New Artist's Manual The Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques

ISBN-10: 0811851249
ISBN-13: 9780811851244
Edition: 2006
Authors: Simon Jennings
List price: $29.95
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Description: Here's four years of art school in book form minus the loans. Taking the top lessons, methods, and instruction from the best-selling Artist's Manual and Art Class, plus all-new material, The New Artist's Manual is a veritable bible for beginners as  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Here's four years of art school in book form minus the loans. Taking the top lessons, methods, and instruction from the best-selling Artist's Manual and Art Class, plus all-new material, The New Artist's Manual is a veritable bible for beginners as well as an invaluable reference for accomplished artists. This is the definitive hands-on art volume, covering the ins and outs of equipment and hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. Comprehensive and easily referenced, The New Artist's Manual clearly explains all the artist's essential tools and materials how to choose them, how to use them, and how to care for them and includes detailed instructions on working with media ranging from watercolor to acrylic and from pencil to pastels. Packed with information on myriad techniques, from color use and composition to subject choice, numerous tips from professional working artists, plus a whopping 1300 color photos and illustrations, The New Artist's Manual is everything painters and illustrators need to begin, develop, and perfect their craft making it the definitive studio companion.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Supports
Canvas
Stretching canvas
Boards and panels
Papers for oils and acrylics
Sizing for oils
Priming
Making primers
Toned grounds
Watercolor papers
Stretching paper
Supports for pastels
Drawing media
Drawing papers
Pencils
Colored pencils
Water-soluble colored pencils
Charcoal
Pastels
Oil pastels
Conte crayons
Pen and ink
Drawing inks
Markers and fiber-tip pens
Accessories
Painting media
Oil paints
Mixing oil colors
Making oil paints
Oil-paint sticks
Basic palettes for oils
Binders for oils
Diluents for oils
Mediums for oils
Making mediums
Brushes for oils
Brush shapes
Palettes
Accessories for oils
Watercolor paints
Pigment and color
Basic watercolor palettes
Watercolor brushes
Brush shapes and sizes
Watercolor palettes
Watercolor accessories
Gouache
Basic gouache palette
Egg tempera
Acrylic paints
Basic acrylics palette
Specialty colors
Chroma color
Mediums for acrylics
Brushes and knives
Palettes for acrylics
Where do I start?
Starting to paint
Resources and references
Choosing your medium
Organizing your studio
Painting outdoors
Drawing and sketching
Drawing and observation
Figure drawing
Action and pose
The life class
Using drawing aids
Keeping a sketchbook
Sketching
Painting techniques
Oil techniques
Underpainting
Fat-over-lean
Alla prima
Glazing
Impasto
Knife painting
Scumbling, dry brush, blending
Watercolor techniques
Wash techniques
Flat and graded washes
Wet-in-wet
Wet-on-dry
Creating highlights
Textures and effects
Gouache techniques
Acrylic techniques
Wash techniques
Textural effects
Color and composition
Permanence of pigments
The language of color
Tonal values
Mixing colors
Color expression
Color harmony
Color contrast
Composition
Creating a focal point
Breaking the rules
What should I paint?
Painting three dimensions
Experimenting with paint
Interpreting color and pattern
Interpreting surface textures
Fish on a plate
Painting a bowl of fruit
Painting a vase of flowers
Painting a still-life group
Painting your room
Painting against the light
Painting a garden
Painting a landscape
Landscape on location
Painting skies and weather
The changing landscape
Capturing water
Painting a townscape
Space, depth, and distance
Putting life into a painting
Painting a face
Working on the features
Painting a friend
Painting a person
Experimental poses
Figure painting in the studio
Painting hands and feet
Painting animals and birds
Getting your ideas down
Composing from imagination
The studio
Studio organization
Easels
Protecting artwork
Varnishing paintings
Mats and frames
Gallery of art
Choosing a subject
Painting still lifes
Painting interiors
Buildings and townscapes
Painting landscapes
Painting water
Expressing color
Painting figures
Painting figures and animals
Painting from imagination
Expressing light
Reference and index
Health and safety
Reading a paint tube
Glossary of terms
Art-materials suppliers
Index

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