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No Need for an Easel or a Mahl Stick: Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner Made Simple
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
A guide for the beginner in oil painting on what to buy and how to get that brush moving. With basic exercises on colour application to alla prima, shading and glazing. Find step by step demos on painting a first landscape floral art and animal painting. With hundreds of colour images.
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: Learn to Paint Figures and Portraits via Oil Painting Demonstrations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,060. 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: Tips and Techniques on Oil Painting Portraits, Mixing Skin Colours, Eyes, Hair and More
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 29,530. 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: Learn to Paint Portraits via Detailed Oil Painting Demonstrations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,010. 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.
Breaking Glass - An Introduction to Stained Glass Art and Design
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Price: $24.95 USD. Words: 25,060. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Learn to Create Stained Glass Art! This easy to follow guide shows you how to select glass, cut it, grind it, fit it and assemble it into a polished piece of art, worthy of a master artist! Sound interesting? Well, buy the book, grab a few tools and some stained glass, and let’s start breaking glass.
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: Step by Step Art Projects on Oil Painting: Flowers, Figures and More
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 20,730. 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.
Bare Essentials: Bras - Construction and Pattern Drafting for Lingerie Design
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Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 21,320. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
The Bare Essentials series is an invaluable resource for anyone entering into the field of lingerie design. This volume summarizes the basics of bra design, from sewing and construction to drafting and pattern grading; introducing these subjects in a manageable capacity.
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.
Shaping Stone - Volume One - The Art of Carving Soapstone
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Series: Shaping Stone, Book 1. Price: $24.95 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Learn to Carve Soapstone! This easy to follow guide shows you how to select stone, see the image inside, the tools needed, the professional techniques to use, and how to take a block of dusty soapstone and carve it into a beautiful, polished piece of art, worthy of a master sculptor! Sound interesting? Well, buy the book, grab a few tools and a chunk of soapstone, and let’s start carving.
Why do My Ellipses look like Doughnuts? Plus 25 Solutions to Other Still Life Painting Peeves: Colour Theory, Tips and Techniques on Oil Painting Floral Art, Fruit, Crockery and More
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 24,260. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Tips 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.
Why do My Clouds Look like Cotton Wool? Plus 25 Solutions to Other Landscape Painting Peeves: Tips and Techniques on Oil Painting Landscapes for Beginners
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 24,150. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Help for landscape artists faced with why clouds look like cotton wool or why mountains look like inverted cones. With 26 chapters, troublesome issues are tackled including painting trees, reflections, buildings and related issues, such as colour mixing and painting on a budget. With over 100 images, 25,000 words, demo and glossary.