The Trace & Color series invites artists to discover the world of coloring and painting as they use transferable sketches to create and color beautiful, finished works of art.
Coastal landscapes and seascapes are alluring and breathtaking. Now anyone can discover how to capture coastal landscapes in vibrant color with this delightful trace-and-color guide. Inside, six detailed templates are provided to help the beginning artist get started with a line drawing that they can color or paint in the medium of their choice. Artists can simply transfer the template line drawings to paper or canvas with the included graphite paper. Then, using the color references and tips in the book, they can add color and create their own coastal masterpiece! The book includes 32 pages of instruction and inspiration, providing basic information about color theory, as well as an introduction to several different color mediums - colored pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and marker. The overview for each medium covers the essential tools and materials an artist may need, including what types of paper or canvas can be used and any other special materials, as well as how to use various techniques to achieve effects. From coastal lighthouses to gentle waves breaking over rocky shores, you'll find everything you need to create your own dynamic seascape. Includes six removable templates featuring detailed coastal landscape artwork and four reusable sheets of graphite paper for transferring.
Thomas Needham is a graduate of California's renowned Art Centre College of Design with a double major in Advertising and Illustration. He has received numerous honours and awards for his watercolour, oil, and acrylic paintings. Thomas says, I bring vivid imagination to my work and a tremendous love of form and grace.
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