Artist's Manual: A Complete Guide to Paintings and Drawing Materials and Techniques

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Angela Gair
Chronicle Books, Aug 1, 1996 - Art - 256 pages
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A veritable bible for beginners as well as an invaluable reference for accomplished artists, The Artist's Manual is a hands-on guide to hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. For anyone who has ever had the urge to create art, this easy-to-use manual clearly explains the artist's essential tools and materials -- how to choose them, how to use them, and how to care for them. Packed with information on myriad techniques, from color use and composition to subject choice, and including tips from the professionals, here's everything painters and illustrators need to begin, develop, and perfect their craft. Over 500 color photographs, 200 original works of art, and an extensive list of suppliers complete the most comprehensive, inspirational, and affordable artists' instruction book available today.
 

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Contents

Canvas
12
Papers for oils aerylics
19
Watercolor papers
26
Supports for pastels
32
Pencils
38
Charcoal
44
Conte crayons
50
Markers fibertip pens
58
COMPOSITION
167
Color 168
183
Drawing observation
194
Still lifes
215
The human form
223
THE STUDIO
231
Varnishing paintings
238
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About the author (1996)

Angela Gair is a painter, an art teacher, a regular contributor to art-education magazines, and the author of several art-instruction books. She lives in England.

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