Understanding and using the right tools and materials to create a work of art can make a world of difference. No matter what medium an artist may use, there are many choices to make when beginning a new piece. This book covers pencils, brushes, surfaces, supports, mediums, varnishes and more. It provides fine artists with a quick reference for not only understanding how to use an array of fine art tools, but also how the tools work best. The book is divided into two sections - one for various tools and materials, and one for mediums. The book includes visual examples, comparisons and color photos to help artists determine which paints, surfaces, implements and other materials best fit the style and vision for their art.
Walter Foster The Fine Artists Guide to Tools & Materials