The Pastel Artist's Bible
An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Edited by Claire Waite Brown
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Pastel Artist's Bible by Claire Waite Brown
Book DescriptionDiscover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life. Over 65,000 copies sold worldwide.This information-packed book is divided into five sections. The first, Materials, introduces you to the range of pastels and papers that is available to you, with examples of how paper textures and colors can affect your work. The Color section looks at the principles of color and gives suggestions for mixing colors and choosing a basic palette, especially important since manufacturers produce a bewildering array of colored pastels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780785820840
(205mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Chartwell Books
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claire Waite Brown
Watercolour Flower Artist's Bible, Paperback (September 2016)
An extensive and essential guide to painting flowers in watercolour, with step-by-step illustrated instructions and tips for the more advanced painter.
Pastel Artist's Bible, Paperback (May 2016)
Discover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums.
Sculpting Techniques Bible, Hardback
An essential illustrated reference for both beginner and experienced sculptors.
Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible, Hardback» View all books by Claire Waite Brown
Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.
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