A Beginner's Guide to Watercolor Painting (9784805317488)

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Tuttle Publishing
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Over 300 illustrations; includes 16 cut-out practice postcards
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

An easy introduction to the enjoyable art of watercolor sketching!

A Beginner's Guide to Watercolor Painting is the perfect book for anyone who wants to experience the spontaneity of watercolor sketching with a water brush pen—a rewarding hobby that enables you to paint anytime, anywhere with very simple materials. The beginner-friendly lessons in this book contain all the information you need—detailed tips and instructions along with step-by-step photos to walk you through the process of painting everything from still life to portraits and landscapes.

The 15 lessons in the book show you how to paint the following popular subjects:
  • Lifelike fruits and vegetables such as zesty lemons, sweet cherry tomatoes and crisp sugar snap peas
  • Beautiful flowers like brilliant yellow sunflowers, pastel pink roses and stunning floral bouquets
  • Adorable pets like friendly calico cats and fluffy Shibu Inu dogs
  • Tasty treats including indulgent strawberry shortcakes, coffees and teas
  • Charming buildings and landscapes such as quaint canal-side buildings and exotic tiered pagodas
  • And much more!

Each lesson opens with a reference photo and suggested color palette, followed by the step-by-step process of creating an underdrawing and applying brilliant watercolor paints. This handy book is the perfect companion for vacations and weekends. Toss it into your bag with your paper, paints and brushes—and go out and capture interesting subjects in the world around you!

About the Author:
Takako Y. Miyoshi has a degree in graphic design from Tokyo's prestigious Tama Art University. After working as a designer for a Tokyo-based retail chain, she became a freelance illustrator. Her artwork has graced UNICEF postcards as well as magazines, advertisements and TV shows. Her annual My Favorite Things solo exhibitions, have been successfully held in Japan for over 30 years.