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Complete Painting And Drawing Handbook (Dk)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Previously published in four separate volumes.
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published October 1st 2009)
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Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
This book covers nearly everything I want to know. I never took anything art classes beyond the basic high school level, but love art and consider myself moderately talented. (No genius, nothing worth pursuing, but I enjoy it.)

The guides are clear, good to follow, and allow you to deviate without going crazy because you haven't painted by the same numbers.

The things I wish this omnibus covered? Field-painting, and other outdoors problems you might encounter.

Although--I don't know how this book w
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Freda Labianca
I grabbed the book to see if I had any skill. Turns out I might. Thanks to this book, I have learned to go from a doodler to an amateur artist. For everyone, no matter what age, this book teaches you with clear instruction and illustrations how to better your craft. Many techniques used and shown.
Marie
Complete Painting and Drawing Handbook is divided into four distinct sections: drawing, watercolour, acrylics, and oil painting. Originally published as four separate titles, this book is a comprehensive guide to these art mediums.

I love this book. It's presented in a workshop format that allows the reader/artist to work on pieces dealing with certain fundamentals, techniques and methods. It uses excellent and varied examples when explaining certain art subjects. The step by step instructions f
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