Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor: Techniques in Watercolor (Basic Techniques)
This book will show you how watercolor painters capture their subjects brilliant colors
- Brand: Brand: North Light Books
- ASIN: 0891347305
- UPC: 035313307553
Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour
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 portraits of flowers, fruit and vegetables. There is expert guidance on tools and materials, working from life, observation, and drawing and painting techniques, as well as detailed sections on pattern, texture, and colour and colour mixing. With numerous step-by-step studies, close-up photographs and examples of Billy's exquisite paintings, this book is not only packed full of invaluable advice and information but also a visually stunning showcase for the work of this amazing artist.
- Brand: Search Press
- ASIN: 1844484513
- UPC: 693508009585
Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms
Get nose to bloom with one of the most beloved subjects of painters for generations of artists with Expressive Flower Painting and master pedals, stems, colors, and more. It's almost always one of the first things someone tries to paint--center, petals, stem, voila! Expressive Flower Painting's exercises have a loose, free, contemporary style the likes of which you'd see in galleries, in shops, and even on clothing and home design goods. It's not intimidating, and yet the paintings are colorful, immediate, and joyful and speak to the artist's desire to play, be loose, and to create freely. Lynn Whipple paints wildly and in small to large formats with a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal, and colorful soft pastel. Expressive Flower Painting presents a range of creative painting exercises that help readers develop vibrant nature paintings. This exciting book is an in-depth expansion of Lynn's class called Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting, with additional content.Expressive Flower Painting covers mark making, layering techniques, how to do "spin drawings," color methods, painted backgrounds, working from life, and how to successfully combine a wide variety of media for the maximum effect.
- Brand: Quarry Books
- ASIN: 1631593048
You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less
Learn to draw in 30 days with Emmy award-winning PBS host Mark KistlerDrawing is an acquired skill, not a talent--anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way--in just 20 minutes a day for a month. Inside you'll find:Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and faceMore than 500 line drawings, illustrating each stepTime-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-DThe 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing75 student examples to help gauge your own progress
- Brand: Perseus Book Group
- ASIN: 0738212415
Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days
Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Daysmonviorco)
- ASIN: 0399579729
The Joy of Watercolor: 40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You
Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions!For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side, and achieve moments of peace and tranquility doing so. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results: no previous artistic skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The 40 lessons cover useful topics like: painting on vacation painting your pets layering colors mixing colors painting flowers and plantsSupplies are minimal: a basic palette of watercolors and a selection of brushes, plus nice thick paper, will do the job, yielding bright and whimsical results guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. Painting your own beautiful cards and artwork is within reach!
- ASIN: 0762463295
How to Draw (Dover How to Draw)
Beginners can learn the basics of sketching by combining circles, ovals, rectangles, crescents, and other shapes to produce remarkable likenesses of a number of subjects. Simple, step-by-step diagrams — plus blank practice pages — make it easy for youngsters and would-be artists of all ages to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and other subjects. 30 projects.
- Brand: Dover Publications
- ASIN: 0486472035
- UPC: 800759472031
Watercolor Basics - Painting Flowers
Offers instructions for painting flowers using watercolors, and includes information on mixing colors and highlighting floral designs
- Brand: NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
- ASIN: 0891348948
- UPC: 035313314353
How To Draw Modern Florals: An Introduction To The Art of Flowers, Cacti, and More
Alli Koch has mastered the art of turning simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations. She shares her expertise in How To Draw Modern Florals, a step-by-step guide that teaches everything you need to know about modern florals, including: Tools of the trade Where to find inspiration The anatomy of a flower The basic shapes for drawing a flower You'll feel as though you're sitting down with Alli at a coffee shop as she walks you through the process of drawing and designing all aspects of modern florals. You'll learn designs from classic favorites like the rose to today’s trendiest florals, as well as succulents and cacti—some of Alli's favorites! How to Draw Modern Florals is an introduction, so no experience is needed! If you can draw an S or a C with a pen, Alli can teach you to draw a beautiful, modern floral design.
- ASIN: 1944515410
The Art of Basic Oil Painting: Master techniques for painting stunning works of art in oil-step by step (Collector's Series)
From the days of the early Masters, oil painting has inspired and intrigued artists of all skill levels. In The Art of Basic Oil Painting, artists interested in learning how to work with this complex and multifaceted medium will find inspiration through clear, step-by-step painting lessons covering a variety of approachable subjects. First, artists will be guided through the tools and materials required for oil painting, including brushes, supports, mediums, palettes, and paint. This inclusive book also has sections on basic drawing techniques and color theory, as well as brief overviews of perspective, composition, lighting, and painting from photographs. Expert oil painters then guide artists along the way by outlining basic painting techniques, demonstrating how to work with various mediums, teaching the intricacies of color mixing, and much more in an easy-to-digest format. Artists will enjoy working their way through step-by-step projects spanning a wide range of appealing subjects--including portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals. Full of inspiring and beautiful works of art, The Art of Basic Oil Painting also features techniques for rendering light and shadow, creating textures, and achieving lifelike results. With its fresh approach and plethora of tip...
- Brand: WALTER FOSTER / HACHETTE
- ASIN: 1600583628
- UPC: 050283006206
Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers: 36 Beautiful Flowers and How to Paint Them
Those who practice Chinese brush-painting are very familiar with the blooms of the lotus, peony, and plum blossom. These flowers are common in instructional brush painting books because of their special symbolism in Chinese culture. In Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers, artists will have the opportunity to explore a more diverse range of blooms with the expert guidance of award-winning artist and instructor Joan Lok. Starting with the basics of materials, brushwork, and the five Chinese brush-painting methods, then moving into paint consistency, creating blends of color, and understanding flower anatomy, Lok will guide and inspire the artist to paint any flower in the garden with skill and confidence. Thirty six projects include:SunflowerDay LilyRoseMorning GloryStargazer Lily, and many othersEach flower includes specific technical emphasis, a suggested palette of colors, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers is a down-to-earth and accessible teaching guide for all levels of artist, from beginner up. More than 250 full-color illustrations throughout.
- ASIN: 1438004370
Donna Dewberry's Complete Book of One-Stroke Painting (Decorative Painting)
Introduces decorative painting techniques, demonstrates the brushstrokes used to create flowers, leaves, branches, vines, grass, moss, bows, and ribbons, and suggests a variety of projects
- ASIN: 0891348026
- UPC: 035313311185
Watercolor With Me
Unleash Your Creativity with 50 No-Sketch Watercolor Projects From a classic dogwood rose, to a sly fox, to feathers that take on a dreamy quality, you can create polished artwork in just a few easy steps―no sketching required. Dana Fox, creator of Wonder Forest, is known for her unique and whimsical sense of style, and her popular watercolor workshops have introduced thousands to the joys of painting. In Watercolor With Me in the Forest, Dana provides light outlines of each project, and every page is printed on premium art paper, so you can focus on the watercolor techniques―wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, painting fur and ink and wash. Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, Dana’s creative tricks will ensure that every piece of art is frame-worthy. Whether you’re looking to try a new style, learn the basics or find a new way to de-stress, this step-by- step guide makes it easier than ever to create stunning art.
- ASIN: 1624145566
A-Z of Flower Portraits: An illustrated guide to painting 40 beautiful flowers in watercolour
Billy Showell is a well-respected contemporary artist whose watercolour flower portraits have earned her the respect of watercolour artists all over the world. Worked to the same degree of accuracy as traditional botanical paintings, Billy's compositions are given a more contemporary twist, combining her unique eye for design with her love of flowers. In this book, 40 flower portraits are presented, arranged in alphabetical order, each one accompanied by small studies, details, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. At the start of the book there are useful sections on the materials and equipment needed and the main techniques used, including wet-into-wet, colour blending, lifting out, layering glazes, dry brushing and colour mixing, and at the end of the book Billy gives her own unique slant on composition and discusses the importance of creating a sketchbook. Whether you love to paint, or simply love flowers, this book will delight and inspire you.
- Brand: Search Press
- ASIN: 1844484521
- UPC: 884684835291
Painting in Watercolor: The Indispensable Guide
Watercolor is an exquisite medium but an unforgiving one, and there is nothing that will dampen enthusiasm more quickly than the lack of a good result. The essential techniques and detailed explanations and demonstrations in this beautifully produced book will educate and encourage beginner to experienced artists so that they too can obtain results and have fun in the process. Readers will also discover the widest range of possible watercolor effects thanks to a team of 20 internationally recognized guest artists who reveal some of their painting secrets in a series of 'life lessons'. David Webb's instruction, 'Help!' panels that focus on what can go wrong, and advice on how to avoid typical mistakes will put new watercolor artists on the road to progress quickly. Some of the topics covered include: Different paper surfaces and weights with examples of watercolors Brush shapes and sizes Step-by-step photo guide of paper stretching process Basic brushwork (wet-on-dry, wet-in-wet, graded wash, etc.) Building up a painting in washes, layer by layer Hard and soft edges Mixing color on the paper Selective seeing, editing what you see Choosing a viewpoint; landscape, portrait and square Creating a path through the picture Perspective, color and tone Creating ...
- ASIN: 1770857389
The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: A treasury of watercolor secrets discovered through decades of painting and experimentation
This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes. Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities.Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1440309051
- UPC: 884142547599
Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents, and Other Items Found in Nature
From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, an easy, no-skills-necessary guide to drawing flowers, leaves, and cacti with 200 step-by-step prompts.Line drawing is an easy-to-master art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine and bold lines, creating different variations. Botanical Line Drawing teaches you how to start with the simplest doodles, building into more elaborate, delicate illustrations. This book focuses on the extremely popular subject matter of the natural world and includes flowers, leaves, succulents, houseplants, trees, branches, mushrooms, and more. These simple line drawings will allow you to branch out and have fun with your own personal style, as well as inspire you to add flourishes to other projects.
- ASIN: 0399582193
The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets: Easy Techniques for drawing people, animals, flowers and nature
This is the book that can teach anyone to draw (yes, even you!)If you're not getting the kind of true-to-life results you want in your drawings (or if you can't even draw a straight line), Carrie and Rick Parks can help. As award-winning teachers, they have a proven game plan for helping artists of all levels overcome common problems and see immediate improvement in their work. As professional composite artists, they know the tricks and tools for achieving incredibly lifelike results. In this friendly, foolproof guide to drawing, they share it all:Easy-to-master techniques for achieving a convincing sense of depthHow to draw challenging textures like metal and furPutting personality into your portraits40+ step-by-step demonstrations featuring a variety of people, animals and natureEasy enough so that beginners can jump right in, and comprehensive enough to help more accomplished artists refine their skills. This book covers all the essentials, teaching you the secrets of realistic drawing one step at a time, building the skills you need to tackle any subject convincingly--even those you've always thought were beyond your reach. Before you know it, you'll be turning out picturesque landscapes, stellar portraits--any subject that inspires you to put pencil to paper!
- Brand: North Light Books
- ASIN: 1600614582
- UPC: 035313646850
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