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The Pastel Book:
Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist

by Bill Creevy

ISBN 0823039021 / 9780823039029 / 0-8230-3902-1
Publisher Watson-Guptill
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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This is designed as a reference book for artists working in the pastel medium. During the past ten years innovations in pastel materials have led to exciting developments in pastel technique. This book looks at contemporary pastel materials combining this knowledge with an in-depth exploration of a range of pastel techniques. The author combines pastel colour work with watercolour, acrylic paint, gel and oils to create a variety of painted effects. He also shows how such drawing mediums as pen and ink, pencil, ballpoint pens and monotype prints can provide unusual starting points for pastel paintings. This book is designed to prove of interest to beginners as well as to professional illustrators and artists. [via]