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Artist's Manual: A Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques

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Artist's Manual: A Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques by various. Chronicle Books LLC,1996
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Chronicle Books (first published 1995)
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Cara
Apr 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yarn-or-crafts
Luscious eye candy with bonus useful information. Why do I have such a thing for art supplies? It seems really weird that I would enjoy a book like this as much as I am, but whatever. This is the best art supply prØn I can imagine.

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Notes:

Acrylic paint

- Don't mix brands--may interact strangely (ex. cause each other to curdle, not stick well)
- Mix <= 2-3 colors at a time to avoid muddy colors; don't mix too thoroughly
- Acrylics dry darker and more brilliant than they appear wet
- To keep them
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Ian Kloester
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful and useful book.
Vania Prodanova
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arts
Като става дума за книги за рисуване винаги съм пристрастна и за пореден път се размечтах да имаше такива изящни и луксозни наръчници едно време, достъпни за тийн ръчичките ми. :)

Е, хубавото е, че на онзи акъл не бих възприела както сега книгата и това би било огромна загуба.
Наръчникът не просто те запознава с основни материали, трикове и техники за рисуване, ами те надъхва, направо те засърбяват ръцете да хванеш триножника, боите и четките и да хукнеш навън да рисуваш.

Всъщност, както в книгат
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Betsy
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: artists/ art lovers
Recommended to Betsy by: my high school art teachers
Just a great all-around reference for the basics of creating art. From this book, I learned how to stretch canvas, mix paints, create shadows... it's a "My First Art Book" for adults. Everyone should have one! Also useful for art critiques, or sounding impressive at a gallery opening.
Kathy
May 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-books
Covers many subjects and mediums. Drawing, watercolor and oil painting
Kyla Barr
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is like a bible to me, I refer to this book often throughout my life as an artist. Would recommend it to any artist or inspiring artist!!!
Darcy
Mar 21, 2009 added it
this was my artists bible when i was in grade school, there is much to be learned from this book, and the illustrations are great
Rodaina Al Sholah
wonderful for the beginners and advanced. Easy and beautiful paintings to draw. Simply love it.
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