Whether you're interested in the traditional art methods of drawing, painting and printmaking or modern art techniques such as digital photography, digital printing and digital image manipulation, this guide is for you.
Get the low down on all the tools, materials, procedures and techniques of the artist's craft, from how to mix paints to lighting. Step-by-steps provide the inspiration to experiment with creative techniques and professional artworks highlight the use of these new skills. With information on colour theory, perspective, setting up an artists studio and exhibiting your work.
This is the definitive reference guide for amateurs and proficient, conventional and progressive artists alike.
Ray Smith has been a visiting lecturer at many art schools and was Artist in Residence at the University of Southampton. Ray's work ranges from commissioned portraits to major public art schemes, and he has written and illustrated a number of award-winning books, which have been published worldwide.