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Keeping A Watercolor Sketchbook

Author : Brenda Swenson
ISBN : 1560108991
Genre : Art
File Size : 48. 43 MB
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A sketchbook is the perfect place to gather and record observations, whether your intent is to complete a quick watercolor sketch or prepare for a larger studio painting. In Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook, acclaimed artist Brenda Swenson explores the many wonderful possibilities that an artist's sketchbook has to offer-from practice pad to travel journal. You will discover how to get the most out of your own personal sketchbook, as well as learn essential art theory and techniques, including composition, perspective, color mixing, and much more. It's all right here in this comprehensive guide! (64-page paperback, 6.5 x 9.5) Awards: Craftrends Awards of Excellence 2006 Finalist

Discover Watercolor Sketching

Author : Brenda Swenson
ISBN : 1600580734
Genre : Art
File Size : 36. 72 MB
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Discover the rewards of keeping a watercolor sketchbook Keeping a watercolor sketchbook is a unique artistic journey involving all the senses. This creative process of painting what you perceive both strengthens art skills and yields a uniquely personal collection of one's life experiences. Learning this process has never been a greater joy than with this kit. Everything needed to begin a watercolor sketchbook is inside-from a quality set of art materials to a 40-page inspirational guidebook by accomplished watercolorist Brenda Swenson. After touching on the basics of watercolor painting, Brenda leads readers through the artistic process of recording the world around them. With insight on expressing mood with color, assembling dynamic compositions, and exploring time of day, this guide is more than an instructional book-it offers creative ways for artists to communicate their experiences with watercolor. Brenda also explores the versatility of the sketchbook, showing how to use it as a travel diary, a daily journal, and even a tool for preparing a full-sized painting.

How To Keep A Sketchbook Journal

Author : Claudia Nice
ISBN : 9781440319990
Genre : Art
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Keep a sketchbook journal and explore your world, preserve your thoughts and celebrate life! More than a diary of written words, a sketchbook journal allows you to indulge your imagination and exercise your artistic creativity. It is a personal, private place where you have unlimited freedom to express yourself, experiment, discover, dream and document your world. The possibilities are endless. In How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, Claudia Nice shows you samples from her own journals and provides you with advice and encouragement for keeping your own. She reviews types of journals, from theme and garden journals to travel journals and fantasy sketchbooks, as well as the basic techniques for using pencils, pens, brushes, inks and watercolors to capture your thoughts and impressions. Exactly what goes in your journal is up to you. Sketch quickly to capture a thought or image before it vanishes. Draw or paint with care, to render an idea or vision as realistically as possible. Write about what you see. The choice is yours--and the memories you'll preserve will last a lifetime.

Steps To Success In Watercolor

Author : Brenda Swenson
ISBN : 1600580157
Genre : Art
File Size : 74. 9 MB
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A unique approach to painting in watercolor that won't be found anywhere else on the market It may seem impossible to be able to ensure the success of a watercolor painting before the paintbrush hits paper, but the newest addition to our Artist's Library series proves that it can be done. Accomplished watercolorist Brenda Swenson breaks down the process of planning a painting into eight individual steps, which include choosing a format, planning out values, effectively using color, developing a center of interest, creating a visual path, incorporating variety, painting negative shapes, and introducing light and shadow. Then she combines the steps in one final painting to show how each step works together to produce a pleasing, successful work of art. With clear, step-by-step instruction and helpful hints from the artist, this book is unique because it focuses not only on the painting process itself, but also on experimenting and strategizing, which are essential to the painting process. This book shows readers that, when you plan ahead, taking the time to study the essential elements that create a painting will make the finished product more satisfying and rewarding.

Painting Watercolors

Author : Cathy Johnson
ISBN : 9781440321870
Genre : Art
File Size : 66. 72 MB
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Make your first steps in watercolor fun and rewarding! Watercolor's vivid colors and fresh, direct brush strokes make it the most exciting way to paint. "But," you think, "Learning to paint must be hard and frustrating." Not with ,b>Cathy Johnson as your teacher! Here, she makes learning to paint in watercolor fun—even easy! With Painting Watercolors, you'll learn to paint by picking up a brush and painting—not by reading about a bunch of confusing theories. Cathy tells you everything you need to begin—including: • Which tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start • When, what, even where to paint • Explanations of watercolor terms (such as "washes" and "puddles") • Easy and useful painting tricks—such as glazing and drybrush. Exercises help you loosen up and learn the ins and outs of putting paint on paper. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to paint water, believable skies, a variety of trees in different seasons and other popular elements. Plus, a dozen demonstrations show you how paintings come together, from initial sketch to final brushstrokes. With Cathy's help, you can start painting right away!

The Art Of Botanical Bird Illustration

Author : Mindy Lighthipe
ISBN : 9781633223783
Genre : Art
File Size : 77. 30 MB
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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.

Discover Your World In Pen Ink Watercolor

Author : Claudia Nice
ISBN : 1440318352
Genre : Art
File Size : 65. 87 MB
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Achieve exciting effects with minimal effort and maximum "wow!" Pen and ink adds a whole new dimension to the loose, lovely look of watercolor. In this book, popular artists and bestselling author Claudia Nice shows you how to combine the best of both mediums, using pen and ink to turn up the texture and resonance in your paintings. Using straightforward techniques like bruising, spatter, stippling and pen blending, you'll discover an easy, expressive approach to painting. Learn how to add age to a quaint cottage. Invite viewers down a country lane. Evoke and owl's mottled feathers, the shine of fine china, the neon lights of the city, and more. Explores a multitude of favorite subjects, including country scenes, cityscapes, wildlife, skies, water and still life. Features expert advice on how and when to add pen-and-ink enhancements. Contains dozens of demonstrations and annotated paintings for fast, fun learning. Filled with the charm and passion of an artist's personal sketchbook, Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor will inspire you to turn your everyday surroundings into fresh, heartfelt art.

Creating Textured Landscapes With Pen Ink And Watercolor

Author : Claudia Nice
ISBN : 9781600616334
Genre : Art
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Capture the Rich Textures of Nature, Step by Step Capture nature's beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes. Chapters include: • Creative clouds and skies • Majestic mountains, hills and mesas • Texturing trees, trunks and foliage • Rugged rocks and gritty gravel • Transparent textures for rivers, falls and lakes • Flowers of the field In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you'll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia's methods work - from start to finish.

Painting With Watercolor Pen Ink

Author : Claudia Nice
ISBN : 158180265X
Genre : Art
File Size : 86. 90 MB
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Create worlds of incredible pen, ink and watercolor art with Claudia Nice! Let best-selling author and artist Claudia Nice show you how to create incredible art in pen, ink and watercolor. She makes it easy by covering all the drawing and painting basics—everything from materials and texture techniques to color theory and special effects. It's a one-of-a-kind course in making extraordinary art, from mastering value, contrast and definition to getting your surface techniques just right. You'll never run out of ideas or challenges. Claudia provides guidelines, advice and techniques for rendering hundreds of your favorite places, environments and animals with the kind of detail you've only dreamed about. In fact, this incredible volume—a compilation collection some of the finest instruction from Claudia's best-selling books—contains enough instruction, inspiration and gorgeous art to keep you drawing, painting and enjoying the outdoors for years to come.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watercolor

Author : Marian E. Appellof
ISBN : 082305649X
Genre : Art
File Size : 72. 61 MB
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Adopting an alternative approach to painting, this book shows how, through a combination of Eastern philosophy and Western techniques, artists may be empowered to produce more thoughtful and creative work. It demonstrates how this effect can be achieved by meditation and exercises.

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