Watercolour Techniques for Artists and Illustrators: Discover how to paint lands



Trying your hand at watercolour painting? Or looking to advance your range of artistic skills? Beginning with the basics – such as honing your observational skills, choosing a subject, and learning about composition – this book then takes a comprehensive, in-depth look at techniques to expand your repertoire. With expert advice from artists and illustrators working in a range of styles – from classic to cutting-edge contemporary – the book will equip you with the skills and confidence to develop your own style and grow as an artist.

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Publish Date: 03/09/2020


The only instructional book on watercolour painting you will ever need!

Whether you are just starting out with watercolour painting, or you’re looking to push the boundaries and take your skills to the next level, this book contains all the inspiration and practical know-how needed to create perfect paintings and wonderful watercolour designs.

With passion on every page, you can discover:

-A step-by-step photographic guide to over 90 techniques and top tips on watercolour paintings
-Showcase spreads include stand-out paintings to analyse how the artist achieved particular effects
-Comprehensive range of techniques suitable for both beginners and experienced painters

This awe-inspiring art book starts from the very basics, such as choosing the right brushes and practising colour mixes, and then offers a plethora of tips and tricks to creating the most wonderful watercolour designs, tackling all techniques, from composition to colour theory, graduated tones to glazed tints, monochrome and more!

Each technique and stylistic approach is demonstrated by a professional artist working on an original painting, which is photographed at different stages of development to give unique insights into the artistic process involved. Tried the techniques but don’t know what to paint? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Explore a diverse range of themes, subjects and topics. From perspectives to portraits, still life to sunsets, fur and feathers, to painting the weather – there’s something for everyone to discover and love.

Did you know that interest in watercolour has increased by 25% in the last five years? So whether you’re looking to try out a new skill this New Year or perfect your paintings even further, then this may be the book for you!

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Weight 1152 g
Dimensions 261 × 220 × 22 mm










751.422 (edition:23)


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