The Artist's Handbook

The Artist's Handbook

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Re-styled and revised for the 21st-century artist, this handbook is full of information on traditional art methods of drawing, painting and print-making, together with significant modern art techniques, such as digital photography, digital printing and digital image manipulation. The text encompasses all the tools, materials and skills of the artist's craft and should prove a useful guide for aspiring artists across a wide range of taste and more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 174 x 256 x 30mm | 1,338.11g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0751364398
  • 9780751364392
  • 1,252,105

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Ray Smith is a writer, illustrator and lecturer at many art schools, including Chelsea School of Art and University of Plymouth. In 1990 he was appointed by HM Government to serve as a member of the Art Working Group for the National Curriculum. He has won a number of art awards, including a Royal Society of Arts Art for Architecture Award. Ray lives in more

Table of contents

Materials: pigments; oils; resins; glues, starches and gums; waxes; solvents; additives. Supports and grounds: rigid supports; flexible supports; grounds. Drawing: pencil; all-purpose pencil; coloured pencil; soft pastels; oil pastels; chalk and conte crayon; charcoal; silverpoint; scraperboard; pen and ink; brush and ink; other drawing techniques. Painting: painting equipment; watercolour; gouache; tempera; oil paints; acrylics; encaustic. Printmaking: relief printing; intaglio; lithography; screenprinting. Digital media and photography: digital image manipulation; photography. Applied techniques: buon fresco; "dry wall" mural techniques; painted and printed laminates; ceramic tiles; vitreous enamelling; stained glass; laser/water-jet profiling; vinyl and linoleum; mosaic; planting; light and lighting. Conservation and framing: conservation; varnishing; technical examination of paintings; framing. Appendices: colour; perspective; transferring an image; the studio; exhibiting work; public more

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