Art Book Club: The Artist’s Handbook Review!

Hi friends! I’m back today with another ABC (Art Book Club) video! This time I’m sharing with you The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer. This book is very much a technical book, all about how our artist tools work, how they’re composed, how to use and care for them, and how they work with each other. It really gets into everything from oil paints to pastels to collage, and even includes lessons on perspective and the actual chemistry of paints!

You can buy the book here: The Artist’s Handbook
It’s not for everyone, as it can be quite dry and very fact-based, but I wanted to include it in this series as it’s a great book to show the opposite end of the art scale, away from the creativity inspirations and drawing/painting/colour mixing skill sets. It shows the nitty gritty, factual information about the tools we use to create our art, and I think it deserves a spot in any aspiring artist’s library of resources.

You can see the other books in the Art Book Club in this playlist!

So leave me a comment below if you enjoyed, and thanks so much for watching!

-Ashley <3

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