Art has its own language. I think a good artist needs to be fluent in that language. This book will become a well used resource for the art student (do we ever stop learning?) There are many exercises for you to practice and strengthen your "art muscles". The exercises are not for finished paintings, but a way to better understand the language of color and its effects. There is quite a lot of information in 240 pages, and will benefit beginners or professional artists. Oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastels are explored. The only drawback is the brief descriptions with each topic, but then it would be too big and cumbersome. The topics are well illustrated.
I purchased this because I had seen the book from a local library. It would be helpful if there was a "Look Inside" option. The headings are: Exploring Color, Pigments and Paint, Constructing an Image with Colors, and Being Creative with Colors. There are close to 100 topics (The Importance of Color Ranges, Painting Alla Prima, Chromatic Patterns, Painting Water, Multicolor Approach, etc)
The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists 平装
显示所有 格式和版本 隐藏其他格式和版本
- 语言 : 英语
- ISBN : 1438001967
- 尺寸 : 20.96 x 1.91 x 28.58 cm
|5 星 (0%)||0%|
|4 星 (0%)||0%|
|3 星 (0%)||0%|
|2 星 (0%)||0%|
|1 星 (0%)||0%|
美国亚马逊： 14 条评论
Yes, its a handy reference guide.2015年2月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Very well organized guide to color. Yes, it would be great if this was posted with a "Look Inside" option, but maybe you can rely solely upon reviews. Its good for starters or those returning to art after a long absence. Author treats each color individually, as well as mixing them, how to lighten and darken them, and using them in washes, etc. I found it helpful that the authors chose to comment on various triads and two color palettes. Nothing really earth shattering in this book, but if you want a guide that is very well organized and accompanied by useful color combination illustrations, you wont go wrong with this.
Artistically Practical2016年9月11日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Very well written, composed and edited. More of a 'try this' point of view than a 'do it this way' leaving room for the reader to explore/develop their own creativity, knowledge and intelligence regarding painting and artistic value. Easy to use and understand this book has become heavily paint spattered and dog-eared in the short time its lived with us. Handbook was originally a loan from the library, heavily researched and relied upon before being formally adopted from our trusty bookseller at Amazon. Highly recommended.
Essential Lovely Color Book for ALL Artists2016年10月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
LOVE this book. Originally found in library and had to order. Although I took at least 5 color classes in college while earning my BA in Art, MFA in Design, and Certificate in Computer Graphics, I NEVER learned color like in this book! Wish I had it years ago. Highly recommended. Fast shipping and great condition.
Because of this book, I was inspired to read other Color theory books!2015年8月27日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Great read. I'm going to keep and read it again. Valuable color theory and information. It made me want to read more into Color Theory, so I purchased other books. I would say this book got me started in painting and color education. Inspiring and easy to understand.