Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

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By (author) Felix Scheinberger

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  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 154 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 240mm x 10mm | 600g
  • Publication date: 25 March 2014
  • ISBN 10: 0770435211
  • ISBN 13: 9780770435219
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 8,942

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A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. COLOR YOUR LIFE Bring new energy to your sketches of urban scenes with this fresh and simple approach to watercolor painting. Whether you're an amateur artist, drawer, doodler, or sketcher, watercolor is a versatile sketching medium that's perfect for people on the go--much like pen or pencil. Accomplished designer and illustrator Felix Scheinberger offers a solid foundation in color theory and countless lessons on all aspects of watercolor sketching, including: Fundamentals like wet-on-wet, glazes, and washes Materials and supplies to bring on your travels Little-known tips and tricks, like painting when water isn't handy and seeking out inspiration Vibrant watercolor paintings grace each page, and light-hearted anecdotes (why do fish make great subjects to paint, you may be wondering...) make this a lively guide to the medium. With an open mind and sketchbook, you will be ready to capture the moments around you in luminous color with confidence, creativity, and ease--no matter what your skill level may be.

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FELIX SCHEINBERGER is an illustrator, artist, and designer. He is the author and illustrator of two other books on watercolors and""has illustrated more than fifty children's books in the last decade. His work has appeared in magazines including "Harvard Business Manager" and "Psychology Today. "He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Table of contents

INTRO Watercolors—In or Out? A Painting for the Emperor Gum Arabic: Where the Watercolors Grow Pigments: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Yellow and Orange: Of Camels and Crocuses Red and Purple: Of Bugs and Snails Blue: Of Lapis Lazuli, Indigo, and Woad Green: Of Plants and Poison Introducing Color to Sketches: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore   FIRST ATTEMPTS Multiple Choice: To Design Is to Decide From Dusk till Dawn: Shadows and Light Black Is Back: Glazing with India Ink Layer for Layer: The Glaze Mixing Colors with Glazes Fish Soup: Practicing the Glaze The Wash: The Paint Does as It Pleases! On the Run: Graded Wash Techniques Once More, with Feeling!: Washes It’s a Give and Take: Applying and Removing Paint  Wet-on-Wet Combining Techniques: A Little Bit of This and That    EXCURSION IN COLOR THEORY Where Do Colors Come From?:   The Simple Science Arranging Colors Opposites Attract: Color Contrasts From South Park to Stoplights: Types of Color True Color: The Effect of Light  Every Color Tells a Story: Intensifying Your Sketches It’s All Relative: The Effects of Colors Color Harmonies: Simple and Complex Analogous, Monochromatic, and Complementary Harmonies Triadic and Tetradic Harmonies Cool-Cool and Warm-Warm Harmonies Collecting Colors Designing Color Harmonies: Working with Color Code Strips Getting Out of Your Color Comfort Zone   The Blue Ridge Mountains: Color and Perspective   YOUR OWN STYLE Less Is More Me, Myself, and I: Finding Your Own Style Style and Creativity Throwing Down: Loosening Up Your Painting Seek Not and You Shall Find: Imagination vs. Internet Make It Matter Priorities    BASICS / TOOLS Paintboxes Watercolor Pencils Buying Paints Mixing Paints Impossible Hues: Bright Colors Pimping Watercolors: Making Colors Pop Liquid Watercolors: Bright Now, Pale Later Into the Wild: Brushes Even More Brushes Paper  The Permanent Wave: Stretching Paper  The Contents of My Bag OUT & ABOUT Bad Weather: Painting Outdoors The Other Viewpoint: Changing Perspective Painting Water   Air, Fog, Smoke Smog and Atmosphere What Is Beauty Anyway?  TIPS & TRICKS Composition and Design Smudges and Spots Painting What’s Not There: Negative Space White: A Special Case Studies, Sketches, and Drafts   Undo Merging Colors: Working from One Color Working with Colored Paper Special Effects Lettering and Writing Layouts, Scribbles, and Storyboards Watercolor Illustrations How Much Is Your Picture Worth? Everything Ends: When Is a Picture Finished? Index