The Artist's Manual

The Definitive Art Sourcebook: Media, Materials, Tools, and Techniques

The Artist's Manual
Rob Pepper
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For artists of all skill levels and in all media, a truly comprehensive source of the knowledge they need to enjoy and further their craft. The one-stop handbook of everything you need to know to get the most out of your passion for artThis book delivers what you need to become a more confident, creative artist - whatever your level of skill or experience. It' s like having your very own studio assistant. Designed for modern artists who take inspiration from and make connections between different art traditions and techniques, The Artist' s Manual covers drawing and painting; ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking; as well as newer areas such as digital art and animation. Brush up on basic know-how such as choosing the right tool, mixing watercolors, preparing a canvas, or mastering image-manipulation software. Learn how to glaze a pot, screenprint in halftones, or use perspective to bring drawings to life. Try mosaic, fresco, linocut, digital collage, and much more. Equipment, materials, and methods are fully explained and beautifully illustrated - there' s everything you need to enjoy making art to the fullest and take your creativity to the next level.
Consultant editor- Rob Pepper is a practising artist and principal of Art Academy London, an innovative art school that has taught over 20,000 students. In galleries, museums and private collections, Rob has a worldwide audience for his work. He has had solo exhibitions in London, Melbourne, Houston, Dallas and Hong Kong. Sections include contributions from artists who are specialists in their field.