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Barron's Art Instruction Books

Barron's Art Instruction Books

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Watercolor is the first title in a new series of art instruction manuals intended to serve as fast-reference sources for students and amateur artists. Each title focuses on a specific art medium, with the book’s entire content taking the form of captioned, step-by-step illustrations. Each set of illustrations consists of a brief practical exercise that demonstrates a technique for the art student to master.

This book’s 101 watercolor exercises instruct in virtually every aspect of watercolor painting, including working with wet and dry paper, portrait and figure painting, landscapes, water scenes, creating translucent and transparent effects, and much more.

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Art Answers books are precisely that—practical answers to the questions that every artist asks himself or herself while working on a project. Such questions are always specific, and require immediate and specific answers: Which brush to use in order to create the precise desired effect?. . . What is the best way to organize workspace? . . Which papers and inks to select for a given project?. . . and literally hundreds more similar questions. Each title speaks to a specific art medium or style. Students, amateurs, and professional artists will discover shortcuts for fixing mistakes, and learn to have the right equipment for each project.

  • Artistic tricks and secrets are shared by experts in various media
  • Tips and techniques are presented in step-by-step fashion
  • Expert coaching makes art projects more rewarding and enjoyable for hobbyists

More than 100 instructive color illustrations come with step-by-step tips and methods that teach artistic skills and improve on the reader’s previously acquired techniques. The practical and sturdy Flexibinding covers make these books ideal both for studio use and for carrying along on field trips.

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SKU: BAR764144375

A new way to learn how to paint.

Easy to follow step-by-step instructions in a convenient easel format make this book from Barron's an invaluable tool in a beginner's art kit. Each lesson shows you how to apply each detail to your painting in the proper sequence.

Read the book through in the regular format, then flip open the easel back and set it next to your workspace. Work page-by-page to create a fine watercolor painting.

Chapters:
  • Watercolor Methods
  • Watercolor Processes
    • A flower | gradations of color
    • Two fruits | color transparencies
    • Cherries | contrasts and gradations
    • A swan | white reserve
    • Tulips | painting on wet
    • Toys | wash polychrome
    • Washes, transparencies, and working on wet

Also included is a four page fold-out with an expanation of watercolor painting materials, such as paints, brushes, mediums and more.

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SKU: BAR764161830
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This drawing book provides beginning students with information on a variety of available drawing media, as well as specific paper textures used in drawing. It features instruction on rendering basic shapes-spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes, and the like—and incorporating these shapes into still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects for illustration. Students also learn how to produce the illusion of light and create contrasts, as well as how to produce three-dimensional effects by mastering the art of perspective.

The Basics of Drawing is one of the Drawing Academy series, which guide beginning students step-by-step through a highly detailed training course in the art of drawing. It is profusely illustrated in color and black and white. This book opens with basic instruction, then proceeds to analyze the details that make up a successfully executed drawing. Drawing Academy books are fine self-instruction manuals and are also ideal as textbooks for use in formal art classes.

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