Modern Watercolor

A Playful and Contemporary Exploration of Watercolor Painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223566

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9496

It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

Modern Watercolor

A playful and contemporary exploration of watercolor painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633225623

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6197

It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

Watercolor

Paintings of Contemporary Artists

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452127727

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 7216

Watercolor is taking the art, fashion, and home décor worlds by storm. The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe. From the evocative visual journals of Danny Gregory and Fabrice Moireau, through the fashion-inspired portraits of Samantha Hahn and Virginia Johnson, to the indie art stylings of Jane Mount and Becca Stadtlander, Watercolor stunningly showcases painterly brilliance. With artist profiles, an informative history of the medium, and an inspiring preface by DailyCandy's Sujean Rim, this is the guide to a beautiful revolution.

Everyday Watercolor

Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579729

Category: ART

Page: 224

View: 1843

A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781575010

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2014

You know watercolour, don't you? The perfect medium for tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive... boring... Right? Wrong! In this book you'll discover a host of innovative techniques that will open your paint box to a whole new realm of possibility: luminous colour, dynamic composition, distinctive mixed media and more. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques that will open up watercolour for beginners, and give experts a host of new tricks and techniques.

Modern Drawing

A contemporary exploration of drawing and illustration

Author: Chelsea Ward

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633224937

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8628

The Modern series from Walter Foster Publishing offers a fun, fresh approach to working with traditional art media. This isn’t a dry instruction manual; it’s a contemporary guide filled with instruction, encouragement, and tips. Modern Drawing shows artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists how to use basic drawing principles and techniques to create fresh, expressive pieces of art. You’ll enjoy a dynamic, easy-to-follow exploration of drawing mediums and tools as you work through creative exercises and projects. Aspiring pencil artists and illustrators will also learn how to “see” a subject and render a personal yet modern interpretation of their observations on paper. From expressive architecture and landscapes to nature motifs, animals, and people, Modern Drawing provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to draw.

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Author: Joanna Goss

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781576068

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 9501

Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.

How to Draw Modern Florals

Author: Alli Koch

Publisher: Paige Tate Select

ISBN: 9781944515508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 7926

If you feel like your busy schedule is preventing you from becoming the next Monet or Van Gogh, let us introduce you to Alli. Alli has mastered the art of turning simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations, and she is giving you her expertise in her book How To Draw Modern Florals. In this book, Alli will teach you everything you need to know about modern florals: tools of the trade, where to find inspiration, the anatomy of a flower, and the basic shapes for drawing a flower. You'll feel as though you're sitting down with Alli at a coffeeshop as she walks you through the process of drawing and designing modern florals. You'll learn designs from classic floral favorites like the rose to most popular florals of today. You'll even learn some non-traditional florals that happen to be some of Alli's favorites: succulents and cacti. This is an introduction, so no experience is needed. If you can draw a S or a C; with a pen, Alli can teach you how to draw a beautiful, modern floral design.

Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor

An artist's guide to painting on the go!

Author: Barbara Roth

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633224309

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3316

Anyone can draw and paint, anywhere and at any time! Whether in your backyard or while traveling the world, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor is an inspirational, easy-to-use reference guide for artists who seek to expand their artistic horizons in new and adventurous ways. After a basic overview of tools and materials, learn how to find inspiration and beauty everywhere and in everything. Discover how to create a portable pack-and-carry supply box to create art spontaneously, even while on the go. Basic drawing and painting techniques, approachable step-by-step projects, and instructions for working with tools outside the studio demonstrate how easy it is to draw and paint without too much advanced planning. Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor inspires artists of all skill levels to embrace their creative side to create beautiful works of art wherever they might be, from Monet's garden in Giverny, France, to sitting in their car on a rainy morning.

Watercolor: Seasons

Discover techniques for painting spring, summer, autumn, and winter--step by step

Author: Ronald Pratt

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600582813

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 1084

Learn to paint breathtaking spring, summer, autumn, and winter scenes with Watercolor: Seasons. From sunny spring days to snowy cold mornings, this book explores numerous techniques to create mood, use color, and convey different times of day. Featuring the beautiful work of Nancy Wylie, this book showcases each of the four seasons through a variety of subjects and landscapes with easy step-by-step projects.

Watercolor

Watercolor 1

Author: Caroline Linscott

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1560104538

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 2073

In this book, Caroline Linscott offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of watercolor! Inside Watercolor 1, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Caroline covers a range of popular subjects as she introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will master techniques for adding texture, creating special effects, and using color to convey emotion. Then you will be ready for Watercolor 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills.

If You Are Bored With WATERCOLOR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574331

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 2355

You know all about watercolor, don't you? The perfect medium for tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive but a little boring? Wrong! In this book you'll discover a host of innovative techniques that will open your paint box to a whole new realm of possibility: luminous colour, dynamic composition, distinctive mixed media and more. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques that will open up watercolor for beginners, and give experts a host of new tricks and techniques. Using bold colors, distinctive subjects and original ideas, this book will lift anyone's watercolor painting.

Watercolor for the Serious Beginner

Author: Mary Whyte

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823056606

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1015

Discusses materials, fundamentals, getting started, still life, landscape, and figures and portraits

Portfolio: Beginning Watercolor

Tips and techniques for learning to paint in watercolor

Author: Maury Aaseng

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633223604

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8449

From the first brushstroke to the finishing touch, let the Portfolio series guide you as you begin your artistic journey in watercolor painting. Beginning Watercolor teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting in watercolor. This helpful resource begins with a basic introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including choosing the right paintbrushes, watercolor paints, sketchbooks, and canvas. Additionally, artists will learn the fundamentals of watercolor, as well as a variety of painting techniques, including creating washes, mixing colors, creating soft blends, rendering realistic textures, and working wet-into-wet. Beginning Watercolor guides beginners through a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects covering a variety of watercolor methods and techniques, including helpful tips and advice when painting landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and more. With helpful tips and detailed, beautiful artwork to guide and inspire, Beginning Watercolor is the perfect resource for watercolor artists just getting started in this colorful medium.

The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook

Draw Whimsical and Decorative Styles and Scripts

Author: Bethany Robertson

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612435173

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 7846

The Joy of Watercolor

40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You

Author: Emma Block

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762465859

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 500

View: 2831

Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions! For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side, and achieve moments of peace and tranquility doing so. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results: no previous artistic skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The 40 lessons cover useful topics like: painting on vacation painting your pets layering colors mixing colors painting flowers and plants Supplies are minimal: a basic palette of watercolors and a selection of brushes, plus nice thick paper, will do the job, yielding bright and whimsical results guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. Painting your own beautiful cards and artwork is within reach!

Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu

Drawing, Painting, and Fanciful Adornments from Start to Finish

Author: Suzi Blu

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610583922

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9330

Growing out of her popular online workshops and videos, Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step by step through the process of drawing a folk art and stylized girl’s face. You will learn to create simple, balanced features and add shading with colored pencils and paint. From there, you will learn how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a unique, textured, mixed-media background. —Learn to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own artistic style. —Create vivid, exciting backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes. —And on the accompanying DVD-ROM, which you can play on your Mac or PC, there is a mini-workshop full of whimsical mayhem, motivation, and real-time video with Suzi Blu showing you detailed drawing and shading techniques for faces, beeswax finishes, and how to make a mixed-media art journal start to finish.

Hand Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands

A Creative Adventure in Modern Calligraphy--Nature-Inspired Projects, Prompts and Drawing

Author: Peggy Dean

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757320031

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 4851

Whether you want to create an eye-catching banner for a party, some nature inspired place cards for your table, or you just want to relax while enjoying the art of lettering, this is your go-to guide. With a growing legion of hand-lettering fans on Instagram and her Skillshare classes, Peggy Dean is a rising star in the lettering world. As a follow-up to her successful book, The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide, Dean is going back to nature in this woodland-themed book packed full of projects, lettering tutorials, drawing how-tos, and a wealth of practice pages. Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands provides plenty of space to practice basic and intermediate strokes, with the goal of creating your personal lettering style. Once you've mastered lettering, Dean shows you how to draw a variety of woodland creatures, including chipmunks, birds, bunnies, and foxes, as well as flowers, leaves, acorns, mushrooms, and other flourishes. By combining your lettering with line drawings, you can create stunning works of art, including home d�cor, invitations, gift tags, and unique holiday tablescapes. For those in need of inspiration, Dean provides a bevy of fun and creative do-it-yourself ideas. This book will provide you with an elevated lettering experience and many hours of practical, clever projects. It's the joy of lettering meets DIY fun!

Watercolour Flower Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practising Artist

Author: Claire Waite Brown

Publisher: Artist's Bibles

ISBN: 9781782213970

Category:

Page: 192

View: 8867