Leonardo Collection: 48 Tricks of the Trade Book provides a compendium of methods as well as tips and tricks of the trade. This volume aims to demonstrate a series of artistic “secrets”, applying them to actual paintings.
It teaches these methods across different mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, graphite and ink wash.
This guide provides helpful techniques including learning to blend your medium to create realistic reflections on water, a unique and easy watercolour technique to add texture to your next landscape painting, how to achieve and perfect still life drapery, sketching with dry media creating floral designs and how to apply colour to petals to bring life and dimension to your work.
Created as both a valuable asset for beginners and a strong support for professional artists, the Leonardo Collection stands out for its clear explanations, plain language, and well-directed choice of illustrations. The Collection offers extensive information on methods and strategies in both drawing and painting, starting from the basics of drawing and gradually presenting various media and techniques in a vast range of subjects.