Materials, Techniques, Color and Composition, Style, Subject
This fundamental guide to creating beautiful watercolor paintings includes practical advice and features demonstrations of both traditional and experimental methods. Students learn techniques that make the most of the translucent quality of watercolor pigments and discover ways to achieve a variety of effects that include creating convincing cloud formations, foliage, sunlight, and mist. Titles in the new Artist's Handbook Series are designed for dedicated amateurs but will also by used and valued by professional artists. Each title in the series has a sturdy hardcover binding, allowing it to be taken out to the field as handily as it is used in the studio. The books' hidden spiral bindings keep pages lying flat, so students can work freely with their art materials without having to fight with their instruction manual. Each title supplements textual instruction with more than 400 color illustrations showing paintings in various stages of completion. There is detailed information on artists' tools, techniques, mixing colors, creating special effects, and trouble-shooting to correct errors. All Artist's Handbooks show examples of works by famous artists in the respective media to help students see how each medium has been used by world-renowned masters.