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  1. Lessons on Shading
    Lessons on Shading
    W.E. Sparkes
    Dover Publications / 2007 / Trade Paperback
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This time-honored guide shows artists how to introduce shadow, light, gradation, and reflection to drawings. Filled with illuminating advice on deepening volume, evoking sunlight, and creating mood, this fascinating study also relates the different shading techniques necessitated by pyramids, cones, spheres, vases, and other shapes. Features 87 expert illustrations. 112 pages, softcover.

  1. Perspective
    Perspective
    Walter Foster / Trade Paperback
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Whether you specialize in drawing--even cartooning and animation--or prefer media such as acrylic, oil, pastel or watercolor, a good knowledge of perspective is invaluable. It is the foundation of all great paintings, no matter what the medium. Perspective shows you everything you need to know to make objects look three dimensional. Practice the methods of measuring and dividing areas proportionately; then learn how we perceive depth and distance and how to render it correctly on paper or canvas. You will learn the basics and beyond, covering concepts like foreshadowing; casting shadows; reflections; and even one, two and three point perspectives. And once you have a good grasp of the basics, it's easy to graduate to more complex and irregular forms. This comprehensive guide will show you how!

  1. Using Color in Your Art! Choosing Colors for Impact & Pizzazz
    Using Color in Your Art! Choosing Colors for Impact & Pizzazz
    Sandi Henry
    Ideals Publications / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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You know what it's like when you try to explain something and you just can't find the right words? Discovering how to use color in your art is like finding the perfect world to express yourself! This book will help you to recognize when a bold bright primary color is just what you need, or where a softer intermediate color would be a better choice. Also, you'll discover why using analogous colors together creates a feeling of harmony, while complementary colors create a pleasing contrast. You can also create a particular mood or feeling by using warm colors to make your artwork pop off the page, or using cool colors that fade into the background. Finally, You can put some punch into your 3-D art by adjusting the color values to make different shades that you can use to create shadows and depth.

Young artists illustrate each technique with their original artwork. Plus, hear, in their own words, how living artists use color to achieve certain effects, and check out how famous painters applied color techniques to their paintings. Try your hand at making these 36 amazing pieces of art and see how to use color to say what you want! Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  1. Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits
    Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits
    Walter Foster / 2006 / Hardcover
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  1. Color And How To Use It
    Color And How To Use It
    Walter Foster / Trade Paperback
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  1. Realistic Textures
    Realistic Textures
    Walter Foster / Trade Paperback
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