Artist's Materials

Artist's Materials

All the Materials You Will Ever Need to Make Art

Book - 2005
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A comprehensive and useful handbook for all artists.

Artist's Materials is a detailed, accessible and comprehensive reference to all the materials available for drawing and painting. The book provides a brief history of the materials focusing on those that have been used for generations -- such as oil paint and ink -- and art surfaces such as paper, canvas, wood and others. Each material is discussed in terms of cost, suitability, and drying times.

The book covers every medium in detail along with illustrated techniques and tools:

Brushes of every size, shape and bristle type Pencils, graphite sticks and powders, charcoal and felt pens Pens and inks for drawing and calligraphy Pastels: soft, hard, oil, pencil and conté sticks Watercolor effects, papers and media Gouache, tempera and powder paints Acrylics; Liquitex acrylics and modeling media Oils, additives, glazing and more Mixed media combinations that work.

Detailed descriptions explain how to get the best results and avoid problems.

Tips and hints from professional artists are featured along with illustrations showing the materials being used. Examples of masterpieces by Goya, Pollock, and others accompany each section.

Artist's Materials is a must-have technical manual and creative reference for artists at any level of experience.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9781552979952
Branch Call Number: 702.8 HAR
Characteristics: 288 p. : chiefly ill. (mainly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Tappenden, Curtis - Editor


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