Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports

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Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Candice Bohannon

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports explores a wide range of drawing and painting surfaces and the unique effects they have on a variety of media.

The surface you draw or paint on impacts everything in your artwork, from its texture and brightness to color and durability. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports covers the drawing and painting surfaces and supports that all artists should know. With this art book, you'll learn the basics and finer points of working on: 

  • Canvas
  • Paper
  • Panels
  • Textiles
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Stone 

You'll also learn useful tips and techniques for preparing supports to receive media, see how to work with different media on each support, and discover the most effective way to protect your finished artwork.

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports is packed with visual examples, step-by-step tutorials, and demonstrations on the practical aspects of working with graphite and colored pencils;charcoal and pastel;and watercolor, acrylic, and oilpaints. With this reference guide that no artist's library should be without, you can also learn how each support will take a medium.

The Artist Toolbox series presents practical reference guides designed for beginning artists interested in fully understanding the focus and function of essential art tools of the trade.

PRICE: $14.99 / Can$19.99 / £9.99

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration, Painting

SERIES: Artist Toolbox

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781633226081

SIZE: 6.5 in x 9.5in / 165.1mm x 241.3 mm

PUBLISHED: March 5, 2019

Elizabeth T. Gilbert earned a BA in English from the University of San Diego in 2003, where she also studied art and anthropology. Elizabeth spent the next eight years as an editor, writer, and in-house artist for Walter Foster Publishing. In 2009, she co-authored The Daily Book of Art (Walter Foster Publishing). She's also the author of Walter Foster Publishing's The Fine Artist's Guide to Tools & Materials and Walter Foster Jr.'s The Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create! Elizabeth lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Blakely Little is based in Charleston, South Carolina, where she uses a mixture of acrylic and oil paints as well as crayons to create colorful, modern, and bright artwork. Blakely enjoys playing with bright colors and patterns and has been featured by Glitter Guide, Country Living magazine, Coastal Style Magazine, and others. She's created art for businesses and organizations in South Carolina, including the American Heart Association. Learn more at www.blakelymade.com.

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