An educational and inspirational journey in drawing, painting, and other artistic mediums—from basic pastel techniques to color theory and perspective. What's the best way to stretch watercolor paper? What basic materials do I need to start oil painting? How can I use color to create mood in my paintings? You'll find answers to these questions and much more in 100 Things Every Artist Should Know. This broad book aims to equip and inspire beginners with fundamental art knowledge, as well as provide a refresher course for more experienced artists. Readers can discover or re-discover essential concepts, tips, and techniques distilled into a collection of one hundred instructional entries by a range of Walter Foster authors. From lessons on value and color theory to helpful shortcuts, this book seeks to cover it all!