Complete Art Foundation Course: Drawing, Watercolor, Oils and Acrylics (Foundation Course S.)

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Everything budding artists need to know to paint or draw confidently in their own style is in this essential and inspirational A-Z reference, filled with 600 full-color illustrations. From cave paintings to Picasso, technical drawings to cartoons, here is the history of these two art forms, with stunning examples of work by famous masters and practicing professionals. Experienced, respected tutors pass on their practical know-how and technical skills-illustrated in detail-including what tools and equipment to buy and the fundamentals of working in watercolor, oils, and acrylics. Beginners are gently guided through the basics of shape, light, composition, color theory, and perspective; more accomplished artists tackle advanced techniques. Includes master classes in life drawing, still life, landscape, and portraiture.

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Paul Thomas and Anita Taylor have been teaching drawing to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 1978 and 1987, respectively. Additionally they have developed a new forum for the recognition of contemporary drawing practice through the establishment of The Jerwood Drawing prize - the largest and most significant annual open drawing exhibition in the UK. Nick Tidnam R.B.A. is a practising painter and illustrator and a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. He regularly shows in London and abroad. He is a visiting lecturer at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and runs his own painting courses. He has contributed to Learn To Paint And Draw (Watson Guptill 2003). Curtis Tappenden is a painter and illustrator specialising in the use of watercolour. His paintings are exhibited throughout the UK and are held in collections worldwide. Curtis teaches at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and works in-house for The Mail on Sunday. Curtis is the author of The Watercolour Sketchbook Kit (Chronicle Books 2002) and Learn To Paint And Draw (Watson Guptill 2003).

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