The Acrylics Companion (Hardcover)

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The Acrylics Companion (Hardcover)


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Your pocket-sized, one-stop, catch-all guide to contemporary acrylics – inspiration, practical exercises, and ideas for all levels of artist.

With 64 punchy, practical and innovative exercises to dip into, master artist and bestselling author Hashim Akib showcases his personal approach to the exciting medium of acrylics. Designed for quick reference and instant inspiration, every page of this book gives the reader a new and useful gem of advice each time they dip in and out.

Packed with practical advice on using acrylics in a variety of traditional and more unusual ways, Hakim provides you with quick loosening-up exercises along with inspiration and ideas. There’s a new twist on explaining aspects of color theory and innovative color combinations, as well as some great tips, from troubleshooting tips for correcting mistakes, to professional tips for commercial work and a comparison of different types of acrylics – soft, heavy body and more.

Handy color-coded sections for quick reference, a wide range of subjects, from portraits to the urban landscapes, as well as dozens of inspirational examples of Hasim's work and 64 practical exercises, provide an amazing resource in a handy and very portable format for use at home or on the on go. Also available in the series: The Watercolour Companion by Matthew Palmer.
Hashim Akib is represented by several galleries in the UK and has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, Society of Wildlife Artists, David Shepherd Artist of the Year and Royal Society of Marine Artists at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London UK. He is in the UK's National Art collection and has also taught his unique techniques to art schools in the UK, Italy and France.

Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards; including in 2009 the SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year, having won the Professional title in 2005 and 2007. He worked with the art manufacturer Daler Rowney in their relaunch of the System3 Acrylic range, producing paintings for the ad campaign and demonstrating the versatility of the paint at various events and on live television.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800921610
ISBN-10: 1800921616
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English