Modern Watercolor

A Playful and Contemporary Exploration of Watercolor Painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223566

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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 Colored Pencil

A playful and contemporary exploration of colored pencil drawing

Author: Chelsea Ward

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781633228146

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Learn to use colored pencils and watercolor pencils to create vibrant, exciting works of art! Modern Colored Pencil delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. The talented artist/author takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book, which is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium. The Modern series of books offers a fun, contemporary approach to working with traditional art media, demonstrating that with the right type of instruction, encouragement, and tips, drawing and painting success can be achieved by any artist or creative type. Modern Colored Pencil begins with a brief introduction to various tools, such as pencils (including colored pencils, graphite pencils, and watercolor pencils), papers, and other tools. This handy book also demonstrates often-complicated concepts, such as color mixing, shading, texture, and more, in an easy, approachable manner. Once you have a handle on the basics, explore how to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and create various marks and textures. From beautiful florals and nature motifs to animals and everyday items, Modern Colored Pencil provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to create vivid artwork in colored pencil.

Hard Pressed

600 Years of Prints and Process

Author: David Platzker,Elizabeth Wyckoff

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555951931

Category: Art

Page: 126

View: 1887

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The history of printmaking with a particular focus on artists and works that expanded the boundaries of various media from early woodcuts, etchings, engravings, and continuing through the digital and photographic processes of today.