Collins Practical Art Guides

Get Creative! Discover what you can do with these art instruction guides from Collins. Whether you are just getting started or need to brush up on your technique, you'll find the right level of guide. You can browse by medium or subject below.


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1. Acrylics (Collins You Can Paint)
Acrylics (Collins You Can Paint)
by Melanie Cambridge

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7 August 2006
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Relaunched in paperback, this book assumes no prior knowledge or experience and guides the beginner painter step-by-step through the basics of painting in acrylics. Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, ‘You Can Paint Acrylics’ will give even the most hesitant of ... Read more

2. Collins Learn to Paint - Acrylics
Collins Learn to Paint - Acrylics
by Alwyn Crawshaw

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6 September 2004
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw, it is the fifth top-selling title in the Learn to Paint series, and acrylics is a versatile and increasingly popular painting medium. ... Read more

3. Collins Artist's Studio - Secrets of Watercolour Success
Collins Artist's Studio - Secrets of Watercolour Success
by Hazel Soan

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5 June 2006
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" Hazel's infectous enthusiasm can't help but inspire, and her down-to-earth approavh brings the confidence that's the real key to success." -- The Artist... Read more

4. People in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
People in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
by Trevor Waugh

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5 March 2009
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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint. Many people think they don't ... Read more

5. The Art of Botanical Painting
The Art of Botanical Painting
by Margaret Stevens

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1 November 2004
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This is the definitive instructional guide to the art of botanical illustration, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society. Botanical illustration has been a popular art form for many ... Read more

6. Sketching (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
Sketching (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
by Alwyn Crawshaw

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3 March 2008
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‘These books are clear and very easy to follow. They make the reader feel confident that they will be able to achieve good results in the given time, and at a reasonable price!’Leisure Painter, April 2008... Read more

7. Flowers in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
Flowers in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
by Trevor Waugh

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4 August 2008
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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to paint successful flowers in watercolours in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist. Many people think they don't ... Read more

8. Landscapes in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
Landscapes in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
by Paul Talbot-Greaves

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5 March 2009
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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour landscapes in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint. ... Read more

9. Collins Learn to Paint - Sketch
Collins Learn to Paint - Sketch
by Alwyn Crawshaw

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6 September 2004
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw, it is one of the four top-selling titles in the Learn to Paint series, and provides an ideal introduction to this essential skill. ... Read more

10. Acrylics (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
Acrylics (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
by Soraya French

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3 September 2007
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‘Excellent value, and really useful guides - I can’t wait for the next ones in the series.’ Artist’s and Illustrator’s magazine ‘Far from being just another beginner’s guide, this new title offers suggestions for simple compositions, economy of working and limited ... Read more

11. Pastels (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
Pastels (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
by Margaret Evans

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3 March 2008
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‘These books are clear and very easy to follow. They make the reader feel confident that they will be able to achieve good results in the given time, and at a reasonable price!’Leisure Painter, April 2008... Read more

12. Loosen Up Your Watercolours (Collins Artist's Studio)
Loosen Up Your Watercolours (Collins Artist's Studio)
by Judi Whitton

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5 September 2005
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This beautifully illustrated book, in Collins Artist’s Studio series, is aimed at the intermediate painter and explains how to loosen up your watercolours and develop a more spontaneous style of painting. Judi Whitton has specialized in teaching and painting watercolours in ... Read more

13. Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
by Ann Blockley

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5 February 2009
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Ann Blockley is well-known for her attractive paintings of flowers and here she explains all the basic techniques for painting country flowers in watercolour. This practical yet inspirational book is part of the renowned Collins Learn to Paint series.Country flowers are an accessible and endlessly fascinating subject. In this ... Read more

14. Collins Learn to Paint - Outdoors in Watercolour
Collins Learn to Paint - Outdoors in Watercolour
by Alwyn Crawshaw

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6 June 2005
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Many leisure painters prefer to paint outdoors, finding it both challenging and inspirational. In this book well-known and respected TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw provides an essential introduction to this exciting subject. ... Read more

15. Coastal Landscapes (Collins Learn to Paint)
Coastal Landscapes (Collins Learn to Paint)
by Ray Balkwill

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6 March 2006
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Learn to Paint Coastal Landscapes is a new title in the best-selling Collins Learn to Paint series. It features many step-by-step exercises and demonstration paintings of seascapes in watercolour, oils and pastels. This is a new title in Collins' recently relaunched ... Read more

16. Pastels (Collins Learn to Paint)
Pastels (Collins Learn to Paint)
by John Blockley

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6 September 2004
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by the highly respected artist John Blockley, this book provides an ideal introduction to the popular and accessible medium of pastels. John Blockley gives advice ... Read more

17. Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
by Ann Blockley

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6 September 2004
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Ann Blockley is well-known for her attractive paintings of flowers and here she explains all the basic techniques for painting this fascinating subject in watercolour. This informative and appealing book is part of the renowned Collins Learn to Paint series. Country ... Read more

18. Collins Learn to Paint - Abstracts
Collins Learn to Paint - Abstracts
by Laura Reiter

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6 March 2006
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This is a new title in Collins' recently relaunched best-selling Learn to Paint series, providing a clear and simple introduction to an exciting style of painting that is attracting more and more interest among amateur artists. Many leisure painters are interested ... Read more

19. Collins Learn to Paint - Buildings in Watercolour
Collins Learn to Paint - Buildings in Watercolour
by Richard Taylor

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6 June 2005
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Richard Taylor is particularly known for his attractive paintings of buildings and here he explains all the basic techniques for painting this fascinating subject in watercolour. ... Read more

20. Collins Learn to Paint - Oils for the Beginner
Collins Learn to Paint - Oils for the Beginner
by Alwyn Crawshaw

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6 June 2005
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Alwyn Crawshaw has a very loyal following among amateur painters, and this book provides all the information the beginner needs to start painting in oils. The ... Read more

21. Monster Book of Manga Fairies and Magical Creatures (UK version of The Monster Book Of Manga 3)
Monster Book of Manga Fairies and Magical Creatures (UK version of The Monster Book Of Manga 3)
by Various

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5 November 2007
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Learn to draw fairies and magical creatures with this great value sequel to the bestselling Monster Book of Manga. It is monster-sized practical sourcebook with hundreds of step-by-step manga drawings of a wide range of monsters and fantastical figures. As interest ... Read more

22. Collins Learn to Paint - Skies in Watercolour
Collins Learn to Paint - Skies in Watercolour
by Ron Ranson

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6 September 2004
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Ron Ranson has a huge following among amateur painters and skies are a fundamental element of any landscape painting, essential in creating atmosphere. Learning how to ... Read more

23. Collins Learn to Paint - Watercolour Landscapes
Collins Learn to Paint - Watercolour Landscapes
by David Bellamy

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6 June 2005
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. David Bellamy has a tremendous following among amateur painters, and this book features the most popular painting subject as well as the most popular medium. Landscapes ... Read more

24. Drawing Cartoons (Complete Guide)
Drawing Cartoons (Complete Guide)
by John Byrne

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3 January 2007
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…particularly good if your child is into cartoons…there are lots of step-by-steps on how to draw faces (as well as all other aspects of cartoon drawing).The Guardian, May 24th 2008... Read more

25. Cartooning (Collins Need to Know?)
Cartooning (Collins Need to Know?)
by John Byrne

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7 July 2008
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This practical step-by-step guide provides an ideal introduction to the exciting and fun world of cartooning, covering a wide range of cartoons, caricatures, comic strips and manga.Would you like to draw cartoons like those you see in comic books, on TV, or on the big screen? Ever wondered how ... Read more

26. Flower Portraits in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
Flower Portraits in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
by Elizabeth Conlon

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5 September 2005
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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 05 with a fresh new cover design. Botanical illustration is a very popular style of painting and in this book Elizabeth Conlon provides an accessible introduction to painting beautiful flower portraits. She teaches ... Read more