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Printmaking is a practical and comprehensive guide to printmaking techniques.

This fully updated edition includes expanded chapters on digital and mixed media processes, and a brand new "Print and Make" chapter, which explores the oppurtunities for creative expression within the many processes available to print makers.

The more traditional techniques of relief, intaglio, collograph, lithography, screen printing and monoprint have also been refreshed with the addition of new images showing a broader range of subject matter, including more contemporary prints and international artists. A new section on the traditions and techniques of Japanese woodblock printing completes the update.

Each technique is explored from the development of the printing or digital matrix, through the different stages of creation to image output. Clear step-by-step illustrations, interviews with contemporary printmakers and a wide range of images showing the best of cutting-edge printmaking today offer an inspirational resource.

Guidance on how to set up a print studio, sections on troubleshooting techniques and the includsion of up-to-date lists of suppliers, workshops and galleries make this an essential volume for beginner and experienced printmakers alike.


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This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-oved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and the Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes.

Clarifying and simplyfying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon Mackenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities.

Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.



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Confused by the vast array of art materials out there? Unsure how to distinguish between those you must have to creat your art and others that might be a wasted expense? Looking to try out a new medium but don't know where to start? If so, you've come to the right source!

The complete Guide to Art Materials and Techniques is the ultimate guide through the maze of art materials available, and an invaluable reference for aspiring artists and accomplished professionals alike.

Using the right tools and materials are a cornerstone of success for amateur and experts artists alike.

With a broad choice of medium discussed in depth, everything from aribrush artists to tempura painters are covered. Every artist is provided a comprehensive analysis of the function and performance of the most popular art materials in the market today, including oils, watercolors, inks, acrylics, canvases, palettes, papers, and much more.

Organized by medium, each chapter contains practical information about basic composition, tools, and methods of application plus step-by-step demonstrations. Specifics are branched out upon, such as the use of thickness in oil painting or how to draw without a brush in print making.

Features a cross comparison of all the primary products available within each medium group: the characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, and costs of each product are detailed, enabling you to decide for yourself which products are worth investing in and which are not.

So take this field guide to the practical side of creating art and take the guess work out of your artistic vision