Sunday, July 28, 2019

Rock Painting For Beginners: Simple Step-by-Step Techniques

Rock Painting For Beginners is a new tutorial guide by Adrianne Surian. Released 2nd July, it's 152 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.

I really love DIY tutorial books. I especially love art tutorial books which are accessible for beginners or those with artistic longings inside us  who haven't got enough technical skill to transfer what we're visualizing into reality. This is a very appealing, upbeat, positive book which is technically accessible for anyone of any age or artistic ability to use to create beautiful results. As such, this would make a superlative classroom art-resource and a good addition to the artist's home library. These techniques and applications could also be used by children if supervised.

This one is beautifully illustrated, colorful, and it made my fingers itch to get started right away. The layout is logical, starting with an introductory section which covers materials selection (how to pick rocks), paints and tools, and a short intro to color theory.

The following chapters include specific techniques like tape resist painting, mixed media, decoupage, stencils, stamping, pens/pencils/etc, and much more. One of the things I really liked about this book was the incitement to guerilla art in the form of painting happy rocks and releasing them into the wild. #painthappyrocks.

Worth noting for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is included in the KU subscription to download and read for free.The ebook format also has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout.

This is a fun book with lots of inspiration. Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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