This title helps you in mastering the art of drawing and painting with step-by-step projects and techniques shown in over 2450 photographs. This is a boxed set of fully illustrated practical guides to painting and drawing with watercolours, oils, acrylics, gouaches and charcoal. It includes a complete guide to artist's materials. This is a comprehensive teaching course from beginner level to advanced skills: the different strokes, washes, and how to mix the paints to create the right palette, drawing outlines, shading and tonal work, line and wash, sketching, using negative spacing, blending, frottage and sgraffito, as well as fundamental principles such as understanding perspective, composition and colour. This instructive painting course offers step-by-step projects to help you to put the basics into practice. There are projects for beginners, and others for intermediate painters, grouped by subject and by complexity. Covering the varied media of watercolours, acrylics, oils, gouache and drawing, this new box set is the perfect practical art guide whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced artist looking for inspiration and to expand your skills.
Each concisely written, beautifully illustrated book begins with a helpful introduction that explains the basics for each technique, plus some of the fundamentals of art, such as colour theory, scale and perspective. Each then offers small-scale practice exercises and 20 to 25 projects, shown step by step. Whatever your level of experience, these accessible and inspiring handbooks are packed with practical advice and tips for every new artist.
Ian Sidaway has been an artist for over 40 years and is the author of 20 art techniques books. Wendy Jelbert works in a wide variety of media, from watercolour and gouache to acrylics and oils. She is the author of a number of art books. Sarah Hoggett is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in practical art and photography titles.