Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting

Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists

  1. Kate Wilson
  • ISBN 9780500239278
  • 26.00 x 22.80 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 288pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2015

A comprehensive reference for aspiring and practising artists, covering an extensive range of painting and drawing styles

‘A brilliantly unconventional guidebook that is perfect for artists in search of something a little bit different’ – Artists and Illustrators
‘A refreshingly grounded book covering all aspects of the traditional practices of drawing and painting … well-produced and packed full of information, this is a must for any artist’s shelf’– Leisure Painter


Drawing and Painting

Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists.

The book’s up-to-date style is a far cry from the dry instructions and dated artwork that feature in more traditional art books. In contrast to other, largely project-orientated titles, Drawing and Painting places the emphasis on the techniques themselves, encompassing drawing, sketching and a range of painting styles.

Specially commissioned photography and artwork accompanies step-by-step guides to the creative use of pen and ink, oils and acrylics, while profiles of contemporary artists provide insight into various working methods, materials and techniques.

Acknowledging the growing interest in digital tools as a medium, information is provided throughout the book on how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.

Kate Wilson studied at Winchester School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK, including at the National Portrait Gallery.