Review: The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists


This is a large 240 page paperback. It's quite an enjoyable and informative book that covers many different topics on colours. And it has both theory and tutorials, and lots of nice pictures.

Each 2-page spread talks about a certain aspect of colour. Some of the topics included are the colour wheel, various colour schemes, various colours separately, colouring mixing, painting techniques, and tutorials on painting different subjects like sky, water, shadow, emotive aspect, and more.

The several tutorials included are on different medium, coloured pencils, oil, watercolour, etc.

In terms of depth, it cannot match books that cover specific topics, maybe such as colour schemes. But the variety of topics included makes this book a nice resource, a beginner's guide to what colour has to offer, and the different techniques available to explore.

Recommended to beginners and intermediate artists.

List of contents:
EXPLORING COLOR
Diagrams and Scales
Harmony and Chromatic Ranges
PIGMENTS AND PAINT
Introducing the Colors: The Starting Point
Mixing Colors on the Palette
Mixing Colors on the Paintings
CONSTRUCTING AN IMAGE WITH COLORS
Colors in the Composition
Interpreting Real Colors
BEING CREATIVE WITH COLORS
Color Communicates
A Foray into Abstraction
Experiments and Comparisons

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The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

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