The Art Of Creative Watercolor

Author: Danielle Donaldson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 144035104X
File Size: 58,49 MB
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Welcome to your watercolor happy place! The world of Danielle Donaldson is as wondrous as a jar full of fireflies. Her whimsical illustrations are known for their offbeat color combinations, artful arrangements and endearing quirkiness. In this book, you'll learn how to partner with the wonderfully spontaneous medium of watercolor to create your own brand of magic. Start by creating a handmade journal, then follow exercises and start-to-finish projects to fill it with illustrations that are small in size but big on color. Along the way, Danielle shares her fresh takes on color theory, perspective, composition and more. Designed to get your brush moving, this book makes practice feel like play. It's a one-of-a-kind journey for any artist wishing to tap into the utter joy of watercolor painting and make it a cherished part of your daily life. Inside you'll find: • Imaginative techniques that help you override perfectionist tendencies while making the most of watercolor's unpredictable nature • An inventive approach (using scraps of paper, ribbon and other ephemera) for more creative color choices • A simple strategy that makes drawing new subjects less intimidating and more fun • Sweet ways to add hand lettering to your artwork • Inspirational exercises that make finding subjects to paint as easy as A-B-C "Don't underestimate the giddiness you feel when you mindlessly grab a color and mix it with another and create the most beautiful wash ever!" --p43

Creative Watercolor

Author: Ana Victoria Calderon
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631596004
File Size: 35,22 MB
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Creative Watercolor offers beginners a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium with instructions on how to paint simple motifs and lettering and embellish projects beautifully. In Creative Watercolor, popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderon shares her step-by-step techniques for painting modern motifs in this classic medium. Through a series of easy tutorials and projects, you will: Get an overview of basic materials and tools, plus options for embellishing your paintings Master essential techniques, starting with easy warm-up activities, learning to layer, and getting into the flow with watercolor, plus an introduction to scanning and digital editing for making multiples Learn to paint a variety of simple, beautiful motifs: flowers and leaves, butterflies and critters, fruits and vegetables, and delightful lettering Use what you've learned to create unique, stylish stationery, including beautiful invitations, place cards, menus, monograms, recipe gift cards, thank you notes—any project you can imagine, for any kind of event you can think of! There's never been a better time to dive into the world of watercolor, so why wait? Grab a brush and get painting! Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.

Creative Watercolor

Author: Mary Ann Beckwith
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN:
File Size: 50,13 MB
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Creative Watercolor: The Step-by-Step Guide & Showcase will teach you innovative techniques used by some of today's most accomplished watercolor artists. You will be guided through the process with photos and text, as each artist shares the secrets of their approach to watercolor. Freezing pigment, using such unusual tools as a heat gun or a mouth atomizer, or transferring color from another surface through a print-like process, are just a few of the techniques demonstrated in this book. A showcase of creative watercolor techniques, this volume provides inspiration to begin your own exploration of the unending possibilities of watercolor. A must for all watermedia artists, from the novice to the seasoned professional, this book is a thought-provoking guide and an inspiring source of techniques and creative approaches to watercolor.

Creative Watercolor And Mixed Media

Author: Ana Victoria Calderon
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631598813
File Size: 41,10 MB
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In Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media, popular watercolor artist, instructor, and author Ana Victoria Calderon shares her simple step-by-step techniques for painting exciting and colorful motifs by combining watercolor with a variety of other user-friendly materials. Start with the essentials—paint, paper, and brushes—then learn about the featured mediums for mixing, including masking fluid, gold leaf, bleach, salt, and alcohol Take a step-by-step look at fundamental watercolor techniques Learn to paint a variety of striking organic motifs and surface effects, including stirring skies and clouds, sparkling galaxies, flowing oceans, and dazzling crystals Find great project ideas for stylish gifts and stationery Whether you're new to the medium or are looking to add new techniques to your watercolor practice, go grab a brush, paints, and some easy-to-use materials and take a beautiful creative journey with watercolor! Perfect for all skill levels, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.

Watercolor Is For Everyone

Author: Kateri Ewing
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631598597
File Size: 28,17 MB
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Watercolor Is for Everyone guides you through 21 intuitive, process-based painting lessons that help you discover your own unique artist-within while creating works of beauty you will joyfully send out into the world to share. In this beautiful book, artist Kateri Ewing, author of Look Closer, Draw Better, guides you through a series of simple creative projects using a soulful, meditative, and reflective process. Whether you are picking up a paint brush for the first time or are an experienced artist, you will discover and deepen your creative potential through these exercises, because everyone can make art. Each project results in two art pieces, one to keep for yourself, and then another one, such as a postcard or mini painting, to share with someone else or send out into the world, to spread their color, creativity, and joy in new places. With Watercolor Is for Everyone, you can learn how to build a daily practice and how to set intentions and create, even if you just have just 10 minutes a day. The projects draw inspiration from poetry, music, literature, and the natural world, and invite experimentation with a variety of sources, from tarot and oracle cards to rocks and feathers. You will pursue your personal passions through accessible projects as you build your artistic skills, confidence, and creativity.

Creative Watercolor Techniques

Author: Zoltan Szabo
Editor: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781626541368
File Size: 78,68 MB
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Build your creative toolbox! Perfect for the ambitious beginner with a bit of experience under their belt or seasoned painters in search of a fresh approach, Creative Watercolor Techniques is a vast repository of innovative and unusual painting methods that will help you achieve new levels of detail and texture in whichever style you prefer! Szabo's friendly and instructive prose will take you through a variety of wet and dry brush techniques, knife painting techniques, and paper types. In addition, you will find suggestions for creative ways to incorporate soap, salt, sand, starch, dyes, opaque watercolors, and sponges into your work. Loaded with hundreds of black and white photos, as well as over 30 full-color plates, Creative Watercolor Techniques will widen your artistic arsenal and inspire you to new levels of creativity and invention in your painting. Zoltan Szabo was born in Hungary in 1928 and studied at the National Academy of Industrial Art in Budapest. He emigrated to Canada in 1949, and made a name for himself as one of Canada's foremost landscape painters. In addition to teaching workshops and seminars on watercolor painting, Szabo has exhibited his work in London, Canada, and the United States. Zoltan Szabo's paintings are found in public and private collections worldwide, including those of the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica and in the National Gallery of Hungary. Other books by Zoltan Szabo include Landscape Painting in Watercolor, Painting Little Landscapes, and Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes. Readers interested in related titles from Zoltan Szabo will also want to see: Landscape Painting in Watercolor (ISBN: 9781626549012), Painting Little Landscapes (ISBN: 9781626549173), Painting Nature's Hidden Treasures (ISBN: 9781626549180), Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes: Advanced Techniques in Watercolor (ISBN: 9781626549005).

Creative Watercolor

Author: Marcia Moses
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402740473
File Size: 21,84 MB
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Marcia Moses, whose award-winning Easy Watercolor taught beginners the basic skills of the art, now takes painters to the next step in their creative journey. These lessons are meant for intermediates, and they’re as illuminating and exquisitely illustrated as the ones in her first volume. After reviewing the fundamentals, Moses delves deeply into color (understanding its properties, creating harmony and conflict, mixing vibrant hues); techniques in action, from backgrounds and texture to layering, shading, and brushstrokes; and how to paint with feeling. See how to add figures and set them in motion. Capture views of nature, including moody skies and watery landscapes. Put all the elements together for a satisfying finished work. Above all, Moses gives developing painters the gift of understanding how to use their imagination.

The Art Of Watercolor Lettering

Author: Kelly Klapstein
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631597809
File Size: 58,30 MB
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Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.

One Watercolor A Day

Author: Veronica Lawlor
Editor:
ISBN: 1592538576
File Size: 74,39 MB
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Offers forty-six daily watercolor exercises intended to stimulate imagination and help readers improve their skills.

15 Minute Watercolor Masterpieces

Author: Anna Koliadych
Editor: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624148816
File Size: 71,24 MB
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Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings in No Time With this collection of easy, step-by-step instructions, unlocking your creativity with watercolor has never been easier. Follow along as Anna Koliadych, founder of DearAnnArt, guides you through painting your own watercolor masterpieces in just 15 minutes. These 50 projects have something for everyone, from underwater landscapes to galaxies, from fashion sketches to tasty sweets. Learn to paint a meadow of poppies, a cosmic tea cup, a set of high heels or a tabby cat all in one quick evening. Whether you’re new to watercolor or have been practicing for years, these colorful designs are perfect for a relaxing afternoon alone or as an activity for the whole family. In each lesson, Anna highlights efficient techniques, like sketching your design with simple shapes, or adding small, beautiful details, so you can create the most charming artwork in the shortest amount of time—even if you’ve never painted before!

The Tao Of Watercolor

Author: Jeanne Carbonetti
Editor:
ISBN: 9780823050574
File Size: 70,81 MB
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The complete sourcebook of tips, tricks, and time-saving techniques in oil, alkyd, acrylic, gouache, casein, watercolor, dyes, ink, airbrush, scratchboard, pastel, coloured pencil, pastel, colored pencil, and mixed media. Includes advice on working as a professional illustrator.

Cool Painting

Author: Anders Hanson
Editor: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617846112
File Size: 21,75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book takes the reader through the basic terms and techniques of painting. Step-by-step projects are highlighted to provide a fun and creative way to familiarize kids with different mediums and techniques. These activities take the "how-to" further and really encourage kids to explore and expand their own artistic talents. This title is perfect for beginning artists! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Anywhere Anytime Art Watercolor

Author: Barbara Roth
Editor: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1633221954
File Size: 17,45 MB
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Anyone can draw and paint, anywhere and at any time! Whether in your backyard or while traveling the world, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor is an inspirational, easy-to-use reference guide for artists who seek to expand their artistic horizons in new and adventurous ways. After a basic overview of tools and materials, learn how to find inspiration and beauty everywhere and in everything. Discover how to create a portable pack-and-carry supply box to create art spontaneously, even while on the go. Basic drawing and painting techniques, approachable step-by-step projects, and instructions for working with tools outside the studio demonstrate how easy it is to draw and paint without too much advanced planning. Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor inspires artists of all skill levels to embrace their creative side to create beautiful works of art wherever they might be, from Monet's garden in Giverny, France, to sitting in their car on a rainy morning.

The Art Of Painting Sea Life In Watercolor

Author: Maury Aaseng
Editor: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633220885
File Size: 52,25 MB
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With helpful tips and easy-to-follow lessons, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor will teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful works of art in watercolor. The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures.This new title in the Collector's Series features a large variety of stunning sea life, from an adorable sea otter to an magnificent whale. With a fresh, modern spin on this majestic subject, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor is a comprehensive and indispensable resource, packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.

Watercolor 1 2 3

Author: Abigail Edgar
Editor: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781844429097
File Size: 26,90 MB
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A three-part tutorial on the art of watercolor painting offers a detailed guide to materials--paints, brushes, paper, and more--and how to use them--the fundamental techniques of watercolor, and a wide array of creative projects followed step by step from first drawing to final painting.

Creative Painting Beyond

Author: Alix Adams
Editor: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 1633220168
File Size: 66,86 MB
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Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for creating whimsical art in acrylic, watercolour, gold leaf, and more

Water Paper Paint

Author: Heather Smith Jones
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610594835
File Size: 69,67 MB
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This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor text books, this unique, beautiful volume is a field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to's, and projects, all from an artist's perspective. Each creative exercise features a technique, shows step-by-step photographs, and includes a clever idea for a gift or project that can be made from the painted samples.

Exploring Watercolor

Author: Elizabeth Groves
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440324765
File Size: 41,40 MB
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"Paint what you feel, not just what you see, and you'll begin to see the world in a different light." What if ...instead of waiting for the "big idea," you begin painting by dropping beautiful color onto your paper and seeing where it takes you? ...you paint with a leaf (or a sponge, or a string) instead of a brush? ...you start painting not on a blank sheet, but over an abstract acrylic background? Exploring Watercolor is a book full of fresh perspectives, open doors, and creativity-expanding "what-ifs" to help take your work to the next level. Discover new ways to get expressive with color...ideas for using nature's patterns to inspire enticing designs...how to expand your repertoire and unleash your creativity by experimenting with freeform collages, found imagery, and other innovative techniques. Inside you'll find: 22 open-ended, step-by-step demonstrations designed so you can do them over and over again, using various combinations of colors, papers, and techniques for a different result every time. 9 exercises illustrating expressive ways to put paint to paper. A fun and inspiring sampler of texture-making techniques--including print methods, resists, sprinkling, spattering, stencils, and "paper torture"--for paintings that sing with vitality. Wherever you are as an artist, this hands-on guide will help you master the watercolor medium, develop your individual style, and move beyond a literal rendering of your subject matter to a more meaningful and memorable interpretation that expresses your unique vision. So let go of your self-imposed limits, play with different ways of painting, and--above all--paint with passion and joy!

Your Year In Art Watercolor

Author: Kristin Van Leuven
Editor: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633228266
File Size: 56,76 MB
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Overcome your creative blocks and fears and start painting with confidence with Your Year in Art: Watercolor! Filled with weekly art challenges, step-by-step watercolor lessons, helpful tips and techniques, and gorgeous artwork, this follow-up to the drawing-focused Your Year in Art is a must-have for any watercolor artist. Written and illustrated by Kristin Van Leuven, owner of the popular online art shop Hello Lovely People and author of Modern Watercolor (Walter Foster Publishing), Your Year in Art: Watercolor seeks to motivate and inspire. The book is divided into weekly art challenges and prompts that cover appealing themes like florals, birds, and portraits, as well as inspirational ideas for painting patterns, holiday decorations, scenery, and so much more. Lessons and prompts are guided but invite personalization so you can build your skills while celebrating your own unique style. If you're a beginning artist, you might feel intimidated by watercolor, a medium that doesn't allow for many errors. However, Kristin Van Leuven makes watercolor fun and approachable with her easy-to-follow tips and free-flowing, expressive style. With her guidance, you'll learn to embrace imperfection and use the lessons as inspiration, rather than something to imitate exactly. With Your Year in Art: Watercolor, develop your own painting style and express yourself using watercolor!

Cool Drawing

Author: Anders Hanson
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1616137266
File Size: 46,30 MB
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This book takes the reader through the basic terms and techniques of drawing. Step-by-step projects are highlighted to provide a fun and creative way to familiarize kids with different mediums and techniques. These activities take the "how-to" further and really encourage kids to explore and expand their own artistic talents. This title is perfect for beginning artists!