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.