The Watercolor Book
Author: David Dewey
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
David Dewey has compiled the most comprehensive book on watercolors featuring modern materials and methods for mastering this medium. In this complete introduction, you will learn how to handle watercolors effectively by becoming acquainted with the essentials of theory, technique, practice, and design principals. Unfold the tricks behind: Choosing the right materials and tools, along with discerning differences between brands Mastering basic skills, such as composing, rendering shadow and light, and perspective Understanding color theory, harmonies and chords, progression perception, and illusion Painting still life, figure, landscape, and architecture subjects to scale Incorporating mixed media including gouache, colored pencil, pastel, and collage Dewey's detailed instruction makes this beguiling medium accessible as never before. As visual artists can learn much from examining good art, he includes a rich, full-color array of his own work in addition to a variety of classic works accompanied by his analysis. "The Watercolor Book" has been a requisite guide for serious watercolor painters and educators since its initial publication in 1995.
Author: Emily Carr, Ian M. Thom
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
While studying art in London, Emily Carr seriously undermined her health and was sent to a sanatorium for a complete rest cure. Bridling at the hospital’s rules, which prohibited excitement of any kind, the always rebellious Carr proceeded to make friends, raise birds, and cause trouble. In words and enchanting sketches, Carr presents a funny, poignant account of her 18-month convalescence.
In this book, Mari gives six simple but effective tips to help launch you into the wonderful world of sketching.
Author: Susan Yim
Author: José María Parramón
Shows examples of watercolors by great artists, tells how to develop one's creativity, and discusses sketches, washes, and color
My Art Notebook
Author: Randy Welborn
Notes from my personal journey as an artist. Here's how to become a successful artist, support a hobby as an artist, and create paintings your friends and family will love. Includes details on pricing your artwork, setting up for art shows, choosing subjects, transferring drawings for painting, and color theory and practice. (3rd ed.)
All Black Sketchbook
Author: All Black Sketchbook, Black Paper Sketchbook
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The All Black Sketchbook blank black pages notebook journal is a great way to explore your imagination and creativity using black paper as your artistic canvas which is unique compared to traditional writing pads, drawing pads, and sketchbooks that only use white paper . This black paper sketchbook is perfect for use with metallic markers and pens, gel pens, and chalk markers and even pastel chalk. Jumpstart your creativity with our black paper sketchbooks in various sizes. The All Black Sketchbook notebooks are made right here in the USA.
8.3 x 11.4 in. sketchbook
This book celebrates the new creative processes of the modern photographic era, in which blogs and Instagram streams function alongside analogue albums and contact sheets, and the traditional notebook takes the form of Polaroid studies, smartphone pictures, diaristic projects, found photography, experimental image-making and self-published photo-zines. Each photographer presents his or her sketchbook: several pages of images that convey his or her working methods and thought processes. These intimate, one-off presentations are accompanied by engaging interviews that reveal how the simple act of pressing a shutter can capture and express a fully realized personal vision. Three essays by the authors explore subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, including: photo diaries and online experiments and exhibitions; print and electronic publication; planning and editing large projects; and new cameras and other photographic technologies. Designed to satisfy the most demanding of image junkies, this is an indispensible resource for anyone with an interest in photography or the creative process.
Author: Bryan A. Thatcher
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Soft, flowing effects for atmospheric skies, rivers, seas and landscapes in watercolor are made easy with this guide to a technique known as "wet-into-wet"—painting freely with wet washes, blending and merging colors on the paper. Demonstrating in step-by-step action sequences how to manipulate the flow of color on wet paper, the accomplished author helps artists create beautiful, effortless-looking effects. Sunsets, clouds, trees, hills, boats on the water, snow scenes and stunning skies are among the wide range of subject-matter the author has painted, all produced using a limited palette, a variety of brushes and, on occasions, even a hairdryer.
Ideal for bullet journaling! Dot matrix or dot-grid pages are the preferred alternative to traditional ruled or graph pages. Dot matrix pages are ideal for planning, designing, creating charts and graphs, and sketching, as well as for bullet journaling and other dynamic note-taking methods. High-performing notebooks feature 25 percent heavier paper stock than other leading brands. 100-gsm acid-free/archival paper preserves your work. Inside back cover pocket holds notes, business cards, etc. Elastic band attached to back cover keeps journal closed. Ribbon bookmark keeps your place. Durable hardcover binding. Removable label. Notebook is a classic A5 size (5-3/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches). 192 dot-grid pages.
Author: Foster, Viv
Publisher: Laurel Glen
With a sharp focus on technique, color, and composition, Watercolor Handbook offers logical solutions, hints, and ideas for the amateur watercolor artist. From mixing paints to stretching paper, here are comprehensive instructions on improving artistry and technique in the popular medium of watercolor. Learn how to control the transparent fluidity of watercolor to create paintings that subtly capture the beauty of nature and light. 500 illustrations and photographs are featured in this comprehensive guide.
Ask any cartoonist: invention comes hard. But not, apparently, for Vaughn Bode, the inimitably gifted creator of Cheech Wizard, from whom characters, concepts and stories pinwheeled at a prodigious rate. His recently discovered diaries, kept from 1963 to 1973, offer even more persuasive evidence of the wild profligacy of his talent. Reprinted in a facsimile format, this four-volume series offers a wealth of finished cartoons, illustrations and strips, as well as tantalising glimpses of Bode classics yet to come, such as 'The Man'.
"How to Keep a Sketch Journal" is the essential guide to observational sketching, suitable for both new and experienced artists.
This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes. Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.