The zodiac has been used for a millennia to bring humans closer to the cosmos. With this creative masterpiece, it’s your turn to travel nearer the heavens following simple directions for painting each of the constellations, accompanied by information about each sign of the zodiac. A basic introduction to watercolor techniques and its tools will get you started.
Learn how to paint the beautiful night sky throughout the seasons while learning about sun signs and their place in astrology with Celestial Watercolor—complete with an overview of the tools and techniques of watercolor.
Watercolor—easy as A, B, C.
This comprehensive, hands-on watercolor workshop features 26 core lessons, from “A” (animals) to “Z” (zeroing in on your artistic style). In between you’ll find expert advice on painting an exciting range of popular subjects, including:
• barns and buildings
• eagles and other birds
• hills and valleys
• ice and snow
• people and portraits
• still lifes
• and more!
Learn to express yourself through color while painting on location with the in-depth tips and techniques of Working with Color, the fifth volume in the Urban Sketching Handbook series.
Expert watercolorist, illustrator, instructor, and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal Shari Blaukopf shares her essential color tips about color-water ratio, achieving bold color, avoiding muddy washes, painting in layers, and using wet-in-wet techniques.
This essential handbook covers:
supplies and materials
sample color palettes
using limited palettes
the power of complementary colors
using evocative, expressive color
With a focus on using watercolor with greater confidence and knowledge, the book also delves into pencil and ink and watersoluble pencils.
Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink.
From the beloved and best-selling Portfolio art series by Walter Foster Publishing comes Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink, a book that invites you to explore this classic art medium in new and refreshing ways. This comprehensive guide is packed with valuable resources for artists of all skill levels, starting with the basics and ending with intricate, original step-by-step projects that are sure to impress—and inspire.
East meets West
“Combine Chinese and Western painting techniques to create beautiful flower paintings.”
In this beautifully illustrated book, two proud traditions mix and mingle to create fresh watercolor expressions. Learn how to infuse your flowers with new life using a combination of traditional Chinese brush painting and Western watercolor techniques.80 pages of exciting step-by-step watercolor demonstrations16 popular flowers, 8 of them in both Western and Eastern stylesTraditional Chinese painting materials and techniques4 creative variations for further experimentation
Lian Quan Zhen makes Eastern art ideas and techniques accessible and approachable. Written with both beginning and advanced artists in mind, the lessons in this book will sharpen your sense of composition, enrich your use of color and help you capture the essence of your flower subjects.