The Artist's Everything Handbook is your complete guide to the fundamentals of artistic creation. Encompassing a diverse range of drawing, sketching, and painting techniques--from pen and ink to oils and acrylics--you'll find everything you need to create daring and imaginative works of art.
Divided according to medium, each section offers an informative overview and a thorough exploration of all the relevant tools and materials. Chapters suggest innovative ways to tackle your subjects, and provide specially commissioned illustrations with detailed tutorials and helpful tips. Learn how to properly mix paint colors, take a small object and scale it up, and play with the idea of positive and negative space. Inside, you'll also find galleries of contemporary artwork that demonstrate the range of effects that can be achieved using a particular technique. Acknowledging the growing interest in digital media, this book also includes information on how certain effects can be re-created using programs such as Photoshop and drawing apps. And finally, artist profiles offer insight into the working processes of some of today's emerging painters and drawers from all around the world.
Filled with imaginative ideas and tutorials, varied and inspiring work from young contemporary artists, and a fresh, modern approach to old art forms, this book is your essential reference to dive into the boundless possibilities of drawing and painting.