies, tree, water and figures in watercolour. There are the... + Read More
Creativity, along with imaginative use of the popular watercolour medium, suffuses Jane Betteridge's work. In this, her first book, she shares her painting techniques and methods with you. Learn to use watercolour paints in unusual and surprising ways to create works bursting with vibrancy and beauty.
Series: ZendoodleMeditative drawing to calm your inner selfPaperbackSusanne Schaadt9781782212348$17.95ART Oct 30, 2015
Drawing should always be a fun pastime; it's a great way to relax and let your imagination run wild. It can also be a fantastic meditative exercise. All you need is some paper, some pens and pencils and you're ready to unwind. The Japanese word zen means meditation and when you combine this concept with these simple yet stunning drawings you get zendoodle. The projects are designed by therapist and art education professional Susanne Schaadt and are intended to bring calm and help focus the mind. The idea is that drawing simple and repetitive ... + Read More
Terry Harrison shows how to paint landscapes in acrylics using a range of simple brush techniques, and the authors own range of brushes. He introduces the brushes, which he has designed to carry out specific techniques, and also explains which other materials are required, including using a limited palette of paint colours. He then describes what each of the brushes is suitable for, before going on to explain acrylic painting techniques such as painting a tree close-up, painting reflections and snow, creating distance and using texture pastes, ... + Read More
Readers who want to learn to paint but can not rely on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book. The outlines of five paintings (plus one bonus picture) are provided to pull out from the centre of the book. Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs show how to transfer the outlines on to watercolour paper and then how to create beautiful watercolour paintings.
Series: Brush with AcrylicsPainting the Easy WaySpiral boundTerry Harrison9781844480081$24.95ART Sep 01, 2004
Acrylics are easy to master and extremely versatile. Paint can be applied thick like oils, or in washes like watercolour. Also, techniques can be mixed to create unusual and different effects. Using a range of brushes, Terry explores all these different techniques showing how to capture atmosphere, texture and detail . He paints a selection of beautiful landscapes, seascapes and buildings with ease, showing how to apply colour to produce stunning pictures of atmospheric skies, mist covered rivers, vibrant fields of flowers, rustic buildings, ca... + Read More
Series: Paint Yourself CalmColourful, Creative Mindfulness Through WatercolourPaperbackJean Haines9781782212829$36.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jun 16, 2016
Meditative, peaceful and calming, watercolour painting offers a sense of control and self-worth to everyone, with no judgement or goal beyond the joy of painting itself. This book shows you how to calm and enhance your outlook through the movement of brush on paper. Master artist Jean Haines leads you on a journey through paint, showing you how to wipe away your worries with the soothing, gentle strokes of watercolour paint.
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 ar... + Read More
An indispensable guide for anyone keen to learn coloured pencil techniques, or for the experienced artist who would like to build on their existing skills. Filled with information on the basic characteristics and colour ranges of the main kinds of coloured pencil, and step-by-step visual demonstrations of key techniques from blending, blocking in and burning to sgraffito, stippling and impressing. The reader will not only discover how professional artists use imaginative and dynamic styles to interpret a wide range of subjects, but they will al... + Read More
Step into Jean Haines distinctive, exciting world of watercolour with this, the ultimate guide to her influences, style and work. Jean's loose, expressive paintings are filled with colour and personality, embracing a range of subjects that includes flowers, animals, people and places, all influenced by the countries and cities she's lived in and the people she's met during her life. This beautiful book contains easy-to-follow and inspiring introductory sections such as an artists treasure chest and the colour gym, offering practical guidance an... + Read More
Geoff Kersey shows people who have never picked up a paintbrush how to paint convincing watercolour landscapes using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad. Only 3 affordable Students range watercolour paints are used: light red, cadmium yellow pale and ultramarine blue; yet from these, Geoff shows how 9 realistic watercolour scenes can be painted. There is no colour theory or long-winded mixing information to put off the first-time painter, but a practical absolute beginner's course that shows the three colours in a... + Read More
Detailed photographic sequences explore pencil, charcoal, pen and technical pen techniques, including shading, building up, blending, hatching, highlighting, stippling and more. Coloured pencils, chalks, pastels, and pen and ink are also covered with inspirational pictures across a full range of subject matter, including landscapes, buildings, figures, animals, flowers and still life. Techniques are discussed in detail including layering, feathering, burnishing, linear marks and pointillism. The use of paint and brushes is less obvious in a b... + Read More
Series: The Acrylic Flower Painter's A-ZAn Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 40 Popular FlowersPaperbackLexi Sundell9781844482948$19.95ART Jul 09, 2010
This lovely book is an indispensable guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 50 of the most popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the unique beauty of each species. All the techniques you will need are clearly explained and demonstrated, from analysing the shape and structure of flowers to mixing and blending rich, luminous colours, laying washes, creating textured effects, and adding highlights. Each featured flower includes information about its distinguishing cha... + Read More
Series: Sea & Sky in AcrylicsTechniques & InspirationPaperbackDave White9781782210672$26.95ART Nov 23, 2015
Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies. He demonstrates spattering, blending backgrounds, painting horizons, finger painting clouds and foam. There is expert advice on the anatomy of waves and how they rise and collapse, creating ripples, surf, foam and spray. Clear instructions show how to paint effective reflections and beaches to improve your seascapes. The sky section shows effective techniques for painting all types of cloud, with some ... + Read More
Series: Start to PaintStart to Paint with WatercoloursThe techniques you need to create beautiful paintingsPaperbackArnold Lowrey9781782213277$23.95ART Feb 22, 2016
Arnold Lowrey is a popular and experienced author and artist, well-known on both sides of the Atlantic. In this new edition of his popular book 'Starting to Paint' (Search Press, 2003) he offers an inspiring and creative introduction to watercolours, and in clear, simple-to-understand terms he explores the materials and techniques you will need to start painting. Using a vibrant and colourful palette, he clearly illustrates all the techniques from laying initial washes and capturing atmosphere to adding interest and detail - and includes a seri... + Read More
In this new and extended edition of her best-selling book in the 'How to Paint' series: 'Colour and Light in Watercolour' (first published 2010), Jean Haines has produced a book even more inspirational than the first. With 40 per cent new material in the form of new hands-on demonstrations, examples of her work and extended text, Jean provides a valuable insight into the materials and techniques she uses to inject colour and light into her stunningly beautiful, award-winning watercolour paintings. Jean's enthusiasm and passion for art is evid... + Read More
All drawing is based on the simple construction of lines and shapes. This great new series teaches how to draw popular subjects in extremely easy step-by-step stages. Even an absolute beginner will be able to create great drawings following these illustrations. In this book, Paul Davies includes a fantastic range of dragons from fearsome flying and fighting beasts to fire-breathing creatures and endearing cartoon-like characters.
Series: All About AcrylicsA complete guide to painting using this versatile mediumPaperbackUte Zander9781844486052$24.95ART Jun 01, 2011
It is suitable for both beginners who wish to familarise themselves with acrylic painting, and more advanced artists who are looking for new ways to express themselves. Whether you prefer traditional or more experimental painting, this book seeks to present a broad range of styles and techniques, and to offer the reader a quick and uncomplicated entry into the world of acrylic painting. After an overview of paints and how they work, there follows an exhaustive section on materials, which describes all the paints, mediums, grounds,brushes and ot... + Read More
Billy Showell is a well-respected botanical watercolour artist, and her exceptional eye for detail and ability to re-create the form, texture, colour and patterning of a wide range of plants have earned her a formidable reputation worldwide. Her compositions are given a contemporary, sometimes playful twist, while retaining all the beauty and accuracy of traditional botanical paintings. In this inspiring and indispensable guide for botanical artists, she reveals the materials, methods and techniques she uses to attain her stunningly beautiful p... + Read More
This is a wonderful introduction to drawing horses and it really demystifies the process of building up the images from initial simple shapes right through to the finished animals. Eva Dutton breaks down the stages into easy steps using a two colour process that clearly shows every line and curve. Even absolute beginners will find themselves creating great drawings when they use this book. An invaluable guide for anyone interested in this subject.
Accomplished artist Jean Haines shares her passion for watercolours in this wonderfully practical book. Known for her exciting techniques and love of colour, Jean takes you on an inspirational painting journey on which youll encounter, amongst other things, magical watercolour flow, glorious washes, sunbursts, and a magnificent hotting it up finale. With her simple exercises, clear advice and easy-to-follow projects, Jean pushes the boundaries and will alter the way you think about watercolours and painting for ever. With a selection of popular... + Read More
This is an essential book for anyone learning to draw, or wishing to improve their drawing. Starting with the basics of drawing techniques, Civardi gives expert advice on drawing portraits, the clothed figure, hands and feet and scenery, finishing with a section on the importance of light and shade. Civardi's technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any artist.
Artists who work from photographic source material need to learn how to adapt and improve in order to create a successful painting. Geoff Kersey is a master of this way of working, and here he shows how it is done. Reference photographs, colour charts and preparatory sketches are shown alongside all the finished paintings in this book, with full details of the adaptations and creative processes involved. There are plenty of clear tips and advice, and an illustrated glossary of all the painting terms used. Readers who want much more advice on ad... + Read More
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