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Art Revolution North Light Books

With an unprecedented array of media and digital tools at their disposal, today's artists are faced with unlimited possibilities for creative experimentation. This guide examines how artists are experimenting, reinterpreting and redefining everything from the surfaces on which they work to the way viewers interact with their finished pieces. It includes demonstrations and art from more than 20 artists, and explores alternative ways of conceptualizing art through innovative 2-D, 3-D and digital processes.

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Bold Strokes North Light Books

Imagine painting with the virtuosity of the masters. With Bold Strokes, you can learn how, step by step. Beloved artist and teacher Mark Christopher Weber takes this seemingly complex manner of painting and breaks it down into simple, manageable steps that you can apply to your own style. He starts with the very basics so you can achieve success no matter what your skill level. Full-color photos and numbered steps illustrate in-depth instruction.

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Canvas Remix North Light Books

Urban style graffiti and mixed-media arts combine in this book to produce 25 projects that take canvas way beyond the stretcher bar. Strong color, bold lines and a touch of funkiness are evident as the book presents how to use paint, create amazing collage art and work with canvas. It starts by teaching the techniques for working with canvas and various paints, then advance to the next level with hand-carved stamps, image transfers and more. Projects include a tote bag, placemats, canvas beads for jewelry and more.

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Colored Pencil Portraits North Light Books

Using her own portraiture for instruction and inspiration, Ann Kullberg walks artists through her process step-by-step. She includes basic information about materials and techniques along with two demonstrations that show how complete portraits come together from beginning to end. Artists will also find Kullberg’s secrets for making their portraits come alive, along with 17 mini-demos that make it easy to paint realistic features, hair and clothing.

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Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for Working with Wax North Light Books

Learn all about encaustic painting from its history to tools and techniques in this fully illustrated book. Over 25 traditional, as well as, non-traditional techniques are covered including mixing pigments, incorporating additives, layering in papers and fibers, adding foils, photos and carving, using carved stamps, various inks, glue, watercolor and more. Also contained in the book are complete projects that show you step-by-step how to combine the techniques to create a more complex finished work, and a photo gallery for additional inspiration.

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First Steps- Painting Acrylics North Light Books

This instructional book will make the beginning painter's first experience in this medium fun and rewarding. A comprehensive guide, it provides specific information on color and brush choices and essential supplies needed to get started. Also included are easy-to-follow exercises that show how to paint flowers, trees, bricks, skies and fur, and step-by-step demonstrations that help ensure that beginners will achieve successful results in their first painting.

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Inside Acrylics North Light Books

Acrylics are an astoundingly versatile medium, as evidenced by the diversity of work emerging from studios around the country. This book takes you inside the studios and creative minds of 9 of today’s top acrylic artists as they share favorite techniques, distinctive approaches, and examples of their best work.

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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets North Light Books

This book presents clear instruction on supplies and references, shapes and values, a variety of people, animal and nature subjects, how to refine your drawings and more. It is easy enough to use so that even complete beginners will have the confidence to give it a try, but it also has enough information that readers will get hours of enjoyment while refining their skills.

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