For artists of all skill levels and in all media, a truly comprehensive bible 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 art
If you're interested in creating any kind of art, this book has everything 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, providing the support you need to find the artist within you. Designed specifically for modern artists who like to take inspiration from and make connections between different art traditions and techniques, The Artist's Manual covers a huge range of methods, including traditional drawing and painting; ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking; and newer areas such as digital art and animation. Discover the tools, practices, and processes that will help unleash your creativity, from first principles to professional tips and tricks. 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. Or try something completely new: mosaic, fresco, linocut, digital collage, and much more. All the equipment, materials, and methods of the craft are fully explained and beautifully illustrated--everything you need to enjoy your art to the fullest and take your creativity to the next level.
About the Author
Lead consultant: Rob Pepper is a leading art academic with experience in multiple disciplines. Artist and principal of Art Academy London, an innovative art school founded in 2000 that has taught more than 20,000 students a variety of creative subjects. Rob has had solo exhibitions in London, Melbourne, Houston, Dallas, and Hong Kong. His recent commissions have included transforming the chancel roof of a 19th century London church; creating huge tapestries for MGM Orient in Beijing, and painting for a boutique hotel with Parkview Group Hong Kong. In galleries, museums, and private collections, Rob has a worldwide audience for his work. Most recently he has shown at the Best of British Exhibition in Shanghai alongside gallery shows in Dubai and design projects in Dublin, Beijing, Hangzhou, and Hong Kong.Each section of the book will also include the expertise of contributors who are specialists in their fields.