Creating Textures in Watercolor: A Guide to Painting 83 Textures from Grass to Glass to Tree Bark to Fur (Anglais) Relié – 28 octobre 1992
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They make the viewers feel as if they could "step right into" the scenes an artist has created. Here, expert Cathy Johnson shows them how to create these textures without creating a muddy mess. In her practical, step-by-step manner, she shows how to create 83 different textures, including fruits and vegetables, hair, glass, metal, fabric, flowers, fur, skin and various natural textures.
Each of these textures is demonstrated by Johnson's beautiful watercolour sketches, all with hints and tips to illustrate individual techniques. Artists can apply these techniques to their own work to create fabulous watercolour paintings that almost seem to "breathe." --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .
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Everything has texture—surface characteristics you can feel or that affect the way a thing looks when the light hits it. Lire la première page
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This book will teach you simple tips and tricks to creating different textures such as a rock surface or the bark of a tree. If one is not interested in painting mother nature, the book also demonstrates ways to create brick walls, animal fur, and even human skin.
The book depends on pictures to demonstrate its lessons but also provides some text to explain the lesson to the reader. All the images are in color and most lessons are in step-by-step format. I gave this book four stars instead of five because I feel it could have provided a bit more information of other textures. However, I did learn a great deal from its lessons and therefore cannot complain.
All in all, this book is a great asset to anyone who is attempting to learn how to paint textures in watercolor. The lessons it provides are most useful to amateurs but may prove useful to intermediate artists as well.
What I found most useful out of all of these pages was the idea of how to suggest texture without overdoing detail, a common problem in all painting mediums but particularly deadly in watercolor where a certain degree of spontaniety should be embraced. Planning and layering of colors is illustrated as well as how to use splatter, wash, and other unpredicable techniques effectively.
This book will not lead you step-by-step to complete paintings, but can be of tremendous help when dealing with complicated objects and images and trying to find simple ways to approach them. I would definitely consider it an invaluable reference book for most watercolor artists, as you will surely find something in these pages you can apply to your own work and style.
Watercolour is the painting medium I spend most of my time in. In general I don't use how-to watercolour books because I can figure it out on my own, and frankly, I don't want to do it someone else's way...but I've found this is a good resource in considering new solutions to make things pop.
I think Ms. Johnson's completed paintings are the best parts of the book. Although I appreciate seeing her "sketchbook" of textures complete with written instructions how to create them, seeing how they are incorporated in an actual painting brings them to life.