Watercolor Made Simple: Techniques, Projects, and Encouragement to Get Started Painting and Creating

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Artist Nicki Traikos has put together a detailed yet straightforward guide introducing readers to the basic materials and techniques used in watercolor creativity. Appealingly illustrated in soft pastel colors, the essentials of this painting medium are verbally and graphically described, and as further encouragement beyond words and pictures, QR codes allow access to motion tutorials displaying the actions.

The lessons begin with descriptions of the essential supplies required, such as paint, brushes, paper, and other useful miscellaneous materials. The text continues to describe how to use the paraphernalia and practice basic fundamental techniques of wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry painting along with color mixing. Instructions for papercrafts like a gift tag, bookmark, or greeting card are provided.

Subjects to paint are generously supplied, such as feathers, whimsical florals, fish, mushrooms, and many more. In addition, to encourage engagement, trace-and-paint templates of the subjects are supplemented. This is a delightful introductory visit to the watercolor domain, with skillful lessons and warm encouragement radiating through the pages.

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Author Nicki Traikos
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Quarry Books
Publish Date 21-Nov-2023
ISBN 9780760383193 Buy this Book
Issue November 2023
Category Architecture & Photography