Capturing Texture: In Your Drawing and Painting

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North Light Books, 2002 - Art - 128 pages
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This invaluable book teaches artists how to manipulate any mediumndash;pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, oils or acrylicsndash;to produce realistic textures and patterns. Readers will learn how to create everything from shiny metal to gnarled bark, while retaining the freshness of their work. Step-by-step demonstrations cover a wide variety of techniques, including: bull; Random cross hatching bull; Continuous shading bull; Detailed line and tone work bull; Blending and knife painting There are also specific tips and tricks for applying this knowledge to all the major subject categories, including still life, animals, landscapes, portraits and buildings. Michael Warr has been teaching painting for more than 33 years and has a fine art degree from Coventry College of Art in England. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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