Free Art Books

Free art books: downloads are 100% free

These free art books are used as practical textbook manuals, for beginners and interesting tips for those art teachers who are looking for lesson material.

If you’re seeking secrets and tips on how to paint watercolours, use the red download buttons provided with each free art book:

  1. Introduction to Atmospheric Watercolours
  2. Watercolour Doodles
  3. Watercolour Washes

Click on one of the eBooks above and it will take you direct to that book.

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First free art book

First free art book: “Introduction to Atmospheric Watercolours” 

– Book Review:

  • What the book is about: This book is for aspiring artists who want to produce professional watercolours.
  • Why an introduction to watercolours? Because most art books I have come across for beginners, generally have immature illustrations. With examples like that, no wonder budding artists don’t use undercoats and turn out fragmented stiff amateurish work.
  • Why this book is different: The first steps approach is different and the it illustrates how to create atmospheric dimension and energy within your paintings, which is important if you want to create mood and stir peoples’ emotions. Why, because people buy according to their senses.
  • Learning the basics: Artists who take time out to explore the constitution of watercolour pigments are pleasantly surprised by how the experience improves the quality of their work.
  • Competency: The step-by-step demo illustrations in this book are uncomplicated and easy to do for beginners. But in spite of that there are additional watercolour illustrations to inspire the more enthusiastic experienced artists.
  • All illustrations are in colour, except line drawn diagrams.
  • Size: 97 pages, 3.454MB.

If you want this free art book: Download Free eBook 1,4933.4 MB

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Second free art book: “Watercolour Doodles” by Ada Fagan. It can be used as an exercise follow-up on the above free eBook, “Introduction to Atmospheric Watercolours:

CoverBook review:

  • What the book is about: This book provides lots of easy uncomplicated progressive watercolour exercises, to develop techniques and promote aesthetic dexterity.
  • Why produce a book like this: Artists need to practice often and art teachers are always looking for new exercises they can give their students.
  • Why should professional artists need this book? Doodling loosens up your brushstrokes and activates your creative powers, especially after inactivity or before an important commission, so that your strokes are more malleable and `one stroke says it all’. When we set our hands in motion, our minds naturally follows.
  • Skills and technique: Each of the skills in this book relate to techniques required to build more complex watercolour paintings. Techniques that help us handle difficult situations when they arise.
  • Size: 97 pages, 4.27MB

If you want this free art book: Download Free eBook 1,4934.2 MB

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Third free art book: ” Watercolour Washes” by Ada Fagan. This book can be used as a follow up on the first two watercolour books.

Book coverThe book review:

  • What the book is about: Different types of watercolour washes, each having a different application and purpose.
  • Why should people get this book? In order to accomplish professional watercolours one has to have a freedom of expression. This book provides the necessary skills to achieve those fluid aesthetic washes and techniques.
  • What initiated this book? While teaching art I noticed novices were inclined to use small thin brushes, and only one type of brush and method of application, throughout their paintings and then they wondered why their paint didn’t spread properly and accomplish the desired effect.
  • While compiling this book: I also noticed most art books presented obscure stratus clouds, but very few illustrated how to actually paint cumulus clouds with grey underbellies. Or how to paint clouds with silver-linings, or rain actually falling from clouds.
  • What is so different about this book? It presents different variations on the usual washes. Techniques used to put more mood and excitement into your paintings.
  • Size: 87 pages, 3.53MB

If you want this free art book: Download Free eBook 1,4933.4 MB

To see some of the illustrations in the book, just click left or right < >

There are more free books:

Since the category listing has been getting so long, we decided to collect and turn them into eBooks, so those who haven’t seen them, will have the chance to see them in eBook form (by Beacon).

Check out the page: Category Free eBooks

Comments are always welcome:

  • Let me know if you enjoyed these free art books on watercolour.