Title: Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color
This is the top seller in a subject that we thought, with the takeover of digital techniques, was forever gone from the architecture/design world...that of watercolor sketching. Everyone, from old hands to newbies seem to be attracted to its beautiful - simple - approach.
From the Author:
This book has two goals: to teach you watercolor techniques and to tell you something about color. However, it does not aim to explain, for example, how you can paint a certain sky in four steps. I seriously doubt whether readers learn more from such instruction books than they do by actually painting that sky. What if the sky should suddenly cloud over? Instead, this book wishes to show you the basic principles of watercolor paints, so you can flexibly apply them to whatever you want to achieve.
I imagine itís a little like learning chords on a guitar. For me, it seems important that you learn the finger-ings, but what song you play is up to you. And donít worry, everything that we need to know about color can be learned with a simple box of paints.
Whether watercolor painting is sophisticated and legitimate or not isnít the point. Watercolor can go anywhere. It is an autonomous, free, and creative medium. It makes the world our studio.
154 pages, paperback. Watson-Guptil Publications March 2014
Author: Felix Scheinberger
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publishers
Our Price: $22.95
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