Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

Non-Fiction, Art Techniques, Painting Techniques, Hobbies, Quizzes & Games
Paperback Published on: 06/11/2006
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This popular book provides all the information you need to get started in watercolour painting. Full of clear, simple advice and more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations, Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner will teach even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting.

In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, three professional artists explain all the basic watercolour techniques.

Top TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates the basic techniques including brushstrokes, colour mixing and depicting distance and foreground to get you started in watercolour.

Lecturer and Artist Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering scale and proportion, mixing convincing skin colours and portraying movement and light effectively.

Artist and teacher Trevor Waugh demonstrates techniques for painting animals - domestic, farmyard and wild. Starting with simple animal shapes, Trevor takes you through the rudiments of 3D shapes, tone and colour and the tricks of using foreshortening in your work.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007236060
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 690g
  • Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14 mm

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Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
This book is a good introduction to watercolour painting
The book deals with the materials needed , how to mix colours and different techniques, eg wet on wet, wet on dry. It is divided into 3 parts Getting sta... READ MORE
Tina Smith