Author(s): HARRISON HAZEL
This is a superb guide to the fundamentals of working with charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, as well as in waterpaints, oils, acrylics and pastels. It is a perfect introduction for beginners, and an inspirational reference for experienced artists to help develop skills, technique and individual style. It includes advice on how to use a broad range of equipment and artists' materials. It offers step-by-step demonstrations and fine examples of portraiture, figurative work, landscapes, still life, graphic and abstract work. This book is a comprehensive course on practical and creative techniques using a wide range of artists' materials and equipment. It covers all the most popular media: charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, waterpaints, oils, acrylics and pastels. The reader is taken through the essential techniques with step-by-step demonstrations, and lively and inspirational works by contemporary artists illustrate the skills in action. Special focus features are included on painting and drawing portraits, figures, landscapes and buildings. With tried-and-tested techniques and expert advice, the book is an invaluable reference for every amateur artist.
Hazel Harrison is a highly experienced and respected figure in the world of practical art publishing. She is a practising artist, having studied at the Royal Academy School of Painting in London. She divides her time between writing and painting.