I wish I’d found this book YEARS ago. If you are only planning on getting one art book in your life get this one! In short this is the artist bible.
“A work of art in itself “- The Artist magazine
The sad thing is I’ve learnt more from this one book that I have EVER learnt about art from any of the numerous art lessons I’ve attended and my A-levels and Graphic Desing degree, which is kind of sad but just goes to show how brilliant this book is.
So now that I think I’ve stressed just how much of a holy-grail book this is lets go into details.
- Â£30-Â£8.78 (depending where you buy it)
- More than 1300 colour illustrations
- Covers every different medium
- Full of tips and tricks
- Simple and to the point language
This covers pretty much every medium in detail, what it’s for, how to use it, how not to use it tips and tricks, and the best part of it is the writing is simple and to the point. No long-winded blabbing.
Things like how to stretch a canvas, what the symbols on the back of an Arcylic tube mean, the names for the different types of brushes. Pretty much everything you could ever want to know about the basics and the advanced aspects of art tools and techniques.