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Interpreting the Figure in Watercolour Hardcover – 13 Oct 1988

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.; First Edition edition (13 Oct. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823025489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823025480
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 21.6 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,038,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MW on 15 Feb. 2012
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Having borrowed this book from an artist friend, we decided to purchase our own copy. A great resource for any watercolour artist interested in life study.
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inspiring book ,amazing to do so much with so little . srvice snappy too
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
there is also a softcover version 17 Oct. 2005
By Trish Meyer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Don Andrews is reknowned for his incredible use of vibrant colors - he can mix a dozen colors together and never get mud! (I can also recommend his video for an over-the-shoulder view of Don at work.)

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Particularly Rich and Useful Resource 31 Dec. 2008
By Theseus - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This guy's a sophisticated and accomplished water-colorist, but what he has to teach in this book goes beyond a single medium. No wonder this has become one of those cult books.

Paper over hardback boards with over 100 illustrations, mostly in color. 143 pp.



Painting Materials


Painting the Gesture
Introducing a Background
Creating Visual Interest

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Turning on the Light

Working With a Model
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent approach to figure painting and drawing 17 Sept. 2009
By Alaskaguy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Andrew's seeks to simplify the drawn and painted image, while emphasizing gestures,light,color and value. The effect is unique and captivating.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Step outside the box 25 April 2010
By Gr8ful - Published on
Format: Hardcover
My watercolor teacher recommended this to the class. This is an excellent book for someone wanting to understand how to bring out the human figure through shading and playing with lights and darks. It takes you out of your comfort zone. It stretches you by using atypical colors for skin tones like blues, purples, and green. Sounds odd but it is amazing.

I think this book was beyond my abilities but would be wonderful for a more advanced student.
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Great techique 3 Feb. 2013
By Kathy Bush - Published on
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Don Andrews does a marvelous job explaining light and dark balancing act in the creation of a worthy painting. Design, color and technical understanding are carefully detailed in his instructions to painting the figure.
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