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Painting with watercolor, pen & ink
Nice, Claudia, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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ND2420 .N498 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Create worlds of incredible pen, ink and watercolor art with Claudia Nice!

Let best-selling author and artist Claudia Nice show you how to create incredible art in pen, ink and watercolor. She makes it easy by covering all the drawing and painting basics--everything from materials and texture techniques to color theory and special effects. It's a one-of-a-kind course in making extraordinary art, from mastering value, contrast and definition to getting your surface techniques just right.

You'll never run out of ideas or challenges. Claudia provides guidelines, advice and techniques for rendering hundreds of your favorite places, environments and animals with the kind of detail you've only dreamed about. In fact, this incredible volume--a compilation collection some of the finest instruction from Claudia's best-selling books--contains enough instruction, inspiration and gorgeous art to keep you drawing, painting and enjoying the outdoors for years to come.

Author Notes

Claudia Nice is the author of 12 successful North Light books including Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor , How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal , and Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice . Well-known by both fine artists and decorative painters, her friendly voice and clear instruction reach many artists.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Materialsp. 8
Chapter 2 Basic Texturing Techniquesp. 14
Chapter 3 The Look of Transparencyp. 30
Chapter 4 Metallic Impressionsp. 44
Chapter 5 Earth and Stone Texturesp. 54
Chapter 6 Skies and Weatherp. 68
Chapter 7 Wood Grain Patternsp. 78
Chapter 8 Trees and Forestsp. 90
Chapter 9 Tide Pools and Tropical Reefsp. 122
Chapter 10 Fields of Flowersp. 142
Chapter 11 Desert Drylandsp. 160
Chapter 12 Ponds, Swamps and Marshesp. 178
Chapter 13 Mountains, Crags and Crevicesp. 196
Chapter 14 Still Life Strategiesp. 212