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  • Published: 6 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781405348775
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $39.99

Artist's Handbook


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New edition of this essential handbook for all artists, covering everything from pencil drawing to digital printing
Whether you're interested in the traditional art methods of drawing, painting and printmaking or modern art techniques such as digital photography, digital printing and digital image manipulation, this guide is for you.
Get the low down on all the tools, materials, procedures and techniques of the artist's craft, from how to mix paints to lighting. Step-by-steps provide the inspiration to experiment with creative techniques and professional artworks highlight the use of these new skills. With information on colour theory, perspective, setting up an artists studio and exhibiting your work.
This is the definitive reference guide for amateurs and proficient, conventional and progressive artists alike.

  • Pub date: 6 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781405348775
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Ray Smith

A highly decorated Marine, Major General Ray L. Smith, USMC (Ret.) has served in Vietnam, Grenada, and Beirut. He lives in North Carolina. He is a renowned expert in urban combat and infantry tactics. With Bing West he is the author of The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division.

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