An Introduction to Art Techniques
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Illustrating a complete range of art techniques through full-color, step-by-step photographs, this elaborately instructional art book covers figure drawing, watercolor, and oil painting, with a focus on the effect each has on the artwork as a whole. This holistic approach is apparent throughout the massive volume. It is an invaluable way to teach art, providing both practice and theory. The reproductions of fine art that accompany each large section provide creative and inspirational stimuli to lead the artist through this volume's extensive scope. Features include:
  • Contains hundreds of easy-to-follow projects, from drawing natural forms to creating a photo collage.
  • Close up, step-by-step photographs show artworks being created before your eyes, revealing the secrets of how professional artists work.
  • Offers a wide choice of specific subjects, from mixing watercolors to block printmaking, and from tonal drawing to oil painting in layers.
  • Clear, authoritative text written by artists who specialize in each particular medium.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: DK
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 11.25 X 8.87 (inches)
ISBN: 0789451514
ISBN-13: 9780789451514
UPC: 635517051513

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Publisher's Description

A comprehensive guide for the enthusiastic beginner and the experienced artist alike, this beautifully illustrated guidebook encompasses seven basic elements of art technique in one comprehensive volume. The subjects included are drawing, perspective, watercolor, pastels, oil painting, acrylics, and mixed media.

Easy-to-follow projects — from drawing natural forms to creating a photo collage — teach you all the essentials of each subject and inspire you to go on to master more complex techniques. Close-up, step-by-step photographs show artworks being created before your eyes, revealing the secrets of how professional artists produce their work. And the book covers wide range of specific subjects — from mixing watercolors to blockprintmaking, from tonal drawing to oil painting in layers — to give a truly comprehensive overview of what you need to know to be a visual artist. 

The text — clear and authoritative — is written by artists (Ray Smith, Michael Wright, and James Horton) who specialize in each medium. With expert knowledge and accessible presentation, this is an top-quality art course in book form.

Author Bio

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

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