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Arts & Entertainment:Painting and Drawing:Watercolours

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Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light: Oil, Pastel and Watercolor, Chris Saper
1 Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light: Oil, Pastel and Watercolor
Chris Saper USA North Light Books 2015 1440341834 / 9781440341830 Soft cover New Book 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.0 cm 
LEARNING HOW TO CAPTURE SUCH QUALITY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER! Inside you'll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastel. You'll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, color, composition and edges), then learn how light and color influence the appearance of skin tones. Best-selling artist Chris Saper provides the advice and examples that make every lesson and technique easy to understand-immediately improving the quality of your work. You'll discover how to:* Paint the four major skin color groups (Caucasian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic)* Refine these colors into dozens of possible variations within each group* Select your palette and mix hues for clean, beautiful colors* Determine the color and temperature of light that falls on your subject* Paint direct and indirect sunlight, artificial light and highlights of light* Master the four elements that determine color in shadow* Use photographic references when you can't paint directly from lifeYou'll also find seven step-by-step demonstrations and an appendix of sample color charts for each major skin type under a range of lighting variations. It's all you need to bring your portraits to life! 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Creative GIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life, Danielle Donaldson
2 Creative GIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life
Danielle Donaldson USA North Light Books 2015 1440340129 / 9781440340123 Soft cover New Book 27.7 x 21.0 x 1.4 cm 
Find your artistic creativity with delicate doodles, big colors and lavish layers! CreativeGIRL features art projects that teach you how to draw and paint your story using pencils, watercolor paints and simple mixed-media supplies. Danielle Donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful color combinations and work through creative frustration with simple fixes. You'll learn how to paint with watercolor, tell visual stories with and without words and add depth with layers using mixed-media techniques and little details--all while finding inspiration and gaining confidence in your own artistic style. Draw, paint, layer and create! * More than 30 techniques and projects including drawing, painting and adding layers for artists and aspiring artists of all levels. * Learn how do draw and paint figures such as creativeGIRL, busyGIRL and tutuGIRL. Then create your own girl to channel your story. * Find even more inspiration in a gallery filled with extraLOVE from the artist. 
Price: 42.95 AUD
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The Art of Watering Colour: Watercolour Painting, Dianne Kelly
3 The Art of Watering Colour: Watercolour Painting
Dianne Kelly Australia Boolarong Press 2016 1925236838 / 9781925236835 Soft cover New Book 28.0 x 27.0 x 0.8 cm 
The Art of Watering Colour is an ideal book for the absolute beginner who has never painted in the medium before, as well as the experienced watercolourist who just needs to learn a few extra tricks to help loosen up and enhance their existing techniques.The key features of the book include:* Techniques and projects to help lose the fear of painting to create magic in your work.* Photographs showing real life subjects, with examples of colour mixing, reflected light and how it all comes together.* Detailed step by step instructions, hand-written on the actual subject, which makes the instructions clear and easy to follow.* Step by step painting demonstrations.* Fun projects. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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No Excuses Watercolor: Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling, Gina Rossi Armfield
4 No Excuses Watercolor: Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling
Gina Rossi Armfield USA Betterway Books 2015 1440339856 / 9781440339851 Soft cover New Book 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.0 cm 
"I can't control the paint." "It's not colorful enough." "It's intimidating!" With the fun and easy techniques in Gina Rossi Armfield's No Excuses Watercolor, your excuses for not painting with watercolor don't stand a chance! As you try the demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn the techniques and tricks necessary to achieve amazing, colorful results in your artist's sketchbook. After getting to know your materials, you'll try your hand at thirteen exercises that will help train your hand, and help you identify and refine your artistic style. Along the way, you'll get tips and suggestions for adding journaling and writing to your art. Finally, you'll find an inspirational resource guide packed with reference photos, starter sketches, color palettes, journaling prompts and more to help you fill your watercolor journal! Grab your sketchbook and watercolors--it's time to paint, no excuses! *22 demonstrations for sketching and watercolor painting. *13 exercises for practicing backgrounds, focal images, color mixing, layering and details. *13 resource sections loaded with journaling and painting prompts to keep you inspired. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Jean Haines' World of Watercolour, Jean Haines
5 Jean Haines' World of Watercolour
Jean Haines UK Search Press 2014 1782210393 / 9781782210399 Hardcover New Book 28.9 x 22.6 x 1.8 cm 
Step into Jean Haines' distinctive, exciting world of watercolour with this, the ultimate guide to her influences, style and work. Jean's loose, expressive paintings are filled with colour and personality, and embrace a range of subjects that includes flowers, animals, people and places, all influenced by the countries and cities she's lived in and the people she's met during her life. This beautiful book contains easy-to-follow and inspiring introductory sections such as ?an artist's treasure chest' and ?the colour gym', offering practical guidance and in-depth exercises in an innovative and accessible way, and the numerous examples of Jean's work will inspire and encourage novice as well as experienced artists. After this introductory section, the book shows the reader how to put the skills they've learned into practice with gorgeous step-by-step projects packed full of expert tips and advice, encouraging them to move forward and develop their own style of working. Like her painting, Jean's writing is filled with passion and enthusiasm, transporting the reader through a world of watercolour that will not fail to excite and inspire. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor, Johannes Vloothuis
6 Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor
Johannes Vloothuis USA North Light Books 2015 144033627X / 9781440336270 Soft cover New Book 27.9 x 20.3 x 1.0 cm 
Secrets to Painting Beautiful Landscapes Painting the landscape can be fun and rewarding--if you make the right decisions as you paint. After all, it is the artist's greatest challenge to somehow capture a sense of it all--the grandness, the majesty, the splendor of nature--with just a few strokes of paint on a canvas. Popular art instructor Johannes Vloothuis makes the process a whole lot easier with the essential techniques, key concepts and expert advice he shares in this book. * Learn straightforward strategies to make your paintings more interesting and dramatic, such as simplifying the foreground, composing with abstract shapes and harmonizing colors. * Discover speci?c techniques for painting landscape elements including mountains, water, foliage, snow and more. *9 step-by-step demonstrations walk you through all the techniques necessary to create successful landscape paintings. Landscape Painting Essentials is packed with practical information. You'll make the critical shift from painting what you see to painting as an artist sees. You'll learn to strategically edit shapes, rearrange elements and enhance color. You'll gain a better understanding of what to include in your painting, what to change and what to leave out. Most importantly, you'll gain the skills necessary to turn nature's bounty of inspiration into original, stunning landscape paintings. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour, Julie Collins
7 Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour
Julie Collins UK Search Press 2015 1782210547 / 9781782210542 Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 15.5 x 0.4 cm 
A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the watercolour artist. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours. A beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours. Watercolour artists from beginners to more experienced painters will find this a handy, comprehensive guide. 
Price: 12.95 AUD
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Watercolor Without Boundaries: Exploring Ways to Have Fun with Watercolor, Karlyn Holman
8 Watercolor Without Boundaries: Exploring Ways to Have Fun with Watercolor
Karlyn Holman USA Karlyn's Gallery 2014 0979221846 / 9780979221842 Soft cover New Book 26.9 x 20.6 x 1.3 cm 
Create stronger and livelier paintings by learning to balance control and spontaneity.This book presents more than fifty ways to inspire and motivate artists of all levels to play with watercolor and mixed media. Painting "outside the lines" is a tremendously freeing experience and will prove to be a key factor in your growth as an artist. Learning to use a variety of proven techniques and non-traditional approaches will give you the freedom to explore "without boundaries." 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor: 30+ Techniques, Ron Hazell
9 The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor: 30+ Techniques
Ron Hazell USA North Light Books 2015 144033725X / 9781440337253 Soft cover New Book 27.6 x 21.0 x 1.2 cm 
How to Paint Water! The secret to convincingly painting water is understanding why water appears as it does--it's all about the reflections! In this comprehensive book showcasing water in all its natural states, you'll learn how wind affects water as it goes from a dead calm to gale force winds. As you learn to use the reflections in the water to identify the perspective of the objects, you'll be able to move away from reference images and paint the water scenes you see in your imagination. With the expert instruction of renowned watercolor artist Ron Hazell, you'll find success as you paint water in every imaginable condition. From glittering lakes to calm harbor shores to foamy surf and turbulent waterfalls and rainy city streets to snow covered lawns and frozen ponds, you'll find the inspiration and techniques to guide you on a water-filled watercolor journey. *11 step-by-step demonstrations for painting puddles, streams, rivers, raging oceans, snow and more. *8 bonus demonstration videos to help you achieve realistic water paintings. * More than 30 techniques for creating accurate shadow and light, reflections of objects and wave types. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Fearless Watercolor for Beginners: Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started, Sandrine Pelissier
10 Fearless Watercolor for Beginners: Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started
Sandrine Pelissier USA Betterway Books 2015 1440337268 / 9781440337260 Soft cover New Book 27.6 x 21.0 x 1.1 cm 
Finally! Artful watercolor painting for beginners! Yes, YOU can do it. YOU can create beautiful watercolor paintings--everything from florals to portraits to landscapes--even if you've never before worked with this exuberant, exciting medium. Fearless Watercolor for Beginners offers a unique, one-on-one workshop--with step-by-step demonstrations, exercises and bonus video content--that teaches you all the basics you need to get started (and then some)--and then promptly encourages you to break them! Inside you'll find: *22 step-by-step demonstrations for basic techniques, techniques for adding texture, and mixed-media techniques for truly one-of-a-kind work * Dozens of easy-to-understand concepts, practical, meaningful tips and fun ideas you'll be eager to try * Links to exclusive demo videos, exercises and tools to round out and enhance your workshop experience Be bold! Be daring! Be FEARLESS! 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Manga Magic: How to Draw and Paint Mythical and Fantasy Characters, Supittha
11 Manga Magic: How to Draw and Paint Mythical and Fantasy Characters
Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen USA Impact Books 2015 1440339708 / 9781440339707 Soft cover New Book 27.7 x 21.3 x 1.4 cm 
What do you get when you cross popular manga style with legends of old? Manga Magic! In this one-of-a-kind guide, beloved and prolific manga artist Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen (a.k.a. Ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to put original spins on popular fantasy figures and creatures, with insight on everything from what they wear to where they dwell. Inside, you'll learn how to: Develop fantastic characters--from basic anatomy to important details like hair and skin tones.Design costumes fit for a goddess (or fairy, or Pan, or what-have-you) right down to armor, jewelry and footwear.Color with confidence. Achieve various results using basic watercolor techniques, special effects and markers.Set the scene with great backgrounds--from aerial views to underwater scenes.Bring it all together, step by step. 20+ start-to-finish demos feature a variety of mythic characters, from wood nymphs and Golem, to multiple gods and goddesses. Whether you base your characters on traditional Greek mythology, Japanese folklore or fantastical renditions of your own imagining, this guide will lead you step by step through the creation of your own magical manga worlds! 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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