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The Artist's Manual - Rob Pepper (Hardcover)

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

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Take your creativity to the next level with the ultimate artist's bible!

Covering everything from how to draw and paint to ceramics, sculptures and printmaking, you'll get the most out of your passion for art with this beautifully illustrated artist's handbook. It also includes newer areas such as digital art and animation - perfect for modern artists!

Discover everything you need to help you release the artist within! This essential art book includes:

- All areas of visual art; including drawing, painting, 3D art, printmaking, textiles, and digital arts including photography
- Each section is written by an acknowledged expert in that field - both practising professionals and university-level teachers
- Comprehensive coverage of equipment and tools, including step-by-step sequences, where appropriate on how to use
- Techniques are illustrated in step-by-step sequences by professional artists, with basic skills leading on to more advanced techniques

Whether you're dipping in to find a specific painting technique or browsing for artistic inspiration, this artist's reference book covers all the elements of painting and drawing. Brush up on the art basics like choosing the right tool, mixing watercolours, and preparing a canvas. Take your skills further and learn how to glaze a pot, try out 3D printing and mosaic, or create a digital collage.

The Artist's Manual will help you become a more confident, creative artist. Equipment, materials, and methods are fully explained and beautifully illustrated. Perfect for artists of every skill level, you'll be creating your own masterpieces in no time with this guide to art. It's a must-have for every artist's studio!

Product Details

11 Nov 2021
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Rob Pepper
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Number of Pages
233 x 195mm (233g)


The one-stop handbook of everything you need to know to get the most out of your passion for art
This 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.


General Subject
Crafts & Hobbies
BISAC Subject 1
Crafts & Hobbies / Painting
BISAC Subject 2
Art / Reference
BIC Classification 1
Art techniques & principles
BIC Classification 2
Painting & art manuals
BIC Classification 3
Educational: Art & design
BIC Classification 4
Drawing & drawings
BIC Classification 5
Painting & paintings

Author Bio

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.