Artists Manual (Angela Gair)
When I moved to the US 2 years ago I still needed to learn so many different art terms and words. The first time I went to an art store I realized that my vocabulary about materials and equipment was too limited. So I purchased this book (of course in a second-hand bookstore) to learn new vocabulary and to explore different materials and techniques.
This book covers following sections:
- Paper, Canvas and other supports
- Drawing Media
- Conté Crayons
- Pen and Ink
- Markers and fiber-tip pens
- Painting Media
- Color & Composition
- Subject and Themes (Landscape, still life and human forms)
- Studio set up
This book also provides health and safety tips, how to read a paint tube and a glossary of terms. It definitely helped me a lot to pick up on important vocabulary.