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DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics

DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics

The DK Art School series provides all the fundamental techniques both adult and juvenile artists need. At the heart of each book are twelve projects that explore the methods of the great masters. Each specially commissioned painting is broken down in step-by-step color photos that show every stage of its creation. Lists of materials, subjects, and techniques complete each volume. 300 color photos.

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  1. 131 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Indispensable for the Beginner, August 15, 2006
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    Kathy V. (Los Angeles, CA) –

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    This review is from: DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics (Paperback)

    When I decided that I wanted to start painting, I bought five “How To” books. This one is my favorite, hands down. The book is well organized, well written, and contains a lot of beautifully detailed photographs. The author has kept the text to a minimum, letting the photographs do much of the talking, which works far better for me than other books that have more emphasis on written instruction.

    In only 72 pages, every topic is covered, and no question is left unanswered. It begins with a brief history of the medium, then moves on to cover color, paint types, brushes, painting surfaces, tools, and techniques, as well as galleries of different painting styles. There’s even a section on experimental approaches, such as stenciling and inventive scraping. Rather than presenting a series of exercises (as many books do), this author encourages experimentation and discovering your own personal style, an approach that really inspired me to pick up a brush and get started.

    Also worth mentioning is that every photograph and illustration is in color . . . really GOOD color. This may sound like a no-brainer, but a few of the other books I purchased contained a lot of black-and-white photos. Hey, you can’t learn to paint in black and white!

    Experienced artists may find the material here a bit too rudimentary, but for the true novice, like myself, this book is a winner. If you’re looking for that ONE book to get you started, this is it!

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  2. 113 of 115 people found the following review helpful
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    A Great Book That Is Better Than Most, January 18, 2002
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    “noy_noynoynoy” (Ukiah, CA United States) –

    This review is from: DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics (Paperback)

    This book is great. Not only does it start out with the basics, it then takes you deeper, showing you supplies that are really worth gettting. After they show you the basics, they talk about different brush strokes, and color mixing. They show you why acrylic is such a great medium, and the different effects you can achieve using it. Then they begin to talk about light, and have an example painting that you can paint along with. They cover many different forms. Get this book if you want to know about acrylics.

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  3. 59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
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    Just The Basics, March 22, 2005
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    A. Hubbard “Myz” (Winchester VA) –
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    For someone just starting out in the painting feild, acrylic or otherwise, this book is gold. It has all the basic information one needs to create an image. If you want to paint, but don’t know where to start, this will definately be the book for you.

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