Artist's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Working with Color

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Chronicle Books, Nov 27, 2003 - Art - 192 pages
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Developed by the same team that created Artist's Manual and Art Class, both top-selling art reference books, Artist's Color Manual is the ultimate guide to color for visual artists. Whether they work in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, or inks, artists of all stripes will find information and ideas flowing from every profusely illustrated page. Renowned art instructor Simon Jennings begins with a basic introduction to color theory, the color wheel, and the art of mixing pigments. The heart of the Artist's Color Manual is a comprehensive guide to mixing and creating each color of the spectrum, from primaries to tricky neutrals, flesh tones, and metallics. Additional chapters focus on techniques, such as mixing media, that create color in both traditional and unexpected ways. Examples of work by accomplished artists and interviews with leading painters suggest creative ideas for color use. With expert instruction, detailed information, and inspiring visuals, Artist's Color Manual is especially helpful for those who are learning to paint, yet speaks with definitive authority to all artists looking to perfect their craft.
 

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Contents

Chapter
9
Pigment standards
16
Optical color mixing
23
Color in action
29
colored pencils
35
Color language
42
Color by Color
48
Orange
56
Metallic and special
88
Chapter 3
96
Fast color for flesh
106
Renaissance skin tones
112
Color contained
128
Colors from the mail
140
Smooth color
150
Copyright

Yellow Ochre
62

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About the author (2003)

Simon Jennings is the author of The Artist's Manual and Art Class. He conceived and designed The How-To Book of Photography, Picture Taking & Making and six titles in The Ways of Drawing Series, among others.

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