13 November 2017

£12.99

BC Paperback

222x222 mm

9781782215943

9781782215943

176 pages

Search Press

New edition

The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques

by Judy Martin

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Judy Martin.

Many manuals on pastel painting take for granted the use of traditional soft pastels, a dry medium that provides the richness and variety of paint colours. Soft pastel is certainly the most versatile and widely used, but the modern range of materials include other pastel types that have their own specific purpose. In this exhaustive A-Z reference for artists of all skills, a variety of different pastel types are detailed, from oil through to water-soluble pastels, amongst the multitude of techniques broken down and easily explained.

The book itself is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and sfumato. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including natural landscapes, urban scenes, figures, animals and still life.

This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own pastel style.

Book Contents

Introducing acrylics
Techniques
Accenting
Acrylic and Pastel
Blending
Blocking In
Broken Colour
Building Up
Charcoal and Pastel
Coloured Grounds
Dry Wash
Edge Qualities
Erasures
Freathering
Fixing
Frottage
Gestural Drawing
Gouache and Pastel Gradations
Hatching and Crosshatching
Highlighting
Impasto
Linear Marks
Masking
Oil Painting and Pastel
Overlaying Colours
Pencil and Pastel
Pouncing
Projecting and Image
Resist Techniques
Scraping Out
Scratchboard with Oil Pastel
Scumbling
Sfumato
Sgraffito
Shading
Side Strokes
Sketching
Stippling
Textured Grounds
Tinting
Washes
Watercolour and Pastel
Wet Brushing
Themes
Landscape
The environment
The figure
Portraits
Still life
Index and credits

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