Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, you too can learn how to paint realistically with watercolor. Even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy. Accomplished artist Daniel Tennant explains the basics of using gouache and airbrushing and provides in-depth information on essential realistic watercolor painting techniques such as gradating, using stencils, and creating a metallic effect. He also offers instruction on common elements of traditional still lifes, guiding readers from applying the initial layer of color through adding texture to detailing with shadows and highlights. The book also features several inspiring projects, each broken down into numerous, digestible steps so artists can easily follow along.
• Features instruction on using an airbrush as a fine-art tool for blending, spattering, and glazing
• Contains in-depth information on rendering a variety of surfaces and textures, including shiny silver, ripe fruit, intricate textiles, colored glass, and weathered wood
• Includes step-by-step demonstrations that show artists how to produce a photorealistic scene—from life or from an actual photograph
Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25" x 13.75"