The Complete Book of Textures for Artists

Step-by-step instructions for mastering more than 275 textures in graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, acrylic, and oil

Denise J. Howard, Steven Pearce and Mia Tavonatti
AUD $24.99
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Features 501 step-by-step lessons, tips, and techniques to create realistic texture with graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, oil, and acrylic.

Learning to render a variety of textures is a fundamental skill for any fine artist, no matter the chosen media or subject matter.
The Complete Book of Textures for Artists features 501 step-by-step lessons, tips, and techniques for rendering a wide range of textures in a variety of media, including graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, oil, and acrylic. After an introduction to the basic tools and materials, discover a variety of drawing and painting techniques, such as hatching, crosshatching, shading, blending, layering, burnishing, and more. From there, you will learn just how easy it is to render everything from wood, metals, glass, food, and water to human and animal textures, such as hair, skin, fur, eyes, and more. Each page features easy-to-follow steps demonstrating how to create each specific texture. You will discover tips and techniques for reproducing certain textures in a variety of media, as well as how to create physical textures in your artwork. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting out, The Complete Book of Textures for Artists features a wide variety of both traditional and contemporary techniques. Organized into sections based on subject matter and media, each technique is presented with simple instructions and beautiful examples. Not only will you learn a variety of techniques, but you'll also discover new ideas and inspiration for using the techniques in your own projects. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of helpful artist tips, The Complete Book of Textures for Artists is the perfect resource for beginning and established artists who are ready to master the intricacies of texture in their artwork.

Author bio:

Denise Howard has earned regional, national, and international awards for her colored pencil drawings. She has been featured in Colored Pencil Magazine and Ann Kullbergs COLOR Magazine, has work published in several books, and is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the UK Colored Pencil Society, and the Pencil Art Society.Like many artists, Steven Pearce got his start at a very early age. His mother was an accomplished oil painter, and his father was an oil painter, sculptor, and master jeweler. Their encouragement and valuable knowledge helped Steven grow as an artist. Creating art with a pencil has been and continues to be Steven's passion. He enjoys experimenting with other media, including colored pencil, oil, and acrylics. Steven loves drawing portraits, still life, wildlife, landscapes, and anything that represents well in graphite and charcoal. www.srpearceart.comMia Tavonatti is an artist with a variety of interests, including a strong passion for painting and drawing. She moved from Michigan to California to attend art school at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her BFA and MFA in illustration. She has also studied painting abroad, and she loves to spend her summers painting in Greece. Mia has exhibited her work extensively, both in Europe and throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and her work can be seen on more than 45 book covers and in several magazines. In addition to her illustrative work, she has created a number of murals and commissions for restaurants, private residences, and corporations. She teaches illustration and painting at the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach and currently resides in Costa Mesa, California.

Category: Painting
ISBN: 9781633228702
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Series: The Complete Book of ...
Pub Date: March 2020
Page Extent: 144
Format: Paperback
Subject: Painting & paintings