Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

by Alwyn Crawshaw, Sharon Finmark, Trevor Waugh Paperback
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New in paperback, 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 basic techniques including: ? brushstrokes ? colour mixing ? making objects look 3D ? depicting distance and foreground ? painting simple buildings ? painting fruit, vegetables, flowers, skies, trees, landscapes and coastlines Lecturer and writer Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering: ? scale and proportion ? mixing convincing skin colours ? painting from photographs ? painting single figures ? painting people in groups ? depicting movement and light Popular painter and teacher Trevor Waugh demonstrates techniques for painting domestic, farmyard and wild animals. Starting with simple shapes, Trevor takes you through the rudiments of: ? 3D shapes ? tone and colour ? texture and pattern ? individual animal features ? movement ? foreshortening

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Author(s):Alwyn Crawshaw, Sharon Finmark, Trevor Waugh
Dimensions:248mm x 191mm x 20mm
Dewey Decimal:751