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The Artist's Handbook Ray Smith

The Artist's Handbook By Ray Smith

The Artist's Handbook by Ray Smith

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This handbook is full of information on traditional methods of drawing, painting and printmaking, together with significant modern art techniques such as digital photography, printing and image manipulation.

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The Artist's Handbook by Ray Smith

Fully restyled and revised for the twenty-first century artist. The Artist's Handbook is packed with information on the traditional art methods of drawing, painting and printmaking together with significant modern art techniques such as digital photography, digital printing and digital image manipulation. Encompasses all the tools, materials and skills of the artist's craft. This is the definitive reference guide for amateurs and proficient, conventional and progressive artists alike.

About Ray Smith

Ray Smith is a writer, illustrator and lecturer at many art schools, including Chelsea School of Art and University of Plymouth. In 1990 he was appointed by HM Government to serve as a member of the Art Working Group for the National Curriculum. Hehas won a number of art awards, including a Royal Society of Arts Art for Architecture Award. Ray lives in Somerset.

Table of Contents

Materials: pigments; oils; resins; glues, starches and gums; waxes; solvents; additives. Supports and grounds: rigid supports; flexible supports; grounds. Drawing: pencil; all-purpose pencil; coloured pencil; soft pastels; oil pastels; chalk and conte crayon; charcoal; silverpoint; scraperboard; pen and ink; brush and ink; other drawing techniques. Painting: painting equipment; watercolour; gouache; tempera; oil paints; acrylics; encaustic. Printmaking: relief printing; intaglio; lithography; screenprinting. Digital media and photography: digital image manipulation; photography. Applied techniques: buon fresco; dry wall mural techniques; painted and printed laminates; ceramic tiles; vitreous enamelling; stained glass; laser/water-jet profiling; vinyl and linoleum; mosaic; planting; light and lighting. Conservation and framing: conservation; varnishing; technical examination of paintings; framing. Appendices: colour; perspective; transferring an image; the studio; exhibiting work; public art.

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The Artist's Handbook by Ray Smith
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