Artist’s Manual: A Complete Guide to Paintings and Drawing Materials and techniques


Gair, Angela

A veritable bible for beginners as well as an invaluable reference for accomplished artists, The Artist’s Manual is a hands-on guide to hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. For anyone who has ever had the urge to create art, this easy-to-use manual clearly explains the artist’s essential tools and materials — how to choose them, how to use them, and how to care for them. Packed with information on myriad techniques, from color use and composition to subject choice, and including tips from the professionals, here’s everything painters and illustrators need to begin, develop, and perfect their craft. Over 500 color photographs, 200 original works of art, and an extensive list of suppliers complete the most comprehensive, inspirational, and affordable artists’ instruction book available today.


“This manual is essential and practical, the informative text is very clear, it has hundreds of explanations about techniques, composition, color, artist’s materials and tools. And also is superbly illustrated. If you are a professional artist so improve your knowledge with this book, if you are a beginner, here is everything you need to start your work.” — reviewed by Silvana Borges.

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