How do you paint realistic clouds? What is the best way to capture a crashing wave on a beach? How do you draw animal fur? Which colours do you use for realistic skin tones? You will find the answer to these questions and many more in this colourful compendium, packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today's most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along the way. Divided into seven chapters that cover watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawing and mixed media, this handy book is bursting with some of the most popular styles and subjects, designed to showcase the very best of artistic abilities available to help develop your own creative streak. All contributors featured in this book are professional artists belonging to the SAA, who together with a global community of over 46,000 other members, make up the world's largest and friendliest art society. Whether you're a beginner, an improver or a professional, there's something new to learn for everyone in this comprehensive collection.
The Society for All Artists (SAA) is for everyone with a love of painting, encouraging everyone, from complete novices and hesitant beginners to the legions of leisure painters and beyond. The SAA supplies inspiration, information, help and advice on a whole host of practical painting issues. The SAA is the most far-reaching society of its kind in the world, with an ever growing 'family' of enthusiastic and eager artists (over 46,000 members worldwide). Each year they hold the Artist of the Year competition, which is open to everyone with a passion for painting, irrespective of age, ability, medium or subject matter. www.saa.co.uk
Introduction Animals & Wildlife People & Urban Seascapes & Water Still Life Landscapes & Buildings Abstract Flowers, Trees & Gardens Index of contributors Index