What is a binder? How do I dilute or thin the paint to make a glaze? What must I do to mix a highly saturated colour? Each material has particular characteristics and properties, understanding each will enable you to obtain the best results.
This book is structured around the three most widely used mediums: acrylic, oil, and mixed techniques that combine both, as well as the use of pigments and fillers. The use of the two most important application methods have also been taken into account: the brush and the airbrush, as well as alternating between each for a full range of realistic and dynamic effects. Closely linked to the procedures and tools are all the techniques that will grant each painter access to a wide range of resources and effects including gradients, glazes, washes, fresco casting, sketching, and a host of layered effects.