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Making Art

Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist

By Ed Brickler

Format: Spiral Bound

SKU# X4719

You’ll Love This Painting Technique Book If:

  • You’re looking for exciting classic & new techniques for painting in a variety of media
  • You want to get the most bang for your buck when purchasing art supplies
  • You’re on the hunt for a great new painting book for your watercolor, acrylic, or oil practice!

Making Art from Ed Brickler is a great resource for any artist looking to master a wide range of tools and techniques. Learn how to paint and draw with tested tips and tricks covering a wide range of media including watercolor, acrylic, oil, encaustic and graphite. Learn how to transform your own art in new and exciting ways with this comprehensive painting and drawing book. Making Art is true to its title – a book completely focused on making great art.

Ed guides you through complete step-by-step demonstrations complete with close-up photos and simple instructions. Each demo shows you how to use different art tools and different media in a variety of ways.

In Making Art You’ll Learn:

  • How to use sponges, erasers, brushes, palettes, painting knives, scrapers and fixatives
  • Tips and tricks for including paper, rigid supports, pigments, gesso, and transparencies in your art
  • How to use graphite, ink washes, colored pencils, pastels, markers, oils, acrylics, watercolor and egg tempera
  • Techniques for working in mixed media, encaustic and much more

Check Out This Excerpt from Making Art about blending tools:

“Stumps and tortillons are effective blending tools. Both are made from paper, but stumps have two short, pointed ends while tortillions have one long, pointed end. Stumps come in a wide range of sizes and can be used for most blending techniques. Tortillions come in a limited range of sizes and are best used for detail blending.

Sofft Tools are sponge applicators that are made by PanPastel. They fit onto the end of a palette knife. This tool works particularly well for blending to achieve subtle gradations in value.”

Author: Ed Brickler

Currently the Director of the Canson Art Education program, Ed Brickler is a working experimental artist, and has been an art materials consultant for twenty-five years. Ed has lectured in over 150 art schools in North America on materials and techniques and has conducted workshops and classes on color mixing, pen and ink, painting, drawing and composition.

SKU X4719
Author/Speaker/Editor Ed Brickler
Format Spiral Bound
ISBN 13 9781440312496
Number Of Pages 160

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