The Artist's Manual : by Stan Smith, H.F. Ten Holt
A practical guide to every artistic medium including painting, drawing, designing and sculpting.
This book aims to help the artist to answer three questions: what do I need to know? How do I go about it? What materials and equipment do I need?
Each medium is introduced and the range of equipment explored and techniques demonstrated in step-by-step photographs in order to help the professional, student or amateur artist.
The extensive range of illustrate materials includes, for example, watercolour papers, drawing inks, oils paint and brushes, technical pens and drawing equipment, wood-carving rasps and riles, and clay, wax terracotta for modelling.
The techniques covered range fro layering washes in watercolour, applying size and grounds in oil painting, and using airbrushes and sprayguns, creating a kinetic sculpture and working with neon light.
Hardcover 2004 edition