Visual Art: Drawing and Painting

Visual Art: Drawing and Painting Series Cover

Most children enjoy drawing with crayons when they are young, and some of them carry with them an interest in drawing as they grow older. This series of books by Donald Skier will help children (and adults) learn tips and tricks to becoming better at drawing and painting, empowering them as artists.

The first book is titled The First Brushstroke and helps inexperienced artists learn what materials and equipment they will need to get started. The second book, How to Draw a Straight Line, is aimed at those already involved in art, helping them to learn to draw and paint with the techniques professionals use. It is full of tips that will immediately improve the drawing and painting of anyone, child or adult, who is exploring these areas of the visual arts by reducing objects to basic shapes.

An important part of our offering is practice work pads. There is a minimum order of five, in any combination of titles, and they cover a broad array of subjects to paint, from landscapes to barns to lighthouses to butterflies. The pads are large—11 inches by 17 inches—and contain basic instructions, as well as printed practice sheets and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

Using the combination of books and work pads, the author walks budding artists through the steps necessary to become profient artists.

Donald Skier has spent his life as an artist, advertising art director, illustrator, and instructor of community art classes in New York. He dedicates this series of books for Royal Fireworks Press "to those people who love art for art's sake and are willing to put in the effort to learn to draw and paint better."

Most children enjoy drawing with crayons when they are young, and some of them carry with them an interest in drawing as they grow older. This series of books by Donald Skier will help children (and adults) learn tips and tricks to becoming better at drawing and painting, empowering them as artists.

The first book is titled The First Brushstroke and helps inexperienced artists learn what materials and equipment they will need to get started. The second book, How to Draw a Straight Line, is aimed at those already involved in art, helping them to learn to draw and paint with the techniques professionals use. It is full of tips that will immediately improve the drawing and painting of anyone, child or adult, who is exploring these areas of the visual arts by reducing objects to basic shapes.

An important part of our offering is practice work pads. There is a minimum order of five, in any combination of titles, and they cover a broad array of subjects to paint, from landscapes to barns to lighthouses to butterflies. The pads are large—11 inches by 17 inches—and contain basic instructions, as well as printed practice sheets and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

Using the combination of books and work pads, the author walks budding artists through the steps necessary to become profient artists.

Donald Skier has spent his life as an artist, advertising art director, illustrator, and instructor of community art classes in New York. He dedicates this series of books for Royal Fireworks Press "to those people who love art for art's sake and are willing to put in the effort to learn to draw and paint better."

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The First Brushstroke

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-838-0

Order code: 8380

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

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Donald Skier shares his practical experience about the basics of painting: the materials, the techniques, and the equipment you need, including surfaces and how to prime them; the different kinds of paints, brushes, and pencils; using pastels and charcoal; lightboxes and cameras; and mounting and framing.

Donald Skier shares his practical experience about the basics of painting: the materials, the techniques, and the equipment you need, including surfaces and how to prime them; the different kinds of paints, brushes, and pencils; using pastels and charcoal; lightboxes and cameras; and mounting and framing.

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How to Draw a Straight Line

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-825-0

Order code: 8250

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

How to Draw a Straight Line Cover

"I have seen many books on drawing and painting over the 45 years I have been teaching, and How to Draw a Straight Line is one of the best of its kind." – Jerrold Schoenblum, Professor of Art, City University of New York

This book is simple in its techniques and powerful in its results. Aimed at those already involved in art, it shows how to draw and paint with the techniques that professionals use. It is full of tips that will immediately improve the drawing and painting of anyone, child or adult.

Artist and teacher Donald Skier aims to teach what he calls "a natural way to draw objects more easily and accurately by reducing them to basic shapes." He starts with a still life and goes on to more complex subjects, such as how to make the grass in landscapes look natural, how to add flowers, and how to draw and paint trees. He goes on to give the reader a sophisticated understanding of color and how to use color values in painting landscapes. He teaches how to paint skies and how to make clouds look realistic. He shows in simple terms how to handle perspective and light source. There is an introduction to painting water and reflections and much, much more, including using digital cameras and computer software such as Photoshop.

The author has designed a variety of large, inexpensive practice work pads, published by Royal Fireworks Press, enabling anyone to put into practice the techniques taught in this book. 

"I have seen many books on drawing and painting over the 45 years I have been teaching, and How to Draw a Straight Line is one of the best of its kind." – Jerrold Schoenblum, Professor of Art, City University of New York

This book is simple in its techniques and powerful in its results. Aimed at those already involved in art, it shows how to draw and paint with the techniques that professionals use. It is full of tips that will immediately improve the drawing and painting of anyone, child or adult.

Artist and teacher Donald Skier aims to teach what he calls "a natural way to draw objects more easily and accurately by reducing them to basic shapes." He starts with a still life and goes on to more complex subjects, such as how to make the grass in landscapes look natural, how to add flowers, and how to draw and paint trees. He goes on to give the reader a sophisticated understanding of color and how to use color values in painting landscapes. He teaches how to paint skies and how to make clouds look realistic. He shows in simple terms how to handle perspective and light source. There is an introduction to painting water and reflections and much, much more, including using digital cameras and computer software such as Photoshop.

The author has designed a variety of large, inexpensive practice work pads, published by Royal Fireworks Press, enabling anyone to put into practice the techniques taught in this book. 

How to Draw a Straight Line Cover

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Art Work Pad: Still Life

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-826-7

Order code: 8267

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Still Life Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings. 

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Still Life Cover

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 1

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-828-1

Order code: 8281

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 1 Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 1 Cover

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 2

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-829-8

Order code: 8298

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 2 Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 2 Cover

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 3

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-830-4

Order code: 8304

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 3 Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Landscapes 3 Cover

Art Work Pad: Butterflies and Flowers

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-827-4

Order code: 8274

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Butterflies and Flowers Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Butterflies and Flowers Cover

Art Work Pad: Boats and Shoreline Buildings

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-835-9

Order code: 8359

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Boats and Shoreline Buildings Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Boats and Shoreline Buildings Cover

Art Work Pad: Sailboats

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-836-6

Order code: 8366

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Sailboats Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Sailboats Cover

Art Work Pad: Lighthouses

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-837-3

Order code: 8373

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Lighthouses Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Lighthouses Cover

Art Work Pad: Buildings

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-831-1

Order code: 8311

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Buildings Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Buildings Cover

Art Work Pad: Barns and Other Buildings

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-832-8

Order code: 8328

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Barns and Other Buildings Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Barns and Other Buildings Cover

Art Work Pad: Barns 2

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-833-5

Order code: 8335

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Barns 2 Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Barns 2 Cover

Art Work Pad: Cars and Trucks

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-834-2

Order code: 8342

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Cars and Trucks Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Cars and Trucks Cover

Art Work Pad: Space

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-840-3

Order code: 8403

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Space Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Space Cover

Art Work Pad: Sumi

Author: Skier, Donald

Subjects: Art; Painting; Drawing

ISBN: 978-0-88092-839-7

Order code: 8397

Price: $8.00
Website price: $5.00

Art Work Pad: Sumi Cover

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

This practice work pad is designed to help budding artists practice drawing and painting. It contains printed practice pages and blank pages for original drawings and paintings.

There is a minimum order of five pads; they can be ordered in any combination of titles.

Art Work Pad: Sumi Cover

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