How to Paint Made Easy (Paperback)

Watercolours, Oils, Acrylics & Digital (Made Easy (Art))

By David Cousens (Contribution by), Sharmaine Kwan (Contribution by), Tom Hovey (Foreword by)

Flame Tree Illustrated, 9781786641960, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2017

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Painting is about responding to the world around you, engaging with light and form, feeling the moment as well as placing lines of colour on a canvas; it can be fun, relaxing and rewarding. How to Paint Made Easy is packed with case studies and examples, will show you how to think about your subject, what materials to use, how to layer paint and construct a great piece of art, in watercolours, oils, acrylics or digitally on a computer.
With inspirational contemporary artwork, tips and advice from real artists, traditional and digital techniques and a wide range of genres, this book will show you many different ways of painting, with a variety of methods and materials you can try, to see which works best for you.

About the Author

David Cousens (introductory text, digital painting) is an award-winning illustrator, whose stylized world of illustration is dynamic, cinematic, often cheeky and positively filled with colour. David has written books teaching digital art and provided illustrations for advertising, branding, concept art, exhibitions, education, publishing, video games and television. Sharmaine Kwan (introductory text, traditional painting) is an artist from Hong Kong. She works in a range of areas, including painting, illustration, video and design. She has received many awards from international art competitions and her work has been shown in over 30 exhibitions worldwide. Tom Hovey (foreword) has applied his his unique style across a broad spectrum of genres, but he is best known for his acclaimed food illustration work, having produced the illustrated graphics for BBC One's 'The Great British Bake Off' since its inception in 2010.