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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440310454
Release 2010-08-04
Pages 128
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The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting

The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440337611
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 400
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Everyone can draw and paint, including you! Even if you have never drawn or painted before, you can start creating your own beautiful artwork. Let the Willenbrinks show you how! Beginning with materials and basic techniques, these pages will teach you everything you need to know to get started in drawing, watercolors and oil painting. Follow along with 75+ demonstrations and mini-demonstrations as you learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects: people, landscapes, buildings, still life and more. Every essential art topic is covered, from sketching and shading to composition and color. Simple step-by-step instruction and many enormously useful lessons and tips will have you making your own masterpieces in no time! You may be an absolute beginner, but great results are absolutely within reach!



Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Author Claire Watson Garcia
ISBN-10 9780823099474
Release 2009
Pages 160
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For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.



Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440311444
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 127
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Features techniques for drawing human faces by sketching a likeness then building on that sketch, and also features step-by-step instructions for drawing such difficult elements as eyes, noses, and hairstyles.



Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781600617706
Release 2009-05-25
Pages 128
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Suitable for beginner watercolourists, this title is designed to help reader's start experiencing the joy of watercolour immediately - even if they've never picked up a brush. It provides the author's painting techniques, tips and tricks that help make every step taken a success, from selecting colours to designing a composition.



Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner

Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner Author Steve Allrich
ISBN-10 0823032698
Release 1996
Pages 144
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Priced to reach a broad market, this book offers an inviting introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Allrich begins with an outline of the essential components of good painting, then describes the basic materials and tools of the oil medium. The fundamentals are strongly stressed and lessons on defining concept, toning the canvas, and understaning light sources are covered. 125 color illustrations.



The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted

The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted Author Kathleen Staiger
ISBN-10 9780770434540
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 176
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Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!



Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440323393
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 128
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Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles! Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes. Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition. Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art. Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.



Oil Painting For Dummies

Oil Painting For Dummies Author Anita Marie Giddings
ISBN-10 1118051998
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 303
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Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!



Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light Color

Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light   Color Author Kevin Macpherson
ISBN-10 1581800533
Release 2000-03-01
Pages 144
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Master painter Kevin Macpherson shares his bold, direct approach to capturing nature's glorious colors and luminosity in oils in complete step-by-step demonstrations.



Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 1600616011
Release 2006-10-19
Pages 128
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This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!



Still Life Painting Atelier

Still Life Painting Atelier Author Michael Friel
ISBN-10 9780307828781
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 192
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The equivalent of a foundation course in traditional oil painting for beginning to intermediate level artists, this in-depth book uses the still life as a practical way to master oil techniques. The still life is a practical, forgiving genre as it does not require the likeness of a portrait or the accurate proportions of the figure and, unlike the landscape, it doesn’t change with the weather. Instead, it gives aspiring artists ample time to study and the opportunity to look closer. It can be used as a purely formal subject for drawing and painting techniques, or a platform for emotional expression using personal symbolism and imagery. However, though the still life is used throughout as a teaching tool, this is first and foremost a book about oil painting. It begins with simple compositions that build to more complex arrangements. Starting with essential information on how to best set up your studio—including lighting, equipment, materials (paints, solvents, brushes, mediums), and preparing your canvas and paper for oil painting—Still Life Painting Atelier then offers concrete lessons in a logical progressive sequence, with step-by-step illustrations, finished paintings, diagrams and tips. Chapters cover: • How to address composition through thumbnail sketches and line drawings • Using underpainting to study the characteristics of light and shade • The basics of color theory and color mixing • How to use a variety of brushes to create sharp and soft edges • Techniques that are helpful when painting metal and glass • How to apply glazing and scumbling to bring luminosity and texture



Oil Painting Secrets from a Master

Oil Painting Secrets from a Master Author Linda Cateura
ISBN-10 0823032795
Release 1995
Pages 144
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A classic of simplicity! Portrait Drawing has guided and inspired a generation of artists to create beautiful, realistic portraits. In just eighty pages, author Wendon Blake covers all the basics, from papers and pencils to drawing eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and head from every angle. Drawings by artist John Lawn illustrate each point clearly, making it easy to master the basics and move on to conveying expression and emotion. Ten "demonstrations" show exactly how to put everything together for portraits that are more than the sum of their parts. Easy to understand, easy to use, this 25th Anniversary edition of Portrait Drawing, newly updated for today's artists, shows the quick, rewarding way to master the fundamentals of a favourite genre.



Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440330216
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 128
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Yes, you can! Known for their friendly, focused, you-can-do-it approach to teaching art, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show beginning artists how to draw people in a realistic style. Inside you'll find everything you need to succeed, from how to select and hold your pencils to expert instruction on drawing hands, clothing and figures in motion. This book steers you clear of common mistakes and brings clarity to even notoriously tricky concepts like perspective and values. While the human subject is wonderfully diverse, this book teaches an easy-to-learn approach that can be used to achieve accurate drawings every time. Thirteen complete figure drawing demonstrations show how. Start with a few lines to establish basic proportions, sketch in placement lines, then gradually develop details. Before you know it, you'll be drawing people of all ages, body types and personalities! This book makes it easy to get started. The quality of your results will encourage you to keep at it, building your skills and your confidence with every stroke. What's Inside: Tricks for ensuring accurate body proportions and feature placement in your drawings. Expert advice on drawing heads, hands, legs, clothes and more. 13 step-by-step demonstrations featuring a diversity of model types, lighting and poses.



The oil painting book

The oil painting book Author Bill Creevy
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002194927
Release 1994-10-01
Pages 175
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An encyclopedic reference furnishes a detailed catalog of materials--including brands of oil paints, media, solvents, and varnishes--as well as a demonstration of both traditional and innovative oil techniques, a look at essential tools, and a list of sup



The Complete Oil Painter

The Complete Oil Painter Author Brian Gorst
ISBN-10 082300855X
Release 2003
Pages 128
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A guide to oil painting provides information on materials, tools and equipment, techniques, form and color, and themes.



Oil Painting Step by step

Oil Painting Step by step Author Noel Gregory
ISBN-10 1844486656
Release 2011
Pages 160
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Offers four artists' insights into some of the concepts and principles used in the medium, and demonstrates techniques for painting popular subjects through text and exercises.