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Harmonious Color Schemes; no-nonsense approach using the Color Wheel
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Learn to use The Color Wheel as a tool to help achieve color harmony in your paintings and discover how it serves to simplify color mixing. This approach is suitable for the beginner student as well as the professional artist and It can be applied to any subject or style of art forms. Color harmony is essential to all good art no matter the medium, subject or style.
Skin Tones in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
An oil painting guidebook outlining 10 step-by-step demos on completing figure paintings in oil taken from old masters. Each demo comprises on average 28 images in progress and instructions. Artists featured are Da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Gauguin, Ingres, Courbet, Rubens and Cezanne. Techniques explored include sfumato, sgraffito, cangiante and scumbling.
How to Draw Portraits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,500. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
How to Draw Portraits is a unique collection of techniques, terminology, and examples for the beginner and advanced graphite artist. Over one hundred illustrations support carefully reviewed explanations of elemental technique. Simulate skin texture with circularism. Find out how to draw hair, and how to break down complex shapes into simple abstract components.
Tropes and Schemes: Stylistic devices to add character to your writing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,010. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Education
Tropes and schemes are stylistic devices that add sophistication to your writing and speaking. I have included 69 tropes and schemes with explanations and examples. If you are writing your first book, write short stories or want to improve your language, you will find this e-book helpful.
No Talent Required: My Journey from Paint by Numbers to Art Instructor
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,730. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Have you ever wanted to learn to draw and paint but were afraid you had no talent? This book will open your eyes to what it's all about. Talent is not required. Follow one woman's journey of discovery and share her stories of what it took to become an artist. Meet her teachers, the good and the bad. Share her years of learning from her students, the tips and tricks it takes to be an artist.
Why do My Skin Tones Look Lifeless? Plus 25 Solutions to Other Portrait Painting Peeves
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,400. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
A troubleshooting guide for portrait painters, this invaluable guide tackles each element separately. Find sections on starting out in portraiture, common problems with eyes, different-coloured hair, noses and remedial techniques. Find out the essential pigments to capture skin tones and much more. With over 150 images.
Portrait Painting in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,990. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
A guide for portrait painters, this book outlines 10 step by step demos on how to paint portraits in oils copied from old masters including Botticelli, Velazquez, Rossetti, Delacroix, Gauguin and more. Find preliminary chapters on preparing for portrait painting and troubleshooting common problems. Numerous techniques are explored. Contains 218 images.
Fantastic Ferrocement - For Practical, permanent Elven Architecture, Follies, Fairy Gardens and Other Virtuous Ventures
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
If you have ever wanted to sculpt or build in a permanent material that is extremely strong and can be moulded to any shape, ferrocement is the medium for you - and this concise book shows you how. Tools, techniques and sample projects - a garden pot, angel, dome, and more - are all logically described and illustrated. The many photos showing the building of Cafe Eutopia will inspire and inform.
The Artist’s Garden in Oils: Eighteen Step by Step Guides
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 20,610. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
This oil painting guidebook contains 18 step by step demonstrations on various subject matter found within the garden. With preparatory chapters, technique exploration, troubleshooting tips and instructions on how each painting was completed. Book’s statistics: 20,500 words and 182 colour images.
Make It Or Break It; Stained Glass For Beginners, 2nd Edition
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,020. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by CWS Press. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
The innovative stained glass textbook by award winning stained glass artist Phillip McKee, who was also injured as a firefighter at the Pentagon fighting the fires spawned by the terrorist attacks on 9-11. Easy to follow lessons guide you through all the stages of making stained glass art. Includes links to free videos, patterns and trial design software.
Why do My Ellipses look like Doughnuts? Plus 25 Solutions to Other Still Life Painting Peeves
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Advisory art book on still life oil painting. Troubleshooting chapters include: ‘I have no interesting objects to paint,’ and ‘how do I make glass look real in my painting?’ Other solutions on offer are for issues surrounding: ellipses, perspectives, backgrounds and colour mixing. With 26 chapters, a step by step demo, glossary, over 100 images and 25,000 words.