100 Things Every Artist Should Know: Tips, Tricks & Essential Concepts

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100 Things Every Artist Should Know: Tips, Tricks & Essential Concepts

by Artists Of Walter Foster

Walter Foster Publishing | May 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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What''s the best way to stretch watercolor paper? What basic materials do I need to start oil painting? How can I use color to create mood in my paintings? Readers can find answers to these questions and much more in 100 Things Every Artist Should Know. This broad book aims to equip and inspire beginners with fundamental art knowledge, as well as provide a refresher course for more experienced artists. Readers can discover or re-discover essential concepts, tips, and techniques distilled into a collection of 100 instructional entries by a range of Walter Foster authors. From lessons on value and color theory to helpful shortcuts, this book seeks to cover it all!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600582435

ISBN - 13: 9781600582431

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100 Things Every Artist Should Know: Tips, Tricks & Essential Concepts

100 Things Every Artist Should Know: Tips, Tricks & Essential Concepts

by Artists Of Walter Foster

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600582435

ISBN - 13: 9781600582431

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Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just beginning to explore your artistic side, this book features an educational and inspirational journey in drawing, painting, and other artistic mediums. We’ve distilled these art forms into 100 of the most important topics, including definitions, demonstrations, tips, shortcuts, and much more. Packed full of expertise from dozens of Walter Foster’s notable artists, you’ll discover everything from basic pastel techniques to color theory and perspective, organized into several chapters noted below. General Tools and Materials: Learn about the most basic art materials, and discover how to set up your workspace. Pencil Drawing: Dive into the details of drawing with graphite and colored pencil as you learn techniques for creating a variety of strokes and textures. Pastel: Get your hands dirty and discover the unique characteristics of hard, soft, and oil pastel. Watercolor: Practice your hand at this fluid and vibrant medium, and find out the best ways to create special effects and more. Oil and Acrylic: Master the basics of these similar paints, including brushwork and color mixing. Additional Mediums: Touch on less common mediums such as charcoal, airbrush, calligraphy, and even Chinese brush painting. Color and Light: Create a sense of mood, time, and place through your treatment of color, light, and shadow. Perspective and Proportion: Discover the more technical side of creating realistic artwork, from suggesting d
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: General Tools and Materials
Chapter 2: Pencil Drawing
Chapter 3: Pastel
Chapter 4: Watercolor
Chapter 5: Oil and Acrylic
Chapter 6: Additional Mediums
Chapter 7: Color and Light
Chapter 8: Perspective and Proportion
Chapter 9: Composition
Index

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What''s the best way to stretch watercolor paper? What basic materials do I need to start oil painting? How can I use color to create mood in my paintings? Readers can find answers to these questions and much more in 100 Things Every Artist Should Know. This broad book aims to equip and inspire beginners with fundamental art knowledge, as well as provide a refresher course for more experienced artists. Readers can discover or re-discover essential concepts, tips, and techniques distilled into a collection of 100 instructional entries by a range of Walter Foster authors. From lessons on value and color theory to helpful shortcuts, this book seeks to cover it all!

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Whether you're just beginning to explore your artistic side or you're an experienced artist looking for a comprehensive reference, 100 Things Every Artist Should Know features a wealth of information covering a variety of mediums and an array of topics. From learning basic drawing techniques and color theory to understanding the finer points of working in traditional mediums, this book presents valuable information on every easy-to-read page in nine practical chapters, including General Tools and Materials, Pencil Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic, Additional Mediums, Color and Light, Perspective and Proportion, and Composition. Peruse the book from cover to cover or flip directly to topics that interest you-the choice is yours. Either way, 100 Things Every Artist Should Know is the perfect companion no matter where you are in your artistic journey!

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