Author(s): Rosa Roberts
Are you ready to release your inner artist? The Big Picture is a revolutionary guide to painting and drawing, to accompany the new BBC series presented by Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon. Packed with practical information, useful exercises and accessible projects in almost every medium, it will give you the confidence you need to express your artistic side. Whether you want to work with charcoal or ink, acrylics or watercolours, you'll gain skills quickly and easily, moving from warm-up exercises and first sketches through to full paintings. You'll be amazed at what you can create with just a few simple principles, some basic materials, and a bit of inspiration! Fully illustrated and including 18 step-by-step projects, from landscapes and portraits to still life and seascapes, The Big Picture is an essential introduction to the world of visual art.
Rosa Roberts is a visual artist, art tutor and founder of Sketchout, a series of 1 day drawing workshops which harness the visual and cultural wealth of London. Rosa studied Fine Art at Central St Martins, and began teaching drawing and painting to children and adults in 2009, soon realising that it was something she really enjoyed doing. Intense observation of reality combined with the utmost spontaneity and freedom define both the way she works and the approach she seeks to encourage in her students. As well as teaching and running Sketchout Rosa exhibits and sells her own art work.