Descriere: Designed for beginner and expert painters alike, this helpful handbook provides information on using color and maintaining spontaneity while painting with watercolors. All the techniques essential for successful paintings are covered, and advice on brush strokes, color selection, and tips on perspective are provided. Helpful chapters on painting a wide range of subjects--including people, landscapes, seascapes, buildings, gardens, flowers, and still life subjects--are also included.
Sharon Finmark, Trevor Waugh, Alwyn Crawshaw
This popular book provides all the information you need to get started in watercolour painting. Full of clear, simple advice and more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations, Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner will teach even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting. In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, three professional artists explain all the basic watercolour techniques. Top TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates the basic techniques including brushstrokes, colour mixing and depicting distance and foreground to get you started in watercolour. Lecturer and Artist Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering scale and proportion, mixing convincing skin colours and portraying movement and light effectively. Artist and teacher Trevor Waugh demonstrates techniques for painting animals - domestic, farmyard and wild. Starting with simple animal shapes, Trevor takes you through the rudiments of 3D shapes, tone and colour and the tricks of using foreshortening in your work.
"Paper Engineering" explores graphic design that extends beyond 2D. From a simple fold in a letterhead to the structural intricacies of a pop-up book, the construction of a 3D paper object requires as much input as its surface decoration. This stylish and inspirational book unfolds the conceptual complexities of paper engineering, studying the techniques of eminent international designers. Case studies are illustrated with photographs of finished work, as well as detailed diagrams and commentary. Now available in a fully revised and extended edition, "Paper Engineering" also explores the functions of paper architecture in graphic design, ranging from greeting cards to invitations and from point-of-sale to packaging.
This revised and expanded edition takes the reader step by step through the history and techniques of over forty-five print-making methods. From the traditional etching, engraving, lithography, and relief print processes to today's computer prints, Mylar lithography, copier prints, water-based screen printing, helio-reliefs, and monotypes, The Complete Printmaker covers various aspects of fine printmaking. The book also includes a survey of issues and contemporary concerns in the printmakers world.