Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Simply the best

Although most of us practicing artists tend to stray away from perfect technique, there is a time and a place for doing things properly. If you are concerned with technique, archival methods, or simply interested in traditional artist materials, this is your BIBLE. It is extensive, and really amazing to just look through to get ideas about how to make your own materials. Learn how to properly mix pigments, make your own tools and paints, etc. Looking at my old copy last night, I got the urge to work on some silverpoint drawings I had abandoned years ago.

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques
by Ralph Mayer

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