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The latest tips and techniques for working with pastels — in full color! Pastels offer bright colors, a great level of portability, and no drying time — plus, they′re relatively inexpensive and can be used to draw and paint on almost any surface. Pastels For Dummies covers the many aspects of this exciting medium, from the fundamentals of choosing the right materials to step–by–step projects. Pastels and paraphernalia — discover the basic characteristics of pastels, related tools, and materials Beginning with baby steps — get easy–to–follow guidance on the entire process of drawing with pastels, from making initial sketches to picking paper and layering Taking it to the next level — master intermediate techniques like emulating metallic surfaces, trying abstraction, and creating textures Drawing people and places — learn how to capture landscapes, draw objects in the environment or from photos, and add people to your pictures Open the book and find: A simple color primer in pastel Supplies to get you started Basic still life techniques Hands–on, easy–to–follow exercises Attractive full–color artwork How to work with chalk pastels Tips on setting up your own workspace How to achieve different types of strokes Advice on making your drawings look real (or surreal!) Learn to: Produce colorful drawings and paintings Improve your artistic skills with full–color, hands–on instruction Complete full–scale projects Discover your inner artist

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Sherry Stone is a senior lecturer in foundation studies at IU Herron School of Art and Design. Anita Giddings is a senior lecturer of fine arts at the IU Herron School of Art and Design. Together, Sherry and Anita are the authors of Oil Painting For Dummies .


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36 internautes sur 37 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
For More Than Dummies 14 février 2010
Par StudioFA - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Most of the pastel books I've read (and I've read quite a few) tend to be skimpy when it comes to technique. Essentially, you're shown one way of using the material, and that's about all. "Pastels for Dummies" takes the reader through a variety of applications, including the use of water with pastel, various blending techniques, layering methods, and so forth. In addition, it covers important information about an effective studio setup when using the material - a subject which is poorly broached in many other texts.

The explanations in this book are clear, concise, fun, and easy to follow. The "fun" part is important...if you actually want to enjoy yourself while you're learning. However useful they may be, the majority of art-instruction texts I've read are written like product manuals. You get useful instructions, but you need coffee to stay awake while you're reading them. This book was refreshingly enjoyable and easy-going.

If you're looking to learn about this wonderful medium, or want to add to the knowledge you already possess, this book is sure to please.
13 internautes sur 14 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Thank you! 2 juillet 2010
Par Atheen - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Oh boy! Finally a comprehensive manual on pastel drawing. Not only is this book easy to read, but it's practically delicious. The images are luscious with color and marks that are easily read.

Novices, if you want to be inspired and learn about art/drawing/color, check this little yellow book out. Adept artists, if you wonder what a "Dummies" book could have for you, prepare to be delighted.

After years of appreciating and producing art, I found myself chuckling at the writing style and being amazed how it fits so well into creating a real page turner. Prepare to hit the nearest art supply store if you start reading this book!
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Full Color 30 septembre 2010
Par anna rae - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I found this book to be an overabundant resource for, not only Pastels, but also for insights to apply to drawing with any medium. I very much appreciated links to websites, history of materials. Sharing knowledge such as resources for materials is like gold for artists. I appreciate the approach of simplicity, preparedness and then action. Even for myself, having much experience in drawing with pastels, the suggested assignments were extra thoughtful. The assignments cover all the basic elements of design, experimentation with the medium, as well as subtle actions that will have you looking at everything as either something you want to visually represent or use as source material for the next art work.

All in all, I feel deftly informed and no longer a DUMMIES®
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A Complete Guide that is exactly that. 29 avril 2013
Par Kindle Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
As one only recently introduced to the art of pastel painting I need all the help I can get, and this book provides it! Written in easy to understand language, it covers all aspects and is arranged so that the beginner can access advice quickly and easily besides covering more advanced techniques and hints for those with more skills.
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Pastels for Dummies 22 février 2011
Par K. Bryson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A wonderful guide to using pastels. I've not used them before and this book certainly helped get me started. Thank you...
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