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Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils - Tin of 120
Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils - Tin of 120
Offered by CardCraft
Price: £119.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful watercolour pencils I have ever tried, 2 Oct. 2014
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Wow Wow Wow! just receive these and had an experiment. They are the softest, beautiful watercolour pencils I have ever tried. So many possibilities .... In a word I LOVE them.!

Experimental Flowers in Watercolour
Experimental Flowers in Watercolour
by Ann Blockley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

67 of 75 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Coffee Table Book, 8 Aug. 2011
As someone who has admired Ann Blockleys style for years, I must admit that i was really expectant to receive and read through this book. It is filled with stunning and innovative watercolors that sing with originality. The pictures are outstanding and mesmerising and certainly the book has assured itself a supreme place in the world of watercolor books.However, ultimately i was very disappointed. The main book review on her web site to be fair does stress that this is not a book for beginners, but more accomplished artists. I though am not a beginner and having read through the book carefully there is no hint anywhere of how to actually obtain these effects. As a previous reviewer has written, one could waste an awful lot of time trying out these ideas but there is no clear template for doing so. All of the artistic mystery is concealed. it is almost impossible to emulate her techniques. This essentially is a book to show case her beautiful work, but I would advise buying from other artists such as Jean haines el al who give more concrete tips on how to achieve their effects. it is not about copying another artists work, rather learning techniques that can further your own work, but this book will not do this
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