An acrylic painting book that also gives airbrushing its due: No wonder the 2nd edition of the book “Complete Guide to Acrylics“, written and established by Dutch artist Lorena Kloosterboer, is now out at stands. The 320-page piece of work begins with detailed background information on acrylic paints and then presents materials and equipment such as brush, pallets, knives, spatula, paper, canvases, stencils, and maskings – and in this case also the airbrush. The book also covers basics for color theory, mixing paint as well as for transferring templates. In addition to acrylic techniques, the book touches on laser techniques, wet-in-wet, dry brush, stencil and masking techniques, sponge and impasto techniques as well as airbrushing. And when it comes to airbrushing, Kloosterboer makes special use of the works and techniques from not only Dru Blair, but also David Naylor and Johannes Wessmark. Not to be forgotten are Lorena Kloosterboer‘s own photorealistic works. The book generally deals with (photo)-realistic artwork and thus includes a chapter on textures, forms, and surfaces. Concluding tips for artists often deal with neglected topics such as the naming art, signing it, placing it in frames, photographing, and packaging pictures as well as establishing artist resumés and portfolios as well as the self-marketing.
The book is currently only available in English. “Complete Guide to Acrylics“ by Lorena Klosterbooer is published by the British publishing house Searchpress, costs 15.99 GBP, and can be purchased at i.e. Amazon.