Painting Watercolor Basics

Featuring the artwork of Deb Watson, this book includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, including a landscape, still life, and portrait.

Author: Deb Watson

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781633227897

Category: Art

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Whether you’re a master painter or an absolute beginner, watercolor is the perfect partner for your painting pleasure—and Painting: Watercolor Basics teaches you everything you need to know to get started in the medium. From rendering light and shadow to creating realistic textures, discover how to bring dimension and depth to your paintings. Featuring the artwork of Deb Watson, this book includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, including a landscape, still life, and portrait. With engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artist's tips, Watercolor Basics will help you master this beautiful and luminous medium. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Painting: Watercolor Basics allows you to widen the scope of your artistic abilities, demonstrating how to begin with a basic sketch and then develop your painting step by step with special techniques that will bring your painting to life.
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Watercolor Basics

" Author and artist Chinkok Tan has developed an easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn method for painting watercolor that will allow anyone to achieve good results with a minimum of study time.Tan combines his clear teaching on seeing color ...

Author: Chinkok Tan

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 1581800436

Category: Art

Page: 127

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"Light values and shapes are the two essential elements of painting. These two values enable us to see and feel the space, form, structure, perspective and texture around us." Author and artist Chinkok Tan has developed an easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn method for painting watercolor that will allow anyone to achieve good results with a minimum of study time.Tan combines his clear teaching on seeing color values in light with an equally clear and simple teaching on seeing shapes properly. His three-step painting process develops the form of an object by adding shade and detail, while still keeping the process simple for the beginner. This method eliminates the need for complicated courses in drawing, anatomy, perspective and color theory.- Helps simplify the process of watercolor painting without simplifying the results- Teaches how to paint directly and immediately using shapes and light valuesChinkok Tan is a very popular workshop instructor. He has been teaching for over twenty years at Ontario College of Art, and since 1988 at his own Art Center in St. Andrews By-the-Sea. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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Watercolor Basics

Introduction HOPEFULLY YOU'LL FIND SOMETIPS IN THIS BOOK that will help
with your watercolor painting problems. My advice: Practice contour drawing stop
sketching and always have wet paint in your supply. Try to enjoy the small ...

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593327845

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Problem Solved! Expert fixes for not-quite-right watercolors. As one of today's most sought-after workshop instructors, Charles Reid knows the most common stumbling blocks faced by artists and the best ways to overcome them. With expert advice on everything from drawing and design to fine-tuning figure and landscape paintings, Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions will help you identify shortcomings in your paintings, fix recurring problems, and become a better watercolorist—no matter what your skill level. Inside, you'll find masterful insights from one of North Light's best-selling authors: • Advice for successful color mixing, tips to avoid overworking and other straightforward information you can take straight to your easel • 10 step-by-step demonstrations make the lessons easy to understand and implement • Student work with critiques that call out strengths, weaknesses and tips on how the paintings can be improved Whether your portraits feel contrived, your landscapes lack depth, or your colors look unnatural, this book holds the secrets to stronger, looser and livelier paintings.
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Watercolor Painting For Dummies

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics.

Author: Colette Pitcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052005

Category: Art

Page: 324

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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself. This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to: Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper Mix colors and work with white Create backgrounds and foregrounds Transfer your drawings to watercolor Avoid common watercolor mistakes Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more Find your way around the color wheel Practice the principles of design Plan compositions using thumbnails Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.
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Watercolor

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.

Author: Caroline Linscott

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781560104537

Category: Art

Page: 32

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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.
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Anywhere Anytime Art Watercolor

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 ...

Author: Barbara Roth

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 9781633221956

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.
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The Big Fat Book of Watercolor Basics

This book brings together material from the popular Watercolor: Basics series in one handy compilation at a great value.

Author: Pamela Wissman

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 1581801912

Category: Art

Page: 303

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This amazing collection of basic watercolour painting instruction makes it fun and easy to create brilliant paintings. Gives you all the information you need to get started painting - selecting materials, choosing and mixing colours, basic compositions, controlling paint and creating texture and lighting effects.
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Learn How to Draw and Paint Horses for Beginners

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Materials Charcoal Airbrush Pastels The Basics Sphere Cone Cube Cylinder How to Draw a Horse Drawing Horses in Different Poses How to Render a Horse WithPencils How to Draw a Cartoon Horse: Charcoal Painting ...

Author: Paolo Lopez de Leon

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 9781311574329

Category: Art

Page: 177

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Materials Charcoal Airbrush Pastels The Basics Sphere Cone Cube Cylinder How to Draw a Horse Drawing Horses in Different Poses How to Render a Horse WithPencils How to Draw a Cartoon Horse: Charcoal Painting Rendering theHorse in Charcoal Learning about Colors Pastel Painting Rendering the Horse in Pastels Watercolor Painting Painting the Horse in Watercolor Airbrush Painting Painting the Horse with Airbrush Author Bio Introduction Horse are fascinating creature, as horses they are great and beautiful, with an analogy of haste as it’s a fast and strong animal, even in old painting you can see how an artist paint horses in his canvas, so why not learn and also feel how to render horses, by following the instruction in this eBook, by this we are like back in time as we follow the old artist footprints and later on see what we will became “A Great Horse Painter” , after you learned how to paint horses with various media. I’m sure you’re excited to learn how to draw and paint horses, and I’m sure you won’t regret it, I’ll teach you the basics, of how to render horses using your pencil, but that’s not all, you will learn more as you move along from one medium to another, so bear with me, as we tackle different types of media when rendering horses, just give your time and dedication in your horse painting, so have fun painting and let’s accept the fact that painting is now part of your life.
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Watercolor

Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy.

Author: Daniel K Tennant

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781600581243

Category: Art

Page: 32

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Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy. Accomplished artist Daniel Tennant explains the basics of using gouache and airbrushing and provides in-depth information on essential techniques such as gradating, using stencils, and creating a metallic effect. He also offers instruction on common elements of traditional still lifes, guiding readers from applying the initial layer of color through adding texture to detailing with shadows and highlights. The book also features several inspiring projects, each broken down into numerous, digestible steps so artists can easily follow along.
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Drawing And Painting Animals

Watercolors WATERCOLOR BASICS CATHY JOHNSON What you use for
watercolor depends a great deal on whether you like to work large or small ,
loose or tight , indoors or out , so this list will necessarily be fairly general . The
basics are ...

Author: Jeffrey Blocksidge

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822037101151

Category: Art

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Favorite techniques from today's best animal artists! In this "best of the best" guide, ten best-selling artists share their favorite tips for rendering wildlife, beloved pets and farmyard animals. More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations provide key lessons that make painting these subjects less intimidating and more fun. Inside, you'll learn how to: capture realistic fur and feather textures, expressions and the many distinguishing details that make your paintings lifelike. work with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel. paint a variety of animals—dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, llamas, deer, elephants, birds and more. This ultimate reference is illustrated with stunning paintings in a range of styles, from acrylic ultra-realism to intuitive watercolor. Whether you find inspiration curled up next to you on the couch or deep in the wilds of Africa, this guide holds the secrets to capturing the character, grace and beauty of the animal kingdom.
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How to Draw Paint Baby Dragons

This 50 page guide teaches you simple techniques for drawing the features as well as explaining materials and watercolor basics. The book features seven step by step baby dragons from basic shapes to finished paintings.

Author: Jessica Feinberg

Publisher: Jessica C. Feinberg

ISBN: 194284588X

Category: Art

Page: 52

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Learn how to draw and paint baby dragons! This 50 page guide teaches you simple techniques for drawing the features as well as explaining materials and watercolor basics. The book features seven step by step baby dragons from basic shapes to finished paintings. Also covered are painting feathers, fur and scales!
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Watercolor Basics

The color of the paper represents the midtones . Add darks with a 6B pencil and
lights with white paint . First sketch the image that caught your eye . When your
basic drawing is complete , suggest color with a few watercolor washes . When
the ...

Author: Judy Morris

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: PSU:000044926113

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This book provides everything beginning painters need to know in order to use light to get attention with their paintings, to set the mood and to express the time of day. They'll find invaluable advice on tools and materials as well as general information on how and why to use light in your paintings. Then readers will learn the important basics about knowing their light source and some practical techniques for painting both lights and darks. Finally, Morris shows them some simple ways to use light to set the mood for their paintings and a variety of problem-solving techniques. The perfect book for beginning artists trying to master the difficult skill of manipulating light, this is the latest volume in the highly successful Watercolor Basics painting series.
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Watercolor Basics Let s Get Started

Ready to Move On Having completed this painting, you can see the power that
white commands. With this monochrome painting ... (640g/m2) rough-surfaced
paper to the Coroplast; pencil in the same basic drawing. Palette: Ultramarine
Blue ...

Author: Jack Reid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440321948

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." -Jack Reid In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start. You'll find simple, step-by-step exercises to help you: • Control your brush with ease • Master the four basic watercolor techniques - the flat wash, the graded wash, the wet-in-wet and the dry-brush • Take the "Five Steps to a Painting" - step-by-step demonstration guide you from one color to five, to make your paintings "sing" with color • Use photography and photocopying to create paintings inspired by life Then put everything you've learned into action by following along with seven painting projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own beautiful watercolor paintings!
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Drawing Painting Trees in the Landscape

Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in ...

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 1440305374

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring. With her inspiring artistic style and in-depth visual instruction, Claudia starts with the basics, showing you how to break down reference photos and open-air vistas into simple shapes, colors and textures. Follow along as she skillfully guides you through every step of creating vibrant compositions anchored by glorious trees and foliage, including: Drawing and sketching techniques for mapping out successful compositions A variety of basic tree shapes you can reference and copy; featuring more than 40 conifers, hardwoods and deciduous trees Proven color mixes for painting an array of vibrant hues—from the many different greens of foliage to the soft pastels of spring blossoms—using watercolor, oil, acrylics or mixed media Step-by-step instructions on drawing and painting important details, such as the weathered textures of bark, the sculptural shapes of bare branches in winter, aged mossy trunks and more Techniques for working smart in any medium, such as using simple watercolor washes for distant foliage, adding details with pen & ink, and "knife painting" in oils for interesting dimensional effects Whether your goal is to make accurate field sketches for your journal, paint what you see on your travels through the countryside, or just capture familiar views of your own back yard, Claudia makes the process fun, easy and satisfying. Like a walk in the woods, with every step you'll relax, enjoy and learn something new.
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Watercolor Basics

Additionally, the book covers basic color theory and watercolor painting techniques, including how to create washes, work with masking fluid, mix colors, and render textures.

Author: Deb Watson

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1600584330

Category: Art

Page: 32

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Watercolor: Basics teaches everything the aspiring artist needs to know to get started in watercolor painting. This versatile and fluid medium has an unpredictable nature that can make it appear intimidating to the novice, making Watercolor: Basics the perfect introduction to a breathtaking and lively medium. With a comprehensive introduction to tools and materials, Watercolor: Basics guides the artist in selecting the appropriate paints, surfaces, brushes, and additional materials needed to become a master in watercolor. Additionally, the book covers basic color theory and watercolor painting techniques, including how to create washes, work with masking fluid, mix colors, and render textures. Artists will learn to master the art of watercolor through a series of easy-to-follow step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects, including landscape, still life, portrait, and more. Along the way, artists will discover tips and suggestions from a professional artist as they learn how to render light and shadow, achieve a range of textures, suggest mood or time of day, and bring dimension and depth to their art. With expert instruction, a breadth of coverage, helpful tips, and colorful art, Watercolor: Basics is the perfect resource for artists wanting to get started in this luminous and expressive medium.
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Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures.

Author: Edgar A. Whitney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486134482

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.
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Learn to Draw Paint

Perfect for fledgling artists who are eager to learn but short on time, "Learn to Draw and Paint" introduces a broad range of basic art techniques.

Author: Curtis Tappenden

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823026981

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Perfect for fledgling artists who are eager to learn but short on time, "Learn to Draw and Paint" introduces a broad range of basic art techniques.
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Watercolor Basics

This book shows you how to spot them and turn them into beautiful still lifes, portraits and landscapes.

Author: Patrick Seslar

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 089134893X

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Details ways to interpret photographs in order to paint watercolors with advice on taking suitable reference photographs, making tonal sketches, and composing watercolors
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The Art of Watercolor Painting

An inclusive how-to-paint book, The Art of Watercolor Painting features simple step-by-step projects, as well as instruction for employing a variety of watercolor techniques, including creating washes and working wet into wet.

Author: Thomas Needham

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781600583384

Category: Art

Page: 144

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An inclusive how-to-paint book, The Art of Watercolor Painting features simple step-by-step projects, as well as instruction for employing a variety of watercolor techniques, including creating washes and working wet into wet.
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Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators

Starting from the very basics, such as choosing the right brushes and practicing color mixes, the book proceeds to tackle every conceivable watercolor technique, from applying a flat wash to experimenting with texture.

Author:

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 146549233X

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Professional artists demonstrate every aspect of their craft so that you can master all the techniques of watercolor and gain ideas and inspiration for subject matter and stylistic approaches. Starting from the very basics, such as choosing the right brushes and practicing color mixes, the book proceeds to tackle every conceivable watercolor technique, from applying a flat wash to experimenting with texture. Techniques and inspiration are then combined in a wide-ranging section on subject matter--from landscapes to botanical illustrations, urban scenes, portraiture, and abstraction--with practical considerations of each topic and numerous approaches to try, plus tutorials on achieving particular effects. Featuring extensive content dedicated to the use of watercolor in graphic illustration, as well as how to combine it with other painting and drawing media, Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators will help you challenge yourself, try new things, and grow as an artist.
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