Complete Art Foundation Course: Drawing, Watercolor, Oils and Acrylics

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Octopus Books, Apr 1, 2006 - Art - 424 pages
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Everything budding artists need to know to paint or draw confidently in their own style is in this essential and inspirational A-Z reference, filled with 600 full-color illustrations. From cave paintings to Picasso, technical drawings to cartoons, here is the history of these two art forms, with stunning examples of work by famous masters and practicing professionals. Experienced, respected tutors pass on their practical know-how and technical skills-illustrated in detail-including what tools and equipment to buy and the fundamentals of working in watercolor, oils, and acrylics. Beginners are gently guided through the basics of shape, light, composition, color theory, and perspective; more accomplished artists tackle advanced techniques. Includes master classes in life drawing, still life, landscape, and portraiture.

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This highly accomplished work explores the history and technique of four basic art media. From cave paintings to Picasso, technical drawings to cartoons, painter/illustrators Tappenden and Nick Tidnam ... Read full review

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Nick Tidnam's main passion has always remained in sketching and painting; constantly exploring new avenues and methods to create a unique body of work that has earned him international acclaim. In 2001, he was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and is a popular member of the London Sketch Club and The Savage Club. He continues to paint full time and exhibit across the UK and around the world, most recently in Delhi, India.

Paul Thomas was born in 1951 in New Zealand. He is a journalist and sports biographer. He won the Australian Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel in 1995 for Inside Dope. Thomas' novels are set primarily in Australia and New Zealand, and often also in France, where he spent several years in Toulouse. While Thomas' earlier work consists primarily of crime and sports novels, his recent books explore the psychological state-of-mind of middle-aged urban people at the beginning of the new century. His title's include: Old School, Inside Dope, Guerilla Season, and The Ihaka Trilogy. In 2015 he made the Ngaio Marsh Award shortlist with his title Fallout.

Anita Taylor is a figurative painter, exploring identity, emotion and narrative through tableaux and interactions which are at once highly theatrical, ye intimate and symbolic. Alongside her practice as an artist, Anita Taylor has worked in art education in numerous roles, including: Director of The Centre for Drawing at the University of the Arts, London; Dean of Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London, and Deputy Head of School, School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Gloucestershire, where she was first awarded a Professorial title. She is currently the Director of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. Anita also co-founded and is co-director (with Paul Thomas) of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, a prominent annual award and touring exhibition that showcases current drawing practice in the UK.

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