Hardback, spiral bound; 200 colour illustrations. This is a comprehensive guide for all artists who want to use photography to inspire and inform their work.It demonstrates the photographic skills required to use a camera as a sketchbook to gather information for your work. It takes you through the process of working from photographs, creating effective compositions and developing this to finished paintings.Six step demonstrations track a painting from initial photograph to finished artwork. This guide offers invaluable guidance on composing and painting images in watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil and oil, making it perfect for artists of all skill levels. Contents: Introduction - How to use this book - PART ONE Cameras and computers - Choosing your camera - Other equipment - Using your camera - Storing your photos - Editing your images - Photographic sketchbook - Making a reference file - PART TWO Drawing and painting techniques - Drawing and painting materials - Concept - Composition - Light - Tone - Colour - Movement - Pattern and detail - Subjects - Becoming creative - PART THREE Painting projects - Landscape - Flowers and foliage - Still life - Buildings - Animals - Portrait - Acknowledgments - Index.
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